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Windows 7: CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

21 Jan 2014   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Andrew I would include Options, that's where program settings are, what drives to clean, what cookies to save, delete only temp flies older than 24 hours, how many cleaning passes, etc.


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21 Jan 2014   #21
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Nice tutorial. One suggestion I have is to clean-up the images by using Jing or similar to make nicer boxes/arrows/text annotations.....it just makes everthing look more professional.
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21 Jan 2014   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Andrew I know loads of folks use the reg cleaners that usually turn the OS into a nightmare and end up in threads to be sorted out.
So I as well as the tip on backing up the registry - which I always do straight after an install and things have settled down - found this way to reinstall the reg items that have been fixed is this as described by piriform CCleaner - How do I restore registry backups? as rule I usually keep the last four or five reg back ups.

I have never had to use it but have tested it on the test machine I have with no probs. I think it is worth adding this to the tutorial for the folks who are going to use the registry fix feature come what may.
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04 May 2014   #23
illiterate1

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit and Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hello,

That's some guide you've written there, I was of the opinion that we just press a single button and 'go'. You have certainly opened my eyes. Why do you people go to all this trouble for absolutely 'free' ? Amazing !!!

Best Wishes to you all,

Illiterate.
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04 May 2014   #24
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

We enjoy giving good, and proper, advice to help people.
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04 May 2014   #25
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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25 May 2014   #26
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's a nice snip of the Piriform D/L page.

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25 May 2014   #27
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Andrew I know loads of folks use the reg cleaners that usually turn the OS into a nightmare and end up in threads to be sorted out.
So I as well as the tip on backing up the registry - which I always do straight after an install and things have settled down - found this way to reinstall the reg items that have been fixed is this as described by piriform CCleaner - How do I restore registry backups? as rule I usually keep the last four or five reg back ups.

I have never had to use it but have tested it on the test machine I have with no probs. I think it is worth adding this to the tutorial for the folks who are going to use the registry fix feature come what may.
I'd suggest you also have an acceptable system image as well in case things go wrong.
I've had problems restoring the registry backup following the recommended guidelines. It's probably something I'm doing wrong but the error from memory is along the lines of "cannot access registry" even from the main administrator account. I'm storing the registry backups on a separate internal HDD.
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25 May 2014   #28
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Britton30. Edited and added.

@mjf

Agreed.
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10 Nov 2014   #29
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Maybe and only if you like I use Unchecky Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear to avoid the downloading of the
"extras" perhaps a mention of it would help.
I also set it up with the update reminder ticked. I am only making these suggestions as it is your tutorial


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