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  1. 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


    #2. See info in this thread:


    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


    as well. Yes, that's A LOT OF homework but it will pay off in the end.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The lastest version Adobe Flash ( 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.

  5. 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.

  6. That's better. Try this:


    - Go to post #4 of this thread:


    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:



  7. Putzend,


    I noticed that extra space as well. When I searched the registry for local appdata. I found several entries. But it seems localappdata can't be found at all in the registry. (Suggestion: Search the registry with the words appdata and you'll come across more translation tables.)




    Yep, you're right. I tried your example and my XP didn't recognize the systemvariable %localappdata% as well. So, it hasn't been declared at all. But Windows Explorer (WE) does recognize it (somehow).


    I came across the following:

    I renamed the folder Mijn documenten (english: My documents, german: Eigene Dateien) to Willy2 using Windows Explorer (WE). After that, in WE this folder always shows up as Willy2. Then I added that folder to the Include section of CC. Both in ExplorerXP and CC that folder Willy2 doesn't show up. In the Include section of CC that foldername Willy2 is ""translated"" back to the full windows path C:\Documents and Settings\--user--\Mijn documenten.


    So, it seems CC is aware of this and has come up with a workaround (One or more APIs in Windows and/or WE ??) to translate %localappdata% back the the appropriate full path. But is this ""translation"" confined to XP ?


    Now I am getting more and more curious. Could you check the story above (text in italics) on your PC with Win 7 (??) ? And tell me what shows up in the Include section of CC ? It will certainly help you as well to get a better understanding of what's happening.


    The lesson I learned from the conversation so far in this thread is that one should ALWAYS use systemvariables as much as possible. So, instead of e.g. C:\Program Files the user should use %Programfiles% in a customized Winsys.ini/Winapp.ini file. I already adapted my own CC *.ini files.

  8. I can understand that you're very careful to keep your drives as clean as possible, especially when I see who your employer is. And that's why Ccleaner is such a wonderful cleaneing program. It's highly customizeable.


    Well, then you'll have to dig a little deeper. Use a program like ExplorerXP, Treesize or JDiskreport to see in which folder that 2 GB is hiding. Perhaps that 2 GB is hiding in (the Recycle bin in) that folder Sandbox ? It appears to be only 2 months old.

  9. Yes, that's on drive C:, but how much diskspace occupy the recycle bins on drive D:, E:, ..... ? If the user wants to defrag e.g. drive C: only then DF simply wants to empty all recycle bins on all other drives as well.


    You say you never use the recycle bin but I am not so sure of that. I know - at least - one program that uses the recycle bin: Outlook Express (OE). When OE compresses its folders then it moves the old uncompressed folders to the Recycle bin. So, perhaps Outlook and other programs use this ""trick"" as well.


    B.T.W. Do you already use Ccleaner ? (from the Piriform folks as well).

  10. Questions for you and your friend:

    - What do you mean by ""losing return adress"" ?

    - Which version of CC do you use (v2.34 ??) ? Did this occur in previous versions of CC as well ?

    - Perhaps this problem started to occur after you installed (a) program(s) recently ? (MS Windows Update ??)

    - What MS Office boxes appear in the Application pane of CC ?


    Office 2000 isn't (officially) supported by CC (Office 2003 is), so I am a bit surprised that you think CC wiped that ""return adress"". Do you use a customized Winapp2.ini file with an additional Office 2000 entry ? I tend to think that CC isn't the cause for this problem.

  11. I can confirm that both %localappdata% and %appdata% do work on XP SP 3. See also the table below. In the registry there's a very interesting ""translation"" table.


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]

    Below some lines from that table in the dutch Windows (XP) version:


    "AppData"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Application Data"

    "Local Settings"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Local Settings"

    "Local AppData"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Local Settings\Application Data"

    "My Pictures"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Mijn documenten\Mijn afbeeldingen"

    "My Music"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Mijn documenten\Mijn muziek"

    "My Video"="C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Mijn documenten\Mijn video"


    (Are these all Windows systemvariables ?)


    Olli_S and El Pusher had some interesting MS Office related (Not Windows related) language problems. See post #11 and #15 of this thread: http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=25696

  12. -- For this issue, I think you should send Twisted Metal or MrG a PM.

    -- I agree. Being able to switch between two or more CC cleaning profiles certainly would be a good idea.

    -- You don't need to write a separate winapp2.ini entry for MS Office to wipe the folder "zuletzt verwendet"". Just simply modify the existing CC MS Office entry in winapp.ini.

    -- Weird. I would think that since wiping the TEMP folders is a Windows issue, CC wouldn't have any problem wiping this folder. Well, if CC doesn't clean your TEMP folders then write your own winsys2.ini file entry.


    See the CC online documentation for more info.

  13. Welcome to the forum.


    -- Yes, those TEMP folders are cleaned by CC as well. Doesn't your copy of CC list those files before and/or after wiping (switch to detailed view)?

    -- You know which names the new folders/files of MediaMonkey (MM). So, write your own new MM entry for Winapp2.ini and after you're sure it works post both the german and english version on this forum.

    -- Use a program like ExplorerXP to find out where other MM folders/files are located. ExplorerXP shows every folder in Windows (XP) even those that are marked hidden and/or system.

    -- Which version of MM are you using ?

    -- Send one of the Piriform folks a PM to tell them that MM has changed the locations where it stores the settings and a link to this thread.

    -- Do you use (the german version of) MS Office ? Then you should read this thread


    as well. (Olli_S is someone from Germany as well).

  14. Yep, you've stumbled upon a bug that was ""introduced"" in v1.20 and this isn't corrected in v1.21. This is clearly a bug because in v1.19 and previous versions it worked well.


    In DF there're two options to defrag the freespace:

    1. Defrag freespace

    2. Defrag freespace (allowing fragmentation).

    In both v1.20 and v1.21 happens the following:

    A. When the user chooses option (1 DF performs process #2.

    B. When the user chooses option (2 DF performs process #1.

    I have first hand experience because I use these two options - at least - once a week.

  15. Gran, welcome to the forum.


    I think you made an error while typing a line. The last character ""\"" must be a ""|"". When you type a line in the registry section of the Exclude section CC checks (with every character you type) whether that registry entry/key/line exists or not. As long as CC can't find that line in the registry, it greys out the OK button.

  16. In the last two to three months I came across two such files with this name. One in the folder with DF v1.10 (see the previous attachment) and one in the folder with DF v1.20 (before I installed v1.21).


    I thought that there would be more such files because more programs have caused errors and forced Windows to shut those programs down in the last, say six months, but alas there was nothing to be found. (Perhaps they have other names ???)


    The picture gives details of which system/software I use.

  17. Recently I noticed that in the folder(s) in which Defraggler is installed a file called Exception.txt (see attachment) appeared. When I took a look of what this file contained it seems it's an error reporting file. Is this file created by Defraggler (v1.10, v1.20, v1.21) or is this file created by the Windows error reporting feature ?



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