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I have a problem with 2 registry settings.


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HI :)

1. How can i set (Show protected operating system files) to ON

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden]
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001
"SuperHidden"=dword:00000000

This reg keys don't work any idee how to do this ?

2. How can i enable the Keyboard Number Lock Key ?

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard]
"InitialKeyboardIndicators"="2"

This reg key is also not working. :(

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1. Try this:

 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden]
"Type"="checkbox"
"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30508"
"WarningIfNotDefault"="@shell32.dll,-28964"
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
"ValueName"="ShowSuperHidden"
"CheckedValue"=dword:00000000
"UncheckedValue"=dword:00000001
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51103"

2. I don't know.

Edited by RubySoftware
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It would probably be easier to create a profile, save the ntuser.dat, and copy this to your default user profile and the admin profile (and anywhere else you want it) than muck with this reg setting. I've never seen it work properly, but the profile .dat always works.

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I use Regshot found at http://regshot.blog.googlepages.com/

to find registry settings.

My computer is set to show file extentions, show system files and

to show hidden files.

The reg keys for this are

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Hidden: 0x00000001

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\HideFileExt: 0x00000000

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ShowSuperHidden: 0x00000001

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Settings: 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 06 00 00 00 43 00 00 00

This is the output from regshot (I've removed some ;ines that didn't apply)

But notice the streans\settings which is a long reg_binary value, that

effects more than just these settings. so you can do what cluberti

suggested and/or use regshot to find the reg keys that effect your desired settings.

You also have to have barricedfolders set to 0. regshot didn't pick it up

because I had changed it earlier

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WebView\BarricadedFolders]

"shell:ControlPanelFolder"=dword:00000000

"shell:SystemDriveRootFolder"=dword:00000000

"shell:ProgramFiles"=dword:00000000

"shell:Windows"=dword:00000000

"shell:System"=dword:00000000

Edited by jbm
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Just a quick question about this cluberti. What kind of settings are saved in the ntuser.dat file? I like this idea, and understand the concept, but the data within is unintelligable to me, so I'm not sure what it controls.

ntuser.dat IS the user's HKCU hive. If you open regedit, select the root HKLM key, and select File > Load Hive and choose an ntuser.dat file, you'll see that registry in folder form. Anything in HKCU for the user is stored in here, everything.

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