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Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By pjfarr
Thanks for all the cool tweaking info! I actually...

Thanks for all the cool tweaking info! I actually am an avid tweaker, but have been trying to curb my compulsive urge to tweak. Sometimes things go wrong under the radar and I don't realize it until...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By pjfarr
Nevermind, it looks like it's an issue with...

Nevermind, it looks like it's an issue with Chrome itself:

https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=114871

But the original issue with the registry permissions has been worked out,...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By pjfarr
Hey, I think I had a breakthrough! I...

Hey, I think I had a breakthrough!

I exported a backup of the shell subkey then attempted to delete it from the registry to try and rebuild it from scratch manually. I got an error "Cannot delete...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By pjfarr
Callender I changed ownership to...

Callender

I changed ownership to Administrators on both the parent InternetShortcut key and the shell subkey when I first got the error. It was originally Trusted Installer. And I can create new...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By pjfarr
Here's the other screenshots you asked for...

Here's the other screenshots you asked for...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By pjfarr
Callender, the full registry key under...

Callender, the full registry key under "InternetShortcut\shell".

As you can see, I was able to add an "Open with Firefox" item several years back and had no permissions issues then, and it still...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By pjfarr
Callender, tried RegOwnershipEx and still getting...

Callender, tried RegOwnershipEx and still getting the same error ("Cannot create key. Error writing to the registry.") when trying to create a new subkey under InternetShortcut\shell

I've been...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By pjfarr
Callender, thanks for your input and for the...

Callender, thanks for your input and for the link. Looks like a cool utility, I'm curious about it. I'll give it a shot over the weekend and report back.
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By pjfarr
Can't modify registry key even after changing permissions

I'm trying to modify the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell key in the registry to add a "Open with Chrome" entry so that I can right-click a shortcut and choose whether to open it in IE...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By pjfarr
Thanks everyone for contributing. Still...

Thanks everyone for contributing.

Still working on it. I tried copying the Recent Items/Recent Places folders from the new profile to the original one (that worked for a few others with this same...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By pjfarr
Just curious, but what is the System File Checker...

Just curious, but what is the System File Checker supposed to do exactly? Is it not supposed to find and replace corrupted/missing system files? Every time I've used it over the years it never seems...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By pjfarr
Okay, tried a new User Profile I created for test...

Okay, tried a new User Profile I created for test purposes and both "Recent Items' and "Recent Places" work properly in that profile. So how can I find out what or where the corrupted settings are...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By pjfarr
IC: Yes, chkdsk BB: I did try...

IC: Yes, chkdsk

BB: I did try deleting/restoring the folder. Forgot to add that to my "Tried already list" but will add it. I'll give the new user account dealy a shot.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By pjfarr
"Recent Places" folder always empty

I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit, Home Premium, fully updated.

On my laptop (64 bit Win7), "Recent Items" works properly, showing all docs I've opened only (no folders, as it should be). The taskbar...
Forum: Network & Sharing 09 May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By pjfarr
Yes, old thread but still have the issue, so...

Yes, old thread but still have the issue, so thanks for jumping in.

The thing is it's already set for "Everyone" and always worked before. Then suddenly one day locks started appearing. My other...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Mar 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By pjfarr
Okay, something's definitely gone wonky. I was...

Okay, something's definitely gone wonky. I was going to try unsharing then re-sharing to see if that would work out the kink, but now that I've unshared it it won't let me re-share (message comes up:...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Mar 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By pjfarr
Thanks for your reply. A couple...

Thanks for your reply.

A couple questions....
If Public folder sharing is set to "ON" in Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings is that not supposed to make all the appropriate...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Mar 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By pjfarr
Files moved to shared public folder "locked"

I have my Public Desktop folder set to share for everyone, so it can be accessed from other pc's on the home network. But when I move a file from my user desktop to the public desktop it suddenly...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Sep 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,927
Posted By pjfarr
I was dreading the need for a complete reinstall....

I was dreading the need for a complete reinstall. The thought of all the dozens of updates and reconfiguring of not only Windows, but all my programs as well (not to mention having to reinstall all...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Sep 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By pjfarr
I was able to hunt down the problem in the...

I was able to hunt down the problem in the registry. The key... HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\239\Shell

...was set to "Generic". I changed it to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 09 Sep 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,927
Posted By pjfarr
The Clean install wipes everything out, doesn't...

The Clean install wipes everything out, doesn't it? I was trying to use the "Upgrade" trick to reinstall the same version of Windows while keeping all my doc, programs and settings intact.

I tried...
Forum: Installation & Setup 09 Sep 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,927
Posted By pjfarr
Repair Install Gone Bad...

I just tried the repair install tutorial here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html using Step 4 (burning the downloaded ISO on a DVD) and everything was chugging along fine,...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Sep 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By pjfarr
Thanks Thrash I did see that thread, but I...

Thanks Thrash

I did see that thread, but I don't want to set all my folders back to default. I've got so many folders with custom views setup.

My security/anti-virus is Microsoft Security...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Sep 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By pjfarr
Contacts folder lost its special functions

My contacts folder is suddenly behaving like a regular folder. All the buttons specific to the contacts folder that used to be there like "New Contact", "Import/Export" are gone, replaced by the...
Forum: Software 08 Sep 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,510
Posted By pjfarr
I tried Safe Mode and also creating a new admin...

I tried Safe Mode and also creating a new admin account and booting into it in Safe Mode. Same issue. It's so bizarre. I've been running this version of Draw for over a year with no problem. Now...
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