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Add a sound event..

By dlanors ·
I recently installed a program under the admin login (W2K). The app added some sound events, but when I then created my user account, the sound events are not there, and therefore I do not get sounds from this app. How can I add the sound events to my user account (profile?) without reinstalling the app? (I have run a few upgrades from the web, and I'd rather not go through that again if I don't have to!)

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by ab3_tek In reply to Add a sound event..

Are you sure you installed the app to be used by all users? (Right click the start button and explore all users). If not place a short cut there and try again. Find where the sounds are stored and see if they reside there in your users profile and see if that user has permission to that file. Hope this helps. I had the same problem with Yahoo Messenger.

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by dlanors In reply to Add a sound event..

I tried adding the shortcut in the "all users" before I posted the question, that didn't do it...and the sounds are stored under the folder that the app installed in, which I have full access to. Thanks for the suggestions, though...

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by cuziyq In reply to Add a sound event..

Several programs have this problem. Unfortunately, the solution is not easy. The sound events (and their associated sounds) are kept in the registry under the HKEY_USERS key. This is where NT and 2000 keep personalized info about each user. The program you installed only put the events in your account, and none of the others.

Here's how to fix it. BTW, I hope you feel comfortable hacking your Registry :-)

Open REGEDIT and drill down to HKEY_Users\<your SID>\App Events\Schemes\Apps\<app ID>

Choose Export... from the File menu. Type in a file name, and make sure "Selected Branch" is checked. Then close the Registry Editor.

Open the file you created in NotePad. Highlight the SID and hit Copy (take care not to copy the backslash on either side).

Hit Replace... from the Edit menu. Paste the SID in the Find What: box, and type .Default in the Replace With: box. Then hit Replace All.

Save the file under a new name. You don't want to overwrite the original in caseyou made a typo. Double-click the new file, and it will import into the Registry.

When you reboot, you should see all the events. If you don't, you may have to delete and re-create your profile.

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by dlanors In reply to Add a sound event..

Thanks...that is what I was looking for.

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