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I had a six-month trial of Webroot, and one of Webroot's many good features was having a function for doing just that. It has a function that says "You can remove files using Secureanywhere and automatically remove associated registry entries."(See screenshot.)

I had a hard drive fail on me, and I'm determined not to let this one get overcrowded on me. So I destroy lots of files that can't be removed with Revo Uninstaller when I decide I have no use for them, especially setup files.

Maybe I already have a program that will let me get rid of the registry entries corresponding to folders and files I delete, and I just don't know it. I just found out I can selectively delete System Restore points with CCleaner. 




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I had a hard drive fail on me, and I'm determined not to let this one get overcrowded on me. So I destroy lots of files that can't be removed with Revo Uninstaller when I decide I have no use for them, especially setup files.

 

Hello! There are a lot of reasons Hard Drives fail, but I have never heard of overcrowding being a reason. I don't think anyone here on the forum approves of registry cleaners.

If you're taking about deleting files after uninstalling a program, I can tell you how I do that.

First I use Revo uninstaller. Then I use a program called Search Everything http://www.voidtools.com/download/ This program will find all the files that Revo  misses.

I feel very secure in the registry and I use  regedit and F3. Not recommenced for novice users.

Pictures, videos, and other large files should be stored on a external drive. I have a TB seagate external drive for that.

My internal drive is 500GB and I only have 50GB's on it.

It's good to keep your PC cleaned up from clutter, but you can go over board and cause your self lots of grief.

CCleaner is all I use along with disk clean up, which is a windows feature. http://windows.micro...eanup=windows-7

Removing restore points is not a good idea IMHO, unless you really need the free space, which should never happen with the larger HD's that are now used in computers.

You should always have a image of your OS backed up on a external drive but that is another story.

You may get more replies on your topic, but doubt if anyone here recommends messing with the registry.


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First I use Revo uninstaller. 

Thanks for your answer.

 

I do use Revo Uninstaller.

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures, videos, and other large files should be stored on a external drive. I have a TB seagate external drive for that.

 

I have not heard that before. I would be interested in you telling me more along those lines.

 

 

 

CCleaner is all I use along with disk clean up, which is a windows feature. http://windows.micro...eanup=windows-7

 

 

I take it then you don't use the CCleaner registry cleaner module.

 

 

 

Removing restore points is not a good idea IMHO, unless you really need the free space, which should never happen with the larger HD's that are now used in computers.

 

 

I only have in view removing the pretty old ones and leaving plenty of recent ones. I do need the free space with this old hard drive.


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Hello! This forum does not recommend any registry cleaners and I believe that includes the CCleaner registry cleaner. I will not lie to you. I have used the CCleaner registry cleaner before, but it is not recommended. If you use it, make sure you save the back up feature that it offers.

I always have at least one back up image of my OS on a external drive, which gives me a lot of confidence to do things, because I know I can restore my PC and be back just like the day I created the back up image.

Restore points do take up a lot of disk space and it's ok to remove the older ones.

I have a 1TB external drive that I leave plugged in all the time. That's where my back up images are stored. Also pictures ect.

There are many good tutorials on the Web that can explain how to store data on a external HD.

Here is just one of many!!

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=tZqlyyTCcIc

Hope I have answered your questions. If not feel fee to ask!!


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Hi concept !

Cleaning the registry entries of your system isn't vital for Windows in order to work correctly. The only registry entries that should be cleaned are the malicious ones and these are usually cleaned via your Antivirus and Antimalwares, so I wouldn't worry about it. If you have doubts on what I say, I suggest you to read this interesting article posted on HowToGeek about Registry Cleaners and why they won't increase your system performance, nor fix any issues you have with it :

http://www.howtogeek...or-fix-crashes/
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