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  1. I believe my issue might just be related to this one. I use PocoMail as an e-mail client and when I tic "Temporary files' and run "Analyze," nothing shows up as being about to be deleted. However, when I "Run Cleaner," my client e-mail gets trashed somehow, disallowing the receiving of e-mails. This holds true whether I tic "Only delete files older than 24 hours," or not. This email client is portable and does not write to the registry or to any other folders that I am aware of. No files within the PocoMail folder appear to be changed or deleted, so it's something else relating to CCleaner's "
  2. OK, guys, I have found a solution to the particular problem I was having, but I still feel there is at least an 'oversight' by CCleaner, if not a 'bug.' As stated numerous times, there are certain folders that CCleaner will not remove from the Recycle Bin. Among them are SentTo and Media. I'm sure there are more. These folders will delete using Windows 'Empty Recycle Bin' but CCleaner will not delete the folders UNLESS they are specifically listed under Options/Include. Once I put the Recycle Bin folders there, e.g. C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-2289612737-1512734087-2000572463-1000\*.* then and
  3. For those of you who tried the 'SendTo' experiment and viewed the deleted folder in Windows Explorer's Recycle Bin, indeed it 'appears' to delete while running CCleaner. I use XYplorer as a file manager, as it is far superior to Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer is playing tricks on your eyes. For those who still doubt that CCleaner will not delete this copy of either the SendTo folder or all or part of the Start Menu, I would have those of you with the technical expertise to drop to a DOS prompt and navigate to your $Recycle.Bin and further to the RB's subfolder (S-blah-blah). There, I assu
  4. "This deviates from the topic so may be irrelevant." Not really. The fact remains that certain folders, such as SendTo, Start Menu Folders, just to name a few, will not be removed from the Recycle.Bin by CCleaner. Can't get much more basic than that. I simply threw in the 'links part' to illustrate that CCleaner will delete these folder's contents, but not the folders themselves. Did you try creating a 'test folder,' dragging it to your Start Menu, deleting it and then running CCleaner?? Now check Windows Explorer and you will see the folder still there in the Recycle.Bin. That is my ent
  5. Nergal wrote: "I'm sorry this sounds less and less like a true bug every post. why would one go through all these steps if they truly did want to delete their system folder, and if they didn't actually want to, I should think they'd be quite pleased that ccleaner "failed" to clean it" (sound of head shaking) Of course I was using 'SendTo' as an example ONLY. And I NEVER DID delete it. That was the whole purpose of copying it to a temp folder before deleting it! PLEASE try this simple TEST. Create a new FOLDER under your Start Menu. Put a few links in it just for good measure. Now del
  6. OK, here is a very simple way to prove that CCleaner does not 'see' certain (protected) folders in the Recycle.Bin. Be sure your Recycle Bin is empty to begin with and copy your SendTo folder to a temp folder and delete it from there. The renamed SendTo folder should now be the only thing in your Recycle Bin. Now open CCleaner and UNtick every single category under both the Windows and Applicatoinos tabs EXCEPT 'Empty Recycle Bin.' Next, temporarily rename your winapp2.ini file (to anything, so that CCleaner.exe won't 'see' it) Now if you click 'Alalyze' you will see that the folder that
  7. RunAmok - I assure you this is not an attribute issue. At least not purely one. I removed the Read only and Hidden attributes on my SendTo folder before deleting it from my TEMP folder and the problem remains. As a crosscheck, I copied a different folder with all attributes set - Read only, Hidden and System - to my temp drive and deleted it. CCleaner erased it from my $Recycle.Bin with no problem whatsoever. Try it for yourself - copy that same SaveTo folder you are referring to, to a TEMP folder and make sure all attributes remain set. Now delete it to the Recycle Bin and I assure you that
  8. OK, this is interesting. I copy my SaveTo folder to a temporary folder and then delete it from there, as described above. Then I run CCleaner and it deletes the files within the SaveTo folder (now in the $Recycle.Bin) but not the folder itself. However, if I go to a command prompt and 'rmdir /s C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-2289612737-1512734087-2000572463-1000\\$R2UQ1UEOK' it deletes it! Seems more clear to me at this point that it's something within CCleaner that is not quite right if I can delete this stubborn folder from my command prompt but CCleaner can't...
  9. Alan_B - I've tried it both ways. No difference. The folder remains in my $Recycle.Bin Andavari - Try for yourself. Go to your Users\(Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows and copy the SendTo folder to a temp folder somewhere. This is just an example - other folders including the start menu exhibit the same behavior. Now go to that temp folder and you will see there are no System, Read Only or Hidden attributes set. Now simply delete this folder to the recycle bin, hopefully with your 'SendTo' shortcuts still in it. Now run CCleaner and you will see that the shortcuts that were in the
  10. RunAmok, I tend to agree with your 'Above all, do not harm' theory, but feel it is inherent in the OS and not in file or folder attributes. Another thing, if I go to User folder (name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows and copy both the 'Recent' and the 'SentTo' folders to a temp folder and then delete them, when I run CCleaner it purges (erases, per my settings) the Recent folder, including files therein from my Recycle Bin AND will remove files within the SendTo folder, but will not remove the SendTo folder itself. Perhaps there is no way around this for CCleaner to defy the OS ? I tried sea
  11. What you say is true of system files when they are in their protected system folders. However, I first copied these folders to a temporary (unprotected) folder and then deleted them from there. Once they are in the recycle bin, they should be fair game for deleting or erasing, even if CCleaner has to modify one or more file or folder attributes to do so. As further proof, after copying one of these 'protected' folders to my temp folder, I am easily able to erase it from Explorer, bypassing the Recycle Bin. Since I can delete and erase it from there, it should be deletable from the Recycle Bin
  12. I think I can explain why some folks have a problem removing folders from the recycle bin while others do not. If you simply delete 'normal' folders to the recycle bin, CCleaner deletes or erases them (depending on setting) just fine. However, now go to your User folder (name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows and COPY one of those folders, e.g. Start Menu, SendTo,etc. to a temporary folder. Now go to that temporary folder and delete that folder to the recycle bin. I believe you will find it will not delete from the recycle bin using CCleaner, probably due to some system attribute or simil
  13. Experienced exact same problem - newer versions of CCleaner do not delete index.dat in the content.IE5 folder. I experimented and found the last version to delete this file (and probably other index.dat files as well) was CCleaner V3.0. So, to overcome this 'problem/bug' I now have 2 CCleaner folders on my PC. One for the latest version (CCleaner) and one (CCleanerStartup) strictly to run at boot time to delete index.dat files on startup. It'll do until this issue is dealt with...
  14. Shows up just fine in Vista Business . . .
  15. Probably one of the finest and unique features of CCleaner is the winapp2.ini, allowing the user to customize their file and registry cleaning beyond the 'standard.' Here is an idea to expand on this concept: How about a 'winapp3.ini' file that would be run only at system startup? I, for one, run CCleaner several times per day - just to 'clean house.' However, there are a few files that I would like to keep for daily use, but would like to securely delete at system startup each day - usually because these are the files that just keep growing and growing with system use. The idea woul
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