Remove “links” from favorites

Here is a small REGISTRY file which removes links from favorites.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
"LinksFolderName"=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

Add “Open with” to context menu

Here is a small REGISTRY file which adds the “Open with” option to context menu to all files and folders.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"

Disable media autorun

Here is a small REGISTRY file which disables media autorun

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdrom]
"AutoRun"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\NoDriveTypeAutoRun]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:000000b1

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:000000b1

Windows 7 registry files

Here is a list of configuration (registry) files for basic Windows 7 configuration:

Very useful:

  1. Add “Empty recycle bin” to right click context menu   (download)
  2. Disable aero warning   (download)
  3. Add user passwords form to control panel (download)
  4. Configure dir command (at command prompt) (download)
  5. Configure Terminal prompt (download)
  6. Disable Media Autorun (download)
  7. Enable Unicode typing (download)
  8. Add “Open With” to files and folders (download)
  9. Increase balloon time (download)
  10. Remove “links” folder from favorites (download)
  11. Enable “Show hidden files” (download)

Less important:

  1. Disable app focus stealing (download)
  2. Lock homepage (download)
  3. Unlock homepage (download)

User passwords form to control panel

Here is a small REGISTRY file which adds a hidden “User passwords” form to control panel.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}]
@="User Passwords"
"InfoTip"="Starts The Windows 2000 style User Accounts dialog"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\DefaultIcon]
@="%SystemRoot%\\\\System32\\\\nusrmgr.cpl,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\Shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\Shell\Open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\Shell\Open\command]
@="Control Userpasswords2"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}]
@="Add Userpasswords2 to Control Panel"

Add “Empty recycle bin” to right click context menu

Here is a small REGISTRY file which adds “Empty recycle bin” to right click context menu.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
@="Empty Recycle Bin"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Empty Recycle Bin]
@="{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Empty Recycle Bin]
@="{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Empty Recycle Bin]
@="{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Empty Recycle Bin]
@="{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"

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