lil bit of .reg file help. cant figure out how to reset string  


  1. Posts : 740
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       #1

    lil bit of .reg file help. cant figure out how to reset string


    here's an example

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bash_auto_file]
    @="Bash Script"

    it adds the value "Bash Script" to the default value of the .bash_auto_file key.

    i'm trying to reset the default string to its natural state with (value not set)

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bash_auto_file]
    @=""

    results in the value of the default string being blank, not returned to its (value not set) state. I have to actually open the string with its already blank value, then hit ok and it then populates with (value not set)

    if it were any other key, i could just delete the key entirely - alas its not an option here. I'm preeetty new to making my own .reg files and even if as i assume, blank and (value not set) are functionally the same, id love a way to return it to its "not touched" state if possible.
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  2. Posts : 988
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #2

    To remove a value via a .reg file, use:

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bash_auto_file]
    @=-
    In the registry editor, right-click on the value name & select 'Delete'

    To remove a key via a .reg file, preface the key name with a "-":
    Code:
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bash_auto_file]
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  3. Posts : 15,955
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3448
       #3

    Please would you post screen-snips of the Registry key in the state you want it
    1 set to
    2 reset to

    Please confirm that you have tried to create the .reg files you want by manually exporting the Key in both the states you want
    1 set
    2 reset
    and confirm what is not done correctly if you 'run' [well, merge actually] each of those as a means of achieving what you want. Again snips of the Registry Key will probably be the best way of explaining.

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 740
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    KeithM said:
    To remove a value via a .reg file, use:

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bash_auto_file]
    @=-
    In the registry editor, right-click on the value name & select 'Delete'

    To remove a key via a .reg file, preface the key name with a "-":

    Code:
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bash_auto_file]
    of course! this should do the trick /facepalm

    I was aware of the "-" removing the keys. However I was trying to edit the default strings value with "" when i believe upon removal it would just be recreated so thats likely my ticket out.

    thank you!
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