[Ready-Made Registry Script] Add Cut, Copy, Paste and Other Useful Buttons in Command Bar of Windows 7 Explorer

Recently we posted a detailed tutorial about customizing Command Bar in Windows 7 Explorer:

How to Customize Windows Explorer Command Bar in Windows 7

The above tutorial allows you to add various useful buttons like Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Undo, Redo, etc in Command Bar in Windows Explorer.

But some inexperienced Windows users might find the tutorial a bit hard to follow, so today in this tutorial we are going to provide a ready-made registry script which will do the task automatically. But you'll still need to do some task yourself.

So following are the required minimum steps to follow:

STEP 1. Type regedit in RUN or Start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

STEP 2. Now go to following key:


STEP 3. Take permission on the above mentioned key:

[Guide] How to Take Ownership (Permission) of a Registry Key in Windows?

STEP 4: Now download following ready-made registry script file:

Download Registry Script

Extract the ZIP file and run "Add New Buttons.reg" file. It'll immediately add the new buttons to Command bar.

An uninstallation registry script has also been included in the ZIP file so that you can remove the buttons.

Following is the result which you'll get after applying the registry script:



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  • Whoa! It worked! I just forgot that part, thanks a lot sir VG, xD

  • Awesome Vishal u Rocks...:)

  • @VG - thanks vg you never ignored any of my questions. you're a very nice man. iloveyoure site.! :) thanks for being nice :)

    another question i'm using windows 7 sp1 and i tried to use universal patcher 7.1 and it doesnt support sp1 yet. how will i remedy that? thanks! :)

  • VG

    ^^ Use this one:


  • i download it right away, going for a a restart now :) thanks VG hope it works! :)

  • ok!! it works.. sorry for messing this comment section of unrelated topis.. i wish i want to upload a screenshot but i don't feel doing it ^_^ im sorry about that. i thought i'll not be able to patch this but thanks to the link. :)
    nice work man, i've done it flawless!! :D

  • things don't work from 2nd last step in Step 3 onwards :( (my username does not show up in that list)... screenshots would have been better.

  • Very very useful.


  • Can i add icon in windows 7 command bar like in vista

  • VG

    ^^ No idea mate. Will look into registry and will post a tutorial if I find any working method. :)

  • I followed the instructions on Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium SP1 but it does not work

  • I followed the instructions on Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium SP1 but it does not work

  • Wonderful!
    Very useful tweak!
    Thank you Vishal!

  • Attached file can not be downloaded. Please re-upload

  • VG

    ^^ Please try again. Now it should work. :)

  • Hi, It does not work really for me. What should I do? I merge the *.reg file to my windows 7 you give from the link and then the pop-up notice come up and said :

    "cannot import x:/bla~/bla~.reg: not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes."

    Please give me some the solution to solved this problem... *-_-" and if you do not mind please send the reply message to my email
    Sorry my speak as not very well and thanks to hear it.

  • VG

    ^^ Did you first take ownership of the Registry key as mentioned in above tutorial?

  • not working here either. i take ownership, and full permission to key and all sub keys

    win 7 64 bit

  • Working great for me on Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1. Love the command bar, just wish Microsoft would have given it the controls needed by default to be something other than a pure aesthetic. Also find Classic Shell very useful for bringing back the "Up" key and adding application details back in the tittle bar for Explorer.
    Just one hiccup though. I use another patch that disables full row select, ditches Auto Arrange, and brings back old sort headers and such. I needed to set all folders to use the General folder template settings. Otherwise these buttons would not be present.
    Thanks VG :) Also, would anyone know if it's possible to move command buttons position? Liked how Vista had the folder views grouped on the left side of the toolbar.

  • I notice the script gives different buttons for Windows 7 64 bit and 32 bit.
    On my 32 bit machine I have only
    (nothing selected) Include in library, Share with, Play all, & New folder
    (with file selected) Open (or play etc, depending on type), Share with, & New folder.

    The most useful (to me) buttons are copy, paste, delete, rename, properties, nav pane, & preview pane. These don't show up on my 32 bit machine. Any guesses why the difference?

  • Also, nice explorer customization. I like it.

  • VG

    ^^ Did you take the ownership of the Registry key first?

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