Registry entries dilemma

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  1. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne Registered Member

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    Hello:)

    When I use CCleaner>Registry I am getting this which I previously have cleaned. I do not know what this are....or what software did it came with...o_O

    What can I do with this...it's always there when I run CCleaner. This is in Win7 x32.

    Can someone help me with this. Please see image attached.

    Thanks!:)
     

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  2. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    You can find out what s/w those extensions relate to here, using the 'search extension' function.

    If CC won't kill them, you could then either leave them there (arguably the best option) or manually delete them via regedit, having backed up the registry first.

    FWIW, I've never had any issue subsequent to using CC to remove "unused" file extensions - but if you're worried about breaking something, and you just want them not to appear in the clean-up window, then just add the keys to the CC ignore list (right click on key > ignore, if I recall).
     
  3. ABee

    ABee Registered Member

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    Take out the "arguably" part and I agree fully.

    To the O.P.:

    "Unused" file extensions simply mean that you have no program currently associated with that file type, or that you've never, to date, opened a file of that type on your machine.

    The extensions themselves are perfectly valid.
    There's not a single iota of harm being done by leaving them just as they lay, nor any special relevance in removing them.
     
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    This is a useless feature of any Reg Cleaner. It's like a dog chasing his tail. Uncheck the option that checks for unused file extensions.
     
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    Just add all of them to the exception list.
     
  6. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Okay, thanks very much for the reply and as unanimously pointed out will place them in the exclusions list.

    Cheers:)
     
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