Registry HKLM - Explorer - "User Shell folders" content damaged by installation; how to fix it?
Posted on 2005-04-21
Registry path in scope: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
Reason: The above registry keys content was deleted after un-installation of a program. How to 'restore'?
Restoring the english Win XP is easy?
But what about a German, French and Korean Win XP versions?
I hope to make a program which automatically can go into the registry and puts some default content no matter the language version of the windows XP.
English content is normally something like
"Common Favorites" = "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Favorites"
"Common Documents" = "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents"
I.e. content in the User Shell Folders key is not very dynamic, so it should be just a matter of finding windows translations of "Favorites" etc. to Korean, German, French etc ???
Note: Restore is not an opetion unfortunately.
Note#2: I have InstallShield 10.5, so maybe I can use this to make a fix?