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  1. Yes, that way I can resize the folders and search pane, but it doesn't affect the webview. I can't figure out how to resize the webview. But it must be possible.
  2. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "Hidden"=dword:00000001 "HideFileExt"=dword:00000000 "ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001 "SuperHidden"=dword:00000001 It's been a while, but I believe it's controlled by the fifth word "Settings" in [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams]Example (look ony to the 5th value, "04" - the rest may not apply tour needs - copy from your own Registry) [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams] "Settings"=hex:08,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,77,7e,13,73,35,cf,11,ae,\ 69,08,00,2b,2e,12,62,04,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,43,00,00,00If I recall correctly, 04 is the detailed view you want to use.
  3. Windows Explorer features a pane on the left were you can display a folder tree, search engine, bookmarks,... But if you don't show any of those, Windows XP (and 2000) shows a pane with common tasks for the selected folder (see screenshot). let's call it the webview to give it a name. Now, the folder pane, search pane,... can all be resized to your own needs. For example, the folder and search pane width is controlled by the "BarSize" variable in the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{EFA24E64-B078-11D0-89E4-00C04FC9E26E}] (folder pane) and [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1}] (search pane) registry keys. However, I can't find an entry where I can set the width of the webview. I really would like to make the webview a bit wider. But how? When you put the mouse cursor on the vertical bar between the folders, search,... left pane and the right pane the cursor changes and you can resize the left pane. That way I could monitor which registry keys changed. But this doesn't work for the webview. You can't resize it from in Explorer. Well, maybe it's just not possible? It must be... I noticed the Dutch Windows XP version has a webview that's about 20 pixels wider than the US version. So somewhere there must be a setting to change the width. But where?
  4. According to this article there's no registry entry for this. I noticed switching this option changes the following bold bytes in the registry: between e2,03 and 00,04 (the x's in the key are numbers, but differ from user to user). However setting these values manually doesn't seem to have any effect. Not in this user key and not in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key... So I'm afraid the article is correct
  5. There's no possibility of displaying two columns or scrolling the list. You could combine items as rdalling mentions, or you could make multiple RunOnceEx batchfiles as described in The Best Way to make multi RUNONCEEX.CMD.
  6. That trick only works for shortcuts. Not with for example the Windows Key + E key combination.
  7. This setting is controlled by However, as you can see the data is in an uncomprehensible format. The bold, fifth hexadecimal value in my example indicates the display style setting. Possible values: 01: Large Icons 02: Small Icons 03: List View 04: Details Maybe there are others too. I remember these from Windows 2000, but XP has some new display styles. It's best to configure an Explorer window to your needs, logout/login (*), and then save the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams] and [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Defaults] keys. *: Not sure if the logout/login is necessary, but if I'm not mistaken, the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key is only updated on logout.
  8. During my unattended setup I'd like to set drive labels for partition C: and D:. On this forum I found a useful registry entry to accomplish this: ;Set label for drive c: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\C\DefaultLabel] @="System - NTFS" This works great, so I thought to use the same method for drive D: ;Set label for drive d: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\D\DefaultLabel] @="Documents - NTFS" But this doesn't work... The drives are preformatted with NTFS prior to Windows XP setup starts. What am I doing wrong?
  9. Show My Computer icon on the desktop: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel] "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000 You should add this to the registry at the cmdlines.txt stage (then it will be applied to the default user profile). If you also want My Documents on the desktop, add: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel] "{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000000 Or use Yzöwl's method... It's a matter of taste.
  10. I haven't been able to find a useful reference to autorun.inf in any DLL. I tried using UltraEdit's Search In Files function, but maybe that's not the right way. What software would be best suited to find this?
  11. With this last -c you specify a comment will follow, but there is none... Change this to: Or omit the -c switch... Also... That should be a backslash, not a slash. [EDIT] Hehe Jito463
  12. It's true the content type sniffing is limited since there are only three available categories. I don't know if it's slow since I haven't seen a fast sniffer in action, but for my needs it's perfect: It recognizes dvd video and xvid/divx cd's and performs the associated task. I'm really looking forward to your approach. I hope you can get some free time somedays I'll see if I can find the DLL in which the autorun.inf filename is hardcoded.
  13. Thanks for your input crahak! Audio cd's, video dvd's, picture discs,... all get recognized by the content type sniffers (*) of Windows XP without an autorun.inf being present on the disc. Maybe autoplay shares the autorun code, but it absolutely does not depend on the autorun.inf file. So if I could just make Windows XP's autorun look for another (non-existing) file, rather than autorun.inf I think it would fix the problem. But I don't know where XP stores the 'autorun.inf' filename. It's not in the regsitry (at least not in plain text), and not in any txt/ini/... file. Maybe it's hardcoded in a DLL. That's not a problem, I can HEX edit that, but then I first need to know what file it is... *: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\ContentTypeSniffers] and subkeys. If you want XP to look for other filetypes than the default, this is the place to be.
  14. Update... I played around a little with the *.inf Install options. Removing has no effect on autorun. The autorun.inf still gets executed as before. Even removing the complete .inf and inffile keys from the Registry didn't have any effect. So I don't think the *.inf filetype has any influence on the autorun behaviour. And I'd rather not mess with it as many drivers rely on it for installation. But then, what controls the autorun.inf?


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