Why would the Registry Editor opened in a very specific branch?

James Silver 1 Reputation point

I was reading about the printnightmare stuff and I went ahead to check the registry to make sure everything was good. When I typed the regedit command it opened in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Software\Microsoft\CTF\Assemblies but I have never used the editor on this machine. That looks odd to me. Should I do something else? I'm already concern.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    Generally goes to last open location, nothing to worry about, collapse the branches, navigate to Computer and next open should be at top level.


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  2. Castorix31 82,206 Reputation points

    The last key is stored at :
    So an application could have set this value.

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  3. Carl Fan 6,836 Reputation points

    When you start Regedit, it automatically opens the last key that was viewed. (Registry Editor in Windows XP saves the last viewed registry key in a separate location).
    And this registry is related to your system IME. So if you haven't change it, I consider some related application, command or script may produced the same effect.
    Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.
    Best Regards,

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