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  1. @CSGallowayI guess you missed the part about how I mentioned CCleaner deletes the cookies (which is a good thing). But they return anyway. But you gotta love the internet. Some people make comments just because they feel they're compelled to even though it has no relevance to the issue and haven't read the initial post. Maybe next time post CCleaner release notes in your comments, too.
  2. Aside from a work environment where you might not care about the company's PC, you'd be surprised how many people keep their PC's running 24/7 without a reboot, The same with their smartphones or tablets. Coming from Windows 7, a new issue I came across with Windows 10 (clean install) is there is a hidden executable called "Program Manager" that hangs every 3 or so Shut Downs but for a second and half before Windows kills it during the shut down process. I troubleshooted and there's no application called Program Manager. I performed a clean install (again) of Windows and it surfaced again. Let's hope Win 11 addresses this nuance. Anyway, I'm not sure what you mean by "hibernate" but I have disabled hibernate using the command powercfg.exe /hibernate off
  3. While CCleaner deletes Google Cookies is there a way to stop Youtube cookies from being saved? Each time I open up Chrome on Windows with a generic home page, Chrome adds Youtube cookies. I manually entered Youtube.com in my Chrome cookies block list (never save cookies) but it's still saved, I added it to "delete cookies when Chrome is closed" and it's still there. Is there a way to stop Chrome from saving Youtube cookies?
  4. From what I read, we should never do this on an SSD. We should use Windows' TRIM command instead even if your SSD's defragmentation level is 20, 50, 80 or 100%. Can we have a sticky on this to clarify? Thanks
  5. I would also like to add to my previous comment the link you provided makes no mention where ccleaner.ini is located and its seems to be outdated.
  6. Hi thanks for that. But I don't know exactly what path the cookies et al are located in so I can select the custom path (eg folder) for Chrome or Firefox to clean. You mentioned above the cookies and other settings are located in the GoogleChromePortable64\Data\profile\Default folder. History et al are also located there too? And with FF? In FF, the folder is D:\Firefox Portable\FirefoxPortable64. But there are other folders to choose from like: D:\Firefox Portable\FirefoxPortable64\Apps D:\Firefox Portable\FirefoxPortable64\Data D:\Firefox Portable\FirefoxPortable64\Other With Brave Portable it's a bit different: D:\Portable Apps fast\brave-portable D:\Portable Apps fast\brave-portable\app D:\Portable Apps fast\brave-portable\data D:\Portable Apps fast\brave-portable\log D:\Portable Apps fast\brave-portable\reg The instructions in the link you provided are confusing and don't seem to reflect real world naming conventions. What is Magicfox, what is GeckoWow?: Method #1: Clean profile information using the CustomLocation entry in ccleaner.ini You can enter as many locations for CCleaner to clean in the Options section of ccleaner.ini, but they must be in the following format: CustomLocationX=FIREFOX|[folder path] Where X is a whole number starting at 1 and going upwards. Here is an example which specifies two Mozilla-based browser locations for cleaning: CustomLocation1=FIREFOX|C:\MagicFox\data CustomLocation2=FIREFOX|C:\GeckoWow\profile\sam Notes: The location entries must start at 1 and proceed sequentially upwards. The folder path is case-insensitive. You must use the term "FIREFOX" followed by the pipe symbol and the folder path. You do not need to add entries for Firefox, Flock, or SeaMonkey Additionally, I only see an option to delete the selected files and folders when pointing to the path. Running the "Analyze" feature shows everything will be deleted and this is in fact a destructive method. I would need to know precisely what individual files must be added to CC or it will delete everything. We should be provided a [detailed and up to date template] for the most common portable browsers. If the above could become a sticky, it sure would be helpful for everyone.
  7. I recall last year sometime I used the Wipe Free Space feature on an old laptop with an HDD drive. While this feature did increase my overall storage capacity, I found it resulted in the HDD running considerably slower even after I tried various options like Optimize, Defrag and more. I even reinstalled Windows from my factory partition. I don't know if what I experienced is in any way related to the current issue, although I see in the notes mentioning the reason for temporarily disabling is that this feature is deleting more than it should.
  8. I had this happen. As already mentioned, the culprit is typically Chrome or another Chromium browser. I had set certain sites to never accept cookies or delete cookies after closing the browser and that remedied Google cookies. However, if I use a portable browser like Firefox or Chrome, CCleaner doesn't clean anything from them. I also experienced something similar with the desktop full version of Firefox, but in the reverse. CCleaner deleted the cookies from FF, but FF would not delete some cookies using the delete option despite no cookies saved in FF's "whitelist".
  9. This is interesting. I've been reading more on SSDs and fragmentation. The overwhelming consensus is this should NEVER be done and to avoid software applications such as Defraggler. And never force a defragment on an SSD drive. Use only TRIM.
  10. Delete all your history (activity) in Windows 10. Currently, you have to go to Settings>Privacy>Activity history>Clear activity history
  11. Does that still happen now where the OS mistakenly detects an HDD as an SSD? I experienced this myself with my 2011 system. The fault was with the Marvel SATA controllers and the SATA cables connected to the Marvel controllers instead of Intel. Back in that era Marvel SATA controllers were very problematic. I am surprised to think that would be an issue today. Thanks for clearing things up on the Optimize/TRIM feature. I used Optimize on an HDD and I thought it worked the same way on an SSD bypassing the TRIM feature. From the sounds of it though, Defraggler is no longer a utility needed for SSD drives. Is that fair to say?
  12. That happened to me. I reinstalled Windows using Marvel ATA controllers, Marvel SATA controllers are problematic so I uninstalled the drivers, moved my HDD connectors to Intel SATA ports and all was good.
  13. This goes without saying. I also suggest removing optimizing drive and replacing it with Trim/Optimize for SSD drives. No stand-alone option for Optimize.
  14. Still no delete file from mft. And no, we don't want to wipe the entire mft. Do you know how long that can take? The original comment by your staff made mention this was going to be available in a future release. If that's wrong, then a formal retraction in this thread is warranted. That's the right thing to do, don't you think?
  15. I manually select to ignore file names but it doesn't find anything. In comparison, a free app called Auslogics Duplicate File Finder does find all the duplicate files after changing additional settings like ignore file names. Now, I'm not endorsing this particular app, because if you're not careful, it will install additional apps (similar to CCleaner but worse), but it certainly finds duplicate files unlike CCleaner. Perhaps the developers can dissect Auslogics DFF and incorporate their algorithm or something similar into CCleaner.
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