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  1. That's funny, I have suffered with slow starts for many releases, but 5.12 is - so far - back to the fast starter it used to be (Win8, CC portable).
  2. After three years plus, I doubt it. In any event you don't seem to have taken any notice of post 14.
  3. 1) Right click on the list of files and select Save list to text file, but you won't get any dates. 2) Only by trimming the file list by entering \$recycle in the Filename/Path box, and then doing the above, again without dates.
  4. Or just uncheck Automatically check for updates to CCleaner in Options/Settings. My run button is available immediately, on a very old pc without winapp2.
  5. Jeez, I'd forgotten this. I'm sure I've changed my mind many times since January, and maybe even learned something. After re-reading the first two posts I think I agree with what you say. Whether your wishes will be granted is another matter.
  6. I'm not really following this. If you want to make sure files are deleted, why are you recovering them? Just secure overwrite with Recuva. The path c:\?\ means that the directory record has been reused, and Recuva cannot determine the owning directory. Just overwrite the file with Recuva. Recuva will not overwrite the file name, nor can it overwrite very small files (under 800 bytes or so). But recovering deleted files is not the way to delete them. Wipe Free Space in CC is the way to go to overwrite file names and small files.
  7. I don't see how Recuva, or any freely available software, could 'see' whether the string of bits in the preview section represented a valid picture or not. It would have to be very clever. As long as the header code or offset or whatever is correct then it's just strings of bytes. Previews are embedded separately from the main picture, and don't necessarily represent the full picture. There are some picture representations - bmp I think - that don't have embedded previews, and there are also some options in jpegs etc that remove or never include previews. Also it is possible (I've just tri
  8. From what I can see of ForceTrim, CC's Wipe Free Space does the same thing, if you use one pass of zeroes. The way the SSD controller manages pages of zeroes effectively TRIM's all the free space (although I don't have knowledge of all controllers, I would expect them to act in a similar way). I've mentioned before that this is what sent the OCZ forums into a tizzy some years ago, but nobody rose to the bait. This is a rather cumbersome way of trimming a volume, so perhaps Windows Optimise behaves in a more effective manner to obtain the same result.
  9. There's lots in the forum about this, if you scan. Essentially, try to reduce the chance of this happening by making the folder name and path you're restoring to as short as possible, i.e. c:\r or something similar.
  10. Yes, the CC download page states that the Pro and Business versions auto-update. So not quite the same as the Free version.
  11. Alan, have you accounted for disk manufacturers sizing their disks in base 10, and Windows using base 2? So a 2 tb disk holds 2,000,000,000,000 bytes, which Windows says is a smidge over 1862 gb. (I'm just being a pain, really.) Lexx, have you tried to recover an individual 'not found' file, without restore folder structure?
  12. There's some further background on the state of the disk at http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,130104.0.html Are you trying to recover the directory structure? If so you could try unchecking that and see if you can recover a few of the 'not found' files. The error message indicates that there is an error in the path to the file, so recovering without the path might help. It would help if you gave the Recuva options you are using. Normal or Deep scan? Restore folder structure? Scan for non-deleted files?
  13. A workaround? As nobody has identified any difference between the way Defraggler treats HD's and SSD's you could consider ignoring it.
  14. I think that you will find that Analyse will not show read-only files, but Clean will well and truly zap them.
  15. Actually I think that this could be useful. I have, in earlier versions of Recuva, run a deep scan and then pressed some key or other and the whole list disappears, to great frustration. The ability to cancel the scan and see the part list of results was a great step forward. Most of the processes required to implement this are already available. You could have the standard right-click and save to text file, with perhaps a warning message if you're saving to the same drive. Then users could play with the list to their hearts' content. That's an easy half-way stage. To import a saved li
  16. If you click on the State column header then the list will be sorted with Excellent being top of the list. You can then highlight the first filename, then shift/PageDown until all Excellents are selected. Position your cursor over the highlighted list, right click and select Recover Highlighted.
  17. I have no great opinion on creating a restore point after reg cleanup, I just have the Windows default daily point creation. CC has the option of deleting any restore point, which means you can have 'before and after' restore points still existing and usable. To run a sys restore from (or to) a point before the deleted point Windows needs the info in the deleted point. CC will delete only the log entry for the point, making it inaccessible, whilst leaving the bulk of the backed up data for Windows to access should it be necessary. Thus you will get very little space freed after using CC to
  18. I thnk that one of the dev's posted that shortly after the wipe free space option came out (on Feb 27 09) but I can't find the reference now. In any event the wipe speed indicates that it's one pass. If anyone tried to Gutmannise wipe free space then they'd still be waiting for it to complete. That's terabytes of writing.
  19. Well, CC isn't, and has never claimed to be, a forensic cleaner. It's a widely used, easy to use, general purpose utility that clears temp and unneeded files from mainly home pc's. It has some data overwrite function that was possibly added in response to user demand. I wouldn't expect it to stand up against specialist data overwriters. Wipe Free Space uses one pass of zeroes, and (as far as I know, I haven't ever used it) doesn't touch the MFT, so all old file names will remain. I believe CC just uses the 'Fill the disk with large files then delete them' philosophy. It puts off casual pro
  20. Well, browsing is initially slow after a clean as all the guff on frequently used pages has to be downloaded again instead of being retrieved from temp internet files, but I suspect you're knowlegeable enough to know that.
  21. The state of the file as shown by Recuva should not necessarily be taken as gospel, it's the best estimate the Recuva software can make of the prospects for recovery. It looks as if your files have been overwritten in part or whole since they were deleted. In this case recovery will not be possible, or should I say recovery to as deleted condition will not be possible. Rgds.
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