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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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Some questions about HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts

As the title says, I will ask some questions about it. So here are my questions:- Why does a <file extension>\UserChooce come here sometimes? Why am I unable to change the default program of ...
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How can I give myself permissions for Windows 10 Defender Registry keys? [duplicate]

I want to apply following registry edit. I know what I'm doing and I physically own this machine, so I'm questioning Windows' effort to make this as hard as possible for us. Windows Registry Editor ...
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Cannot take complete ownership of registry keys using psexec

I am running Windows 10 OS, where some registry keys are out of my reach even after running regedit using psexec. Please let me know how can I take complete ownership and edit these keys? I am aware ...
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Batch regedit replace all keys or values that cointains specific word [duplicate]

How can I substitute just the part of strings keys or values strings in regedit keeping the part of strings should not be replaced? ig. key "KeyX1_2020" into "KeyX1_2021" key &...
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flac files get different right click options than other audio files, how to set them the same?

In Windows 10 flac files are getting different right click options to other audio files. I've looked in regedit, and I can't work out why they're treated differently. Can anyone help me get the right ...
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How do I select multiple reg keys?

When I try to select multiple keys in RegEdit, it just selects one at a time. How can I select multiple keys?
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Enable Windows Update without administrator rights (regedit)

I want to enable Windows Update with regedit. I found that the key: Ordinateur\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU However, I can't edit this key without admin ...
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Laptop keyboard issue: all keys work but some are messed up like windows key alt key alt tab delete

My laptop is a Lenovo 330 and my windows key alt key and other do some wired codes like for example windows will do Windows > qew-ruiop and dose alt > /gh can some one help
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How can I add Google Sheets and Doc to my Windows context menu under new?

Is it possible to add a context menu item that creates a .gsheet or .gdoc in the Windows Explorer folder that I right click in, assuming that folder is located my Google Drive folder? I tested this ...
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Get Hashed Password from SAM and Security without external tool

Okay let me clear things up and say that I am not trying to hack a computer and the only reason I am doing this is to learn about how windows works. I have always been fascinated by the registry and ...
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Moving and merging AppData folders

About six years ago, I moved my AppData folder off my boot drive (an SSD) to an HDD. I've just started looking at my system, and I seem to have done something quite wrong. My AppData folder has been ...
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Deleted regedit files

This is gonna sound stupid but I accidentally deleted some regedit files. I tried to restart my computer. Soon after, I realized I could’ve restored my system to an earlier time. After restarting, I’m ...
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ctrl+shift+n creates new shortcut instead of a folder

I was removing some items from my context menu by deleting registry keys and I think I messed up something and now I cant create a new folder using keyboard shortcut or by going to new and new folder.....
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Cannot find option to uninstall a program

So I have this game "Rise of the Tomb Raider" installed on my machine. I can't find it on the uninstall page in the control panel. According to answers in other question, I also tried to ...
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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion missing from Registry Editor

On my brand new laptop I am trying to disable some Windows shortcut Win-S, Win-D, Win-C and Win-X like I usually do on all my other computers. Only this time, the Registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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Why am I getting Windows Update error 1084 in Safe Mode with Networking?

I've been having issues updating Windows 10 (error 0x8000ffff) . I was able to boot into safe mode with networking, but when I try to use windows Update, I get the error: "Something went wrong. ...
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How to set different UID and GID for each NFS folder in Windows 10

I have two NFS servers running Ubuntu (server0, server1). My client is on Windows 10. The Unix accounts for this client on each servers have different UID and GID, it is something like 1002,1002 on ...
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Have an option to run an exe file on a specific file suffix

I want to have an option to run an EXE (or .py) file on the context menu when I right click a file (for example .mp4) for example like what Notepad++ does, you right click a file and it has the option ...
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Windows activity and register

How can I track changes a prog or game do in windows, for instance I want to keep track of changing in files done by a game such as Assassins creed
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What is the program responsible for rendering the images of the desktop background?

I'm trying to find the program responsible for the images on the windows 7 desktop background. I know that it used to be explorer.exe but when I restarted that, the image cycling software did not ...
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MS Regedit Hex to Date Conversion

I'm trying to analyze my redundant network profiles on Win 10 via registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles However, I'm unable to interpret ...
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Windows 10 (10.0.14393); how to set registry permissions

I am attempting to fix an "IndirectSound" install so it works with an ancient game called Caesar III. The instructions say I have to modify the registry, so I created a restore point and ...
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How to change a desktop background more than once every 10 seconds?

The default windows, background-slideshow's lowest change time is 1 minute. Of course, opening regedit (WINDOWS + r and then type regedit and ENTER) then navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control ...
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Do a context menu action for multiple selected files in the Windows Explorer

I'd like to create a Windows Explorer context menu action for multiple selected files. I created a key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\MyAction\command with a string value C:\python37\python.exe "c:\...
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Change the increment value for increasing brightness with Fn key in Windows 10

I'm wondering if it's possible to change the increment value when I press the Fn + F12 combination in order to change the screen brightness. A similar question would be for decreasing brightness with ...
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Adding submenus to context menu

I have added Windows terminal to the context via regedit, I would like to group multiple instances with different args.enter image description here For example I would like to add Ubuntu, classic cmd ...
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Image File Execution Options

My regedit keys in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options* have a lot of keys with the name of applications that I am sure that I have ...
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How to prevent users from creating new file extensions (with or without associating or registering them)

The following key only prevents users from changing associations of existing file extensions HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer REG_DWORD data type ...
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Is there any regedit value to set the sound change on VOL_UP/VOL_DOWN click

If I press the sound up on my keyboard the volume increases by 2 is there any way to change that from 2 to 1 or something else I am using Windows 7 but the regedit key is pobably the same as in ...
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How can I view mapped network drives using a docking bay?

I'm cloning drives using a hard drive docking bay, and I would like to see which drives a user had mapped on this machine before I pulled the HD out of it. Is there a way to see mapped network ...
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User folder in quick access; Cannot remove it and there are special restraints. How can I fix it?

I have added my user folder to quick access. It's quite a while ago, but I guess I added it by finding it in C:\Users\, right-clicking at selecting "Pin to Quick access". For some reason, I cannot ...
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Create .REG file to edit only single Octet at specific address in Binary Value without affecting other bytes in binary data

Is it possible to create a .reg file for Windows 10 to edit only a single octet at a specific address in a binary value consisting of n octets without changing the rest of the binary value? I want to ...
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Is there any way to turn off tamper protection using command line?

I work with many test PCs, so I want to automate the procedure for installing OS and setting up. Disabling anti-virus is one of the set-up steps via the below, with it working well for a while, but ...
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How to add windows terminal to registry with extra commandline arguments?

I've added the wt.exe to my right click context menu through regedit. I've put it in here- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell -> Create new folder and name it anything, preferably ...
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Want to save .reg as regular text file ( not .reg file format )

Need to save some reg file key data into a text file I can then manipulate. Trouble is regedit only saves as a .reg file even if you tell it save as text file. The resulting .reg file cannot be ...
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How to disable the checkbox always to open with this application on Windows 10?

How to disable the option: Always use the selected program to open this type of file ? I tried in the following ways below: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\shell\opendlg\command but I can't find opendlg ...
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How do I stop my school from configuring policies? [closed]

My school stops my computer from getting windows updates and prevents the use of lots of other tasks. I have an admin account on my computer so that isn’t a problem. Every time I make a local change ...
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Hiding a specific app from start menu

I am having a little situation where after installing Adobe Creative Cloud on my computer an app called "Notification Manager for Adobe Creative Cloud" appeared on my Start Menu. I have checked in ...
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HIGHDPIAWARE for all apps in Windows 10?

I'm using Windows 10 and currently, I specifically set for each app, the HIGHDPIAWARE (high-DPI scaling) attribute in registry key which is found in : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\...
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How can a program be added to Control Panel without using CLSID + NameSpace?

Most program shown in Control Panel are appointed a CLSID which is present in registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace After I ...
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Can't Import .reg from SFX Archive

I can't seem to import .reg files unless I directly open them. I was making an sfx archive with WinRAR and I tried to make it silently import my .reg file but no matter what it refuses to do so. I ...
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Define a custom paper size as default for all users for Samsung printer

I want to define a custom paper size configuration for all users in several computers. When I try to do this with any predefined paper size (A4, A5, Letter, etc.), it works correctly, but it doesn't ...
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Powershell: operation has been cancelled, after each shutdown/reboot

since the first time i tried to work with powershell, i faced this problem: this error i followed some steps to fix it, and it guided me to doing this: deleting this directory DisallowRun from the ...
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How to verify Registry key changes in GUI

I am currently using Ansible to automate the updating of the registry keys of a Windows 2016 Server machine. I am able to achieve that however I have a question in regards to verifying that the ...
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How to stop Cortana from running in the background?

Cortana continues to consume RAM and processing speed on my PC. I have disabled Cortana with RegEdit {HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows} change 1 to 0. Even after this, I ...
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Microsoft Access Database Item doesn't go away from right click (Context) menu

I'm wanting to remove "Microsoft Access Database" from the "New" subsection of the context menu in Windows 10, just like in this YouTube video. Image of Context menu displaying "Microsoft Access ...
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How to run a program on startup with admin access from registry, before user logs on

I'm working on a tool that can change the password for an account without having to log in (account recovery). My thought was to put a key that runs a batch file in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Create a Registry Script That Adds A 32-Bit DWORD Value

I'm trying to create a registry script that users can double click and it adds a 32-bit DWORD value to the registry. The objective is to add EnableARIATelemetryFeature with a value of 0 to ...
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Setting default icons for image files does not work? AKA: Changing the JPG icon?

I want to customise my JPG icons in Windows 10 (Home), and I should like to use the Windows registry to do so. I have changed the DefaultIcon value under HKCR\.jpg to my custom icon, and the ...
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Registry - How to register Internet Explorer as a URI scheme and call from chrome?

In order to launch Internet Explorer from chrome in format ie:https://example.com, I have added the following registry: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ie] "...

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