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Registry Mechanic 5.0 download

by bknowledge / October 24, 2005 2:03 AM PDT

I tried the download on cnet because they have not pointed me wrong yet but when I use it, it came back with 668 errors on my system and wanted to erase programs like acrobat and others. Is this normal or is the download corrupted.

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I don't think ...
by Kees Bakker / October 24, 2005 4:06 AM PDT

it wants to erase the programs. But if you don't post the full list of 668 things it proposes to delete it's difficult to comment.
Most registry cleaners find more 'errors' then me and you would define as 'error'.

Kees

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It's not good, but it is normal...
by John.Wilkinson / October 24, 2005 7:00 AM PDT

Registry Mechanic returns too many false positives for my taste. For instance, I downloaded/ran the trial some time ago, and it came back with nearly 1,000 errors, with over half of them being for Microsoft Encarta and Microsoft Money. What Registry Mechanic didn't know was that those two programs were correctly installed and operating, and removing the registry entries listed would cause them to stop functioning normally, forcing their reinstallation. Thus, despite it catching nearly 300 legitimate errors that other registry cleaners missed, I went back to my trusty RegCleaner (free), which is much more trustworthy, IMO. However, if you're willing to purchase the program to unlock the trial restrictions, then take the time to verify each entry prior to its deletion, Registry Mechanic will be a powerful friend for many years.

Hope this helps,
John

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