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Winzip settings damaged by by CCleaner


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After using CCleaner, a setting in Winzip was changed. The registry key

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\directories

is changed. The contents of this key become:

 

"ZipTempRemovableOnly"="1"

"ZipTemp"="C:\\Users\\John\\AppData\\Local\\Temp"

"CheckOutBase"=""

 

but they started out as:

 

"ZipTempRemovableOnly"="1"

"ZipTemp"="C:\\Users\\John\\AppData\\Local\\Temp"

"CheckOutBase"=""

"zDefDir"="0"

"DefDir"="D:\\11D"

"gzExtractTo"="2"

"gzAddDir"="0"

"AddDir"="C:\\Users\\John\\Documents"

 

I know that the entry "gzExtractTo"="2" tells my Winzip to extract to the current archive folder because I asked Winzip why the setting kept changing to the default directory. Trials have shown that unticking the Winzip box in CCleaner, Applications prevents this from happening. It seems that CCleaner is a bit too draconian in cleaning up Winzip.

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The WinZip cleaning would be one of those "privacy cleaning" type of things. Like you've discovered unticking the box fixes the issue. Technically it isn't a bug however I understand it can easily be a complete nuisance when a cherished app is reset to factory default settings.

 

Tip:

You can thwart future cleaning mishaps by exporting your WinZip registry settings to a .REG file for quick importing since CCleaner is by far not the only program that will clean WinZip's history and settings. This also serves the purpose should you ever need to reinstall WinZip you'll instantly have all your preferred settings restored in a flash.

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