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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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Group Policy for Hide Notification Area - Windows 7

I haven't had to touch Group Policy in almost six years and need to refresh myself. I administer PCs all over the country that are Windows 7 32-bit (being upgraded to Windows 10 by the end of the ...
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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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REG add ignores half data

I want to add the following registry key using cmd/batch file Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce] "RenameComputer"="c:\\...
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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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How do I turn filter keys on and off quicker?

I am using the keyboard repeat and pick up rate boost that goes through filter keys here: Increase keyboard repeat rate beyond control panel limits in Windows 10 However now I have to use Filter Keys ...
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Cannot find this location in REGEDIT: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

I'm getting a really annoying low disk spam from windows for an OEM partition. Was searching how to turn this off and found this this article. It directs me to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ ...
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can't see highlight color in regedit

I do a "Find" in regedit and when it finds the item, I can barely see which one it is in the left window. Is there a way to change the highlight color? I've tried editing the theme but it doesn't ...
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Is changing the default installation directories via the registry editor safe?

I have recently purchased a small notebook (Trekstor Primebook), with only 32 GB of space on the C:\ drive. Attached, is an M.2 SSD with ~256 GB of storage that I would like to use as the default ...
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I deleted the whole HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

I accidentally deleted the whole HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software, my computer is now unable to boot. I have tried system recovery, startup fix, previous good condition and safe mode is not working. How to ...
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Accidentally imported old regedit - will system restore revert regedit changes? [duplicate]

Today, I did a clean reinstall of Windows and accidentally opened up one of the registry backups from years past on an external drive and imported it. There happens to be a restore point from ...
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Unable to disable Hold to Rightclick on Touchscreen in Windows 10

Title. The option seems to be messing with some of my programs, so I've tried to disable it. In both the Ease of Access center and Pen And Touch control panel area, I've unticked "Enable press and ...
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How to fix “Deny Everyone” permissions in registry

So here's a spicy one for you guys... I changed permissions on a registry folder (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard) to "Deny Everyone". I had a good reason for doing it (long story) but it ...
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Can you please help me in deleting a registry folder?

I need to delete this folder {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} From the location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\C urrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace So, anyone please help ...
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Issues importing Windows registry that was just exported from regedit

Running regedit as admin in Windows Server 2012 R2, I create a registry export, then try to import this exact same reg file that I just exported, and I get the following message: Cannot import *****....
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Run as Different User always not responding

I want Run as Different User with hold SHIFT key and right click and choose run as different user. When choosing it, there is a pop-up windows to input username and password. now, the problem is I ...
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How to assign Elantech gestures to switch desktops through regedit?

I'm trying to emulate macOS's Mission Control. In this case, under Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Elantech\SmartPad, I've come to believe that setting ...
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Is it ok to change CPU rate limit of SID mid process?

One process in particular is using a lot of CPU (100% and raising temps to 95C) which needs to run for long period of time(~3 hrs). Using this guide helped limit the usable bandwidth of CPU to 50%. ...
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Registry command for context menu item to copy folder name

I often need to quickly copy the name of a folder in Windows 7, and so am trying to create an equivalent to the Copy as path item that appears in Extended context menus (i.e. when doing Shift+Right ...
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set default scaling windows 10 all users all monitors

how do i default the scaling on all monitors on a device for all users? we have a station in each Operating Room. a computer with one normal sized monitor and two flatscreen tvs. In order to get a ...
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Startup Programs from Regedit “Entries” don't work

Instead of spending time typing a password, pin, etc. I used netplwiz to remove the password of my windows (10) username and since then the apps that were being launched at startup like Skype, ...
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Unable to copy windows registry key to another PC

I want to copy the registry key in the picture below to another PC but I've tried everything and I couldn't. How could I do this?
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“Load Hive” option grayed out

I want to load the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive from another installation of Windows (e.g. X:\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM), but apparently I can't load the hive because the "File -> Load Hive" menu item ...
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Messed up OS settings - Administrative settings

I did mess up with my Administrative System Settings on my Windows 10. Now I cannot open the System Protection settings for restoring to the earlier point or cannot open anything. I tried to set the ...
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How to add an option to copy/cut the content of folder/folders to windows context menu

I am frequently encountered with a situation where I have multiple folders with a few files in each one of them and I want to copy or cut ( extract) the files. Therefore, is there is a way to add an ...
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Registry > App Paths: Modify a string so that app could open a particular file?

Is it possible to modify a string in Registry > App Paths in such a way that it will not only open an application but also a particular file in it? Similar to the target box in shortcuts (windows ....
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Windows 10 start menu undeletable WPS Office folder

I recently bought a new Windows PC which came with pre-installed software. I deleted everything apart from the app WPS Office, because at first I could not uninstall. Afterwards, using Windows App ...
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How to update Windows behind policies (via registry)

How to update windows behind restrictives policies (who is handled by WSUS administrator) ? Is it possible to do via registry (regedit) ?
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regedit - Libre office 5 how to disable auto-updates in

I currently need to find a regedit entry so i can disable libre office 5 auto-updates. Does anyone has a sollution? OS: Windows 7 64x professional.
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SBS 2011 Standard: Task Manager & regedit disabled

I have now this very strange issue: Suddenly I cannot start taskmgr.exe and regedit.exe. I get the error message that it has been disabled by the Administrator but I am working with the Administrator ...
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Edit/Update the current lockscreen via batch? (Win 10)

So here's my question. I currently manage a group of Windows 10 machines, When I remote into them I have a custom lock screen that pops up saying "hey i'm remoted into this, don't mess with it" Since ...
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Windows registry: changing showed program icon (taskbar and top left corner)

I'm making a script to open .sh files with bash.exe and wsl.exe. the keys I'm editing are [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\wsl.exe] and [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\bash.exe]; I wanted to change ...
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How can I kill Smartscreen service?

I have software, which is more script then software with binded to exe file. However I can run it without prompt of Smartscreen which informs about possible harm if I launch it. How can I kill ...
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How to obtain the location of proxy server

I am trying to follow the guide here to set up the proxy so I can do conda install behind a proxy. But the automatic configuration script is greyed out so I can't copy its path. How do I obtain it's ...
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What do the following Windows Registry string values mean?

While editing the Registry, in particular to tweak Windows Explorer's right-click/context menu, I've come across the following values: NoWorkingDirectory OnlyInBrowserWindow LaunchExplorerFlags ...
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In the Windows Registry, what is the ProgrammaticAccessOnly string value and how does it work?

This is a follow-up question from this one. As demonstrated by that answer, ProgrammaticAccessOnly can be used to hide certain context menu items without disabling their underlying or related ...
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How to add multiple data to one string value in regedit

I need to add two URL's to a single string value in registry. Please guide me which separator needs to be added to this two URL? I cannot add another string value with same name since it wont accept ...
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Left click doesn't work while typing. Synaptics touchpad driver

I cannot use my left click while pressing any key of my keyboard. I previously couldn't use the touchpad while pressing any key, but I fixed this by changing some Regedit values for Synaptics. I ...
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Display Files (.lnk) with their real extension and real path

I'm trying to display the content of (Recent files ) in windows .The problem that dir Recent will generate all files with (.lnk extension ) .What i want is to display name of files with real ...
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Regedit - Where can I get the pastable path back?

I needed to downgrade my laptop to 1 version older windows, because of driver compatibility issues. On my Desktop & the prereset Laptop, I had a bar for regedit, where you could paste the path. I ...
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Disable caps lock, num lock, and insert(numpad-0)

Following up on the questions Permanently disable num lock in Windows? and Windows INSERT key anti-functionality accidentally triggers; how to stop it permanently?, I am trying to disable caps lock, ...
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Can't import FileExts key

I had to do a clean install of Windows 7 and exported HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts Now, when I try to import it - it seems to successfully import them ...
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Missing icons Windows 10

I was doing some registry changes on my Windows 10 Desktop computer. I was able to do some with no problems. I restarted occasionally and after one restart, I see that all of the icons on everything ...
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Windows 10 photos not opening after selecting default

I have a user who when trying to open jpgs, or other photos double clicks on the photos and gets the "How do you want to open this file" If they click on the Photos app or any other application the "...
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How to rename Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 v1511?

With the v1511 version update on Windows 10 Virtual Desktops now are named with quotation marks. Does this mean that you can rename them now? I also discovered a registry key called "...
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CHM help file not opening in windows

I have shared some SAP related chm help files over the network with full read/write rights, but all clients are unable to see the contents of help files. After search, I tried to fix it by using ...