Defrag question

Posted on 2006-07-13
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Last Modified: 2008-03-03
I use Registry Fird Aid, and they just came out with the Platinum Version (it was a free upgrade for people who had already purchased the old version)...there is a new feature called "Defragment Registry"...is this the same as using the disk defrag used in the Windows Operating System?
Question by:Monkeyrod
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war1 earned 800 total points
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Greetings, Monkeyrod !

No, it is not. Defrag in Windows OS is for staightening out the files in the hard drive.  Defrag registry is for straightening out keys in registry.  Although I have not used Registry First Aid, I do not recommend this type of cleaning of registry unless you are fixing a specific.  When you defrag the registry, you have a good change to corrupt one or more registry keys.

Best wishes!

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zwseemm earned 400 total points
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I agree with war1. Don't do it.

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vipero earned 400 total points
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For registry optimization and cleanup, I recommend Regclean. http://www.google.it/search?q=regcleaner
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meintsi earned 400 total points
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The windows defrag organizes the infomation store on hte harddrive, whereas a registry defragger does the same for the files which make the  OS and programs run.

I defrag the registry regularly and, to date, have never encountered a problem.  On an older machine, a huge boot-time and a smaller operational performance increase can be seen.

Can it happen?  Sure.  But no more often than corruption occuring via a windows defrag.

Some are better than others and some seem not to do much at all.  You can easily get a wide variety of opinions on the best.  Plentry of information on the web to make a well informed decision.
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Thanks, war1

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Sorry war, as has happend many times, I was out of town for work, sorry for the delay...

and no disrespect to the ones that had a different opininon than war1, but he has given' me GREAT ADVICE MANY TIMES (i see zwsee agreed with him)...so i'll take his advice and leave it alone...

Again, sorry for the delay, but I can't control my work schedule ;)

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but i will still split points to be fair...

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