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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to add to my previous comment the link you provided makes no mention where ccleaner.ini is located and its seems to be outdated.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.
  16. I thought my comments were being filtered or censored. I make a post and sign out. I return again, say, I forgot to write something. And my post isn't there. Additionally, should I edit my comments, the original post remains should I exit. I think this should be remedied because commenters may make duplicate posts because they may not be aware there's a filter or system issue.
  17. Oh! So using Defrag Free Space' (Advanced) is the same as consolidating your hard drive like the native Windows defrag? On my version Free Space Advanced states "allow fragmentation".
  18. I think since defraggler doesn't "consolidate" files, only defrag them, moving frequently used files to the beginning of the drive is extremely important now more than ever. However, since SSD manufacturers don't recommend defragmenting their hard drives, I can see why the feature isn't available now. But, I believe it should've been made available long ago.
  19. Norton had this back in the early 2000s. This is really handy to move your frequently used files to the beginning of the drive. It's not logical (to me) to have the ability to move files to the end of the drive, but not to the beginning. Also, many other third party defragment tools including Windows actually "consolidate" files versus just fragment
  20. Adware works like AVG does too — does having a decline/accept option make it right or acceptable? I think not. Don't bundle additional software with CCleaner. Offer it as a standalone product separately if you want to win users like me back. For now, my trust is broken in Pirform/Ccleaner. I'll continue to read updated independent reviews of Ccleaner before updating or upgrading again.
  21. Sorry, I thought I quoted your post, this forum software is almost as messed up as CCleaner's developer's thinking. But yeah, the first thing bloggers and reviewers mention about CCleaner is how it wants to install Avast "spyware" by "tricking" you if you're not very careful. What CCleaner has done today (again) will be a major blow to their reputation. As a result, many will no longer be recommending this product. Just when you think CCleaner learned from their past mistakes they go ahead and repeat them. What a way to shoot themselves in the foot.
  22. You can try to spin or justify your decisions like McDonald Trump would do, that's obviously your choice given it's your software but it's going backwards and counter-intuitive not to allow users the freedom and choice to decide from themselves before it is installed. I think your logic/rationale/thinking is backwards. Let the user decide to update WHEN they want, IF they want. CCLEANER is NOT anti-virus software. We need to be clear on that. Having a background updater or process running in the background is pure nonsense on a "junk utility" application.
  23. Yup. Reminds of the crap they pulled two years ago and their excuse was they thought there were "helping" us. Here' s my thread on the topic. Let's hope they don't get it deleted, if it is below is the content DEJA VU? Wow. Reading the release notes ー not impressed, reminds me of how a couple of years ago Pirform did the unthinkable and made SYSTEM MONITORING permanent and couldn't be disabled. Now, we have the current issues where updates are applied automatically on the free version. The version info contains clickbait phrases like "This version comes jam-packed full of exciting improvements for all our users!"Then it's implied you can review and update your preferences. And they go on to say OPTIONS have been simplified. Granted, the OPTIONS was always a PIA, but after that incident from two years ago coupled with how they're forcing themselves onto the users to do "automatic" this or that plus the bugs posted so far causes me to remain highly skeptical. The response provided doesn't give me any confidence either. My v5.73.8130 (26 Oct 2020) will be my last version I'll update in a while. Besides, if it ain't broken, I'm not going to update. I shall monitor the forums and comments here, but I won't hold my breath for a positive outcome.
  24. Wow. Reading the release notes ー not impressed, reminds me of how a couple of years ago Pirform did the unthinkable and made SYSTEM MONITORING permanent and couldn't be disabled. Now, we have the current issues where updates are applied automatically on the free version. The version info contains clickbait phrases like "This version comes jam-packed full of exciting improvements for all our users!" Then it's implied you can review and update your preferences. And they go on to say OPTIONS have been simplified. Granted, the OPTIONS was always a PIA, but after that incident from two years ago coupled with how they're forcing themselves onto the users to do "automatic" this or that plus the bugs posted so far causes me to remain highly skeptical. The response provided doesn't give me any confidence either. My v5.73.8130 (26 Oct 2020) will be my last version I'll update in a while. Besides, if it ain't broken, I'm not going to update. I shall monitor the forums and comments here, but I'm not going to hold my breath for a positive outcome.
  25. Come on folks. The answer is simple, it's absolute. It's either yes or no. Is it so hard to answer?
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