How to clean system


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       #1

    How to clean system


    Hi,

    After un-installing any software, I found that it did not remove completely. It seems to be using some location to keep old settings. I have checked registry but did not find it there. Any idea? At what location it is keeping old history?
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
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    singhmanojkumar said:
    Hi,

    After un-installing any software, I found that it did not remove completely. It seems to be using some location to keep old settings. I have checked registry but did not find it there. Any idea? At what location it is keeping old history?
    Probably in C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local
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  4. Milton's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home version 20H2
       #4

    AndreTen is right.

    Very few programs uninstall 'completely' these days. There are nearly always remnants or empty folders left behind.
    Revo Uninstaller especially... is designed to 'completely remove' these remnants.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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    This is where CCleaner comes in handy. I know lots of people say never use the Registry Cleaner function of CCleaner but I've used it many time with no problems what so ever. I always allow CCleaner to make a backup of the items it deletes from the registry so if there are problems I can put them back.

    I currently have 4 CCleaner registry delete backups hanging around that I'll delete soon.

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    CCleaner also shows you what it's going to delete and allows you to pick the ones you want to get rid of. I just Select all and Delete.

    You could even do a full registry backup before using CCleaner for this.
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