Q about RegSeeker settings

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Hi, what does this option "Scan drives for old exe enteries in the registry" means? It,s selected by default. Should I uncheck it or not?
    I have many exes( software installers) on my non-system partitions, most of them I never installed on my system and RegSeeker scans all partitions before registry scan of my C partition. Does this option useful for me or not?

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    aigle Registered Member

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    Any RegSeeker users pls.
     
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    Hello Aigle,

    Leave it ticked, you can also tick the one about 'invalid services', no problem. Also a newer version of RegSeeker is available. I give the back-up a unique name, something along the lines of what I'm doing.

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    aigle Registered Member

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    Thanks. Are using the newer version? I thought it might be safer to stay with the older one.
     
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    I use a much older version of RS where that option is not on by default but i tick it regardless.



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  6. Rico

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    Hi Aigle,

    I've been using the new version since it came out no problems. Trust the backups. My old pal 'HollywoodPC' turned me onto 'RegHealer' (paid), in addition to its backup, it also runs XP's 'system restore.' Perhaps until your very confident, you could make a 'Restore Point' never hurts. In addition to the two mentioned I also use/like the new jV16 tools.

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    aigle Registered Member

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    Thanks for all ur replies, Rico and snowbound.
    But what does this optin means?
     
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    GlobalForce Regular Poster

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    Say you uninstalled a program from add/remove that wasn't written to clean up after itself .... follow? It check's whether or not file's it find's in the registry are linked to program's you have in explorer. Those that aren't show up in the list, at least in theory. Those in disagreement, raise your hand's. :D


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    aigle Registered Member

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    In that case it should only scan C partition( system partition). It scans all partitions instead and I have many download installers( exes) on non-system partitions.
     
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    GlobalForce Regular Poster

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    I said explorer because that's the process which normally allow's us to view the window's file system. Nowhere did I hint scanning takes place solely on the partition you happen to be up with during any given occurence, and just as well could have substituted 'drive's' in place of.

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