Paradox does not remember desktop settings. I just installed Paradox 11 on a new computer and my working directory and other settings do not stick when I restart Paradox. Why?
Paradox 11 installs a registry cleaner (PdxRegCl) and that is the culprit. The quick fix is to delete the PdxRegCl.exe file in the Paradox folder. For a more complete "cleanup", delete the PdxRegCl.ini file and any PdxRegCl registry entries you find.
PdxRegCl.exe Problem: Delete Files
Search your hard drive for PdxRegCl.* to find the files. On my computer, that searched produced the following list:
Here is the contents of the INI file from my computer.
; Ini file used for Paradox Registry Key cleaner. ; Please make sure there is no blank before/after section name in  ; please make sure there in no blank before/after KeyName or Value name inside "" ; Setup Time Stamp will be generate by setup. It is a FILETIME type 64bits time. [SetupTimeStamp] HKEY="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" KeyName="Software\Corel\Setup\Paradox\11\Migrate" ValueName="SetupTimeStamp"
;Cleanup Time stamp will be generate by PdxRegCl.exe. It is a FILETIME type 64bits time. [CleanupTimeStamp] HKEY="HKEY_CURRENT_USER" KeyName="Software\Corel\Setup\Paradox\11\Migrate" ValueName="CleanupTimeStamp"
; MaxNumber- it should greater or equal to the total number of Registry Key Section list after this section ; MaxRegSectionNameLen - the maximum character which a registry key section name could have [RegKeyListMaxNumber] MaxRegSectionNameLen=9 MaxNumber=2
; List the Registry Key Section here. ; Maximum character of section name is set in MaxRegSectionNameLen . ; Section name must be leading by letter. It could be followed by any letter or digit ; No ValueName in section or ValueName is empty means all subkey/value will be delete with the key. [Key1] HKEY="HKEY_CURRENT_USER" KeyName="Software\Corel\Paradox\11"
There are 2 items in the list of (Control Panel->) Programs and Services: 1. Paradox, 2. WPO X5
I uninstalled the WPO X5 and I deleted all the entries of PdxRegCl from the Windows Registry. (After unistall WPO the Paradox still on the list and works well!) I set the preferences of Paradox and restrated the OS. The Paradox works fine now!
There is the PdxRegCl.exe on the PC, but it won't run anymore!
Thank your for your time you spent on the problem!
I concur with SzLD. I repeatedly remove pointers to pdxregcl.exe from the registry. If I close and restart Paradox I receive the W7 message: Wait while Windows configures Paradox. What the benighted os is doing is reinstalling pdxregcl and changing the registry back, so every time I try to start a query form I have to go back and change the working directory, which means losing my input.
Thanks! Every time I install Paradox on a new computer, I have to struggle through this inane problem. It's beyond belief that Corel hasn't implemented this simple fix -- why on earth do they allow the program to install something in the registry that defeats one of the most basic settings in Preferences -- "save on exit" and "restore on startup." Further proof that software engineer seldom actually use the stuff they create!
BTW, I edited the registry (about half a dozen entries deleted) but I didn't delete the two files from the hard drive -- I just added .STOP to their names in case I ever should need them.
I recently installed Paradox 11 and encountered this problem as well. It seems easy to fix under Windows 8 (and, presumably, 10). I found the registry cleaner under the startup tab in the Task Manager and just disabled it from there and everything now seems to work fine. But I also have machines running Windows 7 and it seems much more problematic here - the startup progams are not listed in the startup directory and Pdxregcl does not show up in the startup folder. So - I ran a search, found the two files and manually deleted them. Unfortunately, when I did this, Paradox would no longer run and I had to reinstall.