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  1. The reverse happens to me. It reports finding less than it actually deletes. I don't mind though because I know nothing I need is being deleted and figure it just has to do with how things are found versus how they are deleted, that maybe something is slightly off.
  2. And now (at least I never noticed it before) Defraggler will, during a complete defrag, pull out files, putting them at the end of the disk and replace them later so they are contiguous. Continuing the Jenga analogy, Defraggler will take apart what it needs to of the tower and then rebuild it as apposed to limiting itself by keeping everything intact. I could be wrong but I do not recall the graphical representation of the hard drive showing anything like that before this last version.
  3. Guest_Jim_*

    Map Legend

    I'm pretty sure that the lighter colors mean that arbitrary chunk of the hard disk is not completely full. The gray boxes, assuming they are the same as the white ones on mine, are the empty parts of the disk where nothing is written. I could be wrong but that makes sense to me.
  4. I'm having the same issue with it simply stopping when I try to defrag specific files. Oddly enough the problem only exists on my Vista SP1 laptop whereas my XP SP3 desktop doesn't have any issues with the latest version of Defraggler. I simply reinstalled the previous version on my laptop, as all I use Defraggler for on that is to defrag what fragmented files it finds (as anything more may bring back the temp file problem I had been having before).
  5. Copying all of the files over like that should put them there defragmented. When I had to reformat a partition of my hard drive and copy files over they were put back defragmented. Also, how many files and what kinds of files are you talking about? Hundreds or thousands of small files will take longer to defrag than several large files, I've noticed. In the case of the small files I doubt them being fragmented will be terribly apparent.
  6. This happened to me a few times on my Vista laptop, and judging by the screen shot you also have Vista. I couldn't think of any way to remove them other than coping everything useful off of it and reformat the partition. Kind of interesting isn't it that you lost roughly 15% of the capacity on each partition. The partition I had this problem on was about 50GB and it lost roughly 7GB to a temp file I believe Defraggler made, which also is roughly 15% of the drive. All I really know, other than those stats, is that I only lose space when defragging the entire drive, just defragging files doesn't do it.
  7. It seems to me that the deep scan should only be used if the file you're looking for wasn't found when you did the normal scan. If that is the case then it shouldn't be an enable/disable option but more a right-click, other function, option. Not really important, but makes sense to me.
  8. I don't know if anything anyone does on these computers is being monitored. Despite the fact that the doors to the lab are locked most of the time, and are meant for classes only, AOL and Yahoo instant messenger have made it on to the machines along with several pieces of Google soft(spy)ware. Also, I love how they now have Deep Freeze on them (very nice utility for computer labs) but it's turned off.
  9. Perhaps I didn't explain it well enough. For my desktop, running XP, it cannot use the Windows auto sync for the time because it says it cannot access the servers. I already have software, from the source of the correct times, to correct the times. I suggested having something to correct the clock in CCleaner simply so that it would be done when one runs CCleaner and, to a point, agrees with the diagnostic aspect of CCleaner. At most computer labs I have used someone has messed up the clock, installed software that really shouldn't be on the computers, and websurfed to the point that the tracking cookies and other temporary files slow down everything (severely in some cases). It would be nice to have on utility to clean up the files (not the programs necessarily) and fix the clock. As such a function seems to be small and simple (261 KB for the NIST version compared to CCleaner's exe of 886KB at the moment and 2876KB installer) I thought that it wouldn't be a bad thing to have. To restate for clarity, I am not looking for software to correct my clock, I am saying that such a feature would seem to have a place in CCleaner and the majority of computers I've seen that could use a cleaning by CCleaner could also have their clocks fixed.
  10. I've never gotten my XP computer to update correctly internally, it always says, "An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.nist.gov," or "... with time.windows.com." That's why I have to use the NIST utility. Thank you.
  11. I already have one from the NIST. I just thought that since CCleaner has also become something of a diagnostic tool for cleaning off things that slow down your computer then why not also have it do something minor like set your clock. I have a question for both you, Keithuk, and davey. Does this mean you don't want to see such a feature in CCleaner, or you just think the idea is stupid, or something else? Don't worry, I know it seems stupid but it also seems, to me, that it could be useful in some circumstances (which I somehow find myself in often).
  12. It may seem sad but I am serious. I'd just think it would small and simple enough to add and I have seen so many computers that have incorrect clocks. My desktop in fact, even though it was set to synchronize with a server still got off by two minutes. Some people like having the right time all the time (or at least be closer than to it than a month).
  13. I wouldn't assume it would be very hard to add, but I can't be sure, an option that has CCleaner correct your system's clock if it's off. It isn't needed, but could be useful to those who use it on a flash drive to clean up multiple computers. (Today in fact I correct one computer's clock with a NIST program that also shows how far off it was. Over a month.)
  14. Guest_Jim_*

    Vista and CC?

    I've got Vista Ultimate 32-bit and haven't had any problems with CCleaner.
  15. Does this also mean you didn't try to recover the file? You simply saw its entry which made no sense.
  16. I'm pretty sure those are System Restore Points, so you can turn them off if you want to get rid of them, but I would recommend against it. I think it's just something funky with Vista that even lets them be seen in Defraggler. They aren't in the list on XP.
  17. As I already mentioned, the lists can get so long that scrolling to find a specific spot becomes very difficult. Even for a single day, depending on what you did that day, or what temp files the OS made and deleted. I didn't know you could do that with paths, I always just saw it as a simpler search. Thanks for pointing that out, and I apologize for these next suggestions, just trying to think of ways to make it more user friendly. How about a small GUI for that, like what Defraggler has to defrag a specific folder with the tree view, so you don't have to put in the entire address. A bookmark ability, whereby you can add to the default searches of pictures, documents, videos and music would also be nice. Good point. They are the final judges, if they want to make these suggestions real then it will happen. If they don't like them, then they won't.
  18. Maybe you've deleted something you need, but the filename has changed and you can't tell what it is, so you recover everything from that day and look through them. Or you deleted something some time ago and can't remember the name, but know it was a few days ago. Maybe you want to make sure everything from a specific day can't be recovered. CCleaner's secure deletion is nice, but it only works before things are "permanently" deleted. Recuva works after the fact, a very useful time. How about this as a similar suggestion, building on the improved search I brought up earlier. We could use the ability to recover files from a specific directory. I know Recuva can give the tree view, but that gets broken up into a question mark and the drive you scanned, and you still will have to wade through files. It would be a lot easier if we could have it only show the files of a certain folder and from that recover what we want. Once again, if you forgot the name of a file, but this time know where it was. Or maybe you just don't want the files from a certain folder, such as the temp folders, to be displayed.
  19. I think he Ramses means a faster, easier way of selecting them. There can be hundreds of thousands of files found by Recuva and simply scrolling down the list is not easy. You could seemingly go right by it, but in reality be hundreds of lines off. A feature to select all of a certain category, in essence a more powerful search than what it already has, would be a good thing. That way you could also select everything from a single day.
  20. Trust me on this one, CCleaner doesn't go deep and that is good. CCleaner's registry cleaner is the only one I use on my laptop because RegSeeker, which hasn't caused any problems on my desktop, messed up the registry so much I had to reinstall the OS. CCleaner has yet to give me problems.
  21. Just turn off Desktop and Start Menu shortcuts, we know they slow down CCleaner a lot. What is happening is CCleaner has to check to make sure every icon actually goes somewhere which, depending on the number of shortcuts, can take quite awhile. Don't know why this would have manifested only after a Windows Update. In any case though, the shortcuts don't need to be checked except after you delete files you had links to or uninstalled programs that you some how changed the links for.
  22. Could easily be wrong here, but I think that CCleaner looks to the registry to know where the files are to remove, so unless you have both the beta and a final version that have all of their temp files in the exact same folders, CCleaner wouldn't know to clean them.
  23. Do you really notice a difference if a flash drive is fragmented? I never have, but I don't think mine are very fragmented either.
  24. The User Assist History I think is a record of whenever you get an error. For instance a Blue Screen of Death, Windows tries to diagnose the problem and tell you how to avoid it in the future. That information is kept until you delete it using CCleaner, the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows (right-click the drive in My Computer, properties, it's on the first page I think, it is for Vista, can't remember for XP) or some other program. You should be safe to remove it but you don't have to if you don't want to. Custom Files and Folders are things you define within CCleaner in the Options, Include menu. By default there shouldn't be anything there.
  25. Guest_Jim_*

    secure deleting

    Go here Recuva Error Logging and do that, then post what the log file says or the log file itself.
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