Questions tagged [windows-registry]

Window registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components as well as the applications running on the platform: the kernel, device drivers, services, SAM, user interface and third party applications all make use of the Registry.

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Registry under HKEY LOCAL_MACHINE is not working

I needed to override DPI setting value in the windows machine of my Java swing application. For that, I needed to create registry key following path. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\...
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Hide “3D Objects” from “This PC”

There are plenty of tutorial online for removing "all" of the folders from under This PC, by editing the registry. All of the folders are removed as they are supposed to be, besides for the "3D ...
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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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Can't rename the keyboard layout made in MSKLC

So I made a custom keyboard layout in MSKLC (Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator). Its default naming scheme is adding - Custom to the name of the layout you modified, e.g. Serbian (Cyrillic) - Custom. ...
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how i can append data to the registry values of type RG_EXPAND_SZ using reg add command?

I have a value names Path under "HKCU\Environment" of type RG_EXPAND_SZ which means that it is expandable, I want to add values to it, using the separator ';' this will work: reg add "HKCU\...
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Can I remove Windows 10 Timeline's nudge to “see more days in timeline”

For users who haven't signed in with a Microsoft account and given Microsoft access to their computer activity, the Windows 10 task view contains a message right below the currently open applications: ...
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Why does changing these registry keys not enable the screensaver?

I'm trying to set up a powershell script that enables some screensaver group policy settings, so I found the corresponding registry keys and set them: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\...
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How can I stop Microsoft Excel or Word from starting automatically?

When I start my computer, either Microsoft Excel or Word starts automatically with an empty page. I think it's the program I've opened last. I've removed and reïnstalled Office completely, this didn't ...
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Trying to install a windows xp program on windows 7 and receiving error 0x80040154 then 0x8007007e

I have a windows xp program that works fine in Windows XP. I am trying to install this program in a Windows 7 (32bit) on Intel (64bit) system. I receive the following error: "Retrieving the COM class ...
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Force a url to open in IE from chrome without command process warning message

My requirement is to open few urls on IE browser on cliking their links. So i have followed the below code to set the registry Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\...
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Windows: Registry: Can't associate a file with a verb

RESTORED to original question as well as I could, 7/27/19 1:08 PM I've created the following .reg file to add a shell verb 'Build PGL File' for .pgl files. The verb should run Firefox with a command ...
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REG ADD REG_SZ where Value contains embedded double quotes (redux)

This is driving me bananas but it must be something very simple. I am trying to modify an ImagePath Value (REG_SZ) for a Service in a Batch script using REG ADD, where the Value Data contains ...
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REG ADD REG_SZ where Value contains embedded double quotes

This is driving me bananas but it must be something very simple. I am trying to add an ImagePath Value (REG_SZ) in a Batch script using REG ADD, where the Value Data contains embedded "double quotes"....
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Custom right click menu option to delete a folder does not work

I work with Angular and it generates project folders that are huge and takes forever to delete with the regular method of folder deletion, but if delete it with the following command in the command ...
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Is there a possibility to change microphone sound level using Windows Registry editing tools, eg. Regedit or REG command?

I'm making a script to change parameters of a microphone (name, sample rate, bit depth, channels and sound level) but I cannot find any subkey for sound level. I checked if I can modify that value ...
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Enable Write Acess to Removable devices while restricting Read Access [Registry/GPO]

I'm trying to achieve this point: Disable Read Access to Removable Devices from Registry / GPO Enable Write Access to Removable Devices from Registry / GPO What I've tried so far: From gpedit.msc ...
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Does the filesystem windows is installed on have an effect on the time zone settings of timestamps within windows registry hives?

This question does not refer to the filesystem timestamps of the registry files themself. As far as I know timestamps within the Windows Registry are stored as UTC timestamps when Windows is ...
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How to disable listing .cab and .zip archives as folders, in explorer?

There's a couple suggestions, here, about this (and plenty others, elsewhere), but none of them really answers the question the way I'm looking for. This comment: https://www.sevenforums.com/...
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Local user not part of any usergroup; can't add it to any; account not listed

Removed a local user from the administrators group and am getting error 1317 on net command, trying to add it to a user group. User isn't listed in users gui (cp, settings), but is listed on net user ...
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Win10 Enterprise system keeps enabling screensaver

I have a windows 10 enterprise system. The screen keeps timing out and displaying the lock screen after 20 minutes. I am both local and domain administrator. I've disabled the screensaver in the ...
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Windows Software: Reinstall (or uninstall) deleted / lost applications - force new install

(There are many questions on the topic of Restinstalling/Uninstalling applications, I am sorry if this has already been asked but I was not able to find a similar question with the same problem/goal). ...
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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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Windows 10 reverts window color back to white after lock/unlock

I have set window color in registry for keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors\Window HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors\Background HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors\Window to ...
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Windows 7 : how to restore the “Security tab” on folders, if “gone missing”

For some unknown reason, I had no more "Security" tab when displaying properties of a folder, on my Windows 7 Pro SP1 (with an NTFS-formatted disk). Thus, I searched the Web, including Super User, ...
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Is indexing by file extension possible in windows 10

Current Version of Windows OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362 Indexing Options If I open up the indexing options using the very good example shown here. Question ...
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Registry Backup - Empty RegBack folder

Main Question: Where is the registry backup stored (win10, v.1803 or greater) and how can I access it via cmd? Context: I have an issue very similar to this one (corruption caused by the last ...
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Change CPU MHz from Registry

Is this safe? I was interested about the CPU so I did a little digging and found this location Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0 ~MHz shows your MHz in ...
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Couple of problems with REG ADD command

I'm trying to edit Windows Registry through Command Line for some reasons, and I'm having a problem with REG Add Command. First of all: REG ADD "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\" /t REG_SZ /v ...
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How to extend the file types recognized by category in HKCR\SystemFileAssociations

I have a similar question to the one that was asked here: Custom Windows context menu shell command targetting documents: *.docx and *.pdf except I am concerned with Audio file types. I want to ...
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How to stop Discord from scanning PC? (Using registry)

I can't change the permissions of the installer using folders and I thought I could use the registry and search for permissions. So far, I came upon: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\...
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OneDrive not running automatically on Windows 10 because of Registry setting

Every time I reboot Windows 10 the registry setting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive Is reset by windows 10 to value DisableFileSyncNGSC = DWORD:1 Which means that ...
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Excel/Word losing pinned files - registry fix but why happening

I regularly lose my pinned files list in Excel, and have not identified a common cause. On reading into this, I find that pinned files are stored in Registry under ....\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\...
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How to restore merged user folder?

I accidently move my Documents folder to D:\ with the MOVE option in property, but when I try to move it back, I move it into C:\Users\myname...Yeah, I am used to the linux style of mv so I think this ...
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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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Azure DevOps 2019 installation

I am trying to install Azure DevOps 2019.0.1. I cannot get past this error and I've looked online and found no solutions. Error TF400856: The following service is not registered in the database: ...
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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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Run cmd reg delete commands from a txt

I have a txt file like this: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{03ACC284-B757-4B8F-9951-86E600D2CD06}] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{03ACC284-B757-4B8F-9951-86E600D2CD06}\InprocServer32 HKLM\SOFTWARE\...
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enable Google Chrome policies otherwise only available with Active Directory

There are a number of settings for Google Chrome which are applied as "policies". Under the hood, these are registry entries, typically located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome. ...
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Create ADMX template containing binary registry value

Is there any possibility to create an ADMX file to later be able to enable/disable binary registry values (e.g., SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3)? From the admx schema ...
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How to force Win10 to have VLC as an option to open ftp protocol files [duplicate]

Similar to how we force certain apps to be included to open certain file extensions, I want to be able to open ftp protocol files/redirection using VLC. I have some video files on my FTP Server ...
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Edit protected windows registry keys

I'm developing an application to help streamline the windows experience. It disables cortana, ads, telemetry, turns off taskbar grouping, hidden folders and extensions etc. It does this through ...
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Default Setting for Picture Insertions into Microsoft Word Documents

The default insertion type for pictures into documents is embedded. If you want to link to the picture file, you have to choose the "Link to File" option from the Insert button menu on the Insert ...
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Track changes to file system and registry

There's a device driver for a piece of hardware that my company (re)sells that doesn't always uninstall cleanly. I'm pretty sure that the installer creates files and makes registry that aren't undone ...
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Registry editor windows 10

I have a question regarding Windows Registry editor. I have disabled the settings window, wallpaper change and control panel via several DWORDs in the Windows Registry. This works just fine in ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 terminal user registry

I have a problem with one user account. I created new standard domain user, add to group with rights for connect to terminal server (2008 R2). This new user (and all other users) run some specific ...
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I cannot access wifi in Windows 10, only ethernet is working now

I cannot access wifi settings anywhere in Windows10 like in taskbar in settings page networking area is showing nothing Icon in taskbar is also disabled First wifi was working and I can connect to a ...
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How to add submenus to Windows (7 and above) right click dropdowns

I want to know how to modify the registry so that I can group menu-items in the dropdown menu (right-clicking from file in the explorer) and put those menu-items in submenus. The picture illustrates ...
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Analysing SAM.LOG1 Windows Registry Files

This is for digital forensics for windows. We have images in which we want to analyse .LOG Files found in the registry. However, we can't find a tool that parses this well. We need a tool that works ...
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How to get the nodelist for a folder (related to shellbags)

I am writing a photo viewing application and I want the user to view photos in the same way he has them sorted and grouped on any folder the picture comes from. This led me to shellbags and with the ...
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Slow network startup missing registry key DNSClient [duplicate]

On a windows 7 machine it takes 30 seconds to 1 minute for network connection to be established. Internet access icon has the blue circle and gets the red cross sign until 30-60 seconds pass. When ...