#767 MediaInfo deletes registry keys of any name if they contain the verb MediaInfo


I have the checkbox UNCHECKED for "Explorer extension" in MediaInfo Preferences because I like to create and maintain my own registry scripts for file associations.

However - every time that MediaInfo loads - when "Explorer extension" is unchecked in Preferences - it finds any verbs named "MediaInfo" under ANY key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry and deletes it.

For example, if I myself define: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VideoTypeRandomName5\shell\MediaInfo\command]

When MediaInfo loads - even though that registry key has nothing to do with it - it will still find it and delete it. This is a bug because it is deleting user registry keys of class type "VideoTypeRandomName5" because it found a verb named "MediaInfo" inside. It should not touch other registry key classes than its own. If someone wants to create a verb with the text "MediaInfo" for any purpose at all - MediaInfo will still delete it.

MediaInfo should not touch the user's registry unless the user gives her permission to.


  • Jerome Martinez

    Jerome Martinez - 2013-12-17
    • status: open --> open-accepted
    • assigned_to: Jerome Martinez
    • Priority: 3 --> 6
  • Jerome Martinez

    Jerome Martinez - 2013-12-17

    Sorry for very late answer.
    Some other people want me to remove any instance of "MediaInfo" provided by other tools. I think I should offer two options in that case.


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