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robw
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TP writes two keys to registry, where does this come from?

Hi all,

It seems it's 'portable apps problem week' this week Wink

My TP writes two keys (.... = email adres) to the registry:
-one to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\.....
-one to HKEY_USERS\\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\.....

I can remove them from the registry, but every time I ran TP they're there again.
It's a bit annoying, as I cannot run TP on a PC without leaving 'a trail' Wink

Running TP 2.0.0.23, only addon is Lightning 0.9 for my calender.

Anyone has a clue why this happens, and how to fix it??

rob

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One Key

It's one key (everything in HKCU is actually just the image from your hive of HKU) and it is restored on exit of TB. There should be an UnreadMail key there already from Windows. Thunderbird Portable backs this up and then restores it on exit. If you manually deleted it, it will interfere with this process and get left behind.

I'll incorporate a fix into the launcher for this.

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Ah, I see. I don't like

Ah, I see.

I don't like Windows putting email addresses somewhere in the registry. Way too many ways of it going wrong somewhere.

Can it be a 'dummy' address for now, or will that interfere with TP's settings??

cheers,

rob

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Not an Email

It's not an email address. It's the account name. You can have account names of whatever you want in Thunderbird (mine are Personal, Business, etc). If you set your account name to be your email address, then it'll be your email address. Just rename it.

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Understood

Hi John,

I see. Thanks again for the help.

I just wish -all- apps would be portable, what a joy would that be Wink

Thanks again,

rob

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