Hkey_Current_User user not updating/ed with Hkey_User
Posted on 2008-06-09
I am trying to run a script to apply registry settings prior to runnig a job. One of the setting I'm applying is to uncheck "Hide Extentions for All Known File Types" in Explorer. The doc I've seen pointed me to the "HideFileExt" value in Hkey_Current_User stating that any changes to the registry here would immediatly be updated to the current user in Hkey_Users (and visa versa).
I found that running the script doesn't work. Upon further investigation I found that changing the key in "regedit" for the Hkey_Current_User did not update the user in Hkey_Users and did not update the settiing in explorer. Updating the setting from Folder Options in Explorer updates the user in Hkey_Users but not Hkey_Current_User. Updating the user in Hkey_Users updates the setting in Explorer, but not HKey_Current_User.