registry edit reverts to default


H

Hank

windows xp home edition

I am trying to change the default location of the outlook express
address book.

I make the change to the registry using regedit, then close regedit


It dosnt matter if I reopen regedit, or reboot then reopen regedit, the
registry setting has reverted to its original default.


any ideas ??
 
Ad

Advertisements

P

Pegasus \(MVP\)

Hank said:
windows xp home edition

I am trying to change the default location of the outlook express address
book.

I make the change to the registry using regedit, then close regedit


It dosnt matter if I reopen regedit, or reboot then reopen regedit, the
registry setting has reverted to its original default.


any ideas ??

Changing this setting by a registry hack is inappropriate -
OE has its own menu item to do this. Best to ask the experts
in an OE newsgroup!
 
H

Hank

Pegasus said:
Changing this setting by a registry hack is inappropriate -
OE has its own menu item to do this. Best to ask the experts
in an OE newsgroup!

OE has a menu item to change the default location of the DATABASE email
files, NOT the address book.

A google search on how to change the default location of the ADDRESS
BOOK turns up the registry edit.
 
H

Hank

Pegasus said:
Changing this setting by a registry hack is inappropriate -
OE has its own menu item to do this. Best to ask the experts
in an OE newsgroup!


let me rephrase my question..

I make a registry change using regedit, I close regedit and reboot...

using regedit, I check the registry change I have just made..and find it
is still at the default setting, the change I had made was not written


ideas ??
 
Ad

Advertisements

P

Pegasus \(MVP\)

Hank said:
let me rephrase my question..

I make a registry change using regedit, I close regedit and reboot...

using regedit, I check the registry change I have just made..and find it
is still at the default setting, the change I had made was not written


ideas ??

The behaviour you describe would occur if some other agent
changes the registry back to its original value. You can try this
confirm my suspicon:
1. Boot into Safe Mode.
2. Make the registry change, then close the registry editor.
3. Do not activate any other programs.
4. Open regedit again and check your change.
5. Reboot, then check your change once more.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top