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Registry Cleaner

Posted: 26 Aug 2017 10:51
by admin
I usually don't use this stuff, but now I might need one. There are crap entries in hundreds of nodes, and some of them show in all of my shell context menus. This e.g. is the context menu of a TXT file:
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So I have InprocServer32, Interface, ProxyStubClsid32, Typelib in the context menu of every file and it's totally useless. When I click on them I just get an error saying roughly (transl. from German) "No program is associated with this action...".

This goes on for a long time (some years), no idea when or why it started, but I decided it's time to get rid of it.

In the registry it's immdiately clear that things are just crappy:
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So, I need a good Registry Cleaner. I know that the world of Registry Cleaners is full of rubbish. Is there one that is not rubbish?

Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 26 Aug 2017 16:17
by RalphM
I've been using "Glary Utilities" for years now.
Primarily to find updates for my installed SW but it also offers a 1-click check including a registry check with subsequent options to "fix" found errors. While I can't say whether it will help with your problem, I can say with certainty that it never caused me any troubles so far - and I've been using it for years in a rather "blindfolded" way - which is more than I can say about many other tools I've used.

Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 26 Aug 2017 18:15
by binocular222
You can control shell context menu by this tiny utility:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shell_menu_view.html

Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 26 Aug 2017 18:51
by Linkaday
+1 for binocular222's tip :tup:

And for more thorough house cleaning - you said "... for years ...":

kurtzimmermann.com
flagship "TweakPower" or "HDCleaner"
Both portable (but not stealth).
He is working on these for a decade or so with permanence, quite regular updates.
(You may call it a downside, that he forces updates on you).
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Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 26 Aug 2017 19:12
by yusef88
CCleaner

Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 26 Aug 2017 20:24
by admin
Wow, thanks for all the tips!!! :tup:

I'll report back...

Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 26 Aug 2017 22:13
by admin
Well, I tried all your suggestions (apart from CCleaner -- I know this from many years ago and did not like it so much), but all failed to solve my problem. :cry:

Then I went to my registry and deleted a couple of obviously suspicious things manually, and ... the problem is still there! :evil:

OTOH, this is beginning to become "interesting". ATM I have no idea where these entries come from. :ninja: :blackstorm: <ghosty horror music>

Enough for today... :beer:

Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 26 Aug 2017 22:37
by admin
Ah, got it!

It was this key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\Shell

Something wrote a load of crap into it:
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After deleting the 4 undesired entries, all my context menus look alright again. :D

Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 21 Jan 2018 22:19
by DClass
Interface folder where?

Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 21 Jan 2018 22:26
by highend
Em, reading would solve that question...

Re: Registry Cleaner

Posted: 21 Jan 2018 23:41
by DClass
Yes.Thanks :ninja: