Use the Configure Complete Optimization And Repair Actions dialog box to specify the registry actions to performThe program also presents a number of buttons along the home menu's left edge. Use the Repair icon to access the following System Mechanic tools:
- Repair and Clean the Registry
- Fix Drive and System Problems
- Fix Broken Shortcuts
- Find and Remove Spyware
- Recover Deleted Data
Let's explore repairing Windows registry first.
Repairing the Registry
When selecting the Repair and Clean the Registry option, System Mechanic presents three tools. Registry Optimizer eliminates outdated and invalid registry entries that can slow Windows operations and wreak other havoc. Backup or Restore the Registry simplifies the process of creating registry backups and restoring backed up registry files created using System Mechanic. Compact and Defragment the Registry, meanwhile, optimizes registries by compressing and defragmenting Windows' hierarchical database.
Note that, whenever working with the Windows registry, you should always verify you have a working backup before making any changes. As with other administrative tools, System Mechanic's utilities can't guarantee registry operations will work perfectly, so ensure a working backup is in place before attempting any registry tweaks. Thus, it's a good idea to routinely back up not only system data, but the system's registry, too.
When you select Registry Optimizer, System Mechanic presents several choices. You can set the utility to automatically optimize and repair the Windows registry, or you can elect to configure custom and even advanced options. Above provides an example of just some of the registry problems the Registry Optimizer can diagnose and repair.