Questions tagged [regedit]

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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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. For doing it, I used reg add "HKLM\software\...
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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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Changing Shell Icons

If I create a new string value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons, then how can I tell Windows that I want to change the icon for say the shortcut ...
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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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Why couldn't a registry script be run from a network drive?

I've encountered an interesting problem in Windows 10. It seems that I can't run any registry scripts from a network drive at the moment. I thought it only affected .reg files that modified HKLM at ...
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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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How to execute make with file name in context menu Windows?

I was wondering how to pass file name into make command in windows context menu. I've managed to do something like this [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cygwin_bash_mi\command] @="D:\\...
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Setting a Max Speed on Mouse

I'm not sure if I would need a program to do this. I'm trying to get my mouse to move as soon as my mouse reaches a specific speed and then cap how fast it moves once it reaches the required speed. ...
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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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What does HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems\Windows\SharedSection do?

I was watching a video on YouTube on how to squeeze performance out of an integrated graphics card. The video instructed to change the data in the registry path above from "SharedSection=1024,3072,512"...
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regedit.exe doesn't work from within a Windows 10 ssh session

I am running Windows 10 Pro (ver 1809) OpenSSH.  When I SSH into the Windows 10 box as an administrator, I am unable to run regedit.exe /S <reg file>.  Typing in the command just returns me to ...
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Regedit, Always start an specific exe file with parameter

I need to know is there any way to start specific exe file like 1231413.exe with --testmode 1 parameter.
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Subcontext menu is not displayed correctly in Windows 7 but in Windows 10 yes, why?

Windows 10: displayed correctly WavPack on Windows 10 Windows 7: not displayed correctly WavPack on Windows 7 Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.wav\...
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Turn Disk Write Caching On or Off in Windows 10/8/7 with a reg key / command line

According to Microsoft, in Windows 10/8/7, to Turn Disk Write Caching On or Off: Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager. Expand Disk ...
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Edit register without administrator permission

I need to do an ADO query from Excel using ADODB.Connection with several types of data. The problem is that in some cases some of the result's recordset have the values empty or numerical. As this ...
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Edit with [Icon mode]

I already add in my contextual menu "Edit with ..." in my particular case Edit with Photoshop. My contextual menu is this one All working for me, but is less intuitive than Edit with Notepad ++ at ...
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Write a batch file for the purpose of being a Windows service

I want to run nodejs http-server which serves static files locally as a windows service. Therefore I created a batch-file which says: chdir C:/some-path-With-All-Html-Css-And-Js http-server -p 4201 ...
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Added file in hard drives in this pc via regedit and now cannot remove it

I found this tutorial on how to pin my folders to this pc. I don't know how but I created a file under my hard drives and I don't know how to remove because I lost the file where I've written my GUID ...
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What exactly does bcdedit do?

In windows, to start in safe mode we can execute in the terminal, with privileges, the command: %windir%\system32\bcdedit.exe /set {default} safeboot minimal And to return to normal mode, we execute:...
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How To Restart PC in Safe Mode and do some stuff

I had some task these days to automate removing antivirus from PC-s in our company... on some PC-s there was a password mismatch issue so we had to restart PC in safe mode to remove the config files ...
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Registry add string value to regedit via reg file

REGEDIT [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders] "Desktop"="E:\\Desktop" I'm trying to add/change this value, but its not working.. I get no errors ...
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Trouble installing Bluetooth driver on M14xR2 running Windows 10

I'm trying to install the Bluetooth Driver found here: dell.com I'm using the 8.1 network driver. When I try to install it I get the following error Could not write value C:\Program Files(x86)\Intel\...
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Shutdown command prompt strange behavior

Recently I've found something strange behavior of shutdown command prompt. When I type shutdown -h, it'll shutdown not hibernate. When I type only shutdown, it'll shutdown not a list of options of ...
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How to definitely remove/uninstall Bluetooh drivers and devices in Windows 10? (Regedit)

I have a Bluetooth device keyboard corrupted as paired. I tried everything to remove and reinstall it. But it seems like windows is always saving the devices in the registry or something. What I have ...
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Disable Quick Edit PowerShell/cmd prompt

I've tried to disable quickedit through regedit : HKCU:\Console QuickEdit = "0" ; the value changes in the registry but nothing happens. I know I can right-click edit properties but I need to find ...
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PowerShell: How to get the name of the selected file?

I run a PowerShell script from the context menu on a selected file. But I struggle to find the way to simply get the file name of this file. The file name selected is 1.mp3 which is inside the ...
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Add drives to Windows file explorer navigation pane

I want to display drives C: and D: in the same way that 'This PC' is shown in the navigation pane. I know the process I need to go through (see this answer), however don't know which registry location ...
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What does `@` represent when dealing with Windows registry keys?

What does @ represent when dealing with Windows registry keys? Examples:
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How can I create a new .reg file from the CLI

I'd like to create a new .reg file and add it to the registry, as suggested in this article. REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf] @="...
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NoDriveTypeAutorun registry key missing from Windows 10

I want to add a few lines to a script with the capacity to enable/disable the Autorun feature. It's not a new concept. It's been covered countless times before, including here on StackExchange, and ...
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What's the correct way to remove broken uninstall in Windows? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 10 Home 64-bit. I have a program that was manually deleted from the “Program Files” folder, but it still shows it in the “Programs and Features” list, and when I click uninstall it ...
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Can't make certain file associations

I've been trying to associate .php files with Sublime Text 3 for the past few days, in Windows 10. I right click on the file, go to Properties, and under the General tab, I try to change the program ...

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