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  1. I still don't like the ""Include"" (""Options"", ""Include"", ""Add"") menu in CC. It didn't improve at all. I still stick to my suggestions/thoughts as stated in post #1 of this thread. I still think CC should incorporate those suggestions in a future version. More over, I think, the situation has gotten worse, the confusion has grown in both v2.30 and v2.31. The confusion consists of ""Options"" (C + D ) containing two separate types of data, i.e. folders and files. The letters (A, B, C, ..... ) refer to the picture in the attachment. Here's - IMO - how to eliminate that increased confus
  2. Do you mean the file(s) called ""thumbs.db"" in which the thumbnails are stored ? If so, then I can tell you that the user can program CC (both v2.30 and v2.31) to clean those files as well. Click on ""Options"", ""Include"", ""Add"". I think CC doesn't clean those files on your computer because, starting in v2.30 CC, has changed the way it operates. Did you select an option from ""Options"" in the ""Include"" menu ?? In both v2.30 and v2.31 the user must choose one of the three options from the ""Options"" menu as well. If you have selected ""Include files only"", then CC wipes files in t
  3. Anomaly, The reason I started this thread was that in certain circumstances the user defined information from the ""Include"" and/or ""Exclude"" sections could be lost and must be reprogrammed by the user.
  4. As a result of the question of "mr don"" in thread http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=27662 I took an in depth look at how CC worked, how it stored information, etc. Then another suggestion surfaced. When the user uses the ""Include"" and/or ""Exclude"" sections to wipe an extra number of files and/or folders, that information is stored in ""Ccleaner.ini"" or in a special part of the registry. But when the user wants to add extra options to ""Windows"" and/or ""Applications"", he must modify/create ""Winapp2.ini"". Storing that information in two separate ""*.INI"" files
  5. This is the key which seems to be overlooked by the CC uninstaller and contains the relevant information. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
  6. When a user ticks a box called ""Run CC when the computer starts"" then CC adds an entry to the registry. When the user runs the CC uninstall program (either from Windows or directly from the application folder) it removes a lot of CC related registry entries. That's why the user always should use the uninstaller and not simply delete the files in the application folder when the user e.g. wants to get rid of an older version of CC. However, the uninstaller doesn't remove the ""Run CC when the computer starts"" entry in the registry. Is this done on purpose or is this entry overlooked b
  7. Alan, There?s another issue with the sequence of changing settings as described in post #12. Suppose the user has unticked all boxes in both ""Windows"" and ""Applications"" and has added a total of, say 40 lines in both the ""Exclude"" and/or ""Include"" sections. All these settings and information are stored in the registry. When ""Portable.dat"" is created after that, then CC doesn't read the registry anymore. Just imagine the frustration of the user when it appears that CC has forgotten those 40 added lines in the ""Include"" and ""Exclude"" sections and sees that a number of boxes
  8. If you only want to delete shortcuts in one or more folders then you can program CC to do so. Click on ""Options"", ""Include"", ""Add"". Shortcuts are files with the extension *.lnk.
  9. Alan, Yes, I agree, there're a lot of things that can go wrong and that's why it's important to choose the simplest solution. The sequence of changes is currently very important. If CC detects ""Portable.dat"" the settings in the registry are neither copied to ""Ccleaner.ini", nor wiped. The registry is simply ignored and the information is still there. So, let's assume the setting ""MSG_CONFIRMCLEAN=False"" was generated and written to the registry. Then the user created ""Portable.dat"". After that CC doesn't copy that setting from the registry to ""Ccleaner.ini"", it's simply ignor
  10. Alan, I hope the story below will clarify a lot of what I have been writing about. The information below is ""According to my information"". Information in both posts #2 and #3 is accurate. I'll explain. ""mr. don"" experienced problems with one particular setting because it seems he used a particular sequence of changing settings to configure CC (incl. creating ""Portable.dat""). And then CC can fail to remember e.g. that the setting ""MSG_CONFIRMCLEAN=....."" was changed to ""False"" over and over again and that's what annoyed ""mr don"". That particular sequence of configuring also
  11. Alan, It may sound presumptious but I DO think I have found the reason why CC fails to remember a changed setting as decribed above by ""mr don"". I know it could not be confined to that one setting only. I think that in a particular set of circumstances CC, as a result of this bug (!!), even could fail to remember a significant amount of previous changed settings. Yes, it's ""portable.dat"" related. And I already gave a hint where to look for that error.
  12. I want to add a number of things to post #2 of this thread. CC v2.30 always makes a number of changes in the Windows registry, even when CC settings are stored in the file ""CCleaner.ini"". This leads to another suggestion for CC. Perhaps it's possible to introduce an option in the CC installation program to perform an installation without ANY changes to the registry. The ""/AUTO"" option in CC doesn't pose a problem because Windows XP always checks a number of locations in order to see which programs are to be run on startup. e.g. 1. the registry. 2. a folder on my (dutch) comp
  13. DennisD, Thank you. But IDM v5.18 registers itself in HKCU, HKU (in both with a lot of settings) and in HKLM (only a empty entry). So, the solution provided above seemed to be the best solution.
  14. Mr. Don, Are you using CC v2.30 ?? Because in that version the file ""CCleaner.ini"" can contain an entry/line indicating whether CC needs a confirmation for starting the cleaning process or not. e.g. ""MSG_CONFIRMCLEAN=False"" This setting (False) surpresses the confirmation before starting the actual cleaning. The crucial point is that only AFTER the first time the user has changed this particular setting (by ticking a box in CC called ""Don't show me this message again"" in the confirmation warning message-window, see attachment) that line is added to ""CCleaner.ini"" by CC. I
  15. Indeed, in v1.18 a few translation issues have been fixed. E.g. in the ""Options"" menu (Settings, Options) the program allows the english sentence ""Show cleanup drive prompt before defrag"" to be ""translated"" into e.g. dutch. The official translator for the dutch version has done his job well. But for a number of language versions that particular english sentence and one or more other english sentences keep popping up. So, I think a number of translators still need to update/improve their respective language DLL files. Weren't they aware/notified that there's a new improved version v1.
  16. Yes, I knew it would work because I downloaded version 5.18 and installed the program. It's truly a great program. But did you install one of the previous versions of IDM ??? Can you give the version number of the highest version number that recognized by CC ?? Because then Piriform forum moderator ""TwistedMetal"" is able to make a decision whether to adapt the file called ""Winnapp2.ini"" or not. I am not quite sure who is responsible for either adding items to or the modifcation of "Winapp2.ini"": ""MrG"" or ""Twisted Metal"" ??
  17. Left4dead, You were experiencing problems making CC recognize Internet Download Manager (IDM). The solution provided above applies to IDM version 5.18. It's not clear which version the IDM entriy in the file ""Winapp2.ini"" refers to. Perhaps you were using version 4.xx before and CC did recognize that version ? I think that the moderator called ""TwistedMetal"" is interested in the answer to this question as well. Then he can decide whether he needs to/must modify or add the/an IDM entry in the file called ""Winapp2.ini"".
  18. Left4Dead, With some digging in the registry I think I found the answer to your problem. It seems the folks who made the program made some changes to the registry entries. The third line of the original text was: ""Detect=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Internet Download Manager"" 1. Omit the word ""Internet"" and all spaces. 2. Change ""HKLM"" into ""HKCU"". And then CC recognizes the entry in "Winapp2.ini". WARNING: I DO NOT guarantee that it will work perfectly for the full 100%. Use it at your own peril !!!
  19. Left4Dead, As mentioned above you have added the text below (in italics) to the file ""Winapp2.ini"". [*Internet Download Manager] LangSecRef=3022 Detect=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Internet Download Manager Default=True FileKey1=%Appdata%\IDM\UrlHistory.txt FileKey2=%Appdata%\IDM\UrlHistory2.txt I could see one reason why it doesn't get detected by CCleaner. The online manual http://docs.piriform.com/ccleaner/advanced...leaner-to-clean states that each line in the .INI file must be separated by at least one blank line. Adding that extra blank line helped CC to detect Real Player Software
  20. I noticed that in CC v2.30 there's an useful extra feature in CC. When CC cleans the MFT of a drive then CC now gives an estimate of how much time it will take to ""wipe"" that particular MFT. Although I have asked for a progress bar I think this addition is good enough. No need any more for a progress bar. Thanks !!!
  21. Eusing's registry cleaner is harmless in comparison with - at least - two other programs I tried to clean the registry thoroughly. One of these programs even crashed Windows XP because it wiped too many registry entries. I haven't got a clue which registry entries are to be cleaned or not and why but I never ever experienced any negative impact using Eusing's cleaner. And precisely because I don't have a clue which entries are safe to be wiped or not calls for a registry cleaner like e.g. Eusing's.
  22. Did the folks at Piriform program the registry cleaner all by themselves ? Why do the Piriform folks want to invent the wheel again, in this regard ? Why not ""join forces"" with someone else ? There're a number of free registry cleaner out on the internet and they seem to perform a much more thorough job than the registry cleaner of CC. A very good registry cleaner is - IMO - e.g. Eusing free registry cleaner. http://www.eusing.com/ So, let the folks from Eusing do the job of programming of the Registry cleaner and integrate that registry cleaner in CC and let the folks from Piriform
  23. Augeas, I have read your thoughts but I am simply not convinced. Even if Piriform won't include the suggestion made in post #1 then I think the options in the Include & Exclude menus should/could be rearranged. The menu item B should - IMO - be placed above the menu items A, C, D and F. So that menu items that belong together are grouped together. See the picture in the attachment. I updated/modified the picture from post #1 in this thread. As I have said before: A discussion always stimulates the braincells. We'll have to wait and see whether the CC folks are willing to inclu
  24. Zorry, Do you know in what files and/or folder(s) the history and those temporary files of ICQ are stored ? Then you could try to use the ""Include"" feature in CC. (""Options"", ""Include""). A good place to start looking for these files is the folder called ""C:\Program Files"" or ""C:\Documents and Settings"" (Windows XP). Perhaps using Piriform's Defraggler could reveal in which folders that information is stored, as well. By using that program I learned a number of useful things about the Windows filing system.
  25. JDPower, A lot of folks are simply too lazy to read the online manual. The manual of CC v2.29 offered (past tense !!!) an explaination of what ""recurse"" meant.
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