Windows 10: Registry subfolders empty in HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Discus and support Registry subfolders empty in HKEY_CURRENT_USER in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I was about to look through my registry to clean some old things up, but before I could I noticed that under HKEY_CURRENT_USER all the subfolders had... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Allen42B, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Allen42B Win User

    Registry subfolders empty in HKEY_CURRENT_USER


    I was about to look through my registry to clean some old things up, but before I could I noticed that under HKEY_CURRENT_USER all the subfolders had weird titles as if using an incompatible font, and each contain an empty default registry. This is probably over a thousand folders long, starting from what you see in the screenshot all the way to Z in odd combinations. The standard registry folders, such as System and Software are still in there apparently, but only seemed to reappear after a restart. What caused this, and is there a way to clean this up? So far this hasn't seemed to have caused any other problems.

    Thank you for any help.


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    :)
     
    Allen42B, Jul 3, 2020
    #1
  2. budi Win User

    Registry strange behavior in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\...

    I tried to clear all contents of
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts
    then set security permission to logger user name () to be clear from:

    • create key
    • set value
    and let it inherently apply to all keys under it

    But it responds with icons flickering / blinking very often
    so I undo the security setting.. but while keeping on registry browsing under this key I came across:

    1. The jpg filetype key and userchoice key were created
    2. On userchoice key the logging user () ACL was created, and
    3. It's set to DENY on SET VALUE !


    Registry subfolders empty in HKEY_CURRENT_USER [​IMG]


    Is it windows 10 behavior or an intruder's been screwing up ?
    Please help me.. many thanks in advance
     
    budi, Jul 3, 2020
    #2
  3. Registry folder removed after reboot

    You need to do this to find out:

    1. Play the game, then close it.
    2. Check if the registry subkeys of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\ exist.
    3. Reboot.
    4. Check if the registry subkeys of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\ exist.

    I strongly suspect that the answer is "Yes" in Steps 2 and 4. This would mean that the game deletes the subkeys.
     
    Frederik Long, Jul 3, 2020
    #3
  4. slozomby Win User

    Registry subfolders empty in HKEY_CURRENT_USER

    Recent File List

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file1

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file2
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file3
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file4
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file5
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file6
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file7
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file8
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file9
    ...

    you get the idea. ( too lazy to put it in a for loop and test it.

    or just open regedit and remove all the fileX from that key.
     
    slozomby, Jul 3, 2020
    #4
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