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After years of searching for a fix for the large areas of black gaps in Add/Remove Programs on multiple Windows XP systems that I've seen comes a fix via winapp2.ini in CCleaner!!!

 

New:

[Windows XP ARPCache*]
LangSecRef=3025
DetectOS=|5.1
Detect=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
Default=False
Warning=This cleans the Add/Remove Programs cache and will fix very large areas of black gaps in it. Using this will cause Add/Remove Programs to take a very long time to load since it will have to rebuild the cache.
RegKey1=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache

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Updated. Changed FileKey1 and removed ExcludeKey. It will now also work with Bleachbit.

[AccurateRip Cache*]
LangSecRef=3023
Detect=HKCU\Software\AWSoftware\EAC
Detect2=HKCU\Software\Illustrate\dBpowerAMP
Default=False
FileKey1=%AppData%\AccurateRip\AccurateRipCache|dBAR*.bin

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Hello!

 

I have also some entries to add.

 

[MiKTeX Logs*]
LangSecRef=3021
Detect1=HKCU\Software\MiKTeX.org\MiKTeX
Default=False
FileKey1=%ProgramFiles%\MiKTeX\miktex\config|*.log

 

[MS Visual C# 2010 Express MRU*]
LangSecRef=3021
Detect1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0
Default=False
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\FileMRUList
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\ProjectMRUList

 

[MS Visual C# 2010 Express Search History*]
LangSecRef=3021
Detect1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0
Default=False
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 0
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 1
RegKey3=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 2
RegKey4=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 3
RegKey5=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 4
RegKey6=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 5
RegKey7=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 6
RegKey8=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 7
RegKey9=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 8
RegKey10=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 9
RegKey11=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 10
RegKey12=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 11
RegKey13=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 12
RegKey14=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 13
RegKey15=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 14
RegKey16=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 15
RegKey17=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 16
RegKey18=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 17
RegKey19=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 18
RegKey20=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Find 19
RegKey21=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 0
RegKey22=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 1
RegKey23=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 2
RegKey24=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 3
RegKey25=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 4
RegKey26=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 5
RegKey27=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 6
RegKey28=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 7
RegKey29=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 8
RegKey30=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 9
RegKey31=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 10
RegKey32=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 11
RegKey33=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 12
RegKey34=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 13
RegKey35=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 14
RegKey36=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 15
RegKey37=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 16
RegKey38=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 17
RegKey39=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 18
RegKey40=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VCSExpress\10.0\Find|Replace 19

 

[Recent Picture Locations*]
LangSecRef=3025
Detect1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers
Default=False
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers\Images|ID0
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers\Images|ID1
RegKey3=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers\Images|ID2
RegKey4=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers\Images|ID3

 

Best regards,

 

ra2or

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Two new entries:

 

[Microsoft Visio 2010*]
LangSecRef=3021
Detect1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio
Default=False
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Recent Templates|Friendly1
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Recent Templates|Friendly2
RegKey3=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Recent Templates|Friendly3
RegKey4=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Recent Templates|Friendly4
RegKey5=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Recent Templates|Template1
RegKey6=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Recent Templates|Template2
RegKey7=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Recent Templates|Template3
RegKey8=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Recent Templates|Template4
RegKey9=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile1
RegKey10=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile2
RegKey11=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile3
RegKey12=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile4
RegKey13=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile5
RegKey14=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile6
RegKey15=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile7
RegKey16=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile8
RegKey17=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile9
RegKey18=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile10
RegKey19=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile11
RegKey20=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Visio\Application|LastFile12

 

[GIMP 2.8 More*]
LangSecRef=3021
DetectFile=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8\gimprc
Default=False
FileKey1=%LocalAppData%|recently-used.xbel

 

I am not very happy with this entry:

 

[icon Cache*]
LangSecRef=3025
Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows
Default=False
FileKey1=%LocalAppData%|IconCache.db

 

As far as I know you have to restart the task explorer.exe after deleting the file IconCache.db. Maybe there should be a warning like this:

"Please restart your system to take effect."

 

What do you think?

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Sounds fair, I actually hadn't realized you needed to restart explorer for it to take effect.

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My experience with XP was that :-

This entry immediately removes the Iconcache.db ;

The Iconcache NEVER REBUILT so there-after a Power up resulted in a blank desktop and the shortcut icons gradually appeared in the next minute or so.

 

In theory explorer.exe MAY need to be stopped and restarted and that SHOULD rebuild the Iconcache.db.

This should be an automatic consequence of shutting down Windows and restarting,

BUT in practice Windows fails to do this for very many victims.

 

The Internet has a large number of cures for the situation.

I tried many with zero success.

Eventually I tried RegSeeker and this fixed my Desktop - The operation was a success but the patient died :o

Specifically I PREVIOUSLY knew where to look on the desktop to find a group of related shortcuts,

and Regseeker fixed the cache so the correct icons were present on start-up,

BUT NOW they were no longer in groups in particular areas of the screen - they were all in vertical columns on the left and jumbled together.

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Windows XP System Profile* shows up on Windows 7, needs "|" on DetectOS (I see a couple others that are missing it as well, whatt does the symbol mean?)

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Depending on the side of the number it is on, it states a minimum or maximum OS number.

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[icon Cache*]

LangSecRef=3025

Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows

Default=False

FileKey1=%LocalAppData%|IconCache.db

 

Works fine here on XP SP3... no delays etc or any other Alan_B concerns.

Thanks ra2or!

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@FreeRyde: Actually this entry is not by me but was added some time ago.

 

By the way, new entry:

 

[PDF Annotator*]
LangSecRef=3021
Detect1=HKCU\Software\GRAHL\PDFAnnotator
Default=False
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\GRAHL\PDFAnnotator\3.0\Files\MRUItems
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\GRAHL\PDFAnnotator\4.0\Files\MRUItems

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Added FileKey2

 

 
[Amsn*]
LangSecRef=3022
Detect=HKCU\Software\aMSN
Default=False
FileKey1=%UserProfile%\amsn\displaypic\cache|*.*
FileKey2=%ProgramFiles%\amsn\scripts\amsn_received|*.incomplete

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[GIMP 2.8 More*]
LangSecRef=3021
DetectFile=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8\gimprc
Default=False
FileKey1=%LocalAppData%|recently-used.xbel

 

This is the entry I use for Gimp

[Gimp Cache*]
LangSecRef=3021
DetectFile=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8\
Default=False
FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\fontconfig\cache
FileKey2=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|colorrc
FileKey3=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|controllerrc
FileKey4=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|parasiterc
FileKey5=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|pluginrc
FileKey6=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|profilerc
FileKey7=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|dockrc
FileKey8=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|templaterc
FileKey9=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|unitrc
FileKey10=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|tags.xml
FileKey11=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|themerc
FileKey12=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|toolrc
FileKey13=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|menurc
FileKey14=%LocalAppData%|recently-used.xbel

 

I checked filekeys 2-13 and they can be removed as they automatically rebuild themselfs when removed.

FileKey 2, colorrc will remove all custom colors. Might need a Warning

ra2or woukd you like to test this to double check?

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I tested it and actually FileKey6 was not rebuild automatically.

FileKey1, FileKey2 and FileKey14 make sense to me and do not need a warning in my opinion. But I do not understand why to delete all the other files.

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New Entrie.

 

[ESET NOD32 Antivirus*]
LangSecRef=3021
Detect=HKLM\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security
Default=False
FileKey1=%CommonAppData%\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Updfiles\temp|*.*
FileKey2=%CommonAppData%\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Updfiles\oldfiles|*.*
FileKey3=%CommonAppData%\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Logs|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey4=%CommonAppData%\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Oldfiles|*.*|RECURSE

 

Think to add a warrning like:

Recommend to do this in safe mode for the antivirus package alternatively if you wish to delete the updfiles folder for ESET Remote Administrator then remeber to stop the ERA service.

 

What do you think ?

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Think to add a warrning like:

Recommend to do this in safe mode for the antivirus package alternatively if you wish to delete the updfiles folder for ESET Remote Administrator then remeber to stop the ERA service.

 

What do you think ?

 

Much too complicated.I guarantee that 99% of users will be confused and do this wrong.

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I tested it and actually FileKey6 was not rebuild automatically.

FileKey1, FileKey2 and FileKey14 make sense to me and do not need a warning in my opinion. But I do not understand why to delete all the other files.

 

Thanks, Here's the fixed Entry

I had the other filekeys mainly as a troubleshooter for when gimp would hang during launch.

[Gimp More*]
LangSecRef=3021
DetectFile=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8\
Default=False
FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\fontconfig\cache
FileKey2=%UserProfile%\.gimp-2.8|colorrc
FileKey3=%LocalAppData%|recently-used.xbel

 

edit: FileKey6. profilerc can be rebuilt after opening prefrences and saving.

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To my mind it looks fine now. Maybe it should renamed GIMP 2.8 More* and replace the entry I suggested.

 

FileKey6. profilerc can be rebuilt after opening prefrences and saving.

 

Okay, I did not try that.

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Winapp2.ini was downloaded 354626 times from Winapp2.com and used 69.45Gb of bandwidth during the month of August 2012!

 

I added this to the top post, I thought it was interesting. :)

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Winapp2.ini was downloaded 354626 times from Winapp2.com and used 69.45Gb of bandwidth during the month of August 2012!

 

I added this to the top post, I thought it was interesting. :)

So single-handed you have burdened 354626 computers with 69.45 Gb of extra files :o

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Winapp2.ini was downloaded 354626 times from Winapp2.com and used 69.45Gb of bandwidth

 

I'd like to see all those winapp2.ini files on one computer and then look at the MFT size. :lol:

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