Configuring Windows Explorer

With Windows 95 and above, the the Windows 3.1 file manager functions are accessed using the Windows Explorer. Unfortunately, Microsoft has configured this tool to be particularly hostile. This configuration guide will show you how to modify the Windows Explorer default configuration in a way that makes it much friendlier.

This is not intended to be simply a cookbook, but also as a guide to hacking the Windows registry.

Amost everything in this guide applies to every Windows operating system since Windows 3.1. The main differences relate to directory names. (Normally, these are not identified.) All other known differences are identified.

Additional Windows configuration tips, not related to Windows Explorer can be found here. Included is a tool for tracing registry accesses!

Additional notes on the registry are here.

Author: Robert Clemenzi -
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