Super Win Software has
released the shareware registry utility, RegVac which is a set of 8 tools to
clean the Win9x, ME, NT, W2K and XP registry. The tools are:
- Classes Vac
Similar to RegClean, Classes Vac cleans the Classes section
of the registry.
- Stash Vac
The registry is littered with history lists, recent lists, and
tips. This tool removes 27 of the most common stashes and allows you to add the
location of more stashes.
- Software Vac
The largest part of the registry is the Software section.
This tool searches through the Software section and finds keys that may be left
over from long deleted files.
- File Lists Vac
They abound all through the registry, references to files
that no longer exist. This vac finds them and removes them.
- Add/Remove Editor
This is actually the popular program, Add/Remove Pro.
It checks your Add/Remove Programs list for programs that have already been
deleted and allows you to uninstall programs, remove entries, and test entries.
- System Configuration Utility
This is a neat little Windows utility
otherwise known as msconfig.exe. RegVac will open it for you. One disadvantage
of this utility is that it does not actually remove entries from the registry.
It only disables them. RegVac will remove entries disabled by msconfig.
- OpenWith Editor
Lists the extensions that are configured through the
Open With... dialog box in Windows and allows you to remove them.
- Bad FileName Finder
Looks from one end of the registry to the other for
references to files that do not exist on your computer. It then allows you to
check and remove any of the bad entries.
- Robo Vac
One click of the button cleans up to four sections: Classes,
Software, Stash, and File Lists. Robo Scrubber can be set up to run on startup
daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
- Undo It from the Vac Bag
If you want to undo something, the Vac Bag
allows you to restore all registry settings removed by RegVac. These Vac Bags
may also be restored outside of RegVac. The RegVac can also delete Vac Bags that
are over a week old.
free. See Registry
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