How do I compact my Registry?

Registry compacting removes gaps, wasted space, and corrupt keys from the registry. It also performs physical defragmentation of the Windows registry files.

When the compacting process is complete, the registry acquires a linear structure, which reduces application response and registry access times, and improves system performance.

To compact your registry

    Check the Create System Restore Point check box before you compact the registry.

  1. In the Norton Utilities main window, select the Performance tab.

  2. In the Performance Home window, under Select your action, click Compact Your Registry.

  3. In the Compact Your Registry window, click Start to compact the registry.

    Following are the three stages in registry compacting:

    • Analyze: Norton Utilities analyzes your registry for gaps, free space, and corrupt keys and backs up before registry cleaning.

    • Preview Results: Once the cleaning starts, the system checks for obsolete registry entries and automatically removes them from the registry. You can view the spaced wasted on your computer and the % of space saved.

    • Registry Compact: Once the cleaning is complete after backup, you can view the Registry Compact screen on your computer.

  4. Click Apply to apply the changes that are made during the first step (i.e. Analyze). You are required to restart your computer to reflect the changes in your registry.

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Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 09/28/2015