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modify registry

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by nomad, Mar 18, 2015.

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  1. nomad

    nomad Thread Starter

    Sep 30, 1999
    I have modified my registry to run a batch file from the drop down context menu when you right click on any blank area. What I would like to do know is distribute this to my coworkers in the form of a batch file or a .reg file so all the have to do is double click and it would modify their registry by adding a key called testing then a subkey under that called command then data value to be “D:\Users\%username%\Desktop\BatchFiles\test.bat” The following is what I have so far but keep getting the error “The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from with the registry editor.”

    reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\testing" /f
    reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\testing\command" /f /d “D:\Users\%username%\Desktop\BatchFiles\test.bat”

    Can anyone help me with this?
  2. kanaitpro

    kanaitpro Account Closed

    Feb 13, 2013
    i think you need to take the quotes away from everything except the value to be added. the one i have here is like that anyway. here it is, and the flags don't match yours, but i am not a scripting guy, i would google it myself.

    reg add HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy /v "EnableAutoUpdateCheck" /t REG_SZ /d dword:00000000 /f
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