Registry Clean Pro

A utility to fix errors and optimize the performance of the Windows registry.

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Application Info

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

The first of these keys contains paths to the executable files of the applications installed on your computer. This is so Windows knows where the applications are located. The second key is used for storing the uninstall information.

If you delete an application directly from the Program Files folder instead of using the Uninstall function in the Windows Control Panel, references to the application path and uninstall information will still remain in the registry. This may cause problems when you try to uninstall the application from the Control Panel.

To ensure the validity of the "App Paths" section, Registry Clean Pro checks that all the application paths referenced from this section actually exist. If a path does not exist on the hard drive, the corresponding registry entry is deleted.

For the "Uninstall" section, Registry Clean Pro tries to locate all the uninstallers referenced from this section. If an uninstaller is missing, Registry Clean Pro removes the corresponding registry entry.

If a registry reference to an uninstaller is specified as a short filename without the full path, Registry Clean Pro tries to find the uninstaller file in all the folders on your hard drives. If the file in question is not found, the registry entry referring to this file is considered invalid and is removed from the registry. If one or more files with that name are found, Registry Clean Pro does not remove the reference from the registry. If a reference points to a file located on a network drive, Registry Clean Pro does not remove this reference.

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