perhaps you could restore CCleaner's backup of the registry entries it has deleted.
I would not have expected such default settings to be stored in a temp folder, but I don't know for sure.
Using XP home, SP2, all updates.
I have a problem with "VIEW" in EXPLORER.EXE changing from DETAILS to TILES real frequently.
I think I narrowed the problem to using CCleaner. It appears that after I use CCleaner, DETAILS reverts back to TILES.
I read that the DEFAULT setting is TILES, and when a change to DETAILS is made, the change is saved in a TEMP file,
Running CCleaner removes temp files and apparently allows DETAILS to revert back to TILES.
SO... can I go to the REGISTRY and change anything to make the DEFAULT setting to be DETAILS?