LAUNCH EXPLORER TO THIS PC

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

LaunchTo DWORD

= This PC
2 = Quick access
3 = Downloads

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

LaunchTo DWORD

= This PC
2 = Quick access
3 = Downloads

HIDE CORTANA BUTTON

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

ShowCortanaButton DWORD

  • 0 = Hide
  • 1 = Show

SEARCH BAR

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search

SearchboxTaskbarMode DWORD

  • 0=disable
  • 1 =  show the search icon
  • 2 =  show the search bar

EXPLORER OPTIONS

Folder Options -> Search -> Always search file names and contents (ON)

Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Search\PrimaryProperties\UnindexedLocations
SearchOnly  DWORD 0

Folder Options -> Search -> How to search -> Don’t use the index when search in file folder for system files (ON)

Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Search\Preferences
Name: WholeFileSystem (REG_DWORD)

  • 0 = use index
  • 1 = don’t use index

Folder Options -> View -> Hide extensions for known file types (OFF)

Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Name: HideFileExt (REG_DWORD)

  • 0 = off
  • 1 = on

Folder Options -> Navigation Pane -> Show all folders (ON)

Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
NavPaneShowAllFolders (REG_DWORD)

  • 0 = Hide
  • 1= Show

Folder Options -> Navigation Pane ->Automatically expand to current folder (ON)

Path: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Name: NavPaneExpandToCurrentFolder (REG_DWORD)

  • 0 = do not expand
  • 1 = expand to current