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Trouble running registry backup


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#1 PICoroso

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:25 AM

Well, I put the cart before the horse.  I found Piriform CC Cleaner on my PC which I assumed was downloaded by a recent service co. we used.  I ran the cc cleaner option and the registry cleaner option.  Today I decided to check on the Piriform software and read a forum reply here that strongly suggested against using the registry cleaner.  The software did do a backup of the registry but when I try to add the documents to the registry I get a "Cannot Import Files" error window.  I am afraid I may not be able to reboot the system now.


Edited by hamluis, 27 March 2014 - 01:43 PM.
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#2 Wolverine 7

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:03 PM

Computer techs will often leave a Ccleaner on the desktop of a computer thev,e worked on,its a good basic cleaner.

While one click registry cleaning isnt the best way to edit or maintain the registry its unlikely you,ve done any harm.

 

You,ve probably lost the .reg file association,have a look here and follow the instructions to repair

 

http://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner/troubleshooting/problems-after-you-have-run-ccleaner

 

Best practice wihen editing the registry is to always back it up first,then you cant go wrong.

Try this

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/erunt/

 

Just run the exe or unzip and install,then use to backup the registry.(It will also compress the registry for performance,

(run"ntregopt") which is better than one click cleaning.


Edited by Wolverine 7, 28 March 2014 - 03:07 PM.





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