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  1. I must re-write my previous reply. It should be:

    "Yes, but in Windows Explorer & SPECCY the carets point to the right or down. But here the carets point up or down (but not to the right). A small but important difference.

    - Agree. There is no law about what should be used but I find the current situation not "intuitive".

  2. See the picture attached.

    (the picture & story in the previous post wasn't too clear)

    The red & blue arrows point each to a(n) (inverse) "caret" (are these characters called "carets" ????). I think the "carets" should be swapped. The carets (blue arrow) should be an "inverse caret" and the inverse carets (red arrows) should be a (normal) caret.

    Driver-Update-1.png

  3. Driver Update:

    1)  I like v5.82 better than v5.83. In v5.82 there are always "Upward arrows" (what is the proper name for this character ?) to the left of the name of the newly proposed driver. Whereas in v5.83 this "upward arrow" is missing when the user opens this pane/screen for the first time. Only after clicking next to the name of the new driver those "upward arrow" shows up. I think these "arrows" should always be shown.

    Bug in the program code ? Back to the program code of v5.82 ?

     

    2) When "Driver Update" proposes a driver update then there is an "upward arrow" next to the name of the driver. See the picture for an example. Clicking on that "arrow" expands the list downwards and provides the user with one or more new drivers. Then a "downward arrow" shows up. Clicking on that arrow makes the new updates go away.

    I think it should precisley the oppposite: the "upward arrows" should be replaced by the "downward arrows" in the program code. And the "downward arrows" should be replaced by "upward arrows" in the program code. So, just swap these "arrows". That will take away the confusion. Then - in this screen - the program code is more intuitive.

     

    3) CCleaner is able to pull up new drivers for one system. Is there a way to download the installation files of these new (proposed) drivers to one's system ? Where does CCleaner get those drivers from ?

    (I would love to have those new drivers stored on my HD / SSD just in case I must re-install my Windows Operating System).

    CCleaner-Drivers.png

  4. - I was very close to buying a brand new laptop with Windows 10. But when a TPM chip is required for Windows 11 then I am not in a hurry anymore to move to Windows 10 anytime soon. I simply will have to see what the future brings.

  5. @ACP

    - Your screenshots don't give a clear answer about what to do next.

    - Above I gave a few suggestions about how you can determine what part of/box in CC is causing that icon to disappear.

    - Based on what I see in your screenshots I would

    1) re-install Teams

    2) install Tweaking's Registry Backup (it allows the user to make a backup/copy of the reigistry)

    3) run the CC registry cleaner. Did the icon disappear ?

    4) you can use Registry Backup (see above) to restore the registry to that previous state.

  6. @ACP

    - CC also installs a file called "winapp2.ini". Based on the info in that file CC will show the user a number of boxes for program A, B, C etc. If that file doesn't contain info about program D then CC won't show a box for program D. In your case, the standard "Winapp2.ini" file doesn't contain info for "Teams" and then CC doesn't show a box called "Microsoft Teams".

    - On my system I have used the program "voldemort" (not supported by the good folks of CC, use it at your own risk. although I have experieneced no adverse effects) and that program gives the user of CC a lot of info for more programs (e.g. Teams) and - depending on what you have installed on your system - more boxes in CC.

  7. - The lines in Winapp2.ini for "Microsoft Teams" (see below) need to be improved/updated. The line "DetectFile= .......... " targets the wrong file/folder and then there won't be a box called "Microsoft Teams" in CC.

    - When I look at the lines below then I am confused. The line "DetectFile= .......... " and "Filekey" #12 through 18 point to subfolders under "%localappdata%" . But filekeys #1 through 11 point to %appdata%. My personal opinion is that filekey #1 through 11 should point to "%loacalappdata%. But I don't use "Teams" and can't check the lines below.

     

    [Microsoft Teams *]
    LangSecRef=3021
    DetectFile=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Teams
    FileKey1=%AppData%\Microsoft Teams\Logs|*.*
    FileKey2=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams|*.log;logs.txt;old_logs_*.txt;watchdog.txt
    FileKey3=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\*Cache|*.*|RECURSE
    FileKey4=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\blob_storage|*.*|RECURSE
    FileKey5=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\databases|*.*|RECURSE
    FileKey6=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\IndexedDB|*.*|RECURSE
    FileKey7=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\Local Storage|*.*|RECURSE
    FileKey8=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\media-stack|*.bak;*.blog;*.etl
    FileKey9=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\Service Worker\CacheStorage|*.*|REMOVESELF
    FileKey10=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\skylib|*.blog;*.data-shm;*.data-wal
    FileKey11=%AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\tmp|*.*|RECURSE
    FileKey12=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Teams|*.log
    FileKey13=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Teams*Addin|*-logs.txt
    FileKey14=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Teams\current|*.log
    FileKey15=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Teams\current\resources\tmp|*.*|REMOVESELF
    FileKey16=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Teams\packaqes\squirreltemp|*.*
    FileKey17=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Teams\previous|*.*|REMOVESELF
    FileKey18=%LocalAppData%\SquirrelTemp|*.log
     

     

    See also the discussion in this thread:

     

  8. 👍

    - if there is not a "Microsoft Teams" box then we can rule out that the icon is deleted by cleaning the "Teams" user data. It seems that "Teams" places that icon in a MS Office related folder. But which folder ?

    - It seems that CC is not able to find the folder where data of "Microsoft Teams" is located. User data for "Microsoft Teams" is supposed to be located (according to winapp2.ini) in the folders "c:\users\ ............. \Microsoft\Teams\". Can you find that combination of those 2 subfolders on your system ? Or something that's only slightly different ? It should be in "c:\users\...... ". If so, what is the full path ?

    - Post a screenshot of all the MS Office boxes that show up in your copy of CC. The box for "Teams" should be a box called "Microsoft Teams" and not "MS Teams".

    - Untick all boxes and only run the registry cleaner. Does that icon disappear (again) ?

    - Unselect the registry cleaner. Now tick only one "MS Office" box and run CC again. And do this for each "MS Office" box. Which "MS office" box makes the icon disappear ? If that doesn't give a clue the perhaps you must do the same procedure for the "Microsoft ..... "boxes ?

  9. Answering a few questions would already help a lot:

    - What version of CCleaner (CC) did you use ? Did this happen in previous versions of CC as well ?

    - What version of Outlook & Teams do you use ? 

    - Would re-installing / repair installing Teams help to bring that icon back ?

    - Does that icon disappear when you tick the "Teams" box in CC or does the icon disappear when you tick (one of) the Office box(as) in CC ?

  10. CCleaner can be used to delete one or more System Restore Points (SRP). I think the program can provide more details on how much memory these System Restore Points are occupying on a SSD or HD. I assume it's very difficult to determine what the size of each SRP is. So, then the program code could follow a different method that would nonetheless provide more information to the user.

    1)  Display all the SRPs that were found.

    2) Read the size of the folder "System Volume Information" (= total amount of all disk space occupied by all SRPs) where all the SRPs are stored. And display the size of that folder in KB / MB / GB (whatever applies) under /above the list with these SRPs (what ever you like best) and display the % of total occupied disk space.

    3) After the user has deleted one or more SRPs repeat step 2)

  11. - There are users who have complained that for Defraggler (& Recuva & Speccy) there weren't any new updates issued for a while. I am also one of those users who would love to see a new version of Defraggler with all the bugs/"Weak spots" fixed.

    - I understand that some programs of CCleaner have (top) priority when it comes to issueing new (updated) versions. Like CCleaner. And that's quite understandable because programs like MS Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox and MS Onedrive are updated on a regular basis (say every 3 or 4 weeks). And that could mean that the program code of CCleaner also needs to be updated with top priority.

    - But then programs like Speccy, Recuva & Defraggler don't receive too much attention when it comes to updating the programs. (Yes, I know that right now the developers of CCleaner are planning for new updates for 2 of these programs) That's why I would suggest / propose the following update policy for these 3 programs:

    1) Collect all the suggestions & bug reports for these 3 programs.

    2) If there is a need to issue an "Emergency update" then do so. E.g. when Microsoft issues a version of its "NET Framework" then SPECCY should be updated ASAP.

    3) Dedicate one week each year to Defraggler, Speccy & Recuva. E.g a week per year for each program. Take all the reported bugs & suggestions and fix those bugs/implement the code changes for those 3 programs in those "dedicated weeks". If there are no bugs to be fixed in one program then that week can be used for something else.

  12. - It reminds me somewhat of what happened with a person called Al Capone. He was a notorious gangster in Chicago. They were never able to properly nail him. But they found a way to indict & convict him. He didn't pay his taxes. LOL.

  13. - Just let Defraggler search for "$MFT" and - presto - it will find the $MFT. To be precise DF found 2 $MFT related files on my laptop. One was "$MFT" which was in 2 fragments (size:  ~ 660 MB) and the other was "$MFTmir" (size:  4 kb) in the 1st block in DF on my C:  drive.  I assume that $MFTmir is the file that is written/created when the user formats a drive and contains information that points to one or more fragments of the $MFT itself. I think $MFTmir is even more "sensitive" than $MFT. If $MFTmir isn't there then the entire filing system "falls apart".

  14. @ Augeas

    What I read in your reply is that formatting a drive certainly would help to recreate/reset (whatever you want to call it) the MFT . Nothing in your reply contradicts/refutes my reply. The formatting process could very well also update/rewrite the Volume Boot Record.

    Based on what have seen in Defraggler, formatting a drive does force Windows to re-create the MFT from scratch. And I have formatted a few drives in the past. Afterwards I ran Defraggler and the Defraggler drive map told me that the enitre drive was empty except for a few blocks at the beginning of the drive.

    Although I am aware that Defraggler has every now & then a problems showing the place where the $MFT is located on a drive.

    Perhaps someone is willing to see what happens with the MFT after a format ???

  15. - I would use an extra external USB drive (buy it or perhaps a friend can help out) to TEMPORARILY move as much non-system Windows files as possible to that USB drive. That would create additional free space on your HDD / SSD. There are more ways to free up more disk space (use your imagination). That would make the partitioning & resizing of the partitions much more easy.

    - You can use Defraggler (DF) to move the (Windows related) files towards the beginning of a drive as much as possible. In DF you can use the option "Defrag Freespace" or "Defrag Freespace (allow frgamentation)". Although the Windows' defragmentation program also does a very decent job. Both programs simply have their own weaknesses and strengths. Or use both programs to get the best result. Sometimes you need to use the programs more than once to get the best result.

    - Defragmenting a SSD: My PERSONAL opinion is that one should defragment a SSD as well. But limit it to only once say every 3 months. The reason for that opinion is the technology used to write data to a SSD.

    https://pureinfotech.com/why-solid-state-drive-ssd-performance-slows-down/

  16. Another follow up for the post of november 21, 2020:

    Now I have a better description of when the "Sort Fragments" bug shows up.

    - After the "Search" feature has produced a list with files that match a certain pattern, the user is able to sort the list on 6 criteria / benchmarks (Filename, fragments, size, type, last modified OR Path). The user can choose to sort the information multiple times on different benchmarks / criteria and as many times as the user wants to. Up to this point the sorting program code ALWAYS seem (!!!) to work.

    - But the "Sort Fragments" bug shows up as soon as the user has defragmented a number of files or has reduced the fragmentation of a number of files. Let's assume that out of a list of say 40 files the user has defragmented say 4 files or has reduced the fragmentation of 4 files. Then when the user wants to sort the list on "Fragments" these 4 files remain "stuck" in their place in the "Fragments" list when the user sorts the list on "Fragments".

    - The solution for this bug is/could be actually surprisingly simple. Because the "Sort Fragments" subroutine(s) in the "File list" tab simply ALWAYS work(s). Just do a simple "Copy & Paste" of the program code. Or perhaps the program uses the same "Sort Fragments" subroutine(s) but with some (slightly) different entry parameters ? Perhaps then a (small ??) change of the entry parameters could do the trick to fix this bug.

  17. - I finally found a good and solid program that allows me to see the content of animated *.GIF files. I tried IRFAN but it's not as good as 

    Faststone Image Viewer (current version is v7.5).

    The program also lets the user see other types of "pictures".

    For more details:  https://www.faststone.org/

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