Originally Posted by cdplayer |
Anyone use Registry First Aid? I've use the program to clean up and defrag my registry for at least a year without problems. The last time I used Registry First Aid to perform a cleanup I started having the same problem mentioned above. Watch what Registry First Aid is doing!! I didn’t. Just thought that I would add my two cents...
These problems with Registry First Aid removing something it should not have can be prevented in the future by use of the Exclude function.
There are some tips with movie tutorials that will help you understand how the program works. The tutorials which are only small in size can be downloaded or viewed online and show you how to insert your codes,how the program works and advanced features such as the Exclude feature. http://www.rosecitysoftware.com/reg1aid/rfasupport.html
If you find you have deleted something that should not have been deleted you can do two things, the first being the best way.
Reinstall that software and then Run Registry First Aid again to identify the registry entries that you should not have removed and add them to the exclude list so they will not be flagged in the future.
The other option is to click Start, Programs, Registry First Aid and then Backup Files and double click on the backup file that Registry First Aid created to restore the registry entries the way they were. Then you'd have to run Registry First Aid and manually locate the registry entries that belong to that program that should not be changed and add them to the exclude list. With this method you will be working with ALL of those bad entries that were fixed before again.
The first method is by far the easiest and fastest.
Go to this web page and download or view the tutorials that we have that show you how to use Registry First Aid which may help explain by example some of what I have mentioned above..the movies have VCR type controls where you can pause and rewind and so on. http://www.rosecitysoftware.com/reg1aid/rfasupport.html