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Author Topic: OT Help Request - registry issue  (Read 3287 times)

222fbj

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OT Help Request - registry issue
« on: April 14, 2007, 10:47:32 AM »
I posted this info in some tech forums but have not gotten a response...so I thought I'd try here even tho I realize this is not a support forum...

I have an XPhome PC that no longer saves desktop icon positions.  I have seen/fixed this probleme before by editing the 'nosaevsettings' key as shown below in a script from http://www.kellys-ko...xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"


I've also got X-Setup which has an option/checkbox for this setting.  And, a right Click menu optoin (on MyComputer) to "Save Desktop Icon Layout" - and it pops up a box that says 'Saved".    But none of these things have worked and I cannot save desktop icons - they are always autoarranged on the left side.

If you have any ideas how I fix his please let me know.... Thanks!

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Re: OT Help Request - registry issue
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 11:42:35 AM »
Right-click the key you're trying to modify in Regedit and see if you have the necessary permission.
I faced this problem recently though I'm admin on my PC, it may be caused by one of MS's recent security fixes. 
« Last Edit: April 14, 2007, 11:44:20 AM by nosh »

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Re: OT Help Request - registry issue
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 12:02:47 PM »
nosh....Thanks, I was not familiar with that option.  Unforturnately that does not seem  to be the probem - I set the user to have full control, and she was already a member of Administrators.  I reran the .reg script to allow 'save settings' but I still cannot save desktop icon positions.
-Barrett

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Re: OT Help Request - registry issue
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 12:29:19 PM »
Have you manually verified that the registry reflects the changes the .reg file made?
And since we sometimes miss the obvious - have you rebooted?

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Re: OT Help Request - registry issue
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007, 12:37:16 PM »
Yes...but I don't mind checking again.  I have been rebooting each time change the Reg file.
thanks for the help...  I'm sure there is a fix but 'what a pain'

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Re: OT Help Request - registry issue
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2007, 01:36:19 PM »
You might possibly consider using one of the registry repair programs out there.
I've used RegSupreme by Macecraft for a couple of years and have always been happy with the results.