Question about CCleaner Registry Cleaner.

By tm872110
Apr 16, 2007
  1. I have a question about the Registry Cleaner portion of CCleaner. I recently scanned and it found a good bit of registry locations. Is it safe to fix the issues that it finds? Is there any way to post a log file of what it finds?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Using any registry cleaner carries risks, if you don`t know what it is you`re fixing. Make sure you make a backup of your registy, before running the reg cleaner.

    Click start/run and type regedit into the run box and press the enter key. When the window appears maximise it. Click file/export and save a copy of your registry to wherever you want.

    In the event of problems, you can restore the saved registy by importing the saved file.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I've never backed it up using cc, and never had issues.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`ve never had any issues with the Ccleaner registry cleaner either, but I know of people that have. Therefore, it makes sense to take a cautious approach and backup the complete registry first, just in case. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,862   +1,521

  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No I haven`t mate. However, the same rules apply to using any reg cleaner programme. Make a backup of your registry before deleting any reg keys. Also, make sure you know what it is you`re deleting beforehand.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,862   +1,521


    It's free. It has a back-up provision. And last but not (well, who knows) least, it made PC worlds' "Best Free Stuff" (a yearly issue tradition with them). It's never made a mistake on me. If you're curious you could get a copy here:

    ccleaner was mentioned last year in the best 100 feebies. ( I just don't think they like to mention a program 2 years in a row, since Firefox wasn't mentioned this year either).
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