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Willy2

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  1. @MrRon, @DennisD, Starting with DF v1.19, DF mixes up the ""Free space defragmentation"" and ""Free space (allow fragmentation)"". Read my replies in the thread mentioned below !!!! http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=29208 The ""Freespace defragmentation"" options also cause the fragmentation to increase. No, DennisD, the files and folders in ""System Volume Information"" always can be defragmented and never are the source of any problems. Even in v1.21.
  2. Some time ago I compressed all my Outlook Express (OE) files. At that time I had only some 120 MB of free diskspace. Total size of those OE files was about 100 MB (Yes, I receive a lot of emails). When OE compresses its data files it places a copy of every file in the Recycle Bin. So, after compressing I expected free space would be reduced to some 20 MB but to my surprise the total amount of free disk space was about 200 MB. After some research I discovered that I had two or three restore points less but I also knew that I hadn't manually deleted those SRPs. So, I figured out that Windows would be responsible for deleting those SRPs. @DaveDragon, I would suggest the following: 1. Create manually one or two new SRPs. 2. If CC does show those two newly created SRPs then simply delete all those old SRPs. (with ExplorerXP, shift-delete) I also know that when the user uses CC to delete a SRP then CC won't always wipe the entire SRP. some files are simply left behind. And that could be the case on your computer.
  3. Resource hacker: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
  4. I use a program called Resourcehacker. (RH) Open in RS CC version v2.35.1223.
  5. Well, if you want to make an image then use ""Wipe Free Space"" to minimize the size of the image. WFS forces Windows to get rid of as much as info as possible, which Windows considers to be redundant. Like SRPs and e.g. temprorary internet files.
  6. I installed the latest version (v2.35.1223) and I am puzzled. When I compare the embedded *.INI file info of v2.35.1219 with v2.35.1223 I don't see any changes but in spite of that the latest version does detect Adobe Flash Player. And in spite of that *.xpt file not being present in that particular folder.
  7. Did you use the CC option ""Wipe Free Space"" ? If so then read post #7 of this thread http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=28211
  8. Before accusing CC of not showing System Restore Points (SRPs), you should check whether those SRPs still exist. Download and run e.g. ExplorerXP and see how much MBs the folder ""System Volume Information"" contain. If that folders contains more than, say 20, 30 or 40 MB then those SRPs are still there.
  9. I had a similar discussion with ""Mike Kennedy"" in june. http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=28475 When I read the posts in this thread then it seems that bug hasn't been fixed in the latest version(s). I don't experience any problems with this ""Include"" option in CC v2.35. So, the search algorithm seems to be OK. Therefore I still think that it's an memory issue. Perhaps this the result of a thing called ""memory leakage"" ?
  10. First of all, closing a program/process always results in freeing up memory that was in use by that program. Programs, while running (e.g in the background), claim, bit by bit, more and more memory (two notorious examples are IE 8 and Windows Explorer) and often ""forget"" to release that claimed memory when not or partially in use. So, when a new additional program is started and it claims memory as well, then Windows could decide to copy data from the memory to the swapfile, in order to free up memory for that new program. And that slows down Windows. Cleanmem forces all or a user defined list of programs/processes, as displayed by Taskmanager, to (significantly) reduce the claimed memory, even when that program is still running (e.g. in the background). That prevents Windows to perform the timeconsuming copying of memory info to the swapfile.
  11. I think I know what went wrong. 1. The first line didn't work because: -- of that space in your username. -- with \xnview.db you told CC that it must look for a folder called xnview.db. When you would use xxxx|yyyy it would tell CC to look for a folder called xxxx with a file yyyy in it. 2. The last three don't work because you must either enclose the entire string in quotation marks or nothing in quotation marks. Not only some part of the string. My suggestion: get rid of all the quotation marks.
  12. Are you using PCcleaner (PCC) or CCleaner ? Ccleaner is MUCH better ! It seems one or two parts of CC are incorporated in PCC. I ran PCC and one or two parts had the feel and look like of CC. I think the Piriform folks should check whether PCC (http://www.pccleaner.com/) is using programcode designed/used by Piriform.
  13. I have to correct my previous post in this thread. This freespace defragment bug wasn't included in v1.18 but was present in versions v1.19, v1.20 and v1.21. So the question becomes: When are the Piriform folks going to fix this bug in Defraggler ???
  14. When CC continues to grey out the OK button in the Exclude section then you either made an typing error or that registry key doesn't exist. (CC checks very carefully whether something exists in the regsitry or not) If you know how to use a registry editor (e.g. Regedit) then you can check whether one or more keys exist in the registry or not. The line that began with Filekey...... must be entered not in the registry key part of the Exclude menu but in the either folder or file part of the Exclude menu. Perhaps using method #2 (like MRG7 did) is less complicated.
  15. CC simply cleans too much. You'll have to customize the wiping process of CC. It was already discussed in previous posts. There're two ways to customize the wiping process. #1. See post #5 of this thread http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=29288 #2. See info in this thread: http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=27045 It provides the second way to customize the wiping process. Both for Office 2003 but the same process can used to customize the wiping CC process for EVERY program with a CC script. You use a german version of Office 2003. So, then you'll have to read this thread http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=25696 as well. Yes, that's A LOT OF homework but it will pay off in the end.
  16. Well, if your system takes a long time to start up then remove a lot of start up options you never or rarely use.
  17. Watch the *.pf files (sort them on date) and you'll see that a *.pf file is updated every time when you open the corresponding application (e.g. Firefox).
  18. I didn't like Apple's Quicktime (including v7.67) performance anyway in the last, say 12 months. When I played a video, the video part of a *.MP4 file could freeze up (especially with large video sizes), in combination with high CPU usage. And then QT barely responded anymore. So, recently I ditched QT and started using an other mediaplayer to play *.MP4 files. That's when I found out that CPU usage wouldn't go up to 100% anymore when I opened certain folders with Windows Explorer. To confirm it, I re-installed QT and yes, the CPU usage problem reared it's ugly head again. So, no more Quicktime for me.
  19. I recently found out that the combination of Apple's Quicktime and Flash 10.1 was the cause for pushing up CPU usage up to 100% when I opened certain folders with Windows Explorer.
  20. -- Very good idea. But I don't think CC is capable of detecting folders and folders with wildcards. -- The warning can be programmed. Read this carefully: http://docs.piriform.com/ccleaner/advanced-usage/ccleaner-ini-files/how-to-add-other-areas-of-windows-for-ccleaner-to-clean
  21. I think I need to elaborate. Up to version 10.1 (not including v10.1) I never had any problem installing a new version of Adobe Flash without un-installing the previous version. I just installed the new version and that always worked. But with v10.1 the problems started (I never could go back to a previous version and CPU usage would (sooner or later) go up to 100%). But that seems to be fixed in the latest version.
  22. The lastest version Adobe Flash (10.1.82.76) 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. Send a PM to Mr T and ask for instructions. http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=29003
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