Registry Defraggers

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  1. RedDawn

    RedDawn Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I just wanted to get some advice with regards to Registry Defraggers.

    Is there anything to be gained from using one and are there any risks involved?

    I've seen Auslogics Registry Defrag recommended elsewhere and I use Vista Prem 32bit if it matters.


    Thanks, RD.:)
     
  2. crofttk

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    I remain skeptical of their value and think they carry some risk as does anything that changes the registry either directly or directly, including my own fingers in regedit. I've yet to see any noticeable improvement in any aspect of performance (running WinXP-SP3) when I've tried several out a few years back - I'm not necessarily up to date on the latest and greatest. You'll probably find, however, that Wilders' members include both staunch proponents and opponents of their use, including the one you're intersted in. I'll read along with you.;)
     
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  3. Huupi

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    One safe and good app. is NTRegopt,it basically compact and optimise the registry as it write new Hives and make it smaller to save some space.
    But i guess that almost everyone here on Wilders knows about it.
     
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    great article but OP asking about defrag the registry,over time the registry get fragmented with constant read/write,install/uninstal of applications etc.
    And this one nifty stuff from Lars Hederer does just that,compacting and defragging the registry,basically writing a new neat Registry.
     
  6. Brian K

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    Huupi,

    Good point. I hope GlobalForce can find an equally interesting article about defragging the registry. My personal view (without evidence I can provide) is that defragging the registry will make no difference to OS performance. To be controversial, I don't think defragging the OS makes "any" difference either. Unless it is grossly fragmented.
     
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    Although I'm not buying into registry defragging, I love Lars Hederer's ERUNT for registry backup and recovery. I wrote a little batch file that I use occasionally to add to a set of 10 rotating registry backups, particularly when I get into higher risk activities.
     
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    ERUNT does have a good reputation and I used it for a while. But I couldn't see the point of continuing to use it as I was creating backup images of my OS partition twice daily.
     
  9. Huupi

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    I guess with the new SSD drives going mainstream in the near future,defragging and optimising becomes futile (no mechanical device anymore). IMHO the speed of electrons is beyond comprehension ! LOL
     
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    Aha! Maybe not... "Think quick" about it!:D
     
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    Yes,I admit,some people around me can literally follow and see my brain functioning,that slow. Its time to defrag the chips ! LOL :D
     
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    Sorry Brian, not as interesting. Snake Oil? One mans opinion - http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-9827511-12.html

    Article notwithstanding, the essential element you'll rarely, if ever be supplied with when it comes to these so-called "performance" claims are significant (let alone any) benchmarking results. Hype, plain and simple. Best suited for software junkies. You wanna improve system performance? Upgrade your hardware.

    Needless to say, I was unable to locate any sort of "fact" sheet on the Auslogics site.


    Steve
     
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    Registry Defragmenters

    "Unlike Registry Cleaners,
    defragmenting
    the registry can improve performance.
    Paging and Registry file fragmentation can be one of the leading causes of
    performance degradation related to file fragmentation in a system."

    Source

    - PageDefrag and Auslogics Registry Defrag are the best -Free- Tools for that.

    - NTREGOPT caused Tray Icon distortion in some systems.
    Maybe, it will be OK in your system. You have to try...
     
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  14. RedDawn

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    Thanks everyone for your help and for the links, it seems the benefit of Defragging the Registry is fairly debatable.

    Maybe best for me to leave well enough alone...for now ;).


    All the best, RD.:)
     
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