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    win95 Maintenance

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by DaveA on 01/02/26 22:02.</FONT></P>I noticed (and used very successfully - thank you very much [img]/w3timages/icons/trophy.gif[/img]) a maintenance tip in the Win98 Forum and was wondering if there is something similar for Win95? Tip was posted by Phil Rabichow <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=98&Number=8799&Search=t rue&Forum=All_Forums&Words=8799&Match=MessNum&Sear chpage=0&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=7791> Post # 8799.</A>
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    Re: win95 Maintenance

    I use a series of events, amongst them a DOS batch file procedure.

    1. Shortcut
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    On my desktop is a shortcutr to "C:BATW95DT.BAT"



    2. Batch file C:BATW95DT.BAT
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    I start by a wholesale delete of areas such as my browser cache (V:temp) and other transient areas.

    Next I obtain all the drive letters (DrivesNE), and use this data to call a DELeteTRANSients batch file.


    <pre>REM W95DT.bat
    :: Delete transient files?

    echo y|del v:temp*.*
    echo y|del c:windowsrecent*.*
    echo y|del c:temp*.*
    echo y|del d:temp*.*
    echo y|del e:temp*.*
    echo y|del c:windowstemp*.*

    echo y|del crogra~1netscapeusersdefaultcache*.*
    echo y|del crogra~1netscapeusersremove~1cache*.*


    call c:batdrivesne.bat
    for %%a in (%drives%) do call c:batdeltrans.bat %%a
    REM end of W95DT.bat
    </pre>




    3. Batch file C:BatDrivesNE.bat
    =================================


    This will load a DOS environment variable DRIVES with all available drive letters. If you issue a SET command, you'll see output like the line below:

    DRIVES= c: d: e: f: g: h: i: j: k: l: m: n: o: p: q: r: s: t: u: v:

    <pre>REM drivesne.BAT - lists available drive letters
    if "

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    Re: win95 Maintenance

    Thanks Chris, I am cleaning out the "temp" files and running de-frag on a regular basis, but think that I also really need something like what Phil did to clean up the registers. I have installed and then un-installed so much software over the years, that I just know that the registers are full of junk! I have not gone to another OS [img]/w3timages/icons/nope.gif[/img] 'cause if it ain't broke - don't fix it [img]/w3timages/icons/yep.gif[/img]. The machine that has Win95 on it is running, for the most part OK, but it is taking longer and longer for it to boot up and sometimes it seems to go into la-la land on shutdown. Cleaning out the junk as far as temporary files goes, did help a little bit, but not much.
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    Re: win95 Maintenance

    I'm running the original Win95, for which there is no registry cleaner. I tend to reload my system every six months or so as a general principle.

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    Re: win95 Maintenance

    I would re-load mine too, but my dog made a lot of little pieces out of my stash of precious floppies and CD's a few months ago - needless to say I was and still am a little steamed [img]/w3timages/icons/aflame.gif[/img] about that! I have not gotten around to getting another copy of Win95 or most of the other software that was so delicious to my dog...so I guess I'll have to put up with the slow boot-up and pray that I don't have a crash in the software that is on the missing disks .... [img]/w3timages/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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    Re: win95 Maintenance

    I wrote a crude Registry Cleaner for people like us a while back.

    My version of Win95 won't allow me to pack the registry, only expand it.

    So I hit on the idea of doing a fresh install and preserving the registry; we'll call it the OneMeg registry.

    Time goes by and the registry bloats to a 3Meg size, full of debris.

    Export the 3meg to a text file; run the text file through the crude registry Cleaner which essentially examines each line for a path/filename, and deletes that line if it can't find the file on the system (presumably a deleted appliaction) thus producing a text file that LOOKS as if it came from a TwoMeg registry.

    Import this trimmed-down registry into the original registry, giving maybe a 2.2 meg registry.

    Well, you get the idea.


    I figured I could do better than that by removing empty key-trees, but then i figured my time/money would be better spent by buying a newer copy of Windows and installing THAT!

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