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  1. I've reported other things that latest ver CC 3.04 wasn't finding in Firefox (3.6 or 4). I noticed it didn't show the cookies.sqlite file on the analysis results. I intentionally set a PERMANENT cookie, the closed FX. Apparently, only permanent cookies are stored in cookies.sqlite. The session ones in ? sessionstore.js & .bak. Closed CC & reran analysis. Still didn't find there were cookies in cookies.sqlite. I looked in the file & confirmed there were cookies in it. My FX profile is in non default location, but this doesn't affect CC from finding all other FX files to erase. Detecting cookie files is about as basic as it gets, folks. May be time for some new developers at Piriform to check the very most basic functions of a prgm? NO point in using it if it can't detect a big, fat file hiding in plain sight. Edit: Just d/l CC v3.05 & reran for Firefox 4. 1st time, it didn't mention anything about cookies in the analysis. Closed CC & reopened, re ran analysis for Firefox. THIS TIME it informed in analysis (detailed form) that it had DELETED cookies from some sites. But, still never mentions cookies.sqlite This was JUST when running the analysis, not after cleaning. For instance, in analysis rpt, it said (one of several): "Removed cookie: www.yahoo.com".... but in reality, it hadn't removed it - yet. Assume ?? it was waiting till actually ran cleaner?? Why would developers choose to have it say, "Removed cookie" in analysis before running cleaner? Very confusing choice of words. If it wants to call attention to cookies about to be deleted, so can go to options & protect certain ones, saying "removed cookie" isn't a good way to do it. Sorry, I'll just protect any cookies in a cookie mgr, then put everything I want cleaned in Eraser. That way I'll know it's not missing anything. Too many bugs to count on it.
  2. V3.04 installed in Vista x64 - didn't seem to find nearly the amount of items it normally would. Hadn't run it for a while - that looked suspicious. All my settings were same as prev. ver, 3.03. Had Empty Recyle Bin checked, but it did NOT empty when ran CC from main UI. (one example) It didn't even show there were files to be erased in the bin after running analysis from main UI. Lots of other files I know were there that didn't show up after analysis. Then opened recycle bin (there were files) & "Run CCleaner." It opened the main UI (I closed prgm earlier) & appeared to find additional items running it from recycle bin, that it didn't find 5 min earlier. This time it did clear recycle bin. Another question: If in settings, choose secure deletion of files, does it also securely clear (wipe) the recycle bin? Didn't seem to take it long enough to over write the files - as if it just insecurely deleted them. Thanks.
  3. Using CC 2.29.1111 When run analyze & get results, if R click on item from results page, there's NO exclude option. If R click item from summary > Details, there's also no "Exclude" option. Far as can tell, only way to exclude is thru UI in the Include / Exclude. That takes in the WHOLE folder (or individual file). That's fine when applicable. I don't always KNOW what CC will find, & therefore can't necessarily put it on "Exclude" list permanently. For instance, may be some temp files from prgm installs that may contain logs (example) that don't want to delete right now. But would want to del 99.99% of remaining temp files. Lots of other possible reasons might need option to exclude * A * file / folder from the SUMMARY results, or details of one item in Summary. This is such a basic function that tons of software (even freeware) has had for decades, can't believe I'm 1st one to ask about it in CCleaner.
  4. Thanks. I realize that, but wasn't my question. Don't always want to include / exclude EVERY file in a folder or application, for example. It should have (apparently doesn't) either boxes or ability to individually select / deselect certain files in any folder that CCleaner finds. Maybe I want to clean all but 1 or 2 files in a folder. That's pretty common for me & guessing others. If you blindly let it clean everything it finds, you may lose some files you didn't want to erase. Any decent registry cleaner, for example, allows selecting / deselecting items it finds, either one by one or select "all" or select "none." This is really no different.
  5. Ran DF 1.17 today on Vista x64 SP2. It wiped out all but 1 recovery point (which I think DF created before defrag). Their help file says about losing restore points *** Only problem is, I have PLENTY of free space on C: . Vista Help say, Before defragging, I know it had at least 33% free space (don't know exact GB free out of total). That's WAY more than enough free so DF shouldn't erase recov pts.AFTER defrag, have 21.3 GB free out of 50. 15% of 50 GB = 7.5 GB, so no way Defraggler needed to erase the RPs, that I can see. This is 1st time ever happened. I'm thinking has to do w/ either / or this is 1st time ran DF after updating to SP2, and 1st time ran DF v1.17. Anyone (mods) seen this behavior w/ same OS, serv pack & DF version? Any thoughts / suggestions? Please don't repeat what the help file says. It says it's a known prob when amt of space set aside for System Restore is too LOW. I always had at least 5 (or more) restore points to choose from whenever I looked. Do NOT believe in this case the reason DF erased RPs was insufficient System Recovery space.
  6. Am I missing it, or is there no way to randomly select items out of "Found items" list after CCleaner analyzes, instead of being forced to clean everything in list or none at all? Why are there no check boxes, or "select all," or "select none" options to clean? Sometimes I might not want to clean a specific file out of explorer, but DO want to clean most of what is found in explorer. It's all or nothing. Don't recall another program w/o ability to pick / choose. Has this never come up, or did I miss an easy option to enable selectively erasing items in the list? I'm NOT talking about UNchecking the applications to analyze - only what to clean once analyze is thru. Thanks.
  7. Thanks, that did it. I've received 2 emails (so far) from Kaspersky support on this w/ no resolution. It's mind boggling they didn't know the reason KIS files weren't being defragged. I even mentioned issue of KIS self defense.
  8. Hi, Can't seem to get Defraggler to defrag most ? (if any?) of Kaspersky IS 2009 files in Vista hm prem x64. Defraggler is added to KIS trusted apps & I shut down KIS & all other apps during defrag. I run it in administrator mode. KIS is only app Defraggler won't touch. Assume has something to do w/ KIS self protection, even though it's not running during defrag? Should mention KIS prgm files are installed on D:, but the KIS files it can't defrag (data bases, etc.) are stored on C: by default. Any others seen this or have suggestions? Thanks.
  9. The features touted in CCleaner say it will clean the history in FF 3, but my reading finds bookmarks & history are now stored in the same places.sqlite file (I'm sure this wasn't just coincidence). Unless I'm missing something, how can CCleaner or any other cleaner can securely wipe history in FF 3? So what gives? Is there an actual way around this? Yes, history can be set to expire in FF or delete private data, but not securely. Thanks!
  10. Libra wrote: This is a late reply, but some might be interested. I recently found that Spider prgm finds the "C:\windows\pchealth\helpctr\offline cache\index.dat" file. I see this on a printed report from Spider. Didn't see this specific path / file mentioned on CCleaner 1.39 analyze report, but can't say that it NEVER would find this particular index.dat. Others having used CCleaner much longer than me may have input. I accidently ran the cleaning prgm "Spider BITE, instead of the scanning prgm "Spider.exe", and it erased the mentioned file. I did start having problems starting MSInfo (System Information), but I've not fixed it so far. Yes, trying to start MSInfo did launch Help & Support main search window instead. I would not trust Spider Bite to erase all entries, unless you know specifically what they are, and how may affect other things. Still don't see why launching a file like msinfo32.exe has anything to do w/ an index.dat file. I haven't replaced that erased index.dat file yet, so don't know if it will fix prob.
  11. Same here. By default I think CCleaner only deletes (or wipes) prefetch files older than (14 days?). If you set up a custom cleaning task, I don't know if for this particular folder, it will over ride that time limit in CCleaner. Put it this way, it doesn't erase the prefetch files, even on reboot, when I set up a custom cleaning task for C:\Windows\prefetch\*.* (the " *.*" is added by CCleaner, not me), AND the "Custom Files and Folders" box is checked under cleaner settings. NOTE: I've read that some users have had problems after deleting the layout.ini file from the Prefetch\ folder. Others, including me, say it rebuilds itself w/ no problems. So, you might want to back up layout.ini first, then see if it's going to rebuild itself. Eraser also doesn't seem to wipe the prefetch files even after reboot, although seems like it did in the beginning. Now, it doesn't touch them, even after reboot, but it does erase other locked files like index.dat on reboot. Not sure???
  12. Re: Restore points and alternate data streams (ADS) Don't know exactly how or when erasing ADS ( or which ones) will erase Restore Points. I do know that in Eraser 5.82 that in Preferences>Erasing>Files tab, there is a selectable option to erase Alternate Data Streams, but no option for which ones or to skip certain ones. Andavari, do you know specifically which ADS, when erased, will eliminate Restore points in Win NT versions (XP home, for me)? I also had some restore points disappear recently, but I had not run a cleaner on any files or folders that have anything to do w/ Restore points, AFAIK. Neither did I wipe free space on the disk. Possibly I'm not aware of what ALL Eraser does when the "Erase Alternate Data Streams" is checked. Eraser Help file says this about the option: If you select ?Alternate Data Streams?, Eraser will also find and overwrite possible unnamed data streams associated with the file. Note that the "ADS" option is under Eraser's "File" tab, and the help section says will overwrite ADS assoc. w/ the FILE. Maybe that's not entirely accurate? Erasing which 'file' AND its assoc ADS would result in lost Restore Points?
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