A registry needs defragging???


Overclocked Like A Mother
8 Jul 2002
Hi Guys,

Surfing through the we, looking for the usual freeware, I found a "registry defragmenter". I began to wonder, does the registry need defragging too? If so,
is there a tried and true registry defragger instead of this release candidate? I never heard of one of these proggies before. How frequently should I defrag my registry?



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Political Access
27 Dec 2001
Well, I don't defrag my registry, I just use a registry "cleaner" to remove entries from uninstalled programs... you know the ones that aren't removed with the uninstaller. Doing that keeps things pretty organized. It was a long time ago that I read about defragging the registry, so I can't be certain, but I don't believe that it's necessary. You might want a second opinion on that, but I'm pretty sure you can do without.


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Political Access
31 Mar 2002
You should read this, http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,7095232~root=sware~mode=flat But read it all. There are many pros and cons to defragging the Reg. And I think if you read all the posts in this thread it will give you a better idea as to if you should or not.

Please read all the posts. :)

I myself think it's overkill, even though there are proggies specifically for this.

Hopefully more people chime in on this.

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