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CCleaner did not show this -- can I delete it?


Normandie

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Hey folks,

 

Have another question. I ran CCleaner & I love it, but under "Issues", it did not show the following entry & I wonder if it is safe to go into the registry & delete it.

 

I installed "xnview" then decided I did not want it, so uninstalled it and I have found the entries below in the registry:

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\XnView.bmp]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\XnView.bmp\shell]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\XnView.bmp\shell\open]

 

 

There is one for "wmf", "jpg" etc., none of the keys have a value.

 

I was wondering if it is safe to delete these directly from REGEDIT? I know that they are not hurting anything, but if they serve nothing I would like to delete them.

 

Thanks in advance for your advice,

Normandie

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Those left overs XnView entries should be perfectly safe to remove. After you remove them run the Issues scanner in CCleaner again.

 

 

 

 

Andavari,

 

Thanks, I deleted the entries and the computer seems to still be running :lol: I even restarted it to see if there would be problems and so far none :D

 

I reran CCleaner afterwards and in issues nothing was found so I guess all is good. I just wanted to get rid of more junk in the registry if it does not serve anything.

 

Again thanks & have a dood day,

Normandie

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Much as I love CCleaner, it doesn't have (or claim to have) a very powerful registry cleaner.

 

It is a very safe registry cleaner, which you can run routinely without qualms.

 

If I've been uninstalling programs, though, I run another registry cleaner (EasyCleaner) after CCleaner.

 

I think between the two they're doing a pretty thorough job.

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If I've been uninstalling programs, though, I run another registry cleaner (EasyCleaner) after CCleaner.

 

I think between the two they're doing a pretty thorough job.

 

 

 

Even if a registry cleaner is very power it can still miss many things, hence the reason multiple registry cleaners have to be used.

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Even if a registry cleaner is very power it can still miss many things, hence the reason multiple registry cleaners have to be used.

 

 

 

Very true. I have also done some registry cleaning with HDCleaner, it finds a lot more.

 

But it only gives you a list of possibly invalid entries, you have to figure out which ones are safe to remove.

 

I had a lot of garbage produced by an attempt to recover files from a borked copy of WinXP, that other cleaners didn't find, and I was able to remove over a hundred entries.

 

But there were over a hundred more I don't want to touch, because I don't know enough about them. That list isn't growing, though, regular cleaning with CCleaner and EasyCleaner takes care of the new stuff.

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Well, all of this became unimportant for the moment, Monday I installed an update for WordPerfect Office 12 & it scambled my HD. Could not startup in safe mode, could not start up with "last good configuration", tried it all, then just gave up and formatted the little devil :o and reinstalled everything from clean, so now it is clean and the 3rd program I installed after Windows XP, the firewall, SP2 update, Virus program and then CCleaner so hopefully the registry is pretty clean now and I will try to keep it that way.

 

Thanks for all your help & advice,

Normandie

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