How to get overlay icons only on the current user? Hoe to Register ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers to the HKCU?


  • Hi,

    I am implementing an ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers handler for the windows explorer.

    I need to overlay some icons for some files. As per the articles explained to do this we have to register the dll under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers key.

    But i just want it to be registered only for the current logon user not for other.

    How do i register for current user only?

    Is there any other way that we can do the overlay for the user basis.

    I tried creating same key and registering under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers.

    But explorer is not recognising it and loding it.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Moved by Helen Zhao Monday, February 27, 2012 3:00 AM (From:Visual C++ General)
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 8:23 AM


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