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Bulldog
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Registry Editing Has Been Disabled...

When I start and close Portable Thunderbird I see the message "Registry editing has been disabled by your Administrator", which is correct since I'm only a limited user here at work.

To banish these messages I simply moved the 'registry' sub-folder out of the 'data' folder. Everything seems to be working fine. Is it okay to leave things this way?

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Try the pre-release

Try the Thunderbird Portable 1.5.0.5 Pre-Release. It fixes this issue. The problem is that you have either a Guest-level or Limited-level account on the PC. PTB tries to backup/restore settings so that it doesn't ask to be the default email client. But on these accounts, you get an error. The newer release fixes this issue. Give it a shot.

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Pre-Release

Shortly before I read your post, Thunderbird advised me to update to v1.5.0.5, which I did. Was this Mozilla's update or your update?

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You need to upgrade

You need to upgrade the launcher. It can't auto-update. Only the included TB binaries.

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OK, So...

Can I install your version over the 1.5.0.5 I have now?

(Or perhaps I should wait until the pre-release version goes final? I just have this 'thing' about installing pre-release software.)

Thanks for your help. And I don't think I've thanked you yet for the Portable Apps...thank you very much! Now if only you and U3 could come to some kind of arrangement...

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I've never had a problem

I've never had a problem with using thunderbird on a limited account using the old launcher. I just downloaded the new one though.

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Win2K

The error mentioned only appears in Win2K in limited or guest accounts. WinXP has the same issue (denying reg edits) but doesn't display an error.

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