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Windows 7: Windows Explorer - Add or Remove Delete Button

19 Jun 2010   #20

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Misfortune View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Are you able to manually open the registry (regedit.exe), or is only with this REG file?

Do you have UAC turned on?

If only this REG file, then this usually means that a GUID number was missed having been taken ownership and "Allow" "Full control" of.
Oh yes, I can open the registry editor and merge, add, and delete any other registry entries. It's only with this REG file that won't merge. I'm not running any security programs that would interfere, and I don't have UAC on.

I'm going to call it a night for now. I'll take another crack at this tomorrow, and maybe even a reboot will solve the problem. I appreciate your help, Brink .
Turn on UAC to the top level, then try again when you get time to next to see if it will work for you then. See you tomorrow.

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19 Jun 2010   #21
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Hi Misfortune

You may want to look back at post #8 there where I mentioned looking for any duplicates as well as first deleting all 5 keys once they were in full control as Brink mentioned as well as ownership.

With repeat attempts I came across the duplicate entries and after not getting frustrated simply waited the next day to take a fresh look and saw immediate results by manually removing all 5 keys and then a fresh merge of the download went right on without hesitation.

Protections as well as the software for the dual monitors here was also turned off but had no effect on what was preventling the merger from working.

1)Try a quick shutdown and then start back up to load Windows fresh and look for the 5 keys.

2)Take ownership as well as full control to see those removed. Verify you have the right ones of course.

3) Then browse to the folder even "desktop" try highlighting the reg file which you can also download into a temp folder if you prefer. Once hightlighted with a single click in a Windows Explorer window click the merge button.

I was a little caught off guard but took notes when seeing those few steps work right away. If you saw the error message in the screen posted earlier you are running into the same thing there too. Hopefully this will work for you as well.
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20 Jun 2010   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

OK, I got it to work using Night Hawk's method. I made a System Restore point, then exported (made backups) of each of the registry keys. I then deleted each key, and then closed the registry editor. Then, one by one, I merged the exported (backed up) keys. I then merged Brink's REG file to add the delete button, and -- finally! -- I got a confirmation box saying the keys were merged. Upon opening a new Explorer window, the Delete button was there !

Thank you both, Brink and Night Hawk, for the help! Although I still have no clue why my silly computer wouldn't grant me permission to edit the registry, even though I had full control and was the owner .
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20 Jun 2010   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm not sure why you had to do it that way either, but I'm happy that you got it working for you.

To be honest, I'm not sure why you guys deleted anything to begin with. As long as all of the GUID numbers in step 4 have been "taken ownership" of by your user account and you "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of each GUID number in step 4, then the REG file should merge completely to add the "Delete" toolbar button. No matter how many times you run the REG file, it will not add multiple instances.
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20 Jun 2010   #24
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

The only thing I can figure is it may have something to do with some layer of data execution protection now seen in 7 that wasn't present in Vista. The UAC is kept off here as well as having disabled all other protections when first running into this one.

I'm glad to see you got it to work for you there! Misfortune It would be interesting to know sometime just what we have in common as far as the registry that prevented the initial attempts we made. At least we have a fix available in case anyone else runs into this too.
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27 Jun 2010   #25


great tip!
thanks Brink
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27 Jun 2010   #26

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Nerone, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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28 Jun 2010   #27

windows 7 Home Premium

Hi there, after numerous unsuccessful attempts using the given method, I can confirm what Misfortune says. Exporting, deleting and re-merging the keys then running the add delete toolbar button reg file works. Fantastic!!!!! Thanks to Brink and Night Hawk and Misfortune.
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28 Jun 2010   #28

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm happy to hear that you got it working Kiwichick.
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28 Jun 2010   #29
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Welcome to the Seven Forums! kiwichick Also glad to hear the method is also helping others running into any similar problems getting the delete option onto the WE toolbar.
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