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  1. I think I have found the solution for this problem. There's a small but important difference between CC v2.27 and higher versions. The following lines are the original ones from v2.27.


    [Office 2003]


    Regkey3=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Recent File List

    Regkey4=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Publisher\Recent File List

    Regkey5=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\InfoPath\Recent File List



    In versions v2.28 and higher the bold letters k were changed to K and that could be the reason why CC started wiping in those versions as described by MRG7 in this thread. So, anyone who doesn't want these settings to be wiped should write his/her own Winapp2.ini entry without one or more of these three lines. (See also post#8 by Nergal).

  2. It looks like CC makes an error while unpacking/installing files in that particular Operating System. It looks like two pointers are mixed up/are wrong and then both the norwegian and the swedish language file get corrupted.


    Does the same problem occur on your friends' computer with the norwegian file in that same O.S., as well ?


    The files in the attachment are the language files from CC v2.32 from my (dutch) computer (Windows XP). These are the most recent language files for swedish and norwegian.


    The list with languages to be selected (""Options"", ""Settings"") can be improved. Below the improvements.

    1. ""Danish"" => ""Dansk (Danish)"".

    2. ""Norwegian"" => ""Norsk (Norwegian)"".

  3. Changing the language (CC v2.32) from dutch to swedish/norwegian and back does work on my computer (Windows XP) without any problems.


    Some suggestions:

    1. Are both CC programs of the same version ? (e.g. v2.32)

    2. The application folder where CC is installed should have a sub-folder called "Lang" Check out if there's a file called "lang-1053.dll" (swedish version) or "lang-1044.dll" (norwegian version) in that particular folder. If CC can't find the appropriate language file then it will use the embedded english text instead.

    3. If it works with CC v2.32 on one computer then copy that "*.dll" file to the other computer.

    4. Download CC again. It could have gotten damaged while downloading.

  4. El Pusher,


    In CC there're A LOT OF possibilities to finetune the wiping:

    1. Add info to ""winapp2.ini"". You can also add e.g. "".....|*.lnk"" or "".....|*.ico"" wich would specificly target those types of files.

    2. Add info to the ""Include"" and/or ""Exclude"" feature(s) (""Options"" in the CC main screen) in CC to include/exclude specific files.


    And it's up to you to use one of these features.

  5. Nergal,


    The line ""FileKey1=%appdata%\Microsoft\Office\Recent|*.*"" specificly targets that folder called ""....\Recent"". So, e.g. the folder "".....\Reciente"" (spanish version) or ""......\Zuletzt verwendet"" (german version) won't be wiped at all.


    On the other hand, when the user uses the CC ""Recent documents"" option, then one special system folder is wiped, independently of the language version of Windows. E.g. in the dutch Windows version on my computer that special system folder is called ""Onlangs geopend"" but nonetheless that folder is wiped by the CC option ""Recent documents"".


    El Pusher,


    That folder "".......\reciente"" is not wiped because it's not targeted. (See my response to Nergal, above). If you want that folder to be wiped then modify the Office 2007 info (post #4) and add it to ""Winapp2.ini"".

  6. El pusher,


    1. Is that ""......\reciente\"" folder empty ?

    2. Of course, you should change ""Filekey...=..........\recent\"" to "".......\reciente\". If that folder is empty then (some) info from the registry isn't wiped. If you know how to use a registry editor then you can search the registry which entries are available. Compare that with the info from Nergal has provided. Use the suggestions I made above.

    3. Perhaps you installed more MS Office applications besides e.g. MS Word ? Powerpoint, Access, Excel, ...... ?

  7. I have ""C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\download"" added to the list of folders to be cleaned ( In the ""Include"" section of CC). This is a folder (in Windows XP) created by the Microsoft Auto update function and is used for temporary storage of files before installing. But those files are not wiped after installation. I think Vista and Windows 7 have a similar folder with a comparable name.


    If you have limited diskspace then I would advise to uninstall large bulky programs. e.g. get rid of Adobe Reader and use Foxit Reader instead to read *.pdf files.

  8. I took a thorough look at what happens with Wipe Free Space and it seems (!) Windows starts to delete SRPs when the amount of free diskspace on a drive drops below 1.0%. So, the Piriform folks could modify the WFS option in such a way that it would stop when the amount of free space drops/threatens to drop below, say 1.1% or 1.2%.

  9. Heath,


    After you hit ""Analyze"", CC always lists the files (either in a summary or in detail) that are to be wiped. But info to be wiped from the registry is never listed. e.g if you have selected ""Recent documents"" CC will remove a small section from the registry as well but CC simply won't inform the user what is to be removed.




    I DO like your signature. ""Don't take computers too seriously. ...............""



  10. ""Recent documents"" is used by Windows to store a link to every file the user ahs opened. the ""Office\Recent"" folder is used by Office only in order to be shared by all Office programs. But Office stores file info in the registry as well.



  11. Office 2000 is already 10 (??) years old and that's why it's likely that it won't be incorporated in CC any more. You'll have to write your own ""Winapp2.ini"" entry.


    How many boxes called ""Office ...... "" show up in ""Applications"" ? If e.g. a box called ""Office XP"" shows up as well then you should add some/all lines belonging to Office XP as well. Perhaps Office 2000 registry entries have a slightly different name when compared with Office 97 and Office XP. See the info provided by Nergal for suggestions what to look for. Look at the info from the other Office entries as well. You'll have to use your imagination and your braincells. I simply can't tell you what to do step by step.


    Keep track which filenames you're using in Word, Access etc., for, say a week. Don't use CC for a week as well. Use the filename info to search the registry and/or your harddisk. That will also provide clues where that info is stored.

  12. Bert18,


    Are you using Windows XP ? Then you can use a special explorer called ""EXplorerXP"" to see whether those System Restore Points (SRP) are really gone. Go in ExplorerXP to the folder ""System Volume Information"". If ExplorerXP tells you that that folder is larger than, say 20 Mb in size then one or more SRPs are still there. (Warning: ExplorerXP is not easy to use.)


    Did you use the ""Wipe Free Space"" option in CC ? Then you can kiss your SRPs goodbye. The only remedy is:

    1. Don't use ""Wipe Free Space"" any more. At least, not for the drive(s) for which you have activated Windows System Restore.

    2. Make sure you don't fill all the space on a drive. Because every time you do that, Windows (NOT CC) WILL delete one or more SRPs on that drive AGAIN, in order to make more diskspace available.


    If you have enough free diskspace and the SRP function enabled then, as time goes by, Windows will automatically create one or more new SRPs.

  13. There's another error in the original entry. Use ""Detectfile=..........."" in stead of ""Detect=....."". CC only recognizes the first one. Perhaps there're more things/differences that are overlooked. So, do a thorough check you've typed things right. (e.g. upper case/lower case ???) One different character can make or brake the case. You can notify the Piriform folks of their error(s).


    Read this webpage and the disclaimer !!!!


  14. There's a error in the original entry. Both the ""Detect=......."" and the ""Filekey1=......."" point to the same ""*.log"" file. The original line (""Detect"") was:




    Most commonly it should point to an ""*.exe"" file inside the application folder. Just open that particular folder and find out which ""*.exe"" file is started when you open Yahoo Messenger and replace ""ypager.log"" in the ""Detect=......"" line with that file's name. Then after modifying that line a extra box should appear in the CC's ""Application"" pane with the appropriate name.

    While you're at it, you also should check if the other lines in the original entry are pointing to the right folders/files and perhaps there're more folders that store info to be wiped.


    And when you have completed/improved and tested that new ""Winapp2.ini"" entry and you're sure it works well then post it here in this thread and/or send a PM to ""Mr.G"". This will help other folks who are also using Yahoo Messenger.


    (Are you really want to delete all the profiles in Yahoo Messenger ??)

  15. Aethec,


    Again, I agree. I don't use WFS to intentionally resize and fragment the MFT, it's merely a side effect of using WFS.


    The impact WFS has on the System Restore Points and the MFT are two very good reasons why the WFS option should be removed from the CC main screen. But don't move it to ""Tools"". I think it's better to move it to the ""Advanced"" section. And I think CC should always untick it after use.

  16. 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).

  17. 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.

  18. CC does not actually wipe System Restore Points (SRP). It only removes the references to one or more SRPs. See this thread:



    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.

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