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Explorer Tips
Removing Right-Click Items
 Added 11/12/02
When you right click on a folder or file with the Explorer, a list of options is available.As more applications get installed, this list may get too large for you.To remove items from the list:1.Note the text of the item you want to remove2.Start Regedit3.Go to the following sections in the Registry and delete the subkey with the stringyou noted in Step 1.HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fileHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
Changing the Default Sound in Explorer 
 Added 11/17/01
You can change the default sound heard when navigating to folders in the Explorer.1.Start Regedit2.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ AppEvents \ Schemes \ Apps\ Explorer \ Navigating\ .current3.Change the default value to the wav file you want to use.4.Leaving it blank will turn off the sound.5.This also changes the default sound when opening a page in the Internet Explorer.
Running the Explorer in Separate Process (NT/XP Only)
 Added 11/17/01
By default, the Windows Desktop, Taskbar, and Explorer run in a single process usingmultiple threads. You can modify the registry so that the Taskbar and Desktop will run inone process with each instance of Explorer in a separate process.1.Start Regedit
 
2.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \CurrentVersion \ Explorer 3.Create a DWORD value called
 DesktopProcess
4.Give it a value of 1
Changing Drive Icons in Explorer 
 Added 9/14/01
To change the icon used for specific drives in Explorer 1.Start Regedit2.Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows /CurrentVersion / Explorer 3.Create a key called
 DriveIcons
4.Within DriveIcons, create another key with the drive letter you want to change(..\DriveIcons\K)5.Create another key within the drive letter key called
 DefaultIcon
6.Set the default value equal to the icon you want to use.7.If you have a file that has more than one icon in it, such as a DLL file, use thestandard
C:\full_path\icon_file.dll,x
where x is the number of the icon within the file icon_file.dll.
Changing Drive Labels in Explorer (Windows2000 and XP)
 Added 9/14/01
 Normally the Explorer shows drive labels as "Compact Disk", "Removable Disk" ect.To change the name of this label for specific drives:1.Start Regedit2.Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows /CurrentVersion / Explorer 3.Create a key called
 DriveIcons
4.Within DriveIcons, create another key with the drive letter you want to change(..\DriveIcons\K)5.Create another within the drive letter key called
 DefaultLabel 
6.Give the Default Value for this key the label you want to appear for that driveletter. (Jazz Drive etc.)7.Restart the computer 
 
Resetting Graphics PreView in Explorer 
 Added 3/13/01
For Windows98, ME or Windows 2000, if you have
View as Web Page
enabled but donot see a picture preview in Explorer:1.Start Regedit2.Go to Registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ file type \ ShellEx \{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}3.Make sure the Default Value "{7376D660-C583-11d0-A3A5-00C04FD706EC}"
Keeping Filenames in the Case You Want
Submitted 12/20/00
To stop Windows from changing the case of your filenames to upper or lower case:1.Start Regedit2.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Advanced3.Double-click DontPrettyPath (or create this key with a type of REG_DWORD if it doesn't exist)4.Set the value to 1 to keep the case as you type it or 0 to adjust the case as Explorer requires5.Click O6.Close RegeditSubmitted by Paul Brown
Changing the Explorer's Web View Background
 Added 12/21/99
If you use Web View for your Internet Explorer, you can change the background thatappears.Edit or recreate the file
>C:\Windows\Web\Wvleft.bmp
Make sure you keep the file dimensions the same 182x237 pixels

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