Reg Cleaners

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by CoasterCowboy, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. CoasterCowboy

    CoasterCowboy NTFS Junkie

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    There was a thread recently on reg cleaners, i can remember that JV Powertools was recommended, but suggestions/recommendations on any other utils will be greatly accepted.

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  2. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    I'd recommend Reg Supreme
    It's an awesome app, but doesn't come free.
    You can however download a free 30 day trial,
    so it will give you a chance to see if it's what you want.
     
  3. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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  4. CoasterCowboy

    CoasterCowboy NTFS Junkie

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    Many thanks

    Consider my Reg cleaned ;)
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Be carefull with any or these tools...many of them find "useless" values that are actually purposefull.

    often times yu will remove an entry, a month or so later, something isn't working the way it's supposed to, and you won't even assoicate the two events, though they are cause and affect

    for instance, in the beginning, some of these regcleaners corupted restore.

    so months later, when a restore couldn't be aquired, it was hard to figure out why the files were corrupt

    things like this

    try not to use the bulk removal, just do the search, then make individual decisions as to what stays and goes

    now this is harder then it sounds, since some of these are going to find like 400 "useless" entries

    just be carefull
     
  6. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    No problem. :D Now just read that thingy under
    NetRyder's sig...*whistles*:p
     
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  7. NetRyder

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  8. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    Great point perris. I've tried several reg cleaners that after I cleaned with them they deleted a critical file that was needed to run a program. This happened after it indicated the file appeared safe to delete. The best and safest reg cleaner I have used and still do is
    RegCleaner
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Another vote for RegSupreme. :)
    Never had a problem using it. I don't use it too often though...just about a couple of times each month.
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    For alot of folks, that would be very often. Most people don't even defrag half that often.
     
  11. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    I've used reg clean and like it though I don't clean in that part of the system as often as maybe should. as for defrag that gerenally happens anytime my system goes to screen saver
     
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    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Yep - RegSupreme "Pro" is da bomb .. It is regcleaner, jv16, and regcleaner in one .. :)
     
  14. polyglory

    polyglory Walkabout Specialist

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  15. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Are there any RegCleaners that will actually make "backups" of the entries it cleans out? For that "just in case" senario that perris brought up. This way you could re-enter the entry into your Regestry.
     
  16. polyglory

    polyglory Walkabout Specialist

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    Registry First Aid does, can't speak for any of the others :)