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#1 simonrjnash


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Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:16 PM

is there a program avaliable that will source out all empty, duplicate and pointless folders on a systems c: drive so it can get rid of some pointless clutter?

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:26 PM

CCleaner - www.ccleaner.com/ [FREE]

Windows Washer - www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-products-windowwasher.html [TRIAL]

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:58 PM

Due to the inherent risk of using registry cleaning tools. Bleeping Computer does not endorse their use. Unless you have knowledge of how registry cleaning apps are to be used. As well as always make a back up of your registry before use. We do not recommend them. Registry cleaning applications are one of the easiest ways to turn your expensive machine into a doorstop.

Any one recommending their use should always make the comment: BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE USE

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:18 PM

I like the free Glary Utilities to find duplicate files and empty folders. However, I never use it to automatically delete anything from the root directory, nor do I use its registry cleaner.

But if that's what you want to do, in keeping with Animal's post, I recommend that you BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE USE.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:34 PM

I use RegCure which I find very effective but as is said above ALWAYS back-up your registry before using anything especially if you are unsure.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:07 AM

i've got tuneup utilities 2008, what do people think of it and is there anything better?

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:09 AM

I try to stay the heck out of the registry, and don't even don't trust cccleaner that much. The best way to maintain windows and the safest and economical, is learn to clean manually with disk cleanup and general maintenance.

Paying for a program to do this is a waste of money.

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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