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Icon locations, recent docs, etc wont save

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I have been having a problem where things in win95 don't save after shutting down.  Little things like icon location on the desktop (if I move them, they reset to the defaults after reboot), documents under the start menu (its always blank), when I hit run there is never a history.. etc.. and probably related, Netscape will never save the entries for the mail servers.  I have to retype them everytime.  Major things like wallpaper changes do save, though.  Anybody?
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When win 95 exits it loads a lot of the files you are talking about..
I'd first scandisk the drive then run regclean (miccrospoft.com to rule out crossed files)
Get tweakui also, there is a registry repair and icon rebuilder in it.
What's happening is something is blocking the write back functions..
As a last resort, run the win 95 setup through Explorer, it should allow you to reinstalll corrupted/changed files
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