I suppose this way off-topic but... If you want to "import" values into the registry, you can create a .reg file with the values you want. Double-clicking on it will import those values into the existing registry. This is handy if you need to propogate changes to a large number of clients (rather than typing it in manually), or if you have a installation program that needs to modify the registry etc. Hope that explains the .reg file. You can't open the registry in notepad. It's a) a binary file b) contained in several physical files, some of which are locked by Windows so you can't open them directly. You edit the registry using a registry editor, such as regedit.exe or regedt32.exe I don't see that key in my registry, but you could add it if you want. Use regedit.exe and open the relevant key. On the right-hand side, right-click and choose "New Reg_DWord". Rename it to the value you want "TaskbarGroupSize", and change the value to 00000003 You may need to logoff/logon to get this value to change as certain values (especially for things like Explorer) are only read when you logon. Cheers Ken ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: "Tom Dell'Aringa" <pixelmech at yahoo.com> Subject: RE: [thelist] winXP registry : --- Ryan Christensen <ryan at dres.org> wrote: : : > Editing ones registry shouldn't be done by the faint of heart.. : > however, if you feel brave............ : : Ok, I feel brave but still confused. I found regedit but this is what : the instructions say to do: : : "..user defined grouping. It's currently set at 3, if you want to : change this number open the .reg file in notepad and edit the line: : : Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 : : [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanc ed] : : "TaskbarGroupSize"=dword:00000003" : : I can't seem to find that key in regedit (even though I imported it) : but it seems anyway you open and change it in NotePad..but I can't : find that file! How do I find that file to open it in notepad? Search : for TaskbarGroupSize.reg?