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Windows 7: Make My Computer First icon on Desktop

24 Nov 2010   #31
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

How to view the system registry by using 64-bit versions of Windows


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24 Nov 2010   #32
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

syswow64 just opens up the SysWOW64 folder?
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24 Nov 2010   #33
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

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I have my computer, program icons, and personal folder shortcuts on my desktop. I put My computer first, I deleted all the check marks that are shown when you right click on desktop and go to sort by. Everything stays in place.
Upon restart User and My Computer order switches for me.

This article gives instructions that worked with XP. The registry key in question: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\]
right-click on DWORD value "SortOrderIndex" and click on 'Modify'.

I am unable to modify the value due to permission issues. And I'm unable to give my username (which is an administrator account) Full permissions for this key. Is this locked by the system or can I gain access to it some how?
Opened sysWOW64 via: systemroot%\syswow64
Ran regedit (64) as admin via right click,
Tried to change the above referenced DWORD,
Got this error: : "Cannot edit SortOrderIndex: Error writing the value's new contents."
Also tried to add full control via permissions: "Unable to save permission changes on...Accessed denied"
administrator and SYSTEM are both read only but TrustedInstaller has full control. I cannot add myself on for full control either.

Why can't I gain permissions for this?
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24 Nov 2010   #34
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

A batch file is a text file with commands, just a diffrent extention...

Rclick your desktop or folder, click "new" then "text file"

Rclick the new text file then "rename", rename it to sumthing like "icon.bat"

rclickthe bat file and click "EDIT", dont double click or open it will exicute the file!

then past your DOS commands and save

place the file in C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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24 Nov 2010   #35
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0n33 View Post
A batch file is a text file with commands, just a diffrent extention...

Rclick your desktop or folder, click "new" then "text file"

Rclick the new text file then "rename", rename it to sumthing like "icon.bat"

rclickthe bat file and click "EDIT", dont double click or open it will exicute the file!

then past your DOS commands and save

place the file in C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Following you so far. What DOS commands do I have to put to get the icon order that I am looking for? Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #36
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I have my computer, program icons, and personal folder shortcuts on my desktop. I put My computer first, I deleted all the check marks that are shown when you right click on desktop and go to sort by. Everything stays in place.
Upon restart User and My Computer order switches for me.

This article gives instructions that worked with XP. The registry key in question: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\]
right-click on DWORD value "SortOrderIndex" and click on 'Modify'.

I am unable to modify the value due to permission issues. And I'm unable to give my username (which is an administrator account) Full permissions for this key. Is this locked by the system or can I gain access to it some how?
Opened sysWOW64 via: systemroot%\syswow64
Ran regedit (64) as admin via right click,
Tried to change the above referenced DWORD,
Got this error: : "Cannot edit SortOrderIndex: Error writing the value's new contents."
Also tried to add full control via permissions: "Unable to save permission changes on...Accessed denied"
administrator and SYSTEM are both read only but TrustedInstaller has full control. I cannot add myself on for full control either.

Why can't I gain permissions for this?
same as 32 bit registry youll need to set owner to administrator and run it as admin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #37
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0n33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Upon restart User and My Computer order switches for me.

This article gives instructions that worked with XP. The registry key in question: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\]
right-click on DWORD value "SortOrderIndex" and click on 'Modify'.

I am unable to modify the value due to permission issues. And I'm unable to give my username (which is an administrator account) Full permissions for this key. Is this locked by the system or can I gain access to it some how?
Opened sysWOW64 via: systemroot%\syswow64
Ran regedit (64) as admin via right click,
Tried to change the above referenced DWORD,
Got this error: : "Cannot edit SortOrderIndex: Error writing the value's new contents."
Also tried to add full control via permissions: "Unable to save permission changes on...Accessed denied"
administrator and SYSTEM are both read only but TrustedInstaller has full control. I cannot add myself on for full control either.

Why can't I gain permissions for this?
same as 32 bit registry youll need to set owner to administrator and run it as admin
Ok, so what would the DOS command look like? And I assume I set the owner by right click, properties, security and then add full permissions for my username (and I am an admin) Sorry, this DOS cmd stuff is pretty foreign to me
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #38
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0n33 View Post
A batch file is a text file with commands, just a diffrent extention...

Rclick your desktop or folder, click "new" then "text file"

Rclick the new text file then "rename", rename it to sumthing like "icon.bat"

rclickthe bat file and click "EDIT", dont double click or open it will exicute the file!

then past your DOS commands and save

place the file in C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Following you so far. What DOS commands do I have to put to get the icon order that I am looking for? Thanks

make sure you can successfully change the key first..

then export it, rclick the key and click export.. save it as "icon.reg"

then create the bat file, and paste this one first line:

reg import file.reg

then paste this one onf the below on second line (to auto refresh your desktop):

rundll32.exe user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters

or

wmic.exe process where name="explorer.exe" call TERMINATE

or

taskkill /F /im explorer.exe (again restarts explorer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #39
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0n33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0n33 View Post
A batch file is a text file with commands, just a diffrent extention...

Rclick your desktop or folder, click "new" then "text file"

Rclick the new text file then "rename", rename it to sumthing like "icon.bat"

rclickthe bat file and click "EDIT", dont double click or open it will exicute the file!

then past your DOS commands and save

place the file in C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Following you so far. What DOS commands do I have to put to get the icon order that I am looking for? Thanks

make sure you can successfully change the key first..

then export it, rclick the key and click export.. save it as "icon.reg"

then create the bat file, and paste this one first line:

reg import file.reg

then paste this one onf the below on second line (to auto refresh your desktop):

rundll32.exe user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters

or

wmic.exe process where name="explorer.exe" call TERMINATE

or

taskkill /F /im explorer.exe (again restarts explorer
I can't alter the key. Can I use the cmd prompt to do this rather than elevated 64 bit regedit?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2010   #40
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

I assumed when you edited the regisrty on the first page of this thread it worked untill you rebooted,. After trying it, i had no luck either, so this isnt really going to work... but ill keep trying, there maynot be a way though... This has got me interested.
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