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Windows 7: Unused File Extension Reappears?

17 Mar 2013   #1
Joe2cool

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Unused File Extension Reappears?

Hi to everyone, new here........... on doing a registry scan, an unused 'file extension softgrid.unavailable' keeps reappearing even after deletion? This only appears in CCleaner. Is there a way of a permanent deletion?

Thx


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17 Mar 2013   #2
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums Joe2cool. Do you use Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)? This was formally known as Softricity SoftGrid.

Microsoft SoftGrid 4.2 release notes and updates

It may be recreating the key. I think it's more of an irritation, and not something to be concerned about. A Guy
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17 Mar 2013   #3
Joe2cool

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hi can't see anything in programs, or when I do a search for 'SoftGrid' It doesn't cause a problem, as you say more an irritation, so for the moment I've put in 'Exclude' within CCleaner. Just wondered why? & how to get rid if possible?

Appreciate your quick reply, Thx

This was a reply from another forum: so nice to have a straight forward reply

'I'm sorry. Pointing to a WiKi article does not indicate what the unused extension is, why it should be deleted and the rationale for why it can't stay in the OS.

I always like to compare an automobile and a computer. Most people look at them as being completely dissimilar and thus you can't compare them. However they are both complex systems of systems and not only can the be compared as such but can be modeled similarly.

So I'll use a Dodge Dakota as an example. One has a Dodge Dakota pickup truck and on its fuse block is a 15 amp fuse for accessories. However the accessories terminal is unloaded. There are no accessories connected to it. The owner connects a diagnostic tool to the pickup and it indicated you have an unused fuse.

So what is gained by removing said fuse ?
What is the problem with the fuse remaining in situ ?

One has to ask the same critical questions about this 'file extension softgrid.unavailable'.

What is is this 'file extension softgrid.unavailable' ?
Why does it really need to be deleted ?
What are the negative consequences if it stays ?

Which brings us back to that unused fuse. Why does it have to be removed and what is gained by its removal or what are the consequences if it remains ?

Those questions haven't been answered so best practice dictates there be no modification made'
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17 Mar 2013   #4
A Guy

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Someone likes to hear themselves talk I had a look around, and every post mentioning softgrid.unavailable mentions it was detected by CCleaner. Most of those were in other languages as well. It's possible it is some other program recreating these keys. But just ignore that fuse and as long as knowing it is there doesn't drive you mad, it will just be a mystery. A Guy
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