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SavvyLady

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New ... least I think it is ...

Introduction

With RegCleaner, you can easily remove obsolete registry entries from software that you may have deleted ages ago.



What does RegCleaner do?

RegCleaner deletes registry entries. You can delete DLLs with the Shared DLLs feature, and shortcut files with the Startup feature. You don't even have to know what the registry actually is to be able to use RegCleaner.




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Savvy :)

Anyone ever use this before??
 
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I have it, but I haven't used it yet. I am a little skeptical of using it until someone with a little knowledge about it reports their usage on this thread. It seems to be a little complicated to me.

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SavvyLady

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to me as well...thats why I made this thread ...
if it works like it should , then its a great tool to have.
We'll see


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Yeah it works fine..........

Just use it with some caution if you use the Auto-Clean feature sometimes reg cleaners that are turned loose to just "Auto-Clean" everything will clean a little deeper than they should as some stuff "Auto-Cleaned" may turn out to be a "Shared DLL" that some other prog needs to run.........

It should have an Undo feature and if that's the case you can always put it back to the prior state before you turned it loose to do it's thing.

Use it and read the help file thingy before you do you'll be Okay with it.

If you really think you need to screw around with the reg just remember to back it before you mess with it...........
I know you know that, but someone else may not so it is for that reason I mention that here.

I've got a couple of great registry specific links that you should read, and if you like I'll post them.

DS
 

SavvyLady

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OK please do.... actually I know very little about backing up anything. i told you my last pc was a toy!

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You have chosen to read first....therefore you have chosen wisely grasshopper.....

http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/regback2.html?


http://www.regedit.com/

.....The first site will teach you the path to travel, the second site will put you back on the right path if you did not read well grasshopper..........

We've many more charts to help map out your paths of travel when dealing with the registry, this is a good start for this journey at this time.


"Success is a Journey, Not a Destination"



DS
 
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ooops sorry, yes I did see that and I tried to replace it with two other links who have "gone south" as well.........

...........these registry links are almost as predictable as the registry itself. LOL

I think you've got plenty there to steer you in the right direction....

DS
 

TonyKlein

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I've used it for a couple of years and I like it a lot.

It's very useful if you want to get rid of software that has been incompletely uninstalled, or of which the uninstall string in Programs add/remove has disappeared, and you don't feel like going into Regedit and delete things there.

It also has a standard Registry cleaner: Tools/Registry Cleanup/Do them all)
This errs on the cautious side: it has an 'ignore list' (Options/registry/Cleaner/Ignore List) that excludes all Microsoft/windows/Office stuff, plus things that have been reported as proven to be tricky. You can edit it yourself, and add stuff you don't want to be touched.

It has a number of other interesting options.
Check it out!

And it does make backups of everything it removes, and as long as you hang on to those, there's not much risk involved.

MS RegClean does a better job in getting rid of 'orphaned' keys in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, and I use both programs in tandem.

It's wise to tread carefully though.

More computer problems are caused by people using Registry Cleaners or removing 'unneccessary' files, than by people who don't.... :D

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TonyKlein-

I have been using MS RegClean but I had a look at Reg Cleaner , the Software section, and saw it listed lots of applications I have long since got rid of. If I don't fiddle with anything else, would I be safe in deleting all the applications I know I've uninstalled? Why hasn't MS RegClean done it already?

Thanks.

Lyn
 

SavvyLady

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The RegClean by MS was simple... you clicked & it ran... this one is totally different isn't it ... least as far as setting it up goes.

Savvy :)

I'm a little skeptical of it
 

SavvyLady

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Does anyone know where I can download MS RegClean

I have not been able to find it.


Savvy :)
 
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