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Willy2

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  1. - Another post meant to trigger another notification email.
  2. - No, the problem hasn't been fixed. I just received 2 notification emails ("Forum Digest") again, as a result of my previous post in this thread. - I still have one or two ideas why this behaviour occurs. But that requires a bit more time. I need to dig a little deeper and check a few things.
  3. - It certainly seems that the double notifications problem has been fixed. In that regard posting this problem in this sub-forum has helped to fix the problem.
  4. - And I didn't change any of the settings in my email program in the last say week. No, all things considered I do think the folks here at CCleaner.com "tweaked" the forum software (a little bit). Just enough to make the problem go away.
  5. - I thought there were more people who had the same problem. But perhaps those people / visitors didn't report the odd behaviour ? I don't know. - I don't think I want to blame my email setup or email program. Yes, there was a recent update for my emailprogram but I installed that update before I started this thread.
  6. - It seems the problem (as described above) has been solved. Only a few minutes ago I received another "Forum digest" notification email but this time I received this email only once. I will keep an eye on this problem to see if this problem REALLY been solved. - By posting this message I expect to receive another "Forum Digest" tomorrow. If tomorrow I receive only 1 "Forum digest" then I think I can safely assume that the problem has been solved for good. Other visitors of this forum will also benefit from this forum software improvement / fix / tweak / ..........
  7. - And another known bug in the program has resurfaced again. Defraggler sometimes moves files I didn't select. I assume that this is due to the fact that perhaps Df doesn't "protect its internal variables good enough". Let's assume that I have moved files A, B, C, D, E & F towards the end of a drive (as best as possible) with DF. But I discovered that after say 2 or 3 months e.g. file C & D have been moved back towards the beginning of the drive again. I suspect that when I defragment say 10 or 100 other files DF also mistakenly moves that one file (C and/or D) towards the beginning of the drive again. (No, I didn't use the build-in Window defragmentation program in the meantime (I disabled that program) or any other defragmentation program). - It's quite possible that there is a link with the CPU remaining (very) high for MINUTES after DF has finished a task. In that regard I think fixing that "high CPU problem" will be VERY benficial for the overall perfomance of the program, will help to stabilize the overall execution of the program. - I am aware that the high CPU is due to the fact that DF must do A LOT OF calculations in order to find a new empty spot on a drive where a file can be placed. Perhaps slowing down the execution of the program will help to reduce CPU and make the perfomance more stable. (just my 2 cents),
  8. Below a picture of the emails I received today in my emailprogram (Outlook Express Classic) from the CCleaner forum. I received this ".......... Forum Digest" twice. While I receive other notification email(s) only once. The good folks here at CCleaner should investigate why this happens only in this particular situation.
  9. - I could imagine that Malwarebytes & McAfee are the reason why those files are "lost", why Windows has "problems" with those files.
  10. There is problem with the notifications from this forum. This problem has surfaced since the latest CCleaner forum software was installed. - When I receive an email notification for a new post or or for a new Private Message then I receive only 1 email. But I also receive every now & then an email called "Your CCleaner Community Forums digest" and every "digest" Iis received by me twice (when sent). - No, I didn't change any settings for the notifications after the last forum software was installed. So, it could be that the forum gets "confused" by the old settings.
  11. - Odd very odd. After turning the swapfile off and then back on again 2 times solved the "Pagefile.sys" problem. The pagefile now shows up in DF again. Again odd, very odd. But it seems that this problem has disappeared.
  12. - Another problem has surfaced again. DF fails to detect / find the file "pagefile.sys" on my Windows 7 system. I tried to find "pagefile.sys" with the "Search" feature (in DF) but to no avail. DF finds A LOT OF other *.sys files but "pagefil.sys" is not found by DF. - DF tries to defragment "pagefile.sys" upon system start up. The behaviour seems to suggest that DF finds the pagefile but isn't capable of doing anything with the file, in spite of having several large open spots on my HD. - Yet, when I use 4 other programs (Everything, WizTree, WizFile & XYplorer) all 4 are able to find "Pagefile.sys". Odd, very odd. - When I start "clicking around" on the filemap (in DF) then a odd thing shows up. The drivemap shows blocks (scattered around the drive map) that are occupied but when I click on those blocks the program responds with "No files in this block". It seems the program is a "bit too critical" when it comes too detecting the pagefile. Don't know what to make of it. - Already tried if disabling and re-enabling the pagefile would make a difference. But again, to no avail. ============================================= In addition to my previous post: this behaviour could be result of the program code "winding down" (/ trying to "wind down") colliding with some other piece of software. Or perhaps there was an "internal conflict" in the program code of DF itself. That's why - in my opinion - making sure that the amount of CPU - used by the program - is being reduced as fast as possible (after performing a task in DF) could / will have a very positive impact on the performance of the program and should have top priority.
  13. - Another problem with Defraggler: Lately another problem in DF has reared its ugly head. Sometimes simply selecting + highlighting a few files from the list in the "Search" tab pushes CPU to (very) high levels for several minutes. This would suggest that the combination of 1 or more programs running at the same time causes the CPU of DF to go "through the roof". But then the question becomes: what programs ?
  14. - The author of the OEC backup program (see my post of august 7, 2021) has the intention/has plans of making a multi language version of the program. If you are someone who has a non-english Windows OS and wants to translate the program into your language then send the author a message you want to help him out.
  15. - I must add something to 3) in my previous reply. #3 would only apply to bugs that are fairly simple to fix and don't take that much time to fix. And there are certainly still A LOT of those "small bugs" to be fixed.
  16. - What do you mean by "zero filled drive" ?
  17. - The program that was mentioned in my previous post is (to put it friendly) not (yet) "free of bugs". And the developer has already fixed one issue. If you have a problem with the program then you send them a message through the contact form on their website (also fixed).
  18. - There is a program released that will help users of OEC to back up the user data files. This program is NOT developed by the developers of OEC and that's why the developers of OEC don't take any responsiblity if / when something goes wrong as a result of using the program. https://oldnesjunkie.com/oeclassic.php
  19. - There could be anther solution for this (grave ??) "GUI problem": Apply the same logic as in SPECCY and Explorer. I.e. when one category is "closed" then let the caret point to the right. And when the user clicks on that caret 1) open the extra information 2) let the new caret point downwards.
  20. - And the extortionists are back. Last tuesday I received another blackmail email with a similar threat. "Pay me USD 950 or an embarrasing video will be put out on the internet". But this threat is meaningless because I have covered my camera in my laptop with a sticker. I still have the email. The email was supposedly sent by myself to myself. But how can I blackmail myself ? Is it possible to somehow find out the email adress from which the email was sent ? I assume that the email itself somehow would / should contain a return email adress from which the email was sent. Aren't hackers able to re-enable that device driver (assuming they are really that smart) ?
  21. @DeathSong Download & run Tweaking's windows Repair . It can fix A LOT OF problems in Windows. Download & install the program. Disable your antivirus program and run the program. Follow the instructions provided by the program.
  22. @nukecad No, the amount of memory occupied/used by SPECCY is NOT ~ 9 MB but it's ~ 9 GB !!!! That's about 55% of the 16 GB of memory. The problem here is the difference between how people in England (& the US) and continental Europe write down their numbers. In England + the US people write down "8,954.4" whereas people in continental Europe write "8.954,4". In the US & England people use a "Decimal Point" but in continental Europe people use a "Decimal Comma". And Spain (at I assume "DeathSong" lives in Spain) is in continental Europe. @DeathSong I assume that 12% is the amount of CPU that is being used ? The high amount of memory used in combination with high CPU means that there is conflict between SPECCY and some other program. Open Windows' Resource Monitor (Memory tab) and the run SPECCY to see how the different parts of the memory behave. Or run the program RAMMAP to see if there is any odd behaviour going on. (Did you turn off the pagefile ?).
  23. (I wasn't able to edit my previous reply. So, I post my edited answer here). - My opinion is that one should defrag one's SSD. But do it only every say 3 or 6 months or when the amount of free space on a SSD is lower than say 10%. That means that with a SSD you must turn off standard Windows defragmentation schedule and manually put a defragmention program (e.g. Defraggler) to work. - The following article describes / explains how data is being written to /read from a SSD. Then having lots & lots of fragments on one's SSD will slow down the reading from & writing to a SSD. https://pureinfotech.com/why-solid-state-drive-ssd-performance-slows-down/ Although even a heavily fragmented SSD is still faster than a defragmented HD. - On top of that, Windows itself has a number of tricks up its sleeve that will hide the slowness of a SSD or HD.
  24. - My opinion is that one should defrag one's SSD. But do it only every say 3 or 6 months or when the amount of free space on a SSD is lower than say 80% or say 90%. The following article describes / explains how data is being written to /read from a SSD. Then having lots & lots of fragments on one's SSD will slow down the reading from & writing to a SSD. https://pureinfotech.com/why-solid-state-drive-ssd-performance-slows-down/ Although even a heavily fragmented SSD is still faster than a defragmented HD.
  25. @andavari - Did you fully un-install (remove the files) or just all references to the program ? Because I know that some programs are still using the IE (11) "rendering engine". And "Outlook Express Classic" is one of them. MS Autoroute & MS Works / Office are 2 other programs from the past (about the year 2002) I still use on a (fairly) regular basis and still need parts of IE. (I do hope these will continue to work on future operating systems). - One of the articles above say that Edge has/will have a "IE Mode". That would assume that after june 2022 any new version of Windows (10 or 11) won't come with IE 11 or (perhaps) will completely remove IE 11. According to my experience such "modes" are never fully like the "original thing". It was always some sort of "half baked" substitute that never has the full functionality of the old program (code). Well, we'll have to wait and see. - Is there any news about the "rendering engine" of Edge ? I read a few years ago that the "engine" still was "under development" and that some developers "wouldn't touch it", were still relying on the IE rendering engine. Google-ling didn't help to find anything definitive / usefull. The fact that MS is now announcing the retirement of IE would suggets that the rendering engine of Edge is fully developed, (fairly) free of bugs and ready to be used.
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