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CCleaner Question

  1. #1


    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1

    CCleaner Question


    Hello,
    When I clean my Registry I'm given the option of " backing up" which I always do since I'm paranoid and don't fully understand what I'm doing.
    So my question is...at what time is it safe to delete these backup files?

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  2. #2


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    First off not necessary to clean the registry as will not improve performance or anything else. Believe it backups what it took out of registry and if doing this should make a system restore point before. If see no effects from it over period of time may be save to delete this backup or can save it to a flash drive. CCleaner registry tool is safer then most i admit. Best be familiar with what you removing.
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  3. #3



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    when you're sure than your system is running well and Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause comes up clean(with the exception of utc.app.json from the DiagTracking which will show up if you have that update installed)
    Last edited by Cliff S; 31 May 2015 at 00:24.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    First off not necessary to clean the registry as will not improve performance or anything else. Believe it backups what it took out of registry and if doing this should make a system restore point before. If see no effects from it over period of time may be save to delete this backup or can save it to a flash drive. CCleaner registry tool is safer then most i admit. Best be familiar with what you removing.
    OK, I won't do the Registry again...cheers!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    when you're sure than your system is running well and Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause comes up clean(with the exception of ut.app.json from the DiagTracking which will show up if you have that update installed)
    Cliff, I have no idea how to do this test with windows 8.1
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