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Windows 7: Regedit--windows searches in wrong directory (windows\system32)

20 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Regedit--windows searches in wrong directory (windows\system32)

Hi to the group. I am having a problem figuring out why I no longer can run regedit from the run bar in search. The search gives an error message that regedit can't be found in C:\windows\system32 which I can understand because its actual location on my computer is in C:\windows and opens properly when I do so from that location. has this application been moved in some way so that it can no longer be found where search expects it to be?

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20 Dec 2011   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011

Have you tried clearing (deleting) the things from the run command? Maybe someone typed it in wrong & now it wants to open that all the time.
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20 Dec 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

I'm not aware of the way to do that. I tried right clicking on the search result icon "regedit," right clicked, then clicked delete but that was ineffective. Also, when I type regedit in the search line and it is listed I can then click on "run command" and it opens regedit. I am also able to open regedit by going to accessories, run and doing so. It just gives me the error message if I click on the search result icon with regedit.
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