regedit.exe is the inbuilt tool which provides direct access to the Windows Registry. Only tag if your question specifically involves using regedit.exe, otherwise use [windows-registry].

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Why RegEdit does not save my changes?

I have a windows 8.1 and my target was to decrease screen DPI from 100% down to 80%. Or from 96 down to 76. I found some kind of solutions from internet which tells me that, that kind of job can be ...
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How to set the default program without the program's icon for an extension

This might not be the best place to ask, but how can I set the default program for an extension while using a custom icon handler from a dll? I used this tool to show an apk's icon in explorer. I also ...
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Passing option params to context menu commands in Windows Registry Editor

How can we pass options to programs being called through edits to the windows registry using regedit.exe? This is a syntax question as far as I can tell. For example... I have recently added a new ...
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In QuickBooks 2014, how to prepopulate MRU for all users?

i have tried editing the registry and QBWUSER.ini file, but with no luck. No matter what i have done to these two locations i have found filenames, when QBW 2014 is launched, the MRU does not change. ...
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What happens with these registry items…?

I'm aware that the following registry values relate to the login process, I found in a youtube video that switching out the .bak on the two similar items you can fix a login service error. My question ...
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Windows 10 applying registry mouse settings

When I manually change any mouse settings in the registry using either regedit or PowerShell (MouseSpeed, MouseThreshold1, MouseThreshold2 MouseTrails, etc.) in the registry under ...
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Can't sign in to Windows 10 with Microsoft account

I'm trying to follow this answer: Edit your registry HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\StoredIdentities Here, you will see the account that is giving you trouble. Delete ...
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How can I add video dimensions to video file tooltips?

Hi there I would like to add some extra info to my video file tooltips on my computer. How do I add video dimensions to my video file tooltips??? AKA the little popup that appears when you hover over ...
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Changing default behavior of a Keyboard Multimedia Keys

Today I've got a Dell KB522 keyboard, which has 7 multimedia keys on top. I was wondering if it's possible to change the behaviour of those keys due to the lack of official Dell app to do that (for ...
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Adding entries to the context menu and organising them in Windows 7

So I've got the hang of adding keys to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\Shell, and I know I can add a string entitled 'Position' and change its value to position the entry I've made, but I can't ...
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How do I remove default windows items from the “open with” context menu?

The things in the image I have crossed out are the ones I want to remove. I have already tried the various NirSoft utilities, none of them will remove the default windows items. I've also tried ...
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Default uncheck “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”

Is there any way to have the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" option unchecked by default? I found this method to have the option disabled. I haven't tried it yet, but ...
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Restrict creation Microsoft Access Databases per user

I'm trying to remove the ability for users to create databases in Microsoft Access for non-administrators on a few computers. My issue is that people are creating databases left and right, so I want ...
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How do I disable a Windows dialog box notification from the registry?

I have disabled the Task Manager from the registry. After disabling it, when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del a dialog box appears which tells me that the Task Manager has been disabled by the Administrator. ...
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How to remove Registry Keys with wildcards

Are you able to remove a registry key with the following command? reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall{CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C240*" /f The ...
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Why is Powershell able to change registry values regardless of registry permissions?

Using Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Through Regedit I removed permissions from Administrators and even System for the key HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings. I was under the ...
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How do I start the taskbar after changing the “shell” registry key that runs at login

So, I have made a version of windows that looks like it isn't running windows (no logos or common windows tropes), so that it looks like it is only the software I choose that is running, sort of like ...
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Modify the tags in windows explorer details pane for folders (Windows 7)

I want to add property tags to the details pane for Windows explorer for the folder type. I have successfully done this for file types but cannot achieve this for a folder itself. To do this for files ...
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Remove Right Click Area on Lenovo ThinkPad W540

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does away with dedicated buttons for the trackpad and instead the whole trackpad area is clickable. The lack of any buttons to feel, coupled with the fact that trackpad is ...
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How do I make this DWORD value entry in regedit using batch file?

How do I create this DWORD value using a batch file? Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\ Value: mybrowser.exe Data: ...
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Display different icons for different properties of a file (in the Windows Explorer)

Is it possible to set an icon for files with a specified extension ( .abc ) but not from an icon file? What I mean is if I can have a program (.jar or .bat) to decide the icon of these files. In the ...
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How to add registry entries using nLite?

I'm new to nLite. I don't know how to add registry commands using nLite. I can convert .reg to .inf using Reg2Inf but I don't know how to add this .inf file using nLite. How can I do that?
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Windows 8: Change default numlock state to 0 dont work

After logging in to Windows 8 the numlock is on. I have a notebook, so this is bad, I have no numbers block ... with this howto I tried to deactivate this: ...
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How to disable only the synced icon overlays from MEGASync?

MEGASync adds icon overlays to files and folders that are synced. It has three different icons to represent: currently syncing, synced, and sync failed. The currently syncing and sync failed overlays ...
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Windows RegEdit: How to properly quote Cygwin commands in Registry “RunAs” entry?

I have a Windows machine with Cygwin/X installed and X11 server running. I want to open text files with Cygwin/X's GVim. I already have it set up, with the appropriate Registry entry at ...
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When calling a python program from a context menu, the program only opens if the right clicked file is in the same directory as the script

I have created a python script which is a simple IDE. When selecting "Edit with RavenIDE" in the context menu of a .py file, the program will open that file. Unfortunately, it only opens the file if ...
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Can't add context menu item to mp3 files (through regedit)

Here's how I did it: I went to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3, checked the value of (Default) which was dbpoweramp.mp3, then I created HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dbpoweramp.mp3\Shell\foo\command and set its (Default) ...
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“Encrypt contents to secure data” is grayed out even after regedit dword is set to 0

My Encrypt contents to secure data is grayed out on my computer. I have already gone: Into the regedit and set NtfsDisableEncrypton to 0 and rebooted. To Admin Tools > System in Control Panel and ...
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Setting Word Autorecovery Path RegKey Not Working VBScript

I would like to change the auto-save location of Word documents for our users to a local folder on their machines, allowing them to recover these themselves (They connect via Citrix). I added the ...
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Reg un/load access denied

While trying to unload an HKLM\SOFTWARE subkey I kept receiving the error Access is denied. I tried loading/unloading a test key, but I still received the error. I haven't been able to find any ...
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Script (or conf file modification) for putty on windows 7

How can i add a script to putty for windows? I found many links describing the procedure but all them are for Linux. I would like to change the color of the router/device names during ssh. Regards.
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Lost users folder and don't know how to get it back

I asked my IT friends, have spent weeks searching, and have tried a couple of additional solutions to no avail. So I'm coming to superuser to pray that there's some way I can get my files back. I'll ...
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Windows 10: Unable to do changes in regedit

Recently I've upgraded my Windows 7 installation to 10. The low disk space warning is really bugging me, so I decided to get rid of it. I wanted to try this post's suggestions, so I started regedit as ...
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How to add some application services and third party services to the list of safe mode services using regedit

I'm unable to launch a certain service when I booted my machine in "Safe Mode with Networking" because this particular service is not allowed to be launched in safe mode. Is there any way I can make ...
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Windows Taskbar Clock Width

I have used the program from Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language > Additional Settings to change my format of date shown on the clock of Windows 7's taskbar. ...
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Getting Files to “Open With” Chrome Canary Rather Than Main Google Chrome Instance

I have Google Chrome installed, which is my main browser. I also have Chrome Canary installed, which is my browser instance for work related development. I have disabled the Flash plugin in Google ...
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Can't regain administrator privileges after hiding the admin's account on win log-on

I've followed the guide here to hide the admin's account from log on area but now i only have a standard account left and i can't access regedit as admin to do the necessary work and bring the admin ...
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Added new Registry file keeps asking me to run it

I was wondering if anyone knew how to ignore this message Regedit gives you, I've added a new reg file and everytime windows boots keeps asking me if I want to run it. Is there a way to always run it ...
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The Voodoo XP error you cant fix . RDP / MSTSC.exe - cannot find <LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI

I keep getting the error cannot file C:\Windows\System32\<LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI I do have this path C:\Windows\System32\US_en and this one too C:\Windows\System32\en and I made ...
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Add context menu items to services (windows)

I am trying to a delete option to the right click menu of windows services, I know that you can do this with right click menus for files such as .cat / .bmp and I think you can here too, so I created ...
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problems with installing programs after re-imaging computer

I had a virus on my computer, so I backed up everything and restored my laptop to factory settings. After this everything worked fine for about 8 months until I decided I didn't have enough space, my ...
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Missing regedit folders

I don't use regedit much but almost every time i do, i run into issues with missing folders. I think i can simply make new ones and it will work but i was wondering what the issue is? To use a ...
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Direct X setup installation error

Every time I try to install any directX i get the same error "please refer to DXerror.log and Directx.log in your Windows folder to determine problem." I dont have that 2 files anywhere in my system. ...
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Disable 'Windows Security' Dialog

In Windows XP can I disable the 'Windows 'Security Dialog box using regedit? Heres what it looks like: Regards, Snipe
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Access denied error from regedit

I have a windows 8.1 machine (recently installed) With UAC set to "minimum" and I'm starting regedit with "run as administrator" If I try to create a new key under ...
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Made a reg edit to force Chrome to open in Desktop mode in Windows 8, now everything is broken

I made this reg file edit to open chrome in desktop mode in windows 8: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command] "DelegateExecute"=- ...
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Deleted Path environment variable, how to find the older Path?

I saw the other post like this and that, but i can't solve my problem, I opened regedit and find the previous version of folder USER <-screen, when i select/open it I can see the folder in the ...
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Enable Recycle Bin Prompt in Windows 8 via Registry key?

Scenario I'm using Windows 8. By default, the behavior of a file deletion is that it does not confirm the deletion with a Recycle Bin** Prompt, I mean that when the user press the del key, the ...
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How to shut down the “Tablet PC input panel” in windows8

OK, this is the most terrible thing to me that the servers in windows 8 it made the IME for japanese which when i handwritting on it that alway made my hannwritting lagged for 2-3 sec the end is it ...
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create a shortcut key for new Text documents(.txt),how to edit the regedit,and the (.reg) file?

question detail: when you right click ,show the right menu,and then new → new Text documents after that the (NewTextdocuments.txt) will be created . but question is that i want to use the ...