1.    24 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 220
    Windows 10 Pro 1511

    Registry Cleaning

    Recently when I ran Ccleaner to chk the registry, there were many 'Application paths Issues' from the downloads folder. These download items are not anymore in the downloads folder, some download items were deleted, some others were used such as videos, music, programs to install,
    images etc.. However, nothing of these items are not in this folder any more.
    In the registry they are in the 'store' section (as on screenshot attached). Will it be safe to select all of them and delete them to clean a little the registry ?
    Answers will be appreciated.
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  2.    24 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,506
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Motim View Post
    Will it be safe to select all of them and delete them to clean a little the registry ?
    Probably, but there's little to be gained by cleaning the registry - it won't make the PC any faster. Safest to leave the registry alone. There's always a risk you may 'clean' something important by mistake.

    I use Ccleaner too, but ONLY for junk files - never the registry.
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  3.    24 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 758
    Windows 7

    I am not a fan of registry cleaners. There are all kinds of potential problems with registry cleaners. The problem is that there is no completely reliable way to determine if a registry entry is unneeded or in error. As a result a registry cleaner must frequently guess. Usually it guesses right, sometimes not. Then you have a problem.
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  4.    24 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,863
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    CCleaner's reg cleaner is very basic, thus very safe. Reg cleaners are mostly important only for people, who like their privacy or who like to run a problem free PC, since prevention is better than a possible cure.
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