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Windows 7: Disk cleanup suggestions manual or in a program

08 Oct 2019   #11
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I use thingies like ccleaner, winutilities, etc., much more like Chuck Connor Rifleman, less than Doc Holliday Shotgun. Cautiously, carefully, surgically, specifically, just like many others in here do. I even have my favorite registry cleaners from Auslogics, Wise, jv16PT, not for speed and performance gain [there isn't any], rather, to get rid of specific dust bunnies in my registry hive. **True enough, use such things very carefully, never haphazardly**


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08 Oct 2019   #12
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

When I was using CCleaner, I always omitted the reg cleaner.

I think a version they sent out was buggy, and their customers lost faith in them.

Paul, I used your Disk Cleanup Extended, and after 1/2 hour it was still running, so I left the house. Don't know how long it took. It's s.l.o.w.
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08 Oct 2019   #13
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Since these are just questions, RolandDS could say more about those registry 'dust bunnie' tools?
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09 Oct 2019   #14
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RoWin7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Paul, I used your Disk Cleanup Extended, and after 1/2 hour it was still running, so I left the house. Don't know how long it took. It's s.l.o.w.
It obviously depends when you did the last disk cleanup.

The disk cleanup extended is a more thorough and advanced version of the standard disk cleanup.
If you hadn't run a disk cleanup for a while, then it will be quite slow [as will Glary Utilities & CCleaner, I have tested it] because of the accumulation of files etc.

If you run it again, it will fly through the program.
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09 Oct 2019   #15
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Dust bunnies, to me, are registry items: pointing to non-existant directories or programs, invalid for whatever reason. While neither speed or performance is enhanced, I figure why let those un-needed registry items "gather dust" in the hive?
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09 Oct 2019   #16
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RolandJS,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Dust bunnies, to me, are registry items: pointing to non-existant directories or programs, invalid for whatever reason. While neither speed or performance is enhanced, I figure why let those un-needed registry items "gather dust" in the hive?
I still stand by my comments below . . .

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
[1] NEVER run any registry cleaner [although most of then have a backup option]!
[2] It is of NO benefit and can cause serious and irreparable damage.
[3] If you need to look at the registry then use command line and REG Query.
The exception to this of course is that if you are an advanced user then I agree it is safe [mostly!] to remove/delete any errant registry entries [with a registry backup FIRST]!

I hope this helps!
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09 Oct 2019   #17
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi RoWin7,

It obviously depends when you did the last disk cleanup.

The disk cleanup extended is a more thorough and advanced version of the standard disk cleanup.
If you hadn't run a disk cleanup for a while, then it will be quite slow [as will Glary Utilities & CCleaner, I have tested it] because of the accumulation of files etc.

If you run it again, it will fly through the program.
I ran Glary about 2 weeks ago.
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09 Oct 2019   #18
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi RolandJS,
I still stand by my comments below . . .
The exception to this of course is that if you are an advanced user then I agree it is safe [mostly!] to remove/delete any errant registry entries [with a registry backup FIRST]!
I hope this helps!
I avoid reg cleaners, but I do use Revo for all my uninstalls, so there aren't a lot of dust bunnies in my reg. Reg cleaning is one of those things websites, even reputable ones, bludgeon you with when you're looking for some other tool.
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09 Oct 2019   #19
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RoWin7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I ran Glary about 2 weeks ago.
Very strange, no one else has ever reported this issue!

It does take a little while to process. If you actually check what it does, I think there might be items that Glary Utilities & CCleaner don't address.

In your particular case then, just run what is best and suits you [it is definately not the same for everyone else]!
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09 Oct 2019   #20
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RoWin7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I avoid reg cleaners, but I do use Revo for all my uninstalls, so there aren't a lot of dust bunnies in my reg.
I wouldn't be without Revo Uninstaller, especially the Advanced Scan option [scan for leftover items].
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