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    well the batch file i ws referring to was to apply changes to an EWF system, as I stated.

    As far as registry files, just export the explorer one that's default, then create the one as described in the first page of this thread and export that.. now you have 2 registry files you can click back and forth between and reboot to change the shell.

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    Here is what my reg file to change the shell to Frodoplayer looks like:

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

    "Shell"="C:\Program Files\Frodoplayer\Frodoplayer.exe"
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    But it doesn't work. The shell stays as explorer.exe. Do you know why?

    My other reg file changes the shell from Frodoplayer back to explorer.exe no problem...but I have to manually modify the registry to change the shell to Frodoplayer...

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    %systemroot% is the 'default' for all NT boxes (NT4/2K/XP/2K3) while %windir% is a nice little add-on in most installations for application calls etc...


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    ^ think you meant to say %windir%

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    Muldrick, if your file system is setup like above and you are running XP they *should* be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot
    Here is what my reg file to change the shell to Frodoplayer looks like:

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

    "Shell"="C:\Program Files\Frodoplayer\Frodoplayer.exe"
    ---------------------------------------

    But it doesn't work. The shell stays as explorer.exe. Do you know why?

    My other reg file changes the shell from Frodoplayer back to explorer.exe no problem...but I have to manually modify the registry to change the shell to Frodoplayer...
    I went and tried to make a .reg file so the shell could be easily changed. For some reason, the registry seems to not allow the shell to be changed via a .reg file. Even when I'd manually change it (which it would take) and then export the key, the registry would not make the change. Perhaps its some kinda of safety within Windows to prevent this from happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_sellers1
    I went and tried to make a .reg file so the shell could be easily changed. For some reason, the registry seems to not allow the shell to be changed via a .reg file. Even when I'd manually change it (which it would take) and then export the key, the registry would not make the change. Perhaps its some kinda of safety within Windows to prevent this from happening.

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    Create the .reg in safe mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02
    Create the .reg in safe mode.
    Without using safe mode, windows will allow the .reg file to be created. The problem isn't *creating* the .reg file. The problem is that when you run the .reg file the shell doesn't change - it stays as explorer.exe!

    @d_sellers: You obtained the same results that I did. I agree it must be some sort of built-in protection against a virus changing the shell to something unusable.

    Any other ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muldrick
    Ok, I had done that, just never tried it. After I had entered it into apps. it kept (keeps) saying "FALSE-FALSE" after the command line. But it works fine, added a bunch of other stuff too. I like this
    Thanks for your help.
    The FALSE - FALSE indicators point out the status of the 2 checkboxes.
    So "Pause Frodoplayer = FALSE" and "Minimize Frodoplayer = FALSE"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot
    @d_sellers: You obtained the same results that I did. I agree it must be some sort of built-in protection against a virus changing the shell to something unusable.

    Any other ideas?
    A friend of mine has a program that he was showing me that replaces the windows shell with a more Widgets-style shell. The neat thing about it is that it included a small program that easily allowed for the shell to be changed back and forth. Now the problem is, I don't remember the name of the progarm that he was using. I've been meaning to get back with him on it but I haven't seen him around (which is bad because he doesn't live very far).

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_sellers1
    A friend of mine has a program that he was showing me that replaces the windows shell with a more Widgets-style shell. The neat thing about it is that it included a small program that easily allowed for the shell to be changed back and forth. Now the problem is, I don't remember the name of the program that he was using. I've been meaning to get back with him on it but I haven't seen him around (which is bad because he doesn't live very far).

    Derek
    I'm trying to find a way to load up a few programs on windows start; X Port which clones my serial port, gatso hunter (speed camera detector) and RR.

    I have them all loaded from a .vbs file atm, but it won't work when I link to that as the shell.

    Then I thought I'd try carshell- but I can't seem to d/l it from anywhere! CarShell v2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MV54
    I'm trying to find a way to load up a few programs on windows start; X Port which clones my serial port, gatso hunter (speed camera detector) and RR.

    I have them all loaded from a .vbs file atm, but it won't work when I link to that as the shell.

    Then I thought I'd try carshell- but I can't seem to d/l it from anywhere! CarShell v2
    You know what may work better than the .vbs? Try making an AutoIt script. AutoIt scripts can be used to automate damn near anything. Unfortunately it may be a pain in the *** to get it to work just right. You can get it from here. It's available in an installable version and standalone. Plus, the script file (.au3) can be saved as a .exe using the included .au3>.exe converter.

    Hmmm, I wonder if a script can make the change... AutoIt v3 does have registry reading (not sure about writing) capabilities. I'll look more into it and see what I can find out. Perhaps then we can get around the .reg shell protection.

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