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  1. 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.

  2. 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 !!!!


  3. 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 ??)

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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"".

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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:


  13. 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.

  14. 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.)

  15. I haven't a clue. I didn't pay that much attention on my old XP. On this Vista unit it did use about 21.7 GB (15% of C partition) for 20 or so points. Now far fewer points, close to half, will occupy that space.


    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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

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