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Marotta1

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Hi, I was just wondering if someone could tell me if these files are needed in the registry. They always come up when I do a scan but I have never been comfortable deleting them. i have been trying out Tune Up Utilities 2006 which is a really nice program and cleaned out all of the old junk, but want to know if I should keep these around. They are found under File Types. Thanks for any help anyone can give me.


.386 file (*.386)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.386 points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\vxdfile.


.BKF file (*.bkf)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bkf points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\msbackupfile.


.DAT file (*.dat)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dat points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dat_auto_file.


.DGF file (*.dgf)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dgf points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InterTrustDigiFile.


.DGT file (*.dgt)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dgt points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DGT.Document.


.IDC file (*.idc)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.idc points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\idcfile.


.MCH file (*.mch)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mch points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MacromediaXtraCacheFile.


.MGT file (*.mgt)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mgt points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MusicnotesGuitar.File.


.NCD file (*.ncd)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ncd points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ncdfile.


.PCB file (*.pcb)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pcb points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCBFile.


.VXD file (*.vxd)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vxd points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\vxdfile.


.X32 file (*.x32)
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The key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.x32 points to the missing key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MacromediaXtra32.
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gerryf

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leave them be...they harm nothing by being there and you gain nothing by removing them

Don't poke around in the registry looking for things to remove--it is a guaranteed path to a "Help, my computer will not boot into windows!" post
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Thanks gerryf. I don't just poke around looking for stuff to delete. I have just cleaned a lot of junk off my computer lately so I just figured I'd double check on these files also which always come up. I'll just leave them as I always have.
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I did not mean to insult you--I'm just saying that the prospect for damage outweighs the gain of removing these sorts of things
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Don't worry, I didn't take it as an insult. I just clean up the registry when I uninstall programs and find unnecessary junk on my computer. I know the damage it can do if not careful. Thanks again.
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