Windows 11 Tweaks, Fixes and Modifications [Overview]

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  1. egyptian hak

    egyptian hak MDL Member

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    after the windows updates for windows explorer
    the pc user icon folders were despaired and vivetool does not doing anything to restore icons
    so i found new methods by modifying registry to restore it again
    like this
    upload_2023-10-20_12-0-26.png

    i attached reg file to do that

    to show folder icons to this pc

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalDownloadsRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalPicturesRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalMusicRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalDocumentsRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalVideosRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCDesktopRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=-
    to hide

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalDownloadsRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=dword:022ab9b9
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalPicturesRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=dword:022ab9b9
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalMusicRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=dword:022ab9b9
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalDocumentsRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=dword:022ab9b9
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCLocalVideosRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=dword:022ab9b9
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCDesktopRegFolder"
    "HideIfEnabled"=dword:022ab9b9
     

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  2. geepnozeex

    geepnozeex MDL Junior Member

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    #1522 geepnozeex, Oct 26, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2023
    del
     
  3. haris_mdlf69

    haris_mdlf69 MDL Senior Member

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    Does this work with Windows 10 OS also?
     
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  4. egyptian hak

    egyptian hak MDL Member

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    use the reg files attached for windows 10
     

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  5. tistou77

    tistou77 MDL Expert

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    Hello

    Currently, the Edit option (right click) to modify a .reg, .bat, .cmd, etc. file opens the old Notepad

    It is possible to open the new Notepad by replacing the "Command" key with the path of the new Notepad (ex: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsNotepad_11.2112.32.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Notepad\Notepad.exe)
    But is it possible to replace this path with the App ID ?

    Thanks
     
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  6. ohenry

    ohenry MDL Senior Member

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    What version of Windows are you running? I'm on 22621.2428 Education, and I have not taken any action to get a newer version of Notepad.

    Currently, "C:\Windows\System32\Notepad.exe" shows, under properties, to be

    11.2309.28.0

    I also find

    %LOCALAPPDATA%\microsoft\windowsapps\notepad.exe

    which has a size of 0 byes, and is a link to

    "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsNotepad_11.2309.28.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Notepad\Notepad.exe"

    Examining the properties of that file, it also shows as 11.2309.28.0

    I do not find any older versions of notepad.exe on my system. YMMV
     
  7. tistou77

    tistou77 MDL Expert

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    I also have the latest version
    It's with the Edit option in the context menu (right click) on a .reg, .bat, .cmd file, for example where it opens the old Notepad (System32\Notepad.exe)
     
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  8. ohenry

    ohenry MDL Senior Member

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    Please re-read my original reply to you. On my system, "C:\Windows\System32\Notepad.exe" is the newer version.
     
  9. tistou77

    tistou77 MDL Expert

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    The version might have been updated (but not sure), but it's still the old Notepad
    The new one, a while ago, is the Notepad App, when you open a text file, by default it's the Notepad App opens (not the one in system32)

    I found the shortcut that works well, for the Edit option and some files : %LOCALAPPDATA%\microsoft\windowsapps\notepad.exe "%1"
    which opens the Notepad App
     
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  10. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    You can't uninstall it in Settings or Start Menu. Only, probably manually.
     
  11. haris_mdlf69

    haris_mdlf69 MDL Senior Member

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  12. tistou77

    tistou77 MDL Expert

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    I thought I saw a few years ago how to disable the creation of the LastGood.Tmp folder in Windows when installing a new driver
    But I can't find it anymore, if anyone has an idea

    Thanks
     
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  13. MIMMO61

    MIMMO61 MDL Senior Member

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    Good morning.
    I managed to find the registo key to enable "Edit with Paint" when an image is selected with the right mouse button.
    The icon I copied it to the root "%windir%\SysWOW64"

    upload_2023-11-3_18-14-48.png
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Open With Paint]
    @="&Edit with Paint"
    "icon"="%windir%\\SysWOW64\\Microsoft_Paint.ico"
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Open With Paint\command]
    @="mspaint.exe \"%1\""
    

    I must admit that I am having a very strange situation.
    The command, worked fine for a long time, but when I updated Paint via Microsoft Store, the command to call the registry key @="mspaint.exe \"%1\" no longer works.
    If I am not mistaken, the command should launch the executable mspaint.exe which is located in the path.
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Paint_11.2309.28.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\PaintApp
    In fact launching this executable does not start..

    I tried replacing the registry key call command with.
    @="explorer shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.Paint_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App"
    When I select an image and run the command, Paint opens not with the selected image but with the default interface.
    Any ideas?
    Thank you very much.
     
  14. ohenry

    ohenry MDL Senior Member

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    Try this:

    %LOCALAPPDATA%\microsoft\windowsapps\mspaint.exe
     
  15. boe323

    boe323 MDL Expert

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    #1539 boe323, Nov 3, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2023
    open with .....works great ....just saying

    Try this change the version number if doesnt work, latest version is 11.2309.30.0 but check your own paint app for version

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Edit]
    "AppUserModelID"="Microsoft.Paint_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App"
    "PackageRelativeExecutable"="PaintApp\\mspaint.exe"
    "DesktopAppXActivateOptions"=dword:00000020
    "Parameters"="\"%1\""
    "ContractId"="Windows.File"
    "DesiredInitialViewState"=dword:00000000
    @="Edit with Paint"
    "PackageId"="Microsoft.Paint_11.2206.6.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe"
    "Default.orig"="@{Microsoft.Paint_11.2206.6.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe?ms-resource://Microsoft.Paint/Resources/ShellContextMenuEdit}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Edit\command]
    "DelegateExecute"="{BFEC0C93-0B7D-4F2C-B09C-AFFFC4BDAE78}"
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\WindowsApps\\Microsoft.Paint_11.2206.6.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\\PaintApp\\mspaint.exe\" \"%1\""
     
  16. MIMMO61

    MIMMO61 MDL Senior Member

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