Do you want to back up changes to the registry?
Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:05 AM
IM using CCleaner for the first time and i am on the registry section. ive scanned for ussues and a lot have come up so when i click "fix selected issues" it asks me "Do you want to back up changes to the registry?"
Well do i want to do it? what happens if i do or dont do it cheers.
Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:49 AM
What it will do if you say yes is make a copy of the reg entries you are deleting in case there is a problem and you want to put them back.
They are stored by default in 'my documents' as a .reg file (it will look like a piece of paper with blue blocks on it)
To put them back just double click the file (or right click on it and choose merge) You will not see a lot happen when you do it, it's very quick.
If you do rename the file, which has the date in it if you look, make sure you put .reg on the end.
Have a read here before you use the registry section or the advanced as it takes a bit of time to avoid making those 'wrong decisions' we all seem to end up doing sometimes
Posted 25 April 2008 - 08:09 AM
About once a month I delete the backup files that are over a month old.
Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:24 AM
a .reg file (it will look like a piece of paper with blue blocks on it)
Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:43 PM