Syntax of REG files

RegistryEditorVersion
Blank line
[RegistryPath1]
"DataItemName1"="DataType1:DataValue1"
"DataItemName2"="DataType2:DataValue2"
Blank line
[RegistryPath2]
"DataItemName3"="DataType3:DataValue3"
Blank line

Important: Each registration path must be terminated with a blank line (return). This also applies to the last registration path.

Add, Delete, Rename and Change Registry Subkeys and Values using a REG File

Add Key

[NewRegistryPath]

Delete Key

[-RegistryPath]

Rename Key

[-RegistryPath]
[NewRegistryPath]

Add value

[RegistryPath]
"NewDataItemName"="DataType:DataValue"

Delete value

[RegistryPath]
"DataItemName"=-

Rename value

[RegistryPath]
"DataItemName"=-
"NewDataItemName"="DataType:DataValue"

Change value

[RegistryPath]
"DataItemName"="DataType:NewDataValue"

Add comments

; Note

Executing a REG file within a batch file

regedit.exe /s "[Path of the .reg file]"

/s (silent) = no message is displayed

Display seconds on the clock

Simply download the following REG files, unzip them and execute the desired file to add or remove the seconds.

seconds-in-system-clock.zip

Windows 10 - Remove "This PC" folders

Simply download the following REG files, unzip them and execute the desired file to add or remove the folders.

this-pc-folders.zip

Note: If you open the user folder with the path "C:\User\[Your Name]", the folders are still visible after deactivation. However, if you open your user folder with "%userprofile%" in the address bar, the hidden folders are not displayed.

Prevent creation of the "thumbs.db" file

There is another solution under Windows Pro. Go to the detailed tutorial Switch off the caching of thumbnails.

Simply download the following REG files, unzip them and execute the desired file to add or remove the "thumbs.db" file.

thumbs.db-file.zip