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#1 nolacs22

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:36 AM

I downloaded ccleaner and I think I'm in trouble.I saved the deleted registry in documents,how do I put them back,merge,restore?i moved a little to fast.

Thank you everyone! I fixed it with my saved reg files.NEVER again!

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:10 AM

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First check whether there is a recent System restore Point available. If yes, restore the system to that and it is the safest way. If not  double click on the reg files and press the OK button to confirm and the deleted entries will be merged. But before doing that, make sure to create a system restore point first.

 

Registry is not a place which needs to be cleaned regularly. Bleeping Computers officially doesn't encourage the use of any Registry cleaning tools as it may cause serious damage.

 

Microsoft's official policy about Registry cleaning tools - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2563254


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 06 January 2014 - 09:11 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

Ccleaner usually will backup registry changes, you might be able to recover these at the Piriform website.

 

As for Bleeping Coputer's stance on registry cleaners and optimizers...

 

 
The following was originally posted by Animal, one of our Site Administrators.
 
Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
 
Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.
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Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
 
Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
 
Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
 
The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in unpredictable results.
 
Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

Ccleaner usually will backup registry changes, you might be able to recover these at the Piriform website.
 
As for Bleeping Coputer's stance on registry cleaners and optimizers...
 
 
The following was originally posted by Animal, one of our Site Administrators.
 
Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
 
Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.
--------------------------------------------------------------
Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
 
Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
 
Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
 
The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in unpredictable results.
 
Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.Thank you it looks like I fixed it with my back-up reg files I have learned a lot,NEVER again.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

Am I missing something?


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