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  • 2.0 stars

    "Registry Mechanic Was A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing."

    October 2, 2012  |   By Several9920

    Pros

    Bleaching the hard drive free space was one of the only few features i loved about this software.

    Cons

    Like a lot of registry software, Registry Mechanic deletes too much.

    Summary

    I payed for Registry Mechanic and i was pleased with it at first, Then came the problems. I was the click happy type so i do take responsibility but, I trusted this software. I would scan and click fix on what ever it found. Then the error messages started up. I was deleting things that my computer needed to run properly. Important service pack files had been deleted, My system eventually slowed down to a crawl. Restore points didn't help at all, and my built in windows system restore feature know longer worked. It was just one problem after the next, My documents folder, Windows services folder, all corrupt. The last straw was when i decided to bleach the hard drive free space and at the half way point, I got a message from windows stating that i didn't have enough memory to complete the task system restart. After restart i got the dreaded blue screen of death. I then had to order recovery cd's from the Manufacturer because so many files were missing when i tried to perform my own system recovery hitting f10 on my keyboard. Its best to leave the registry alone, But as someone else stated below CCleaner registry cleaner is the safest.

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