Gadget information in registry


  • I am wondering if anybody can tell me where currently installed gadget information is stored in registry.

    For example there are total 10 gadget in my gadget folder under program files but when system reboot. It shows only 3 gadgets which are installed out of 7.


    So where is this information stored.


    Thanks in advance.

    Friday, October 01, 2010 11:27 AM


  • There is no need to read registry here is answer

    I got the answer myself..

    Go to C:\Users\paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar

    there is file called setting.ini

    edit this file with your new settings in following ways:

    add next entry under every root tags



    Section1="2" (This is new one )

    C:\Users\paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\my.Gadget="%7B811E5D33-9E7C-7100-8DC6-434544D70EA9%7D" (811E5D33-9E7C-7100-8DC6-434544D70EA) randomly generated by code.

    [Section 2]
    PrivateSetting_GadgetName="C:%5CProgram%20Files%5CWindows%20Sidebar%5CGadgets%5CClock.Gadget" (This is your gadget path)


    Work flow :

    1. Close the sidebar by killing sidebar.exe process

    2. Append gadget code

    3. Start again sidebar.exe



    Friday, October 01, 2010 1:14 PM