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Every time I run Registry Cleaner, I have to do it two or three times, to completely remove all registry fails.

I'd like to suggest CCleaner to do this multiple steps automatically.

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It is not recommended to run the Registry Cleaner on a regular basis, especially with Windows 10.

The way that Win 10 updates every month no registry cleaner can keep up with valid changes to the registry, and may/will remove needed entries.

Registry Cleaning is a special tool used to help fix a 'broken' computer.
Using the Registry Cleaner on a regular basis will not speed up your computer in any way, and may even stop it working properly.

We regularly see posts here where someone has 'broken' their computer by using the Registry Cleaner indiscriminately.
It is planned to move the Registry Cleaner into the tools menu to make clearer that it's not something that should be run regularly.
https://ideas.ccleaner.com/roadmap

Here is what Microsoft have to say about Registry Cleaners (ie. don't do it, or it's at your own risk):
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities

 

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On 27/02/2020 at 13:55, rogeriodec said:

Every time I run Registry Cleaner, I have to do it two or three times, to completely remove all registry fails.

I'd like to suggest CCleaner to do this multiple steps automatically.

 

That isn't unique to CCleaner's registry cleaner, allot of them have that happen when you allow them to remove one reference it invalidates another that may have been pointing to it, etc. Been that way as long as I can remember.

However has Nukecad stated registry cleaning Win10 isn't something that should be done.

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On 02/03/2020 at 08:38, Andavari said:

However has Nukecad stated registry cleaning Win10 isn't something that should be done.

Then why is this functionality still available in CCleaner on Windows 10?
Isn't it better to add an OS check and disable registry cleaning when a Windows 10 OS has been detected?

By the way, i absolutely hate the new "health check" feature.

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43 minutes ago, TazMan998 said:

Then why is it this functionality still available in CCleaner?

It does have it's uses as a repair tool, say following a malware infection, used by someone who is familiar with how the registry works.

But it's not something that should be used on a regular basis.

You might as well ask the same about a chainsaw, easily available and useful for some - but it can, and will, cause damage when used indescriminately or for the wrong purpose.

As said above it's planned to move the Registry Cleaner into the 'Tools' section where it will be less prominent/tempting.

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When I use the Registry Cleaner, I always elected to save before I delete any items.  Over the years I now have hundreds of  items saved ( cc.2018 7 25  etc. )  How long should I save them for and then is it safe to just delete most of them ?

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If your computer is working as expected then it's probably not worth keeping more than the last one, maybe two.

Anything older than the last Windows update may break your computer if restored. Win Update usually changes some registry entries.

You have read the above about not running reg cleaner on a regular basis?

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Thanks for all the reply's... I certainly won't be using it again.   I'll save the last few and get rid of the rest.  I also agree with TazzMan when he asks why is it still there then.... it was far too temping for me to use....guess I've been extremely lucky over the years I've been using it. 🙂  

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