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Problems with 'Portable.exe'

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[i am aware that the portable version of CCleaner is not supported by the developers of CCleaner - but I would like the question anyway]

 

About a month ago I uninstalled CCleaner and replaced it with the portable version on my Win98 SE. I unzipped the folder into my C:/Program Files/CCleanerportable

 

All was fine to begin with. However with the latest version (1.37.485) I am having problems when I try to run 'portable.exe'

 

I get the error message "CCleaner might be installed on this computer"

[it is not. I uninstalled it. It does not show on the Add/Remove menu]

 

Then it adds 'Would you like to continue anyway?' When I say 'yes', it comes back with:

"Backing up installed CCleaner failed"

 

Q1- What is the problem with portable.exe? Why does it *think* CCleaner is installed?

Q2- just running CCleaner.exe seems to work - but I am not sure if this is OK to run as is, as it was never 'installed' the regular way.

 

Thanks for any pointers

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You might have used the option not to save ini, so it saved the settings to the registry.

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You might have used the option not to save ini, so it saved the settings to the registry.

 

I did not consciously select any option. I unzipped the .zip file and put the contents [with all the default settings] into a directory.

 

I have tried deleting the whole directory and 're-installing' (i.e. re-unzipping) but has not done any good.

 

Where do I find this 'do not save .ini option? There are 7 .ini files in total - portable.ini, CCleaner.ini, CCportable.ini, winapp.ini, winapp2.ini, winreg.ini, winsys.ini .

Thanks

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I'm running the Portable version also, and on Win 98SE. It runs like a charm. Download the latest version, 1.38.485, from here: http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=5707 (unless you made a typo - you are not running the latest version), and be sure 'Save all settings to INI file' is checked under Options/Advanced.

 

 

[i am aware that the portable version of CCleaner is not supported by the developers of CCleaner - but I would like the question anyway]

 

About a month ago I uninstalled CCleaner and replaced it with the portable version on my Win98 SE. I unzipped the folder into my C:/Program Files/CCleanerportable

 

All was fine to begin with. However with the latest version (1.37.485) I am having problems when I try to run 'portable.exe'

 

I get the error message "CCleaner might be installed on this computer"

[it is not. I uninstalled it. It does not show on the Add/Remove menu]

 

Then it adds 'Would you like to continue anyway?' When I say 'yes', it comes back with:

"Backing up installed CCleaner failed"

 

Q1- What is the problem with portable.exe? Why does it *think* CCleaner is installed?

Q2- just running CCleaner.exe seems to work - but I am not sure if this is OK to run as is, as it was never 'installed' the regular way.

 

Thanks for any pointers

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