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Removing file type restrictions

By dgnoelte50 ·
Windows 98 SE operating system.

Microsoft has made dealing with registered file types difficult by disabling many of the
options for the most critical file types. As
a result I'm supposed to be unable to use the
Edit and Remove buttons for the MS-DOS Batch
File, Application, or MS-DOS Application file
types because they're all disabled.
I have gotten around the restriction for
the MS-DOS Batch file and MS-DOS Application file types by drilling down in the registry to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile and
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\comfile and changing the "EditFlags" value to "00 00 00 00". This enables the edit and remove buttons for those types.
Question???
What entries must I change to enable those buttons for "Application"(extension=exe) file types?

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To rename a file,first locate the file to be renamed using Explorer.Then use the following method:
Select the file and choose File,Rename.
Once the file dscription is highlighted,simply type the new name for the file.
The registry entries would be
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\System.INI
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft

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by SyscoKid In reply to Removing file type restri ...

How about exefile? Change the EditFlags value there too?

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