Open Registry Explorer with a folder tree by default

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Tweak #37 - july 4, 2002

When you open the Registry icon on the desktop, the root Registry folder is shown without the left folder pane.

This tweak changes this behavior and makes the folders tree show up on the left.

The tweak

Go to the registry key:


This is the CLSID for Registry Explorer.

In this key, make the following subkey:


Set the default value to:


This makes the verb Tree the default verb.
Now we still have to create this verb.

In the shell key, create the following subkey:


Set the default value of the Tree key to

Open with Tree

In the Tree key, make the following subkey:


In the command key, set the default value to the following:

Explorer.exe /e,/idlist,%I

The tweak is now completed and will take effect immediately.

Download reg file

Download tweak37.reg

Download reg file to restore the default

Download tweak37_restore.reg