LKBEN10768: Howto enable the old "right click" search menu for windows vista!


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You would like the XP search behaviour in your windows vista

Cause

none

Solution

This article has been testet with windows Vista with SP1

Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find and delete the LegacyDisable value.

You might also want do this in

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find

and

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell\find

Please note that HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT is also called HKCR, just in case you want to check this on the internet. To revert to normal Vista you create the Key LegacyDisable as REG_SZ again.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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