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Windows 7: My Context Menu Tweaks for Windows 7

03 Apr 2009   #21
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi John and polycue,

Those .reg files were made by Vishal Gupta.

You might see if merging these two NULL.reg files will correct those invalid entries :

NULLAdd Search option.reg

NULLSearch.reg




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04 Apr 2009   #22
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Found a functioning link for REGPAD alpha 0.2.0 download:

http://www.herbystweaks.net/files/RegPad.zip
That's the one - it is a hard link to track down.

My Screen shot is RegPad 0.2.0 that is why I was gonna post it. Thanks for the assist.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Thanks polycue
Yah, what he said too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi John and polycue,

Those .reg files were made by Vishal Gupta.

You might see if merging these two NULL.reg files will correct those invalid entries :

Attachment 7211

Attachment 7212
I know *what* is causing the problem, I just wanted the OP to realize that a couple were FUBARd.

BTW, I used Nir Sofer's ZipInstaller: Install Windows applications from ZIP file to install it to Program Files (x86) on 64bit OSs and Program Files on 32bit OSs.

So, here is the .reg file to not only change the default association of .reg files from the default of having reg-editor install them to opening in RegPad - provides an extra layer of security for those without UAC on....

I have 2 versions - 32bit for folks running 32bit OSs ***and*** 64bit OSs who install RegPad to Program Files, and 64bit, for folks who install it to Program Files (X86).

32bit: RegPad entries 32bit.reg

64bit: RegPad entries 64bit.reg


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04 Apr 2009   #23
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi John and polycue,

Those .reg files were made by Vishal Gupta.

You might see if merging these two NULL.reg files will correct those invalid entries :

Attachment 7211

Attachment 7212
Does not correct those invalid entries.
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04 Apr 2009   #24
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
So, here is the .reg file to not only change the default association of .reg files from the default of having reg-editor install them to opening in RegPad - provides an extra layer of security for those without UAC on....

I have 2 versions - 32bit for folks running 32bit OSs ***and*** 64bit OSs who install RegPad to Program Files, and 64bit, for folks who install it to Program Files (X86).

32bit: Attachment 7247

64bit: Attachment 7246
Merging the RegPad entries 32bit.reg on my 32bit system removed the right click Edit and Merge options on the user account where I installed it...not good. It did correctly change the default association of .reg files from the default of having reg-editor install them to opening in RegPad. My other user accounts retained the right click Edit and Merge options along with the change of the default association of .reg files from the default of having reg-editor install them to opening in RegPad...good.

Cant explain this one.
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04 Apr 2009   #25
johngalt

 

Edit should become the default action when you double click the item, therefore it should be still in your context menu - I assume that you rebooted to make sure all is well?
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04 Apr 2009   #26
johngalt

 

Also, did you use ZipInstaller to install RegPad to the appropriate rectory?
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04 Apr 2009   #27
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Rebooted...still missing edit and merge.

Did not use ZipInstaller to install RegPad.
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04 Apr 2009   #28
johngalt

 

lol.

If you open RegPad and look at the entries that you merged, it needs RegPad to be *installed* to Program Files. If you do not install it, you need to edit the paths to reflect where you have it extracted.

Personally, I'd use ZipInstaller b/c that puts it in the Program Files section, *and* it give it a nice little uninstaller.
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04 Apr 2009   #29
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Yes, I had extracted the program to another drive and that may be part of the problem. I'll copy the directory over to the default location and reboot to see if that corrects the issue.

Rebooted but still the same problem. Interesting that the problem only manifest itself in only the user account where I did the merge. The other user accounts had all changed properly.

While attempting to debug the problem I reset the default association of .reg to regedit. Now I am unable to change the default association for this file type within this user account. The other user accounts are all OK.
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04 Apr 2009   #30
johngalt

 

Hmmm. Sounds like a permission thing. Now when you try to merge the reg items it doesn't allow you to merge them?

Have you rebooted since resetting the .reg entries?

Have you performed any other tweaks using other .reg entries and such on this account already?

How about the other accounts?
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