Improve Your Windows 7 Registry With 7 Easy Tweaks
Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:10 PM
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:28 PM
I found the same problem except I first received a warning about trusting the provider of take-ownership.reg. I told it to continue and got an error message "Cannot import C:\Users\[name]\Desktop\take-ownership.reg: The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry from within the registry editor".
Don't you guys check that your advice actually works? especially when you are getting us to mess with the registry.
This post has been edited by Ascot: 09 April 2012 - 12:28 PM
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:30 PM
If you can't even read the title "Improve Your Windows 7 Registry With 7 Easy Tweaks" you probably shouldn't mess with your registry.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:38 PM
You have to save it as a .reg file, not a .txt file. The icon should look like a block on page, not a regular text page. Windows 7 allows names with periods so you may have saved it as "take-ownership.reg.txt"
It works fine and I can finally move folders that Win7 refused to release before.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:03 AM
It works perfectly, BUT:
1) When you copy-and-paste the posted text, you have to include the line "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" (without the quotes) as the first line in the .REG file, otherwise it won't be recognized as a registry file.
2) You need to edit the copied-and-pasted text to eliminate the extraneous lines and spaces. PCWorld dropped the ball on that one.
3) You MUST use a non-formatting text editor like Notepad to write a .REG file. Word won't work because it adds formatting information (which the user normally doesn't see).