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Error on Windows 7

Mar 8, 2011 at 12:58 AM

I've been using BrowserMaster on XP for a while. I have a windows 7 64-bit laptop I would like to use it on, but it doesn't appear to run correctly.  When I try to run the "BrowserMaster - Set as default browser" shortcut, it throws an error:


There was an error running the BrowswerMaster:

Cannot delete a subkey tree because the subkey does not exist

Any ideas? I'm using 1.1.0 beta.

Sep 6, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I have the same issue.
Any help is greatly appretiated.

Jan 4, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Also have the same issue myself. I'm assuming it isn't built to handle 64 bit appropriately.

Might have to try building a copy of the source myself...

Oct 11, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Me too. (Me four? ;)

Actually, I missed this post at first, because I hadn't noticed the mis-spelling in the error message.
In case others search with the app's correct spelling, as I did, here it is for search engines:
"There was an error running the BrowserMaster:
Cannot delete a subkey tree because the subkey does not exist."

In any case... any update on a fix or workaround for Windows 7?
Oct 20, 2014 at 8:36 PM
I downloaded the code and altered it to work with Windows 7. Find it here:

It is still a work in progress, but I have been using the modified code for 6 months without trouble. Family changes have prevented me from working on it (new baby, etc). Any feedback is welcome.
Oct 20, 2014 at 8:38 PM
Edited Oct 20, 2014 at 8:39 PM
@ralphyz, if you want to send me a patch I can add your changes to the project.

I'm really happy that you've enjoyed the app enough to fix it. Thanks.