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Registration Entries

Postby Gloria E » 31 Jan 2010, 16:49



I have 2 Registration Entries in My Documents. I want to know if it's safe to remove them?

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Re: Registration Entries

Postby HansV » 31 Jan 2010, 16:50

What are their names?
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Re: Registration Entries

Postby Gloria E » 31 Jan 2010, 17:59

Hans, here is the info. you requested.

cc20091026_163057.reg 93kb

cc20091026_163535.reg 2kb
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Re: Registration Entries

Postby John Gray » 31 Jan 2010, 18:42

These are registry backups of entries made by CCleaner on 26th October last year, before deleting them from your registry. Only you can decide whether you aren't likely to want them any more!
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Re: Registration Entries

Postby Gloria E » 31 Jan 2010, 19:25

John, If I knew what they contained I would be able to see if I might need them later on. Since I don't know, I hardly would use them to register something I know nothing about. Does that make sense?

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Re: Registration Entries

Postby HansV » 31 Jan 2010, 19:32

Gloria, since they're over three months old, you can safely delete them.
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Re: Registration Entries

Postby John Gray » 31 Jan 2010, 19:49

Gloria E wrote:John, If I knew what they contained I would be able to see if I might need them later on. Since I don't know, I hardly would use them to register something I know nothing about. Does that make sense?

If you were to right-click on one of the files in Windows Explorer or My Computer, you could choose NOTEPAD to inspect the contents. But you might not be any the wiser.
Make sure you DON'T double-click on the file name, because doing that will put the registry entries back into the registry!

Hans' suggestion to just delete the files seems entirely sensible.
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Re: Registration Entries

Postby Gloria E » 31 Jan 2010, 21:16

HansV wrote:Gloria, since they're over three months old, you can safely delete them.


That's what I was hoping to hear. What is the minimum time limit, how old must they be before reg files can be safely removed in the future?


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Re: Registration Entries

Postby HansV » 31 Jan 2010, 21:25

There are no hard and fast rules for that, but in this particular case, where the filename begins with cc followed by a date in the format yyyymmdd, I'd say a week is plenty. If you haven't needed to restore registry entries a week after they have been deleted by CCleaner, it's unlikely you'll need to restore them.
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