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Old 16th March 2013, 19:15   #3
DJ Egg
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Delete paths.ini (or remove the value for inidir=)

(paths.ini is in the same dir as winamp.exe)

This will make Winamp save settings/database etc in the same dir as winamp.exe
(as long as said dir has write permissions, which %ProgramFiles%\Winamp doesn't have, by default).

And after doing the above, to prevent the writing of any registry settings (eg. filetype associations), change this setting in winamp.ini

no_registry=1

(default value = 0)

Note that there's no way to prevent some 3rd-party components such as Sonic Burning Engine & Gracenote CDDB/MusicID from writing to the registry, so you would probably need to uncheck those features in the installer options....
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