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What OS version are you using?

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

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It sounds like you are not approving the UAC is this the case?

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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Click yes in the UAC prompt when starting CCleaner (i.e. run ccleaner as admin which is the default for ccleaner).

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Account_Control

 

Often CCleaner will not start with the modern OS's (do to the need of the UAC acceptance), but that is not your issue here. Your issue, as far as I can read it, is that you are trying to save a setting and it won't take. This leads me to the thought that you are running the program without the proper needed permissions (to write to the registry, or if you are saving settings in INI, to write to the program files directory). UAC acceptence is required (as well) for both those actions.

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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Click yes in the UAC prompt when starting CCleaner (i.e. run ccleaner as admin which is the default for ccleaner).

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Account_Control

 

Often CCleaner will not start with the modern OS's (do to the need of the UAC acceptance), but that is not your issue here. Your issue, as far as I can read it, is that you are trying to save a setting and it won't take. This leads me to the thought that you are running the program without the proper needed permissions (to write to the registry, or if you are saving settings in INI, to write to the program files directory). UAC acceptence is required (as well) for both those actions.

There is only one user on the machine, and it is me, and it says Administrator, Password Protected by my name. See attached screen shot at http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1424/clipboard1k.jpg .

 

I don't get a UAC prompt when starting CCleaner.

 

Does CCleaner have to be in the Start Up folder to run at start up?

 

Any other ideas?

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Did you turn off UAC

 

Please remember that being an administrator user has NOTHING to do with what I am talking about. UAC is Operating System Best Practice and stops Malware from being able to effectivly mess with your settings.

 

CCleaner not triggering UAC makes me think that you turned off UAC if so please turn it back on and test the issue.

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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Did you turn off UAC

 

Please remember that being an administrator user has NOTHING to do with what I am talking about. UAC is Operating System Best Practice and stops Malware from being able to effectivly mess with your settings.

 

CCleaner not triggering UAC makes me think that you turned off UAC if so please turn it back on and test the issue.

I did disable UAC, but I did that the first day I got my computer and it's worked fine before. I see a new version is available, so I'll try uninstalling. Thanks.

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