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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by sylvia,ann, Feb 5, 2005.

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  1. sylvia,ann

    sylvia,ann Thread Starter

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    can anyone please tell me which boxes should be ticked to do a unnecessary file clean please as if i tick all the boxes i got loads of files come up and i dint think i should delete all of them
     
  2. 1069

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    Hi again SylviaAnn,

    It is quite safe to delete all the unnecessary files that Easycleaner finds - there could well be 100's but if you want to be selective tick the top 4 boxes only - you will still have lots to delete if using for the first time. Once found - click SELECT ALL then click DELETE ALL Remember to use this on a regular basis - Win98 does tend to slow down when full of clutter.
     
  3. sylvia,ann

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    Hi 1069
    I dont know about hundreds there seems to be thousands I have never used this programe before so wasnt sure what to delete and what to leave but if you say it is safe to tick all 6 boxes and delete every thing then that may be why muy computer is so sos slow
    hope i dont mess it up lol
     
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    I have never had a problem with this - If there are that many then this could well be the reason why your system is so slow - If you feel happier tick one or two boxes at a time. Let me know how you get on
     
  5. flakyteabag

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    The unnecessary file and registry cleaner work well, never had a problem with it,but DO NOT delete any duplicate files unless you know what you doing it can cause serious problems
     
  6. k9lover

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    I have 98 running slow and constant freezing. do u trust easy clean when dealing with the registry delete area? also runing IE 5.... where can i get 6.0 for free (and will it help me) THANKS IN ADVANCE
     
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    Hi K9lover,

    this should have been posted in a seperate thread - however..

    I have used Easy Cleaner for a long time but I only use "Unnecessary" and "Registry" options. I can say that I have never had a problem - that does not mean to say that others have not!

    Have you run Adaware and Spybot or any other similar programs?

    Do you have an up-to-date A/Virus ?
     
  8. k9lover

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    sorry .... no on adaware and spybot... no on a/virus
    where can i get all 3.... i will run them and hopefully go away.
    1069 .... you rock,,, TIA again (mobile dog groomer on a rainy day in GA)
     
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    Try NoClone, it finds and deletes duplicate files by true byte-by-byte comparison. So you can find duplicate mp3, photos and any types. The unique smart marker help you to clean up hard drives.

    http://noclone.net
     
  11. Ol' Young

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    I was impressed by all of the favorable comments about Easycleaner so I decided to give it a try.Not seeing any links in this thread i went to Google. One of the high racommendations there was from PC Magazine so I downloaded it. What I ended up with was a program called Registry Mechanic which puzzled me. Is this the same program ???

    Thanks for your help

    Ol' Young
     
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    Sylvia Ann:

    Make sure you're using EasyCleaner 2.0.6.380, which is downloadable from here.

    In the "Unnecessary" section, make use of the top 3 boxes. I've never had a problem with deleting everything that it's found - in both Windows 98SE and Windows XP SP2. :)
     
  14. Ol' Young

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    Thank you very much 1069 and Flavallee for your links and your operational tips. I have sucessfully downloaded EasyCleaner! It looks like a really good and easy to use program. I already scanned the Registry and deleted the 200+ files it found. I rebooted and have found no problems so far.

    I have one more question for you before I run the "Uneccessary" feature. I have several apps which I have had to register for like this and other forums and programs like Sprint, etc. If I delete all my cookies will I have to re-register for them? If so, what is the best way to get around it?

    I learn so much from these forums and Tech Support Guys is one of the very very best. My donation will be in the mail shortly.

    Thanks for your help regarding the cookies.

    Ol' Young
     
  15. flavallee

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    That's why I said to place a checkmark in the top 3 boxes. This deletes temp and other junk files, without deleting your cookies and TIF's.

    If you delete cookies and TIF's, you'll just have to re-enter usernames and passwords to the sites that require them(like this forum), so make sure you know what they are.
     
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