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Windows 7: Relationship between Bags and BagMRU keys

3 Weeks Ago   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I don't understand what you're trying to achieve by editing the BagMRU database.
As I understood by the article, it will be recreated as soon as you use the computer.
My advise is to leave it as it is.


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3 Weeks Ago   #12
PDXmatt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I don't understand what you're trying to achieve by editing the BagMRU database.
As I understood by the article, it will be recreated as soon as you use the computer.
My advise is to leave it as it is.
Once the database gets too big it starts taking a long time to open a new folder, I'm constantly extracting archives and going through the folders it extracts so my database gets filled up very quickly. I have a very large "BagMRU Size" because once it hits the limit it just stops keeping any new custom folder views so lowering it won't help, I'd still have to clear the Bags entries. Even renaming a folder will create new Bags entries, while still leaving the old ones.
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3 Weeks Ago   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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3 Weeks Ago   #14
PDXmatt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I know, but what if I just want to reset some folder views? Every tutorial is like that one, it only shows how to reset all folders to default, but I only want to reset some.
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3 Weeks Ago   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's the main problem. It's not real friendly towards individual folders as for making it easy to know what each item in the registry is for in Bags.

The only way that I know of is to back up your folder views using the tutorial below, and then use trial and error deleting individual items in Bags, restart the explorer process, and see if that was it. Once found, you can restore your backup, and then delete the found item.
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3 Weeks Ago   #16
PDXmatt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
That's the main problem. It's not real friendly towards individual folders as for making it easy to know what each item in the registry is for in Bags.

The only way that I know of is to back up your folder views using the tutorial below, and then use trial and error deleting individual items in Bags, restart the explorer process, and see if that was it. Once found, you can restore your backup, and then delete the found item.
But wouldn't the BagMRU key get messed up since it has still has the information about the Bags entry I deleted?
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3 Weeks Ago   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You would need to do it in both keys. It's pretty much pure trial and error to find the value for the exact folder.
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3 Weeks Ago   #18
PDXmatt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You would need to do it in both keys. It's pretty much pure trial and error to find the value for the exact folder.
That's what I've been trying to ask, how do I edit the BagMRU entries? The BagMRU entries are in Binary, and the entries in the Bags and BagMRU keys don't seem to match up at all.
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3 Weeks Ago   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Now you can understand the complete difficulty in trying to only delete the view settings of a specific folder with everything in binary.

Basically, you would delete the same number key under the "BagMRU" and "Bags" keys below hoping it is for the folder you want to reset.

HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU

HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags

To be honest, it would be much easier to just manually set the folder to the view you want instead of trying to nail it down in the registry.
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3 Weeks Ago   #20
PDXmatt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm not trying to reset specific folders, I just fill up the Bags key so quickly, then new folders take a long time to open. I just want to be able to clear some of them, most of the folder views I want to keep would be in the first 100. Let me just ask this, what will happen if I just delete some of the Bags keys, without changing any of the BagMRU keys? Will it just skip those numbers when making new Bags keys?
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