CCleaner should backup everything in CCleaner Suggestions Posted October 25, 2010 I still have to disagree: CCleaner backs up what it should - Registry. Should use ERUNT to be safer. Like others have pointed out, CCleaner hardly removes anything worthy of being taken a back-up of. Also, you can customize CCleaner's cleaning preferences, etc. and clean what you want. If you want to review what you're removing you always have the Analyze - Results window to right click and clean. If you backup everything, its pointless, you're not freeing any space then (even if its for x amount of time) There is no fascination with clearing crap from my computer, I love the prospect and CC gives a very positive result. BUT, how would YOU like somebody to come to your home and designate what is rubbish and what is not ? I know one thing, the only person who could do that is ME. There is nothing wrong in being cautious. Anybody who takes a list of "rubbish" defined by some robotic program and presses the button is irresponsible. Let me tell YOU the principles of computer safety :- Use CC>check output list>Backup list and save in folder>delete CC list>Wait say 2-3 weeks>if no problems>delete backup list. NOW, that is what is called responsible computer management, which is why I raised the question in the first place. What on Earth is wrong with this attitude ? It is a common factor in all computer operations. I see no reason to argue the point, it is a fundamental process of all intelligent electronic data management. Is it so difficult to spread this registry backup facility to all the other areas without engaging in some monumental and unnecessary debate ? "CC backs up what it should ?" Absolute irresponsible nonsense, CC should backup everything. Once the data is gone, who is left to pick up the pieces ? WE ARE.