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  1. If you don't like your favourites (in Internet Explorer 8) to be moved/sorted then untick the box ""Menu order cache"" in the ""Windows"" pane.
  2. PB2007, In CC v2.33, there's a box called ""Menu order cache"" under ""Advanced"" in the ""Windows"" pane. Ticking that box will make CC sort your Start menu and your Favourite weblinks.
  3. PB2007, 1. It seems CC simply wipes too much Office 2010 settings. CC uses an embedded script that tells CC what to wipe. You can finetune how CC cleans the settings for Office 2010 by writing your own script which tells CC what to wipe and what not. This webpage provides clues how to do it. http://docs.piriform...leaner-to-clean Paste the info in the attachment into your own Winapp2.ini file and store it in the folder where Ccleaner.exe is installed. By a process of elimination you must find out which of these lines is responsible for wiping the settings you want to keep. A matter of
  4. The user CAN defrag the registry (files). The user simply has to know which files he/she must defrag. If one defrags all the files in ""%windir%"" then a lot of the registry files are defragmented as well. This article provides some answers for Windows XP. http://www.easydesksoftware.com/regfiles.htm
  5. Thanks. Info from that page solved the problem.
  6. I think I need to give a little bit more info. 1. High CPU usage as a result of the combination of Adobe Flash and Explorer always requires me to restart the process ""Explorer"". Something doesn't jive between those two. 2. Using DF v1.20 to defrag a (long) list of (manually) selected files, pushes, as mentioned above, CPU usage up to and to over 80%. But when DF has finished defragmenting the selected files CPU usage drops rapidly down to, say 20%. Although in one case - as mentioned above - CPU usage remained 100%, even after finishing defragmentation.
  7. When I install Flash the following files appear: Flash10h.ocx FlashUtil10h_ActiveX.dll FlashUtil10h_ActiveX.exe FlashInstall.log And only the *.ocx file doesn't want to be removed/deleted.
  8. Yes, that folder still contains a number of files after un-installing Flash. Should I delete those files ? Some seem to be in use by Explorer (?) and refuse to be deleted.
  9. I have installed several RC versions of Adobe Flash 10, starting in, say february of this year. But these are Release Candidates and I wanted to un-install those versions but the un-install programs seem to do a lousy job. I used the -force option and that supposedly would get rid of all that Flash software. When I try to install a previous version of Flash the installation program simply refuses to install that older software. The install program tells me that I should go to the website and download and use the latest version. And that's precisely what I don't want. The problem is that those
  10. First of all, I must say that I prefer to use Defraggler v1.10 over any of the higher versions. It has a special GUI feature, I particular like, and that's being left out in higher versions. I only use e.g. v1.20 or v1.19 in rare occasions. But I noticed a number of things in v1.20 that can and - IMO - should be improved. 1. When I manually select a number of files to be defragmented CPU usage can go up to over 80 and even up to 100%. (See attachment). First, I thought it was the combination of Adobe Flash 10 and Windows Explorer (XP SP3) again that's giving me problems from time to time i
  11. There's a special program around that defrags Pagefile.sys, called "PageDefrag". But that program defrags that file when Windows starts up. So, in theory, Defraggler could do that as well.
  12. If Windows can't find the file that that key is refering to then it won't cause an error. Windows simply moves on to the next task.
  13. Willy2

    GUI improvements

    I installed Speccy for the first time and I must say I am impressed to see how much info it can come up with. But I think the GUI can be improved: 1. As mentioned in post #3 in this thread http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=25251 the color scheme can be dramatically improved. 2. I think the blue arrows, which can be clicked to expand an item, must be (somewhat) larger. Currently it's relatively hard to correctly postion the mouse cursor. Changing the colors would also help to see where the user needs to position the mouse cursor. 3. I think that, if the navigation menu is di
  14. I agree. I think the user should be able to change the colors used by Speccy (v1.02). I simply don't like white on black and blue on black. Make black on white and blue on white the standard color scheme. The color of the frame can remain as it is in v1.02 or in more eye-friendly color. I would also suggest to display the ""clickable"" things in e.g. bold blue (something like in CCleaner). I guess Piriform wanted a color scheme different from the ""ordinary"" black on white. But I simply like that combination and I am not even visually impaired.
  15. Did you use the official Office 2010 un-install program ? If so, then the un-install program did a lousy job. CC thinks that Office 2010 is still on your computer because one line/entry from the registry wasn't removed. Perhaps using the CC registry cleaner will remove that entry. Otherwise you'll have to use a registry cleaner that's does a more thorough job. If you know how to use a registry editor then you can manually remove that entry from the registry. 1. Make a backup of the registry !!! 2. Remove the registry key ""HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common"" and all its subkeys.
  16. It seems Opera does a lousy job un-installing itself. It depends on the embedded script of CC as well. That script tells CC what to look for and what needs to be wiped. If Opera doesn't remove that folder/program and/or that particular registry key CC is looking for then CC thinks Opera is still installed. And then that Opera box keeps popping up.
  17. There're one or two very slight improvements in v1.20 that make me like that version more than e.g. v1.18 and v1.19. But then you'll have dig deeper into v1.20.
  18. Here's another suggestion to see where CC goes ""off the deep end"". 1. Save your favourite settings by selecting the CC option ""Save settings to INI file"". Copy ccleaner.ini to another folder. Make a note of what your favourite CC settings are. 2. Untick as many boxes as possible. 3. Revert back to your old favourite settings by ticking one box extra at a time and run CC every time again after you've ticked that extra box. Perhaps then you can see ticking which box causes CC to go ""off the deep end"" with the ""Include"" feature. You can automate the creation of the test folder by w
  19. Yes. I have experienced the same thing in DF v1.20. When I choose ""Defragment free space"" it acts like ""Defragment free space (allowing fragments)"". But it also acts the other way around. When I select ""Defragment free space (allowing fragments)"" DF acts like I have chosen ""Defragment free space"" (without ""allowing fragmentation""). I like the GUI of v1.20 more than that of v1.18 and v1.19. It certainly has improved.
  20. It looks like you're using IE 7 (or 8). Both programs store cookies in the folder "C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Cookies". If that folder is/remains empty (use the explorer called ExplorerXP) then CC won't find any cookies at all. Perhaps you installed another webbrowser ? Then ticking that cookie box won't work anymore. Because that new browser could/will store the cookies in a different folder.
  21. I don't use Google Chrome but I can give some suggestions. 1. Untick the box called ""Google Chrome cookies"". Passwords for websites are often stored in cookies. 2. Use the CC cookie feature (Options > Cookies) to tell CC which cookies are and aren't to be wiped but I guess then you need to tick that box ""Google Chrome Cookies"" again. It works perfectly for IE 8.
  22. CC v2.32 is a bit sloppy when it registers itself in the registry of Windows XP. There's a Piriform entry in both the HKCU and HKU hives, HKCU\Software\Piriform\ HKU\S-.........\Software\Piriform\ each with one or more subkeys. e.g. ""Ccleaner"", ""Defraggler"" and ""Recuva"". In these subkeys settings from these programs are stored when the user doesn't want to store settings in an *.INI file. But in the hive HKLM CC registers itself under a separate key (HKLM\Software\Ccleaner) instead of registering in a subkey of the entry called HKLM\Software\Piriform where e.g. Defraggler an
  23. Billjf, This is not a bug. Unticking various Office boxes won't help. Only unticking the ""Office XP"" box will save those settings. CC uses an embedded script that tells CC where various info can be found and what can be wiped. And in a number of cases CC simply wipes too much. But you can finetune the CC wiping process in such a way that it doesn't wipe those settings anymore. A. Click ""Options"", ""Exclude"". There you can tell CC which entries from the registry must be excluded from wiping. Add all the lines in the attachment to the registry exclude feature. Run CC with the option
  24. Weird ! It seems we're using two different versions of CC v2.32. 1. Did you install Recuva as well ? Because in another thread someone un-installed Recuva and according to him, his problem with CC disappeared. 2. Perhaps unticking a number or boxes will to resolve the issue ? I have only a very few boxes permanently ticked and ""Include"" does work without any problem. Frankly, I have ran out of suggestions.
  25. CC automatically detects whether the user has installed a number of programs and Windows Live Messenger is one of them. Then a box called ""Windows Live Messenger"" shows up in the ""Application"" pane of CC. If ticking that box makes CC to wipe settings of Windows Live and could include the login settings then untick that particular box. If you have more experience with CC then you can finetune the wiping of settings of Windows Live with the Winapp2.ini feature.
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