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#101
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.reg files aren't batch-files, there is no "order" in them, they are simply pasted over what's already there. So the first entry in your "XP My Computer.reg" file, intending to delete the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell key, does not delete anything, since the other stuff in that file creates entries with that same key.

:no: you're wrong
That does exactly what is intended which is clean the root key first and then adds the data back.
Same as running it in a cmd file this way
REG ADD HKCR\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell /v "_TESTME" /t REG_SZ /d "none" /f
pause
REG DELETE HKCR\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell /f
pause
REG ADD HKCR\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell /v "" /t REG_SZ /d "none" /f
It does it so fast you can't see it, try hitting refresh with a key selected if you have your reg open. :lol:
I've been jacking with the registry since it started and if my memory serves me right that was with Win 95A


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OK, so REG-files are merged from head to toe, but they don't work as batch commands.

By the way, your recovery reg-file basically ruins the My Computer context shell for XP x64 ;-) It doesn't use a HKCR\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} at all.

Edited by meowing, 07 February 2009 - 10:21 PM.


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It sent me your post before you changed it. :) guess the "maxXPsoft"="noob" is not correct is it?
Btw I have +10 on you

A test to see if values are actually deleted so don't do this unlesss you are testing.
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]
"maxXPsoft"="x86 REGISTRY GURU and TWEAKING FREAK"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]
@="none"
darn I was going to give you same example from your post before you changed it., here I can even see it changing when it deletes and add's back if registry is open. Didn't use to do that, On a 2K you have to select another key and then change back and you see it changed.

EDIT: added to first Post These things might need to be modified for 64 bit use
Then tell me what is the 64 bit equivalent. I'm working with Windows Seven and may skip Vista but most prob get 64 when I do that.

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Look at my Sig. Jump2Reg. I mess with reg so much even invented one program just for it. Not tried except in XP Beta 64

Edited by maxXPsoft, 08 February 2009 - 07:29 AM.


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The only reason I edited my message is because it turns out .REG files merge from head to toe, most files aren't merged that way if they're not scripts. I suggest you do some reading on the registry here, because you still come across as a noob I'm afraid, especially when you behave the way you do.
The duration-argument does not impress me at all. I've been editing registries since Windows 3.1 and have done a LOT more with it than you think.

Also, I was already in the creation process of an XP x64 reg-patches file here, I've finally excluded the messy 32 bit stuff.

If you have an answer to my earlier question, you may post it, the rest I'm not really interested in.

Edited by meowing, 07 March 2009 - 04:17 AM.


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I've been editing registries since Windows 3.1

:lol: Then that confirms it, :lol: . Win 3.1 did not have a registry. It used ini files, registry came in Win 95 as I already said.

If you want Registry information Go to the source not total noob places like wikipedia
and if you are going to Read / Write to the reg
Then if you get the grasp of that then you'll download 20-30 Tweaking applications and figure out what they doing with a few tricks and tools and combine them into a Tweaking Application of your own
Then you can export all the things gpedit.msc Group Policy editor does and combine them into your own

I would have loaded 64-bit into a VM and figured this out but you've done called me a noob 2 times so I will not help you.
BTW read the forum rules about flaming.

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Edited by maxXPsoft, 05 August 2011 - 04:17 AM.


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OK, so REG-files are merged from head to toe, but they don't work as batch commands.

By the way, your recovery reg-file basically ruins the My Computer context shell for XP x64 ;-) It doesn't use a HKCR\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} at all.



WAIT A MINUTE?!?!?!

How come if reg files don't work as batch commands then why do all my bat and cmd files work??

Edited by Kelsenellenelvian, 09 February 2009 - 07:43 AM.


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well Kell you didn't see what he originally posted
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]
"maxXPsoft"="noob"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]
@="none"
he was saying the minus - wouldn't wipe out that key :yes: it will
EDIT: I like the

I've been editing registries since Windows 3.1

much better

Edited by maxXPsoft, 09 February 2009 - 08:03 AM.


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WAIT A MINUTE?!?!?!

How come if reg files don't work as batch commands then why do all my bat and cmd files work??

Geez, why are you people on this forum? A .bat or .cmd file contains commands, they are executed in the order they are in, in batch or cmd files you use commandlines with REG ADD and REG DELETE etc. in them, or you use REGEDIT in a commandline.

Files with extension .REG work in an entirely different way. And it turns out I was right the first time, the concept of deleting keys and values has been added as a feature to the way Windows interprets .reg files. See also here*;

* "Registration (.reg) files can't delete anything in the registry: If you have a bad key or data item, sending correct information to that key or item merely adds good information to bad. (Although when you send new values to a data item, the new values replace any existing values.)" This used to be the case, the new feature was added around the appearance of NT 5.1 .

By the way, you might be interested in these.

Edited by meowing, 09 February 2009 - 04:10 PM.


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Meowing, i assume you might find this text interesting. It's good for your taste.

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nomadturk :thumbup you hit the nail on the head. Sarcasm
Do like the way he's turned 100% turnaround to what I said originally.

Have included the Vista My Computer SP1 default.reg to original post. Left in the ADD/Remove cause thats too handy

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Right Click an Icon Find Target on a Shortcut for XP. Vista has 'Open file location' on its right click. added to first Post. Really Handy
I personally created this after a week or more of messing with it in my spare time

Original Post
http://www.msfn.org/...o...35034&st=20

Edited by maxXPsoft, 12 February 2009 - 11:39 AM.


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Windows 3.11 actually did have a registry, but whatever.

Using .reg files to delete entries works at least back to Windows 95.

Some handy stuff in this thread.

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Well I stand corrected cause I only had 3.11 WFW for about 4 months when Packard Bell sent me a free upgrade to 95 and I hastily switched. Still have the floppies and 4 for Dos 6.22 but doubt any of that will install on anything I have

"Windows 3.1 registry??", you may ask. Believe it or not, but the registry first came with Windows 3.1, not Windows 95. And the more applications you install (e.g. IE 5, Netscape 4.x, Acrobat Reader, CorelDraw! a.s.o.), the more entries will fill the originally small registry. Some newer programs will even save their options to the registry, not to an INI file, just like in Windows 9x.
When using the simple regedit program that comes with Windows 3.1, you won't see these entries and won't be able to change much.

IE5? I d/l IE3 back then and got it working here without the dial in scripts.

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nomadturk :thumbup you hit the nail on the head. Sarcasm

Pathetic.

Do like the way he's turned 100% turnaround to what I said originally.

I didn't, learn to read.
Again: http://www.windowsit...e_Drawback.html

Edited by meowing, 07 March 2009 - 04:20 AM.


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I still have your original replies in my email but you changed your posts

meowing has just posted a reply to a topic that you have subscribed to titled "Add ons for right click MY Computer".

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QUOTE (maxXPsoft @ Feb 5 2009, 04:50 PM) :no: you're wrong
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No I'm right and YOU are wrong.

It's really easy to test how wrong you are, simply create this .reg file:


------------ CODE SAMPLE ----------
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]
"maxXPsoft"="noob"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell]
@="none"
-----------------------------------

If you would be correct, the first entry would be deleted by the second. It will not be. Look at your registry, it will still be in there.


You did turnaround but this is old and you are distracting

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Added My Computer to Original. Windows 7 X86 to first post

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It has been some time since I have posted here. I was looking for some new reg tweaks, and thought maybe someone might like a little tool I made for managing my computer context menus. Here it is. Forgive the ads please, it is a free service anyway.
context tool

Sorry, no instructions for it really. Not much to do really, so I never made any.

Enjoy.

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Working on 64 also

Windows 7 right click on desktop or in any folder on the white space. Background as they call it
Adds Add/Remove, Device manager, Control Panel. Remove what you don't want.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Add Remove]
@=""
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-161"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Add Remove\command]
@="control appwiz.cpl"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd]
@="@shell32.dll,-8506"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
"Icon"="cmd.exe"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Create Restore Point]
@=""
"Icon"="rstrui.exe,-155"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Create Restore Point\command]
@=hex(2):57,00,53,00,63,00,72,00,69,00,70,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,\
  00,25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,43,00,72,00,65,00,\
  61,00,74,00,65,00,52,00,65,00,73,00,74,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,50,00,6f,00,69,\
  00,6e,00,74,00,2e,00,76,00,62,00,73,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\DevMgr]
@=""
"Icon"="devmgr.dll,-201"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\DevMgr\command]
@="control hdwwiz.cpl"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Kill Not Responding Tasks]
@=""
"Icon"="explorer.exe,-111"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Kill Not Responding Tasks\command]
@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\taskkill.exe /F /FI \"STATUS eq NOT RESPONDING\""


EDIT: Corrected to place icons on them.

Edited by maxXPsoft, 05 August 2011 - 04:24 AM.


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2. Its handy to have Open cmd prompt on background. I do a lot of Dos stuff for knowledge
My full right click for this Windows 7
;5 Open command window here + Background right click
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\cmd]
"Extended"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\cmd]
@="@shell32.dll,-8506"
"Icon"="cmd.exe"
"Position"="Bottom"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\cmd\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""

Edited by maxXPsoft, 31 July 2011 - 09:16 AM.


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I noticed that my computer right click menu can be configured in two different places:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell

and

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell

What's the deal? Do I need to set both or?



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There is one more question: When I add things to the menu, are they sorted automatically somehow, or can I possibly change the order?

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I noticed that my computer right click menu can be configured in two different places:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell

and

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell

What's the deal? Do I need to set both or?


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT] is a redirect (merge) of both [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes] and [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes]

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Sorted like file sort normally. You also have the "top" "bottom" on some

My right click .wim [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WIMfile\Shell\.Wim] where the . makes it very top. Add Right click .wim Windows 7
I then wrote all my sub keys in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell
this key here sets the sort order for those with SubCommands

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WIMfile\Shell\.Wim]
"MUIVerb"="Windows Imaging Format (WIM)"
"SubCommands"="Mkdir zMountdir zPackage;.Wim Info;DISM log file;Mount # 1 R/W | if boot.wim is PE;Mount # 2 R/W | if boot.wim is Default;Mount # 3 R/W;Mount # 4 R/W;Mount # 5 R/W;Drivers Packages Features To Desktop;Add-Driver's;Add-Package *.cab *.msu;Unmount + Save zMountDir;Unmount NO SAVE zMountDir;Cleanup + Delete zMountDir;IMAGEX .Wim Info;IMAGEX compress export"
"icon"="isoburn.exe"

Edited by maxXPsoft, 02 August 2011 - 09:13 AM.


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Like file sort? So alphabetically? Doesn't seem so in my case. Also my items are in the "root" of the menu, so I do not think I can sort them manually like you do.

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Look at this. My right click on desktop and on the right is my reg entries. Open command window here is actually named cmd and is second
Depends on what they are named in this portion. I know programs throw things all over the place and I think that is from their clsid

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Edited by maxXPsoft, 04 August 2011 - 07:13 AM.





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