Erick Poole

odd SW entries in registry

Discussion created by Erick Poole on Apr 15, 2009
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2013 by Erick Poole
this one has me stumped. Maybe some tech types can figure it out.
I have SW09 recently installed. Runs ok. Inirtal loads (starting SW) were very slow, if i selected and changed options it took about 5 min for screen to go away. After many possible fixes that did nothing i went digging in the registry.
And BOOM under the entry "Solidworks journal file" i found (ready for this) over ( now sit down) , over 500 pages (yes 500) of data for that one entry. This enrty is just a file path so what the?
i deleted the data and got an instant fix on SW. However i keep checking the same entry and IT KEEPS GROWING!!. it seems SW is writing to thi sentry repeatedly. the enrty becomes filled with "CURRENT_USER" written over and over. It is even overwritten on itself, After awhile it looks like "CURRCURRCURRCURRENT_CURRENT_USERCURRENT_USERENT_USER"
(or some such crap as that) and continues forever!!

What the heii is going on here? its not like we paid big money for this prog ,( oh wait we did!!!)