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Jchop76 2013-03-23 04:08

Do you use Registry cleaner on your DAW?
Just wondering if anyone uses a registry cleaner in their DAW?
such as CCleaner?

I've heard mixed opinions on doing and not doing.

Whats the verdict from users here?

3rdFloorSound 2013-03-23 04:47

I do, but I never let it do it's thing automatically - it's the sort of thing you comb through to make sure it's not deleting important things - the one I use (which I can never remember the name of) allows you to select and delete individual entries manually and labels them all by type: "broken file path," things like that.
RegCleaner I think.

Stereoimagery 2013-03-23 04:56

Dont use them.

they only need to be used if you actually have an issue with the registry.
and even then, they're frowned upon from most IT professionals. (that i know at least)
its best not to poke around at things that dont need to be fixed.

SteveDiverse 2013-03-23 05:03

there is no such thing as using a registry cleaner "IN|ON your DAW".

a registry cleaner is used "ON your REGISTRY".

CCleaner scans your registry for entries that don't tie back to an installed program, and offers to (and does) remove those entries if you so authorize -- and it does a very good job of this, for the record.

Registry cleaners are most useful to remedy slow start-up time for the OS - not run time for programs (and, unrelated, CCleaner also has a feature for deleting aged-out temporary files to free disk space).

Mate 2013-03-23 11:32

Best ever cleaner for Windows:

Arsenic 2013-03-23 11:50

Never used one. I always manually edit the registry if any maintenance is needed.

More often than not, it's when things have gone pear-shaped at work and we need to clean up after a dodgy Microsoft update - like the Office File Validation add-in.

n0ahg 2013-03-23 11:51

Stay well clear. If you are worried about your registry it's easy to delete hives manually (and you need to get out more)

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