Some Cool Registry Editing Tricks

Posted: October 12, 2015 in registry hacks, win tricks

The registry is a hierarchical database that stores the value of variables in windows and the application and services that run on windows.
The operating system and the other programs also uses the registry to store about user and about the current configuration of the system and its components.
SUBTREE:Subtree are the root, or primary divisions, of the registry.
The registry is divided into five subtrees. Subtree contains the keys, subkeys, ans enteries in which the data is stored.
LIST OF SUBTREES:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
HKEY_USERS
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG
TRICKS:
First of all open Registry Editor.
Go to start> run> regedit
1.TO REMOVE THE SHORTCUT ARROW FROM SHORTCUTS.
STEPS:
 Open regedit.exe file.
 Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
 Under the lnkfile  key, in the right pane delete a  String value named IsShortcut.
2.TO DISABLE RIGHT CLICK ON THE DESKTOP AND EXPLORER.
STEPS:
Open regedit.exe file.
Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies]
In the left side pane,  right click on the Policies key and create a new key called Explorer.
Under the Explorer key, in the right pane create a new DWORD value named NoViewContextMenu within the above registry key and set its data value to 1 to disable the right click context menu on the desktop, and to 0 to enable it.
NOTE: You may want to completely delete the DWORD value NoViewContextMenu when you want to enable right click.
3.TO DISABLE RIGHT CLICK ON THE TASKBAR.
STEPS:
Open regedit.exe file.
Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
In the right pane, create a new DWORD value named NoTrayContextMenu within the above registry key and set its data value to 1 to disable the right click context menu on the taskbar, and to 0 to enable it.
NOTE: You may want to completely delete the DWORD value NoTrayContextMenu when you want to enable right click.
4.TO DISABLE WINDOWS HOTKEYS.
STEPS:
Open regedit.exe file.
Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Under the Explorer key, in the right pane create a new DWORD value named NoWinKeys within the above registry key and set its data value to 1 to disable
the windows hotkeys, and to 0 to enable it.
NOTE: You may want to completely delete the DWORD value NoWinKeys when you want to enable hotkeys.
5.TO DISABLE THE CONTROL PANEL.
STEPS:
Open regedit.exe file.
Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Under the Explorer key, in the right pane create a new DWORD value named NoControlPanel within the above registry key and set its data value to 1 to disable the windows hotkeys, and to 0 to enable it.
NOTE: You may want to completely delete the DWORD value NoControlPanel when you want to enable control panel.
6.TO DISABLE THE FOLDER AND SEARCH OPTION.
STEPS:
Open regedit.exe file.
Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ Explorer]
Under the Explorer key, in the right pane create a new DWORD value named NoFolderOptions within the above registry key and set its data value to 1 to disable the folder and search option, and to 0 to enable it.
NOTE: You may want to completely delete the DWORD value NoFolderOptions when you want to enable the folder and search option.
7.TO ADD AN APPLICATION TO THE RIGHT CLICK MENU OF THE DESKTOP.
STEPS:
Open regedit.exe file.
Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell]
In the left side pane,  right click on the shell key and create a new key called Paint.
In the left side pane,  right click on the Paint key and create a new key called command.
Under the command key, in the right pane double click on the (Default) string key and change its data  to: C:\Windows\System32\mspaint.exe
NOTE: Now when you right click on your desktop, a new menu item called Paint has been added to the context menu.
8.TO ADD CONTROL PANEL  TO THE RIGHT CLICK MENU OF THE DESKTOP.
STEPS:
Open regedit.exe file.
Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell]
In the left side pane,  right click on the shell key and create a new key called Control Panel.
In the left side pane,  right click on the Control Panel key and create a new key called command.
Under the command key, in the right pane double click on the (Default) string key and change its data  to: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
NOTE: Now when you right click on your desktop, a new menu item called Control Panel has been added to the context menu.
9.TO PREVENT ACCESS TO CERTAIN DRIVES.
STEPS:
Open regedit.exe file.
Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Under the Explorer key, in the right pane create a new DWORD value named NoViewOnDrive within the above registry key and set its data value to the number of the drive that you want to hide as per the below list:
A: 1 , B: 2 , C: 4 , D: 8 , E: 16 , F: 32 , G: 64 , H: 128          (ALL: 67108863)
NOTE: You may want to completely delete the DWORD value NoViewOnDrive when you want to enable access to certain drives.
10.TO DISABLE THE FOLDER AND SEARCH OPTION.
STEPS:
Open regedit.exe file.
Scroll down to create the following registry key:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ System]
Under the System key, in the right pane create a new DWORD value named DisableTaskMgr within the above registry key and set its data value to 1 to disable the folder and search option, and to 0 to enable it.
NOTE: You may need to restart Windows for the changes to be implemented.

Posted by Shubham ;)

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