Orphaned Help File Entries

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Every time you open a help file its path is automatically stored in the Windows® registry. Help files are often also opened automatically to display information during the installation of applications, and this also generates help file registry entries.


If you uninstall the application or delete the help file the registry help file path entry becomes orphaned – i.e. it refers to a file that no longer exists. Such orphaned help file entries are completely useless and can be safely deleted.


Activating this option tells Registry Optimizer to find such orphaned help file entries so that you can delete them.


Note: The actual paths to the help files are often valid even though the files themselves no longer exist.



Orphaned Help File Entries