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Windows 7: What duplicate file cleaner is SAFE

01 Jun 2010   #1
Amber Valkyrie

 
 
What duplicate file cleaner is SAFE

what SAFE and effective duplicate cleaner should i use fow windows 7 and doesnt remove important files


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01 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amber Valkyrie View Post
what SAFE and effective duplicate cleaner should i use fow windows 7 and doesnt remove important files
There arent any in my opinion. With all of them you risk it removing something from your registry that is important.


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01 Jun 2010   #3
kucing13

 

wow, i see three post with the same title. Anyways. like ken said. there aren't technically. if you just want to clean a files. you can used windows disk cleanup. Other program might interfering with your registry which is dangerous and you might ended up posting another thread in here
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01 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

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I have seen so many posts caused by reg cleaner. If you want to clean your system, follow Kens advice and do not use it. Ocassionally, you can use cclenaer, without the reg option.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

You should always follow proper maintenance procedures, also.
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Good luck to you.
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01 Jun 2010   #5
Amber Valkyrie

 
 

Oh ok
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01 Jun 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

As an alternative, you can just use Windows Search. It has customizable filters that let you search by filetype. E.g. if you want to look for all pictures on drive X:, just navigate to to X: in Windows Explorer and type kind: pictures (no space between : and p) in the search box at the top right. Then you can delete what you think are duplicates. That is the safest way, IMO.

See these 2 links on how to search for filetypes.

How-to : Search in Windows 7 | Windows 7 News

Windows Search Advanced Query Syntax
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01 Jun 2010   #7
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

If you are thinking of searching for duplicate files with regards to music/pics/docs etc then glary utilities has a neat little function which searches for such things and then gives you the option of ascertaining which you would like to remove.

If you are on about reg cleaners then take the above advise from the other forum members and leave it alone, it is very efficient at managing itself.
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