need help from a Registry-God

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by J0sh, May 28, 2002.

  1. J0sh

    J0sh Guest

    Ok, I've got a big problem, but I don't wanna trouble you people with it, I just need a little help. When I go into Folder Options -> File Types I see "Folder" and "File Folder". I need to change some of the options (more than the Folder Options lets me) so I looked in the registry. I opened HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and I managed to find the entry for "Folder" but I really need to find "File Folder". Can one of you registry gods help me??? please?!?!?!?


    (PS, if anyone really wants to help more, I can relate to you the entire story, but I believe I can fix it once I find "File Folder" in the registry. :D )
     
  2. J0sh

    J0sh Guest

    Found it myself

    If anyone cares, its at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    josh, we're all interested in anybodys idea on adjusting the registry, so tell us what you wanted to do, and tell us if and you get there
     
  4. J0sh

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    Ok, Dealer, I managed to completely fix it last night. Basically, two days ago I tried to change the default folder icon, and through no fault of my own, folders no longer opened, but they opened Command Prompts

    So I went into folder options -> file types, an noticed there were 2 folders, "Folder" and "File Folder". "File Folder" was what I was trying to change the icon of when the problem started, so I added a new entry which called explorer.exe.

    This worked, except that now all folders opened in new windows, a la 95 style. So I went looking in the registry. I found the "Folder" key at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder and figured that if I could find the "File Folder" key I could simply transcribe the Open command into it. That's why I posted here, but before I got a reply I pretty randomly found it in Directory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory

    That housed all the same options as "File Folder" so I manually copied this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\open and all its subkeys into "Diretory" and everything seems to be back to normal.

    edit: I cant's stop the board from cutting off the end of that last key, it should end with shell\open
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    pretty interesting...dirk'll be proud...when you were looking for your key, did you know there's a search feature in the registry?

    hit edit, hit find, then check one or all three of the boxes
     
  6. J0sh

    J0sh Guest


    yeah, I knew that.... I tried using it, but was stupid and didn't search for the right things.... sometimes I'm just stupid like that.