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Question: DeltaCopy client does not store my email settings
Answer: By default DeltaCopy stores all configuration in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE section of Windows registry. This is done by design so that all three applications (DeltaCopy Server, Client and Wndows Service) share this information regardless of the logged in user.

This creates a problem when you run DeltaCopy Client as a non-admin user. When you run any program as a non-admin user, Windows does not allow writing configuration in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE section of the registry.


One way to force DeltaCopy Client to use HKEY_CURRENT_USER section rather than HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE is to create a file called UserConf.dat in the same folder where DeltaCopy Client is installed. It does not matter what is the content of this file. As long as the file exists, DeltaCopy will read and write to HKEY_CURRENT_USER section.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT use this method on the machine designated to run DeltaCopy Server/Service. It is recommended that you run the Server/Service using the Administrator account.

IMPORTANT This work-around will only work with DeltaCopy version, which was uploaded on February 4, 2009.

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