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Windows 7: Finding a CLSID

11 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Finding a CLSID

I'm attempting to find the clsid for a couple of programs,folders and libraries. I know that they can be found inside the registry but do not know how. Does anyone know how to find this id inside the registry, or better yet a simpler way to find them?


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11 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Search for the program, folder or library name in regedit. You will probably find several occurrences but one of them should tell you the CLSID.
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11 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Im a little lost. Never really used regedit other than this. I hit ctrl F to find something and nothing comes up. For instance, I'm trying to find the clsid for my "Videos Library", when I search in the registry nothing comes up.
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13 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Just search for videos, music or pictures. They are all under:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions

Videos: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}
Music: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}
Pictures: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}
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13 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well thank you Ztruker, those do seem to be the correct clsid's.

I was trying to mess around with rainmeter and customize some things (hopefully you know what rainmeter is, or else I just sound dumb). For some reason clsid's linking to Recycle Bin and My Computer work, but these do not for some reason. I'll have to find some Rainmeter specific forum to ask around at.

Anyways, thank you again for your help!
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14 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Never heard of Rainmeter. Googled it and it's a D4esktop customization program. There is a link to their forum on their main web site: Rainmeter, desktop customization tool
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14 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'll check it out, thanks a lot!
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14 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Rainmeter

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Never heard of Rainmeter. Googled it and it's a D4esktop customization program.
Rainmeter lets you build your own gadgets and monitors.
You can also download themes built by other people.

Here are my monitors (based on the Krell meters from "Forbidden Planet").
Name:  RM_Krell.png
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15 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Pretty cool man! I like the simplicity of them, some of the themes are too showy for my taste
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16 Aug 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niotic View Post
Pretty cool man! I like the simplicity of them, some of the themes are too showy for my taste
Thanks.

The skin directory is only ~404 KB.
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