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  1. - The combination of System Restore and Defraggler is Always a cumbersome one. This is known to slow down the defragmentation process.

    - Reduce the amount of disk space that can be used by System Restore. If that's at say 60% of total disk space then reduce that to e.g. 30% or whatever size/percentage you like best.

    - Run Antibody's WIZTREE. It will tell you what the size is of that folder called "System Volume Information". Give us that number.

    - Turn off "System Restore", restart your system and turn "System Restore" back on (if you want to). That should help to free up that used space.


  2. - I agree, the pace of introducing new features like making the OEC the default email client program, is not very high. E.g. it took the developers a long time to add support for IMAP. But I know that OEC has only a small amount of developers at hand.

    - When it comes to introducing new features (like IMAP) it's the users who use the "paid for" version who determine on what is added to the program. The more people ask for one feature the more likely it will be that that one feature will be added in a new version.


  3. - "$UsnJrnl:$J" is one of those many system files used by the NTFS filing system and contains (like the other files that start with a "$") socalled metadata. And Defraggler is unable to move and/or defrag that kind of files.

    - One thing that COULD help is to use an option in CCleaner called "Wipe Free Space". That option will FORCE the disk management system to compact and/or re-wite those socalled "Metadata" files.


  4. - OEC version v3.0 available:
    https://www.oeclassic.com/
    - Details on the major changes/improvements:
    https://www.oeclassic.com/news

    (I know that "Under the bonnet" there were (much) more (smaller) changes / bug fixes).

    - My personal recommendation is to make a backup of all the user data before upgrading to v3.0. The new version uses a new database structure that is not compatible with previous versions and something could go wrong during installation.
    - The installation program of v3.0 will automatically upgrade the database structure during installation.

  5. - There is another possibility to reduce the amount of space the SRPs occupy: The user can specify the % of disk space that is being used by System Restore. If e.g. 70% is considered to be too much then the user can reduce that % to say 60%, 50% or less.

    - Windows keeps track of the files that were moved on the HD or SSD by a program (Not only Defraggler !!!) and those files are then included/archived/...... in the next SRP. But since Defraggler can move A LOT OF system files those SRPs can occupy LOTS of diskspace.


  6. - The solution for the problem in the previous post is to tell GMail to accept "less secure" connections.

    - IMAP in OEC v3.0 has advanced to "Public Alpha version 18". And this version does work surprisingly well for a "Alpha" version, IMO.


  7. @ElChabi:

    - Run Antibody's WIZTREE. It will tell you the size of the folder called "System Volume Information". In that folder the System Restore Points are stored. That folder could be VERY large in size. That folder could easily occupy 50% or more of your disk.

    - Solution ? Remove one or more System Restore Points. If that doesn't work then disable System Restore Points, reboot, and (if you want) enable System Restore Points again. That should free up A LOT OF disk space and could reduce the disk fragmentation.


  8. - I have a suggestion on how to increase to amount of applications that are supported by CCleaner.

    1) Dump every definition for every program in one file (E.g. "Winapp2.ini"). I know that this file will grow, grow and grow as time goes by and that this will increase the amount of time CCleaner needs to go through all the definitions in that file.

    2) To reduce the amount of time CC needs to search through that list, create a second list (e.g. Winapp3.ini") which contains only a (very) few definitions (when CC is installed) like for e.g. MS Internet Explorer, MS Edge, MS Edge (chromium based), CHrome, Firefox, etc. In other words programs that are (still) used on very frequent basis.

    3) Let CC search for the program "footprints" that are contained in that first list ("winapp2.ini"). Do that with a (VERY) low priority and in a separate process. Each time CC finds a match in that file/list, copy that definition/foot print to the second list (E.g. "Winapp3.ini".) That way this 2nd list will only have a very modest size and can be executed in a very limited amount of time.

    4) Add somewhere a button or an option called "Update definitions now". This option then forces CC to update that "Winapp3.ini" file without a delay and with high priority.

     


  9. - The OEC PRO version (v3.0) is/seems to be able to receive emails from an IMAP account. But I have a problem.

    - I have set up a GMail account (IMAP) to test how OEC handles IMAP and to get familiar with IMAP. But up to now I am not able to receive any emails from GMail. OEC says that "Authentication failed". I have tried several things to solve this problem but to no avail. Are there here any peersons who can help me in this regard ? What options need to be changed ? I must say that GMail offers A LOT OF options and I don't know what options must be changed.


  10. - No. Defraggler still hasn't that option.

    - You can use the "Defragment Free Space" option in combination of the "Exclude" option. But I am not too keen on using this option because this option also moves some files - located in folders that are excluded - towards the beginning of the disk. At that point the program code has to be improved as well. But I fear that Windows is somehow interfering with this option.


  11. - Another thing that can be improved in DF.

    - I selected 2 files to be defragmented. After that the file list showed that those 2 files were in 1 fragment. But when I wanted to sort the list on the amount of fragments then DF still thought that those files are still fragmented and have the old amount of fragments. In other words: DF doesn't update the amount of fragments internally. See also the picture attached.

    Screenshot_6.thumb.png.8888881eec1d295f762f4ab6c0c5e4ee.png


  12. - Just look at what the "Custom Clean" option pulls up. It will tell you what application is associated with that 6 GB in junk files. I consider it most likely that those files are associated with a browser (Firefox, Google chrome, ........... )

    - Please post a screenshot of the details of that "Custom Clean". then there is no need/less need to contact support.


  13. 18 hours ago, Dave CCleaner said:

    The old Speccy server was quite an antique and was no longer coping with the load.  It was still working but often required several retries ... at the right time of day ... holding your head just right at the time ... etc.

    - Perhaps the SPECCY server needs PcWinTech's CLEANMEM to be installed as well ......................


  14. (I know this answer has been posted in a different thread but I think it's more appropriate to post the answer in this thread)

    - Piriform could add a date to the URL of the SPECCY snapshot. Then it will be much easier to delete all snapshots that are older than say 3, 4, or say 5 years. It's my opinion that after say 5 years the SPECCY snapshot is outdated anyway.


  15. - I would suggest to add a date/year to the URL of the SPECCY snapshot. And delete the snapshot after say 3, 4 or 5 years (that's the date in URL for). After that amount of time the snapshot is (more than) outdated anyway. I think it will free up A LOT OF disk space. The user Always can make a snapshot in *.txt format and store it for later use.

    - Or delete the snapshot after it hasn't been accessed for say 3, 4 or 5 years.

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