[triadtechtalk] Re: LayOut.Zip HELP

  • From: Armando Barreiro <avbsantos@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: triadtechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 13:26:04 -0500 (EST)

The new entry that WP refers to is that in fact, TUN will place itself in the 
startup folder temporarily so as to
monitor any changes made.

Some programs, Diskeeper Lite, for instance, needs to allow a reboot before it 
is finished 
installing. When necessary, as in the case of DKLite,, one should then reboot 
so that the changes made are then
monitored & recorded by TUN so it can thus use its saved state to revert to a 
time prior to the changes made if one chooses to uninstall the program(s).

After rebooting, as in the case described above, TUN will be found in the 
systray, minimized, and one can then double click it to maximize it and proceed 
to click on its "Finish" button, at which time it scans the PC for all the 
changes made.

Mike Linn's Startup Monitor does the same thing that WP does. All of it..., for 
I've mentioned Startup Monitor also.

Anyway, I'll reload Windows 98SE in some box here and I'll proceed to install 
the desktop layout program
via TUN and I'll send you a copy of the reg. keys and folders that it lists as 
having been edited by "layout".
Perhaps you can then check your box against these and are perhaps able to clear 
whatever it is that prvents you now from reinstalling it or using it.

I'll let you know by Monday at the latest, God willing.


-----Original Message-----
From: brian99 <brian99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Dec 2, 2005 1:16 PM
To: triadtechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [triadtechtalk] LayOut.Zip HELP

Howard & Armando,

Howard, I tried to right click on the Recycle bin, quick launch and 
everything on the desktop but I still just get what I think are the 
standard options: Arrange Icons, and Line up Icons. Not the "save icon 
settings listed" option.

When I did get it working originally it was accessible with just a right 
click on the desktop.

Armando, I have used TotalUninstall since you recommended it, but not 
recently since when it starts copying the registry a security program, I 
think WinPatrol, interrupts it to ask if I want to allow a new entry ( I 
think it is the tun entry that TotalUninstall will use to uninstall the 
program if needed.) After I click yes I don't think TotalUninstall 
finished copying the registry entries. Instead it just calls for the 
program installation. So consequently I did not use it when I installed 

I hope there are some other ideas since I would sure like to get that 
great program working.



Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 16:06:21 -0800
From: brian99 <brian99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [triadtechtalk] LayOut.Zip HELP

Excitement leads to frustration!!!
As you will recall I was ecstatic about Chuck's LayOut.zip DeskTop 
restoration tool.
But after doing my maintenance routine the right click option disappeared.
I tried the Icon Restore program that I had mentioned since it looked 
easier to install with the .exe extension.

It did not give the right click options. So after trying everything I 
know, I took the following steps to uninstall and reinstall all traces 
of both programs. But still could not get the program to work.

This was one of the few experience with  installing  a program like this 
so I would sure like to learn more about this process of installing and 
uninstalling this type of program.

December 01, 2005
1. Backed up Registry
2. Searched for Layout.dll
deleted it.
    and deleted it.
5. Researched for LayOut.Dll and found it in System and System32.
6. Rebooted to see if the program would work.
7. Still is not working.
8. Deleted LayOut.Dll from System and System32.
9. Again searched for: Layout.dll and they do not show up except in my 
DownLaod file.
10.  Again searched for: IconLayOut.Nothing found
11. I deleted the Layout.reg, and Layout.dll from: 
12.  I then unziped LayOut.zip contents to C:\UnZipHoldingFile\LayOutFolder
13. and reinstall the 2 files as I first did by copying LayOut.dll to 
System and System32 and then clicked     on LayOut.reg
15. Went to desktop and right clicked and still don't have the "save 
icon settings listed" option.
15. Rebooted and checked again.
16. Still not working!!!!

Can anyone see what I have done wrong and how I can restore the great 
LayOut.zip DeskTop restoration tool.

From: "Howard" <hbint@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: [triadtechtalk] Re: LayOut.Zip HELP
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 17:23:28 -0500

Hi Brian ... I don't know if you tried this or not. When I first installed this 
program, I think someone said you had to right click on a system file on your 
desktop and I think My Computer was mentioned. Anyway, I didn't have it in my 
right click option until I right clicked on the recycle bin. It's still that 
Just a thought ...

Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 18:38:22 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
From: Armando Barreiro <avbsantos@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [triadtechtalk] Re: LayOut.Zip HELP

Except for doze 95, in all other versions of windoze I use Total Uninstall to 
install any and all programs that I add. Always.

It has never failed me when restoring to its original configuration a PC in 
which I've used it for an installation. It's not going to help you now, but 
I've mentioned Total Uninstall many times.

Good luck,

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