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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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How do I get "crypto shell extensions" back in to open with in windows 11?

I have installed openpgp and kleopatra. After installing it, most of the certificate file extensions like .p7s, .pem are opening with it. How do I change it back to crypto shell extensions? I want it ...
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Should I disable CoalescingTimerInterval?

I'm using win10, and I've been told that disabling timer coalescing will decrease input delay. specifically, I should go to "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session ...
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What is "(Default)" key every Windows Registry Key

I saw by opening regedit that every registry key has a "(Default)" value filled with "value not set". This key is always the first. So I've few questions: Why does this Key exist? ...
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REGEDIT. Creating an additional option "Open in %program%" for a specific extension

It is necessary to add the option "open in %my program%" to the context menu for avi files without changing the default program. Keys were added according to various manuals: [...
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Importing .reg file returns success-message but does not import values

I have made a simple reg file: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "JPEGImportQuality"=DWORD:0x64 When I open PowerShell and use reg import test....
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Over 100 Windows registry keys are changing constantly in short timespans

Out of curiosity and as a backup attempt, I've exported whole PC registry into several text files, all arranged in git repository (to be able to easily track registry changes). To be more specific, I'...
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Regedit - Access denied after changing user name

I'm facing the next issue; I recently changed the name of my user folder on Windows 10 (following the steps in this thread: https://superuser.com/a/949072/1665912) I didn't made a clean install on ...
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How to edit windows 11 context menu "Copy as path" option?

Windows 11 context menu has a default option, "Copy as path": Windows 11 context menu image link It is handy during programming, but "\"s are annoying during python programming. Is ...
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Add snip & sketch to windows context menu

What I want is to right click on a .png file and edit it with "Snip & Sketch" app. I know it can be done via the Open with sub-menu, but I would like to have it pinned to the top of ...
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How do I Escape an Ampersand in a REG_SZ String?

I'm organizing my context menu for compiled binary tools and I wanted to use an ampersand (&) in one of the labels but nothing I have tried seems to work. I don't alter strings in the regisrty ...
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What's the largest REG_SZ value that Regedit can edit?

I came across a large string value (REG_SZ) in the Registry and I want to copy it. As I double clicked the value, the textbox was empty. What is the largest REG_SZ value that Regedit can edit in its ...
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Disable the right-click mouse button function in Windows 10 (via registry keys/ GPO?)

I'm hoping someone can help me with how to disable the right mouse / right click button in Windows 10 for a specified group of machines/ users (all using Windows 10). My objective is to disallow all ...
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Deleted my user in hkey_users

Windows 7. I've deleted a directory in registry with my user in hkey_users. After that a new one was created automatically but I'm having some issues other than just losing a lot of settings and need ...
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How do I add Custom Entries to the Windows 10 Navigation Pane?

My goal is to add an entry to Windows 10's Navigation Pane that holds user-defined items. The idea is to create a new category outside of the existing ones so that items can be added under it without ...
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Does force upgrade to Windows 11 puts my system under risk?

There is a way to upgrade Windows 10 to 11 (even if hardware eligibility check is failed) by editing registry. I.e. to bypass the restriction. But also I saw some vague information that Microsoft may ...
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How to decrease the taskbar's preview window text size in Windows?

I was playing around with the registry in the window metrics settings and must have changed some registry key so that the title text on the taskbar preview window is way too big. I found the default ....
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How to search Windows registry REG_BINARY for matching data

How can I use the Windows Registry Editor 'Find' feature (or some other method) to search for a REG_BINARY key who's binary data contains byte sequences that match a specific value? That is, many ...
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Q: Why won't the DWM accent colors match up with registry values?

Ok, so I'm trying to do some registry tinkering involving the DWM accent colors. I'm using Windows 10 21H1 19043. Based on some other research I've done previously, I've been editing HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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How to change imageres.dll.mun icons using regedit?

Windows default icons are stored in C:\WINDOWS\System32\SHELL32.dll and C:\WINDOWS\SystemResources\imageres.dll.mun. I can change SHELL32.dll icons using regedit without changing the real file by ...
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Blank thumbnails after deleting file keys in Regedit

I'm using Windows 10 and somehow I've set a default association for the file type, so I wanted to change that. I deleted this:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\...
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Can't login to my profile after a change in the ProfileImagePath

I'm on windows 10 and I entered the registry and changed the ProfileImagePath's value As soon as I had done that, my pc broke, couldn't access files and not even the start menu. I restaarted it and ...
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Icon of all file types that open with vscode has changed to one icon

I wanted to change default icons for .py .cpp .c using FileTypeMan. But after that, the icons of all of them became the same because the default app for these extensions was vscode. I tried to fix it ...
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Regedit solution to activate sleep states on Windows 10 (gpedit.msc unavailable)

ETA: to clarify, my sleep settings S1, S2, S3, and hybrid sleep are disabled when viewed through the command prompt using powercfg /a: The following sleep states are available on this system: ...
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Cannot redirect Win+G key combo to OBS Studio - WScript won't start

I just switched from Xbox Game Bar to OBS Studio for game recording because a Lenovo Legion BIOS firmware issue crippled h264 encoding and Xbox Game Bar can't be configured to use x264 software ...
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UWP apps locked out of changing startup options

All UWP apps do not allow me to change their startup settings. In Startup Apps, the option is greyed out. In the app's settings, it's supposedly enabled by policy. This occurs with apps like Windows ...
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How to change the order of the power options in start menu?

Is it possible to change the order of the Power Options in Windows 10 using the settings or regedit,etc. I would like the sleep button to come under the shut down button.
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How to change "Control Panel" settings without restart via Regedit?

I want to change toast notification display time via regedit. This can be done via changing MessageDuration value which is under this regedit key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility If I ...
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Windows Registry Query Problems

i trying to query the wifi registry ProfileName under this path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles as Wifi_5G i want to change the profilename to ...
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Start an application with Windows and with administrator privileges, using a registry key

I want to start an application (x86 x64) with automatic system start (win 7 or 10 x86 x64), but when it starts it must have administrative privileges. What registry key should I use: "HKLM\...
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How to determine which application is syncing my desktop folder or remove the sync status?

So, I have a really weird problem: I recently installed OneDrive for Business on my pc and I tried to sync the desktop and documents folder. OneDrive prompted me an error saying that another program ...
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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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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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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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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