Unknown Registry Key

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  1. Akj
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #1

    Unknown Registry Key


    Hi,

    I have an up-to-date fully patched Windows 10 Home system and have a query regarding the Registry.

    Does anyone know what the following Registry Keys are used for:

    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SessionInfo\1\Applicat ionViewManagement\W32:00000000000101B4 and up to W32:000000006B2107F4

    There are more than 7700 similar value keys and almost all of them have the same value of:-
    '10 00 00 00 30 30 44 56 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00'

    The occasional key has data similar to:
    '10 00 00 00 30 30 44 56 53 5A CE 47 19 8C B7 49 AF A0 F6 69 3E 2E BA E8'

    Having 'Googled' it to death, I cannot find any reference to these keys?
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  2. Andrew129260's Avatar
    Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Pro x64 latest version
       #2

    I think this has to do with the virtual desktop feature in ten, but not positive.
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,010
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #3

    Yes, the value (rt hand pane in registry editor) in each case has the name
    VirtualDesktop
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  4. Akj
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    But how does this hex data say VirtualDesktop?
    "10 00 00 00 30 30 44 56 53 5A CE 47 19 8C B7 49 AF A0 F6 69 3E 2E BA E8"
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  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,723
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    Akj said:
    But how does this hex data say VirtualDesktop?
    "10 00 00 00 30 30 44 56 53 5A CE 47 19 8C B7 49 AF A0 F6 69 3E 2E BA E8"
    It doesn't, but the REG_BINARY value that contains that data is named 'VirtualDesktop'.

    PS: I have 2,500 of them, from W32:00000000000101CE up to W32:00000000011A0436
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  6. Akj
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks again, but.....

    1. How do you know this?
    2. How is this encoded?
    3. Is this documented anywhere?
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,010
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #7

    Unknown Registry Key-1.png

    2. How is this encoded?
    3. Is this documented anywhere?
    At a guess, a design specification somewhere within MS. You might try having a word with Satya Nadella should you bump into him...
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  8. Akj
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    That's a bit of a 'Giveaway'....

    Unknown Registry Key-registry.jpg
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,010
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #9

    Same in Regedit
    Unknown Registry Key-1.png
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  10. Akj
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I must be an Idiot!!! (do not reply!!)

    The 'Name Field' was out of View!!

    Thanks for your patience.
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