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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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High Contrast and Low Contrast Accessibility Toggle not working as expected

At the moment users are able to utilise the hotkeys Alt+Shift+PrtScn to switch from Light Contrast Theme to the Dark Contrast Theme but problem is they can’t revert to the light Contrast theme after ...
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Disable auto-login of shared network folders with user and password in regedit

How to permanent disable auto-login of shared network folders with user and password in regedit? (that is Windows does not store access credentials to the network shared folder) I try this reg key ...
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Implementing Registry Changes?

I have a few files that I want to share with other people. However, one of the files is a .exe file that needs the user's registry to be changed in order to work properly. I myself got the .exe file ...
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how to fix broken downloads folder permissions

I was cleaning out my HDD, as it was full in places I dont ever use anymore, and I cleared out a ridiculous amount of ntuser.dat files. what appears to have happened was one of the needed ones was ...
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Set time limit for active but idle Remote Desktop Services sessions using registry without rebooting

This policy setting allows you to specify the maximum amount of time that an active Remote Desktop Services session can be idle (without user input) before it is automatically disconnected. I'm ...
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What does IsMRUEstablished mean?

For setting the default printers in the registry I can see three keys. Device - This is the default printer for the user profile IsMRUEstablished LegacyDefaultPrinterMode - This prevents ...
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How to set default app per filetype programmatically?

I want to get independent of installed apps and share most of my apps as portable versions in a cloud drive. So my idea is whenever I sit on a new device I just sync my cloud drive and start some kind ...
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How to keep the taskbar hidden (i.e., minimized) in Windows 10?

I understand that in order to disable or remove the taskbar in Windows 10, the explorer.exe process must be terminated. However, is there a way to: keep the taskbar minimized (i.e., auto-hide in the ...
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About MaximumAttachmentSize?

Im trying to increase the attachment size of emails and i find out it could be done from modifying the registry by accesing the sub key from there and change the value to 0 to have no limits for the ...
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How to undo custom keyboard mapping in registry

To make my Windows 10 system act more like the macOS behavior that I'm accustomed to, I remapped my keyboard following the instructions of Orwellophile when they answered the question of how to Switch ...
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Batch script doesn't work from contextual menu

I have a batch script that uses Defender Control to toggle (enable and disable) Windows Defender. It works perfectly except when I add it to the right click context menu, it doesn't work. Is there ...
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On Windows, how to add an explorer contextual menu on .XML files?

I use following registry macro to add a contextual menu on .XML file Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xmlfile\shell\FormatXML] @="Format-XML" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xmlfile\shell\...
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Environment variables not used, even after reboot

I modified some environment variables (using both setx and through the GUI: Control Panel--System Properties--Advanced--Environment Variable). The changes persist after rebooting, which I can see in ...
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Change and ungroup file icons in Windows 10 (to match icons in Atom/Sublime/VScode)

There is a popular set of file icons, originally for atom, that I want to use as my windows file icons: From here I know I can create a .ico file with the icons in it, though I don't know a ...
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Winlogon\Notify Registry Key

If I delete/modify the HKLM\SOFTWARE\MicrosoftWindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify registry key, will this disable Winlogon events from being past to the event log? The Windows Dev Center entry ...

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