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To understand file types, you first have to understand file extensions. The last three to four letters in a filename after the period, such as .doc or .docx, represent the file extension. Each extension is associated with a file type. In this case, the file type is Microsoft Word Document. Each application on your computer has a list of file types associated with it, and your Windows Registry has a record of those file types.

We get a lot of questions about what Registry Reviver looks at when it runs a scan of your PC, and how Registry Reviver classifies when an error is present. Due to these questions, we’re writing a series of blog posts that describe all the areas of you computer that Registry Reviver scans, and why these areas are important to your computer’s health. These articles will generally be more technical in nature, but we encourage you to ask any questions in the comments section if you would like anything explained.

Last week, we ran a survey about the number of icons in your system tray. We received nine responses, and we’ve crunched the numbers a little bit.

The average number of icons in the system tray:

Do I need to Fix Registry Problems on my PC?

You definitely should! If you leave problems with your registry untended to you may experience issues such as computer crashes, the blue screen of death, decrease in computer speed and system freezes. You should always focus on fixing Windows registry problems and try to prevent them from happening in the first place. By maintaining you Windows registry you will have a much better experience with you PC whether you are using it to play games or write emails.

Many people often wonder what the Windows Registry is and why is has so much impact on your computer’s performance. The Windows Registry is commonly referred to as your computer’s brain, as the registry contains a database of settings and options for the operating system that makes everything else work on your computer. This database has settings for your computer hardware, your operating system’s software settings, and also your settings for software that you have installed.


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