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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by justme123, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. justme123

    justme123 Thread Starter

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    hi i use ccleaner along with other programs to help keep my sys running smoothly. i just scanned my registry and came across a lot of issues the program pointed out. i do not want to delete anything before talking to some one that know more about this subject. i have a lot of "unused file extensions" are these okay to delete? also, "missing mui reference" what are these and are they safe to clear?
     
  2. Billy the Adult

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    You should be ok as long as you choose the backup registry option when asked. Then if after a few days you don't have any problems you can delete the backup file.
     
  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    And then when it is 6 months later and you go to use that piece of software that depended on the Registry key, or try and use that feature of a application (maybe Windows) that needs that key and it fails, then what?

    Even with a backup you'd never figure out what needs to be put back.

    It has been said over and over, if it ain't broke don't try to fix it. And if it is broke, a registry cleaner isn't going to help. And if you don't know what's being deleted, don't delete it.
     
  4. Augie65

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    I totally agree with WhitPhil. You can search this and other forums and you will see the number of times that the problem goes back to using a registry cleaner.
     
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