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  1. The lastest version Adobe Flash ( can be considered to be an dramatic improvement over all the previous 10.1 versions. Up to now, on my PC, it didn't push CPU usage up to 100% like the previous versions did.
  2. Here's another suggestion for the update feature. DF could be programmed to ALWAYS look for a new version after every, say 15, 20 or 30 days only. But if the user wants to be informed of a new version being available every time the user starts the program then he/she should tick that particular box, either in the install program or in the Settings menu.
  3. That's better. Try this: - Go to post #4 of this thread: http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=25696 There you'll find the embedded script for Office 2003 that tells CC what to wipe. - Copy all the lines (22 in total) that are under the [Office 2003] entry and start with Filekey.... and Regkey.... to a text file (with e.g. Notepad). - Strip all the lines of Filekey...= or Regkey...=. So, e.g. Regkey3=HKCU.......... becomes HKCU.......... - Save the textfile and add all those lines to the ""Exclude"" section of CC. - Now you must find out which of those lines is responsible for wiping the info you want to keep. Delete the lines one by one at a time and run CC again after removing each line. There could be more than one line that's wiping the info that you want to keep. A matter of trial and error. A similar procedure works/should work for EVERY program for which the Piriform folks have provided a embedded script. A lot of those embedded scripts for a lot of programs can be found here: http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=15307 http://forum.pirifor...?showtopic=1110
  4. Send a PM to Mr T and ask for instructions. http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=29003
  5. Putzend, I noticed that extra space as well. When I searched the registry for local appdata. I found several entries. But it seems localappdata can't be found at all in the registry. (Suggestion: Search the registry with the words appdata and you'll come across more translation tables.) Alan, Yep, you're right. I tried your example and my XP didn't recognize the systemvariable %localappdata% as well. So, it hasn't been declared at all. But Windows Explorer (WE) does recognize it (somehow). I came across the following: I renamed the folder Mijn documenten (english: My documents, german: Eigene Dateien) to Willy2 using Windows Explorer (WE). After that, in WE this folder always shows up as Willy2. Then I added that folder to the Include section of CC. Both in ExplorerXP and CC that folder Willy2 doesn't show up. In the Include section of CC that foldername Willy2 is ""translated"" back to the full windows path C:\Documents and Settings\--user--\Mijn documenten. So, it seems CC is aware of this and has come up with a workaround (One or more APIs in Windows and/or WE ??) to translate %localappdata% back the the appropriate full path. But is this ""translation"" confined to XP ? Now I am getting more and more curious. Could you check the story above (text in italics) on your PC with Win 7 (??) ? And tell me what shows up in the Include section of CC ? It will certainly help you as well to get a better understanding of what's happening. The lesson I learned from the conversation so far in this thread is that one should ALWAYS use systemvariables as much as possible. So, instead of e.g. C:\Program Files the user should use %Programfiles% in a customized Winsys.ini/Winapp.ini file. I already adapted my own CC *.ini files.
  6. I can understand that you're very careful to keep your drives as clean as possible, especially when I see who your employer is. And that's why Ccleaner is such a wonderful cleaneing program. It's highly customizeable. Well, then you'll have to dig a little deeper. Use a program like ExplorerXP, Treesize or JDiskreport to see in which folder that 2 GB is hiding. Perhaps that 2 GB is hiding in (the Recycle bin in) that folder Sandbox ? It appears to be only 2 months old.
  7. First try this: http://docs.piriform.com/ccleaner/ccleaner-settings/choosing-which-cookies-to-keep
  8. Yes, that's on drive C:, but how much diskspace occupy the recycle bins on drive D:, E:, ..... ? If the user wants to defrag e.g. drive C: only then DF simply wants to empty all recycle bins on all other drives as well. You say you never use the recycle bin but I am not so sure of that. I know - at least - one program that uses the recycle bin: Outlook Express (OE). When OE compresses its folders then it moves the old uncompressed folders to the Recycle bin. So, perhaps Outlook and other programs use this ""trick"" as well. B.T.W. Do you already use Ccleaner ? (from the Piriform folks as well).
  9. Questions for you and your friend: - What do you mean by ""losing return adress"" ? - Which version of CC do you use (v2.34 ??) ? Did this occur in previous versions of CC as well ? - Perhaps this problem started to occur after you installed (a) program(s) recently ? (MS Windows Update ??) - What MS Office boxes appear in the Application pane of CC ? Office 2000 isn't (officially) supported by CC (Office 2003 is), so I am a bit surprised that you think CC wiped that ""return adress"". Do you use a customized Winapp2.ini file with an additional Office 2000 entry ? I tend to think that CC isn't the cause for this problem.
  10. If you're using Office 2000 then start a new thread in the ""Ccleaner Discussion"" section. Then I'll respond to your question.
  11. ""Everything"" ist tats?chlich erstaunlich schnell. Danke f?r den Tipp. The program ""Everything"" is indeed very fast. Thanks.
  12. I can confirm that both %localappdata% and %appdata% do work on XP SP 3. See also the table below. In the registry there's a very interesting ""translation"" table. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders] Below some lines from that table in the dutch Windows (XP) version: "AppData"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Application Data" "Local Settings"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Local Settings" "Local AppData"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Local Settings\Application Data" "My Pictures"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Mijn documenten\Mijn afbeeldingen" "My Music"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Mijn documenten\Mijn muziek" "My Video"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Mijn documenten\Mijn video" (Are these all Windows systemvariables ?) Olli_S and El Pusher had some interesting MS Office related (Not Windows related) language problems. See post #11 and #15 of this thread: http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=25696
  13. -- For this issue, I think you should send Twisted Metal or MrG a PM. -- I agree. Being able to switch between two or more CC cleaning profiles certainly would be a good idea. -- You don't need to write a separate winapp2.ini entry for MS Office to wipe the folder "zuletzt verwendet"". Just simply modify the existing CC MS Office entry in winapp.ini. -- Weird. I would think that since wiping the TEMP folders is a Windows issue, CC wouldn't have any problem wiping this folder. Well, if CC doesn't clean your TEMP folders then write your own winsys2.ini file entry. See the CC online documentation for more info.
  14. Welcome to the forum. -- Yes, those TEMP folders are cleaned by CC as well. Doesn't your copy of CC list those files before and/or after wiping (switch to detailed view)? -- You know which names the new folders/files of MediaMonkey (MM). So, write your own new MM entry for Winapp2.ini and after you're sure it works post both the german and english version on this forum. -- Use a program like ExplorerXP to find out where other MM folders/files are located. ExplorerXP shows every folder in Windows (XP) even those that are marked hidden and/or system. -- Which version of MM are you using ? -- Send one of the Piriform folks a PM to tell them that MM has changed the locations where it stores the settings and a link to this thread. -- Do you use (the german version of) MS Office ? Then you should read this thread http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=25696 as well. (Olli_S is someone from Germany as well).
  15. Yep, you've stumbled upon a bug that was ""introduced"" in v1.20 and this isn't corrected in v1.21. This is clearly a bug because in v1.19 and previous versions it worked well. In DF there're two options to defrag the freespace: 1. Defrag freespace 2. Defrag freespace (allowing fragmentation). In both v1.20 and v1.21 happens the following: A. When the user chooses option (1 DF performs process #2. B. When the user chooses option (2 DF performs process #1. I have first hand experience because I use these two options - at least - once a week.
  16. Gran, welcome to the forum. I think you made an error while typing a line. The last character ""\"" must be a ""|"". When you type a line in the registry section of the Exclude section CC checks (with every character you type) whether that registry entry/key/line exists or not. As long as CC can't find that line in the registry, it greys out the OK button.
  17. In the last two to three months I came across two such files with this name. One in the folder with DF v1.10 (see the previous attachment) and one in the folder with DF v1.20 (before I installed v1.21). I thought that there would be more such files because more programs have caused errors and forced Windows to shut those programs down in the last, say six months, but alas there was nothing to be found. (Perhaps they have other names ???) The picture gives details of which system/software I use.
  18. Recently I noticed that in the folder(s) in which Defraggler is installed a file called Exception.txt (see attachment) appeared. When I took a look of what this file contained it seems it's an error reporting file. Is this file created by Defraggler (v1.10, v1.20, v1.21) or is this file created by the Windows error reporting feature ?
  19. I know you're using v2.34 because that info shows up in post #1. 1. Which of the (when I'm right) four Opera boxes in CC makes CC crash ? 2. I would suggest to un-install Opera and CC, clean and compact the registry, install ERUNT and then re-install Opera and CC.
  20. Some suggestions: 1. Post a picture of the top left hand part of the CC main screen. It provides more info of your system. 2. Run a registry cleaner (e.g. Eusing registry cleaner), install and run CC again. 3. Perhaps you can come up with more details of the error by clicking on one or the other link in that message window. 4. Which program(s) did you install recently ? Un-install those programs one by one and run CC again. It could reveal which program causes the CC error. Install ERUNT, it allows you to restore the registry to a previous state.
  21. And that Updatecheck bug isn't fixed in DF v1.21. I unticked that box in the install program but in spite of that DF presumes Updatecheck=1 when I ran DF for the first time.
  22. I must add something to post #2: When CC has completed overwriting the MFT in step 2 and starts to wipe the free space (again) I always cancel the operation. I would recommend Clean Disk Security 7.8 to REALLY overwrite fileinfo. Then even Recuva can't recover any files anymore. http://www.theabsolu...re/clndisk.html It follows the sequence as described in post #2.
  23. I recommend the sequence mentioned above because it the MFT is created dynamically by Windows. It expands and it contracts (at least, in Windows XP) depending on how much free space there's available. When the MFT has expanded then it can can take a VERY long time to overwrite info in the MFT, especially when you have a lot of free diskspace. When you run WFS first without wiping the MFT then the MFT is forced to contract to a minimum size. And then overwriting the MFT takes much less time. I think the Piriform folks should take this account and reprogram the Wipe Free Space + MFT options. i.e. first Wipe Free Space and secondly wipe the MFT instead of the other way around.
  24. When you select the option Wipe Free Space (WFS) then only the free disk space is overwritten and not the MFT (Master File Table) that contains info what the file names are and where those files are stored. If you want the file names to be deleted as well, then you should select the Wipe MFT space (WMS) as well. To speed up that cleaning process I would recommend to do the following: 1. Run CC with WFS selected but don't select WMS 2. Run CC again with both WFS and WMS selected. Especially when you have A LOT OF free disk space this particular sequence can save A LOT OF time.
  25. Some suggestions. 1. Does the amount of occupied disk space increase after you delete (=move to the recycle bin) that video ? Videos can massive in size (MBs). So, it shouldn't be too difficult to find out what happened to that file after deletion/moving it to the recycle bin. Use a program like e.g. Treesize, ExplorerXP (my favourites), Windirstats or JDiskReport and look for a folder called RECYCLER (Win XP). 2. If that video can be played after running CC and cleaning the recycle bin then it should be stored somewhere. Again, use the programs mentioned above to find out to which folder where it has been stored/moved to. 3. Perhaps WMP stores that file in a location that can be accessed by all accounts/users and therefore isn't removed at all. 4. If you download a video using Rapidshare then (in IE 7 & IE 8) the file is downloaded to a temporary internet folder and after that the file is copied (NOT moved !!) to a folder chosen by the user. WMP has an option that allows it to search your entire disk for media files (including the temporary internet files folders ?). So, WMP could have found the second copy of that file and created a shortcut to that file.
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