Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol
Hello RB Mate just how large is your SSD? I am not quite sure what is meant by left over install files though and CC usually is all you need - there is a reg scan feature but if you go there be very careful and always
make a backup of anything before you fix issues.
The pro version of CC is not really needed and I think 8Gb is not that much to be honest - I recently cleared 35GB out of a fix I was doing and regularly find 10 - 20 GB of clutter.
Also make sure you keep an eye on the cookies or you will be forever re entering passwords. (Click on the cog wheel > pick cookies form the left hand list > send the ones you want to keep to the right by clicking on them and then the little arrow to the right) When all are picked go back to the brush and run cleaner.
Really, you don't know what is meant by left over install files? Umm it's files that are left over from installations of previous software, games, stuff left over when you uninstall the programs. Maybe you have a special computer that doesn't leave any junk all over the hard drive.
8 gigs is nothing. That's why I was asking what I can use as a power scrubber. I am afraid to delete stuff manually. Too many files can be something that windows needs to work.
I hardly do any registry work, but when I do, I make backups. I try to clean up cookies on a regular basis.
Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
Quote: Originally Posted by RussianBear
But I feel
"Feeling" is generally not the basis for a sound decision.
Unless you have an antique processor, the registry errors and crap are highly unlikely to cause any measurable slowdown or problems---in fact less likely than the chances of causing problems by obsessively cleaning an installation.
If you can't help the way you "feel", you may still feel the same way after cleaning with product A---which will lead you to product B, product C, etc, endlessly.
I'd use CCleaner or Disc Cleanup (built into Windows) to occasionally do a general cleaning and avoid messing with the registry entirely.
I'm sorry, I guess as a human I sometimes have a feeling that my hard drive has more free space just waiting to be cleaned out. You are Dr. Phil? "If I can't help the way I feel?. Or do you just not like new members who ask straight forward questions?
I do not believe my root hard drive only has 13 gigs of free space, especially since I only have 1 game installed, which is from 2009, and takes up 2.3gigs of room. Some word processing software, video editing and photo editing software take up another 17.3 Gigs. My Windows install with all the updates is 23 gigs. Take another 10 gigs for miscellaneous software. Where did the other 54.4 gigs go?
I guess I was wrong to write my thoughts about my hard drive problem. I see it has really upset you ignatzatsonic.