Need help identifying two Registry KeyNames

aazumaa 21 Reputation points

Greetings all, I'm working on optimizing our VDI environment for Windows 10 20H2 and was looking at suggested settings from Microsoft here:

There are a couple registry tweaks that are listed and I couldn't find any information regarding what the actual registry change does for the following registry key names:

ShellState: HKLM\Temp\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
ShowCompColor: HKLM\Temp\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

In the document, it advises to set ShellState to 240000003C2800000000000000000000 and ShowCompColor to 1 Would anyone know what these key names pertain to and what the suggested tweak would change? Cheers and thanks in advance.

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  1. Castorix31 71,866 Reputation points

    ShowCompColor is described at GlobalFolderOptions element
    ShellState is defined in a structure (SHELLSTATEW structure)
    (not easy to find which bits are set apart by using SHGetSetSettings in a program (C++, VB, C#, ...))

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