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Is there any way to tidy up registry database?

Posted on 2001-08-08
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I noticed that the registry (software) on both my Windows2000 and NT4 workstations are growing to over 10 MB now.

I don't actually have a lot stuff loaded in the both machines.

Just noticed this when I tried to update my emergency rescue disk for NT4 box - can't put all stuff on to one disk.

Can someone tell me if there is a way to tidy up (shrink) those files in Winnt\system32\config directory?

thanks in advance
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Question by:frankf
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by:schmiegu
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rdisk /s-

this updates the ERD information in %systemroot%\repair (including security). Check, if you get these files on a floppy (they're alredy compressed, e.g. SOFTWARE._).
Btw: you cannot access the files in config, they're always in use.
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Check into regvac if you are willing to spend aprox. $30.00
http://www.5star-shareware.com/Utilities/Registry/regvac.html
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Hi frankf
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