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  1. Willy2

    Adobe Acrobat 8.0

    The point - IMO - is that when the user installs Adobe Reader only, two registry keys called ""HKCU\Software\Adobe\xxx\Acrobat Reader\...."" and ""HKCU\Software\Adobe\xxx\Adobe Acrobat"" are created. (The xxx is the version number e.g. 8.0, 9.0 or 10.0). And then that second registry key in combination with the abbreviated detection line makes CC v3.03 think that the Acrobat software has been installed as well. Solution: CC v3.03 and higher versions shouldn't contain/use that abbreviated detection line for detecting Acrobat. This also assumes that Adobe Reader 9.0 and higher versions do create that registry key ""HKCU\......\.....\....\....\AVgeneral"" as well.
  2. Willy2

    Adobe Acrobat 8.0

    Don't worry. I have installed Adobe Reader v10 recently as well and it has added two entries to the registry called ""Acrobat Reader"" and ""Adobe Acrobat"". In the first registry entry info for Adobe Reader is registered. The second registry entry contains only a very limited amount of data/info for Adobe Acrobat but as a result of that second entry CC thinks that Adobe Acrobat has been installed as well.
  3. Add an option to defrag a drive according to the current directory structure. Suppose there're three directories called A, B and C on a drive. Then DF could defrag the drive in such a way that after defragmenting those files are physically arranged in that order, files in directory A, then files from directory B and then of directory C. This is in fact defragmenting in alfabetical order. When I look at how DF works (at least for me) the way the sorting takes place isn't clear at all. (BTW my previous post in this thread was edited. Do the moderators get a notice everytime a post has been modified ?)
  4. 1. Add a ""Compact Drive"" option. It could work like this: -- find the first gap on a drive -- find a fragment of a file/the last file on that same drive that would fit (precisely) into that gap -- move that same file from the end of the drive towards the beginning of that drive into that gap. -- And don't bother that the amount of free spaces/gaps has increased. This is something different than ""Defrag Freespace"". Because when I look at the drive map it seems that Defrag Freespace wants to reduce the amount of free spaces/gaps. 2. Introduce an option that gives the user the opportunity to tell DF to show (with every file) where a file is moved from and moved to. When that option isn't selected/box isn't ticked then DF should/could show the changes on the drive only every say 30, 60, 90 or 120 seconds or even perhaps never during defragmentation/compacting. Then DF can use most or all of the computer's processing power for the defragmentation. The current drive map GUI simply still sucks. I consider the current GUI to be a compromise I don't like. When this option is introduced then I think DF (when busy defragmenting) should - IMO - use the GUI of DF v1.10. The drive map GUI of v1.10 is still my favourite. 3. The ""drive XX"" tab in the DF main screen: When the drive map has been enlarged at the expense of the info at the bottom of the screen then the pie chart is compressed and even completely not shown and then only some information is displayed. Perhaps instead of compressing the pie chart it's better to not compress that part of the GUI but introduce a scroll bar that allows the user to see the entire content of that tab. (Post edited. Modifications in bold letters).
  5. 1. I noticed something interesting. I ran Defraggler (DF) a number of times and watched carefully Windows Taskmanager at the same time. -- ran DF (hit ""Analyze"") and memory use went up to - at least - 31 Mb and it used at one time even over 41 Mb. -- When DF had finished analyzing a drive memory usage went down to about 22 Mb. -- ran Cleanmem and (according to the CM log) memory usage was a low as some 125 kb. -- within seconds memory usage increased to about 1.5 Mb. So, it seems DF thinks that it simply needs at least that amount of memory to function properly. 2. The last line gives me a clue what could have happened on Aethec's computer with Firefox and CM. This suggests that Firefox inmediately claimed again all the memory that it previously has been occupying. Something like: ""Plenty of memory available, so I'll claim a significant amount (again)"".
  6. Perhaps I was a bit too harsh by saying the discussion should take place on the PcWinTech.com forum. Because I violate my own opinion. Concerning the upcoming CM 1.7.0: -- About the System File Cache (SFC): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364218(v=vs.85).aspx Perhaps you can suffice by simply stating something like ""Clearing the SFC will make memory available as well, for use by other programs. That includes the System File Cache itself when it needs more memory again"". Again: K.I.S.S. -- During installation CM asks whether a shortcut should be made available for all users or the current user only. That's - IMO - the best spot to ask the user whether CM should always run once upon startup of Windows. Then the wizard knows where to place the startup shortcut to CM.
  7. These are my personal thoughts concerning CM 1.65: Yes, I certainly would welcome a GUI for the CM settings. Personally, I would reduce drasticly/significantly the number of options concerning the appearence (like e.g. color options) of the mini monitor and put more emphasis and priority on a relatively simple and straightforward GUI for the basic settings like the: -- ignore list -- log settings list -- only list -- file chache -- automatically start upon Windows start up (But isn't this a discussion that should take place at the PcWinTech.com forum ???) Remember the KISS (Keep It Simple St***d) principle ??
  8. @smc1979, I must eat a part of my own words. I tried a number of things and it seems that putting the words ""file cache"" in the CM ignore list didn't prevent Windows from being forced to rebuild the content of a folder. To again extract the icons from the files on the harddisk. It could be attributed to the following: Memory usage on my computer doesn't exceed approx. 55% (according to CM 1.65). I ran Defraggler and its memory usage went briefly above 41 Mb and that ""excessive"" memory usage could have forced the Windows XP memory manager to flush a part of the memory which contained precisely those icons. That begs the question: what is the other approx. 45% of the memory used for ? To store datafiles (mp3, text files), systemfiles (*.dll ???). It seems it certainly contains those (folder-)icons.
  9. @Login123, Thanks for the suggestion !!!
  10. It seems that the folks at Adobe have improved the Flash software. I recently needed Quicktime because I downloaded a *.MOV video and therefore I needed to re-install Quicktime. Now the ugly combination of *.flv files and Quicktime doesn't push CPU usage up to 100% anymore (/less often (???)). Thanks to Defraggler I am able to open the temporary internet folders and move *.flv files from there to another folder. Windows simply doesn't allow the user to open those special folders. But after using Quicktime I nearly always remove QT again. The program simply sucks (as explained above).
  11. I know that Cleanmem (CM) works well on my computer (laptop, 512 Mb, Windows XP) because WindowsTaskmanager tells me so. I simply need this program in order to keep my laptop running more smoothly. I also noticed that Windows doesn't need to access the harddisk that often anymore. It curtails memory usage of e.g ...... Piriform's Defraggler !!! It often keeps running in the background without being used. Then it regularly occupies over 25 Mb of memory. When CM has run memory usage can go down to about 1.5 Mb. I don't wipe/curtail the System File Cache because then opening a folder can slow down significantly. Explorer then needs to access the harddisk again in order to extract the icons from all the files. One can literally see Windows recreate the content of that folder. And that can be (comparitively) very time consuming.
  12. I brought Aethec's problem to the attention of ""Shane"", the guy that's running the PcWintec.com website. See this thread: http://forums.pcwintech.com/index.php/topic,1674.0.html
  13. Aethec, Cleanmem (CM) does not ""put everything in the pagefile"". It reclaims unused memory and then it doesn't need to ""put it in the pagefile"". Perhaps the maker of CM has a solution for your memory problem since you're using Windows 7. And that or one other computer program could be the resaon why CM doesn't improve memory usage on your computer.
  14. Recently I installed Cleanmem (CM) version 1.65. Versions 1.6 have an additional gimmick: a small monitor that shows how much memory is claimed/is used by the different applications and Windows. This monitor clearly indicated that CM reduced/can reduce the amount of used/claimed memory significantly. This monitor makes the program - IMO - (much) better.
  15. Is CC capable of showing those thai characters ? Does Windows support thai characters ?
  16. Did CC place an error file in the directory in which CC was installed ? That file could provide a clue.
  17. Find out who's the brazilian/portugese translator and send a PM to notify him/her of this error.
  18. The comment Aethec made in post #1 of this thread - IMO - still applies for CC v3.00. Just remove the Wipe Free Space option from the ""Windows"" pane and move all the options (including the cleaning of the MFT) to the tools section. I think that in the current situation the confusion remains. The discussion in this thread is also enlightning. http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=30444 Though I would move some info from this thread to the online documentation.
  19. This would assume that there's a difference between the american version of spanish and the spanish version of spanish.
  20. Find out who the spanish translator is and send him a PM.
  21. Willy2

    Video problem

    Thanks for all the help/suggestions. It will take some time to ""digest""/to go through/to try all the suggestions provided. This particular video problem was nagging me for over half a year. I don't like Apple's Quicktime because the combination of Quicktime, FLV video files, Adobe Flash 10 versions pushes CPU usage of the process Windows Explorer (as shown by Taskmanager) in Windows XP up to 100%. I have the Quicktime installation program on my harddisk and I only (re-)install it (for a very short time) when (I think) I need it. Like coming across a *.mov video file again. See also this thread: http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=28752
  22. Willy2

    Video problem

    Thanks. Your answer DID provide a solution for my video problem. What remains is a answer to my second question.
  23. --- Upgrade to CC version 3.00 --- CC (CrapCleaner) does show all the files that are to be wiped/are wiped but it does NOT show the registry entries/info that are/is (to be) wiped. And all versions of MS Office store nearly all info in the registry. So, that's quite normal. --- You can customize what CC wipes by writing your own winapp.ini files. CC uses a embedded script which tells CC which files to wipe and what info to wipe from the Windows registry. More info on how to proceed is to be found in this thread: http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=29970 Although it refers to MS Office 2010 the (approximate) same procedure can be applied to Office 2003. I hope this provides the answer. In any case, post in this thread whether my reply did help you or not.
  24. Willy2

    Video problem

    I have helped or tried to help other users of Piriform software but this time it me who needs help. I downloaded three videos (*.avi files) and they refuse to play properly. Audio is OK but the video refuses to play. Windows Media Player and Media Player classic both don't bother to show the video and just play the audio only. Real Player and Quicktime both try to find a (new) codec for the video on the internet but can't find the appropriate codec. My laptop runs Windows XP and with all the latest software versions and updates for XP and all the media players I have installed. When I open the video with GSpot (2.70) it reports that the codec needed is Xvid 1.1.2 Final. But GSpot also reports that the appropriate videocodec is already installed but yet (as mentioned above) the video refuses to play properly/to show up. When I tell Windows XP to show thumbnails of all the content of the folder in which those videos are placed then Windows has absolutely no problem doing so. So, it seems that Windiows is able to decipher the content of those videos. I have a second question. Can the readers of this post recommend one or more good internet forums/websites e.g, in the US or in the UK (for Windows XP) which has a good track record, where people with this kind of questions/problem are helped or where there was a solution for this kind of problems (hopefully) already was provided.
  25. Good news for Mr. Don: In DF v2.00 BETA the updatecheck bug is fixed. When the user doesn't want DF to check for updates then then a line called Updatecheck=0 appears in Defraggler.ini and the appropriate box in the settings menu is no longer ticked by default (i.e. after installation). And then DF no longer checks for a new version anymore. Defraggler.ini still contains some info that makes me wonder whether or not DF will check for a new version anyway after 10 days. Well, we'll have to wait and see what happens after those ten days.
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