Jump to content
CCleaner Community Forums


Experienced Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Willy2

  1. Aethec, I agree, WFS should be in the Tools section and I have an additional reason why it should. i.e. it wipes all System Restore Points (SRP). When Windows (i.e. XP, I don't know if this happens in Vista or W7 as well) detects diskspace is running (very) low it automatically starts to delete a number of things, e.g. SRPs and the internet cache. So, it can free up extra diskspace but a lot of folks simply don't want/need those SRPs to be wiped. I came across this problem because I used WFS regularly in the last months and was wondering why I didn't have any SRPs any more. In one regard WFS does make a difference. Take a look at the two pictures in the attachment. It shows a screen dump (thanks to Defraggler) before and after I used WFS on a non-system drive. The purple blocks in the oval depict the $MFT (according to DF).
  2. Today I came across a very peculiar way of wiping System Restore Points (SRP). (Are you reading this ""mr. don"" ???). I ran CC with the option ""Wipe Free Space"" selected and I had four SRPs on this drive. As all regular visitors of the Piriforum know by now, this WFS option writes bogus information onto a drive until the disk is full and then the CC deletes those files. Presto, the free drivespace is ""cleaned"". But I discovered that Windows XP seem to have noticed that the drive was running out of space and then simply deleted those four SRPs. The four SRPs were gone ! Does anyone else had the same/a similar experience with the ""Wipe Free Space"" option ? Did Windows XP go nuts ? I know now one thing for sure: I won't use WFS any more or only on very rare occasions.
  3. CC does not actually wipe System Restore Points (SRP). It only removes the references to one or more SRPs. See this thread: http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=28137 When Windows XP senses that a drive is running out of storage space then it automatically starts to delete: 1. one or more SRPs, 2. the content of the internet cache. 3. ................ Windows XP also removes SRPs when the user has allowed Windows to use too little diskspace to store those SRPs.
  4. Ident, I agree. It should be a setting. So, if the user has chosen for a detailed view or a summary then CC should remember the latest status and store it in either the registry or in ""ccleaner.ini"".
  5. Morph000, The cookies are stored in a different folder (at least in Windows XP) than the ""temporary internet files"". So, you can instruct CC to e.g. wipe the internet cache folder(s) and not your cookie folder. But you even can tell CC which cookies are to be wiped and which are to be preserved. Using the browser (IE 7 and IE 8) to clean the internet cache only, won't clean the cookie folder as well.
  6. You're correct. CC checks that option only when the user (re-)starts the program. But after the user has switched from one view to the other, CC ignores that setting completely. It simply remembers the current status (summary or detailed). And that's why I call this an obsolete option. As mentioned before I would prefer to see CC check this option every time the user hits ""Analyze"" (or ""Run Cleaner"" ???). But perhaps I am the only who has this opinion.
  7. Willy2

    Cookie Block

    Some forums/websites explicitely state that the user must allow cookies to be stored on one's harddisk.
  8. Let's assume the user has selected the detailed view. If the user then clicks on ""View results summary"" then every time after the user hits ""Analyze"" again, CC only shows the summary, not the detailed view any more. When the User wants to see the details again, then he/she must click on a category to see the details. After that, every time the user clicks on ""Analyze"" CC shows the detailed view again. I personally would expect (and prefer) CC to check this option every time the user hits ""Analyze"" and depending on this option CC should show the summary or all the details.
  9. Willy2

    Cookie Block

    I don't use Facebook but perhaps I can offer some help. Something similar happens when I wipe all the cookies from my harddisk. Then I have to log in again on the websites and forums I regularly visit, like e.g. the Piriform forum. So, it looks like that Facebook login information is stored in a cookie. And that's why CC is such a wonderful tool, it allows the user to select which cookies are to be preserved. If you're using Facebook then I think you should visit the webpage below: http://www.albumoftheday.com/facebook/
  10. I discovered something odd. The user can select an option called ""Show initial results in detailed view"" (""Options"", ""Advanced""). For me it's a mystery what this option does. I ticked and unticked that box but I didn't see any change in the behaviour of CC v2.31. I read the online documentation but it didn't provide a clue either. It seems this option has become obsolete because the user already can view the details of the files to be wiped by clicking on a category. So, it seems this option can be removed in the next version of CC.
  11. As a result of a discussion in another thread a new suggestion surfaced. CC is able to delete every System Restore Point (SRP) except for the newest one. I would suggest that CC shows the size of each SRP, as well. That would help the user to make a decision whether he/she wants to get rid of that particular SRP. Perhaps CC should allow the user to remove the oldest SRP only ? (when it's not the only remaining SRP.)
  12. I checked today and I have two System Restore Points (Windows XP). One occupies 54 Mb and the second is 175 Mb in size. I used a special explorer program (ExplorerXP) to see how much diskspace these points occupy. As a result of this discussion in this thread a suggestion surfaced. Perhaps CC could show the amount of diskspace each System Restore Point occupies as well. I think that would be most helpful.
  13. Willy2

    no gained space

    Juds, 1. Download and run the program called Treesize Free (Jam Software), it reveals how much space is occupied by which folder on your disk/drives. 2. Reduce the amount of space available for System Restore in Windows or switch it off for all drives.
  14. Willy2

    Lang Folder

    That information helps. There's no ""lang-1033.dll"" file. So, then you can delete the entire ""lang"" folder, as Jamin4U has said. Because the english text is already embedded in CC.
  15. Willy2

    Lang Folder

    Nancy, Select ""Options"", ""Advanced"" and there's a box called ""Save settings to INI file"". When ticked/selected the CC settings are saved to a file called ""ccleaner.ini"" in the application folder. There you'll find that line when you have changed the language at least once. The default setting is English and therefore there seems to be no *.dll file for the english language. It's already in the program itself.
  16. Stephan B, If I don't recognize the name of the cookie and/or the website then I always remove it from the list of cookies that I want to be preserved. It's also a matter of trial and error.
  17. Willy2

    Lang Folder

    Nancy, If you store all CC settings in the file called ""ccleaner.ini"" and you have changed the language at least once then there's an entry/line called ""Language="" (open this file with e.g. Notepad) followed by a number. You can delete every *.dll file that doesn't contain that particular number. So, for the dutch language version (""Language=1043"") I can delete all *.dll files except for ""Lang-1043.dll"" which contains the dutch translation strings.
  18. Olli_S, When CC wipes one or more files, those files are always listed before wiping. But information to be wiped from the registry isn't listed at all. Nergal's info (see above) indicates that MS Office stores nearly all file info in the registry. If Office still ""remembers"" those previous used files then I would suggest to customize that ""Winapp2.ini"" entry in such a way that it does remove Office 2000 related entries from the registry as well. Find the %appdata% folder for Office 2000 and see what's hiding over there. To see what folders there are you need a special explorer e.g. ExplorerXP. If you know how to use a registry editor you can search the registry for Office 2000 entries. Nergal has provided enough clues what to look for. If you have managed to write such an entry and if it's different from Nergal's info, post it here on the forum. It certainly will help other Office 2000 users as well
  19. Augeas, I think that the internal defrag operation which takes place every three days (Windows XP) uses the MRU (Most Recent Used) lists in the registry and perhaps information from the ""recent"" folder as well to re-build or to add information to ""Layout.ini"". In the registry Windows XP keeps track which folders and/or files the user has opened. See e.g. my last post in this thread http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=27868 So, wiping the 1) prefetch folder, 2) MRU lists in the registry, 3) ""Recent opened"" folder regurlarly does prevent ""Layout.ini"" from filling with obsolete info and that speeds up the internal defrag process. Because then it contains less information that needs to be processed.
  20. Olli_S, Go to the CC main screen and click on ""Applications"" to open that pane. Did CC recognize that you're using e.g. MS Word, MS Office or MS Works. Then there should be a box called ""Office ....."" that can be ticked. Did you tick that particular box ? Doing so makes CC remove a lot of MS Word/MS Office/MS Works/...... related information from both the harddisk and the registry.
  21. Lukefangbing, ""Wipe Free Space"" only overwrites all free space but it doesn't free up any diskspace. However, perhaps one or more System Restore Point(s) were wiped/deleted (by Windows !!!) and that can free up a lot of diskspace. On my computer (Windows XP) such a System Restore Point can occupy anything between 30 and 80 Mb of diskspace.
  22. I have a suggestion to help all CC users who are using ""Winapp2.ini"". Start a new thread/subforum/section on the CCleaner forum where the users can post their newly created information/entries for ""Winapp2.ini"" and/or ""Winsys2.ini"'. This would benefit all CC users.
  23. Arturo63, Precisely, when you're using that program every two weeks then every time Windows will add that particular entry to registry again and again. The advantage of installing that program on your harddisk is that it works faster. It then no longer is forced to access the removable disk for information and that process is comparatively/very slow.
  24. Arturo63, Nothing will happen when you delete those entries from the registry using CC. When those filetypes are listed in the registry then it means somewhere in the past you have used those filetypes in a program or a program you used can handle those filetypes. I think you have chosen the wrong place to post your question, because this is not bug in CC.
  25. Smcpoland, I don't quite understand what you mean but perhaps I can offer some help. It seems I had the same problem. If Defraggler covers the whole screen then do the following. Drag Defraggler a bit down and a bit to the left. And then you can resize the Defraggler window very easily.
  • Create New...