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     doriel 1 week, 6 days ago.

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    • #1863432 Reply

      Tracey Capen
      AskWoody MVP

      LANGALIST By Fred Langa Version 1903 adds new and useful functions to Win10’s Settings/Storage menus. The new Storage also corrects some truly bonehea
      [See the full post at: A welcome change in Win10’s cleanup tools]

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    • #1863474 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      From my experience I wouldn’t put much fate in any Microsoft’s Windows utility/feature, like storage cleanup, to not inflict damage.

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      • #1864993 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        For me, no damages, as long as the Downloads Folder is not checked for cleanup. But I don’t know whether the built-in Storage Sense tools include all the little nooks and crannies which the old Disk Cleanup could access.

        -- rc primak

    • #1863963 Reply

      Microfix
      Da Boss

      W10 cleanup tool has, in my opinion, improved over the course of the OS timeline. Speed certainly plays a key role, it’s simply far quicker and efficient.
      I personally prefer to use a 3rd party utility which delves deeper and offers, through the simple interface and portable, further tweaks and cleansing options for W7/W8 and W10. The utility I’m referrring to is the open source DISM++ which was highlighted and introduced to me by our esteemed MVP @mrbrian two years ago over here

      WARNING: not for technophobes, intermediate to advanced level only. This is a powerful utility that can fubar your OS!

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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    • #1864249 Reply

      numike
      AskWoody Lounger

      Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users
      Windows 10 is in a rut. The platform has been hit with multiple problems in recent weeks and partners have been making things even worse. But now an important new Windows 10 warning (and the failure behind it) falls squarely on Microsoft’s shoulders.
      https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/06/29/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-registry-warning-upgrade-windows/#46b88fd171ef

      Edit to remove HTML. Please use the “Text” tab in the entry box when you copy/paste.

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      • #1865036 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        Does enabling this Task mean that there will be one copy of the Registry Backup automatically created at each restart? Are these copies of the backup cleaned automatically? How often? Does any regular maintenance task clean out these copies of the Registry Backups?

        -- rc primak

        • #1865130 Reply

          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          Does any regular maintenance task clean out these copies of the Registry Backups?

          I don’t think so. You’l have to cleanup manually.

          I have a daily task creating ‘Shadow Copy’. I cleanup all the files except for the last one using the Disk Cleanup – more options – system restore shadow copy cleanup.

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          • #1867079 Reply

            rc primak
            AskWoody_MVP

            So, these Registry Backups are treated much like the Restore Points? Those are not too difficult to curate.

            -- rc primak

      • #1865119 Reply

        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

        Microsoft hasn’t issued any warnings to any user regarding the deprecation on Registry backups. No emails, No notifications…
        Putting a notice on a web page that no one is aware about isn’t like issuing a warning.

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        • #1865276 Reply

          jabeattyauditor
          AskWoody Lounger

          Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

          Microsoft hasn’t issued any warnings to any user regarding the deprecation on Registry backups. No emails, No notifications…
          Putting a notice on a web page that no one is aware about isn’t like issuing a warning.

          When was the last time you restored from a registry backup? (I don’t mean importing a few keys you exported to try to repair something – I mean a full registry restore.)

          How likely do you think it is that your typical end-user knows the registry even exists?

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    • #1864460 Reply

      Xenafan
      AskWoody Plus
      I tried TakeOnwnershipEX to delete some files that needed permission
      to remove, but it didn't work.  I rebooted in safe mode and was able
      remove the files.
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         Xenafan.
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      • #1864994 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        A Linux live USB stick will also often allow removal of stubborn permissions-protected files. Just be sure those are the exact files you really want to send to the Cosmic Bitbin!

        -- rc primak

    • #1871506 Reply

      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      You can override def MS settings and keep registry backed-up, if regitry backup is what you need. Here is how-to by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols @ ITNews.com

      WTF, Microsoft?

      I agree, that registry backup is used very few times, but still can be important to somebody. Njoy and have fun,
      Zdenek.

      I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
      --- Thomas A. Edison

      • #1871507 Reply

        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        1. Open the Start menu, type regedit.exe, and select the Registry Editor entry from the list of results.
        2. Navigate to the following key: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Configuration Manager\
        3. Right-click on Configuration Manager and select New > Dword (32-bit) Value.
        4. Name it EnablePeriodicBackup.
        5. Double-click on it after creation and set its value to 1.
        6. Restart the PC.

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