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Back up not saved as .reg file

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When using the "Registry Integrity" cleaner, my back up file is not saved as a .reg file. I must enter the .reg extension after my chosen file name, or rename the file after it is created with the .reg extension. Doing this enables the right click merge option. This has automatically been done in 1. versions. I am using 2.03.532 Windows XP Home and Vista. Thank you for all your hard work and excellent software. Jamin4u

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Hello, I'm just wondering if this is on the list of bug fixes. CCleaner works so well for me that I've never had to use the merge option to restore the registry. It may be confusing for some users that are not aware of the work around. Thank you, Jamin4u

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Hello, I'm just wondering if this is on the list of bug fixes.

AFAIA this is not a CCleaner issue, but a reg file association problem on your computers, quite common and a fix for it can be found HERE (REG File Association Fix)

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I don't think its my computers based on the following tests and results.

 

1) Uninstalled CCleaner 2.03.532 on my XP Home sp2 PC.

2) Installed CCleaner 1.41.544 scanned for and fixed all issues.

The Backup was created as Type: Registration Entries

3) Uninstalled CCleaner 1.41.544.

4) Reinstalled CCleaner 2.03.532 scanned for and fixed all issues.

The Backup was created as Type: File

 

I also tested my sisters computer today, XP Home sp2, CCleaner 2.03.532.

The Backup was created as Type: File

 

Yes, I did run the (REG File Association Fix) as a last test with no help.

 

I welcome all comments and or suggestions.

 

Thank you, Jamin4u

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The backup not showing as a reg file is a file association problem and not CCleaner. I have tested it out.

 

Make sure you have ADMIN access when attempting to fix the reg file association problem.

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Hello,

 

I found the problem that was introduced in version 2. of CCleaner.

 

If I change the backup file name before fixing the issues.

The file is saved as Type: File

 

If I don't change the backup file name before fixing the issues.

The file is saved as Type: Registration Entries

 

Could you run your own tests and let me know what you think?

 

Thank You! Jamin4u

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