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change registry to make changes permanent

Using XP home, sp2, auto updates.

I use CCleaner everyday and it removes all TMP files, which is what I want.

However, it also REMOVES the settings I make with "TweakUI" to change "AUTOLOGON", to "LOGON AUTOMATICALLY AT SYSTEM STARTUP", and "VIEW / THUMBNAILS" to "VIEW / DETAILS".

Using Google, I have found that these changes are made to a TMP file. When I use CCleaner, it removes the TMP files that have the changes that I want.

I have Googled for hours and can not find the answer. I did find mention that the changes I make are saved to "TMP" files and therefore, CCleaner is removing my changes. It mentioned that the REGISTRY could be changed to make my changes permanent, but the site did not tell me how to do it.

Can anyone tell me how to modify REGISTRY to make my changes permanent? I want to keep "LOGON AUTOMATICALLY AT SYSTEM STARTUP" and to have all files shown as "DETAILS".



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Are you familiar with "permissions?"

In reply to: change registry to make changes permanent

Let's say I want to lock in a registry key value. What I could do in REGEDIT is to right click on it and alter the permissions so I can't change it.

This is not an offer to teach how to use regedit or how permissions work but to note it is a feature that you may have overlooked.


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Why obsess?

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Temp files are created and deleted as they are needed. Even if a program creates orphaned temp files, they will use so little disk space it's not worth the effort to clear them out.

If you have several hundred MB worth of temp files, and you don't do a lot of photo/video editing, then you should be investigating the source of this excessive number of temp files, because it would seem you may have a rogue program or two on your system.

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With CCleaner, look at the first row

In reply to: change registry to make changes permanent

Under System is an item I leave unchecked - Temporary Files. These are Temp Files.
Fourth Item using Disk Cleanup are also Temp Files, it is also unchecked.
When I look at my sparsely filled Temp Files when I right click start,
click Local Settings under the yellow Star for Favorites. Any folder having 0 kb, I delete. Darrell L.

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Thanks for all the replies.....

In reply to: With CCleaner, look at the first row

I stopped using CCleaner and "AUTOLOGON" still gets UNCHECKED and "DETAILS" keeps reverting back to "THUMBNAILS" when I reboot my computer.

Is it XP problem or MY computer problem???


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