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  1. Hi all I got finally the solution for my long-standing problem, which was that when I installed Ccleaner on my Vista it would only clean the admin account used to allow the installation, not my standard user account. This was made more complex because the standard account is part of a domain, while the admin account I used for install was local to the machine. The solution boils down to this: once CCleaner has been installed (using whatever admin account), it has to be manually allowed for the (standard) user that finally will be using it. Let me explain: when you launch CCleaner from the standard user account, the UAC kicks in and asks for an admin password. If I enter my local admin passwd, it cleans the admin account. If the domain admin passwd is entered, it cleans the local copy of the domain admin account... no way out. The solution is to go into Programs/CCleaner and then right-click on "ccleaner.exe", then click on properties and security. There, among the list of users for the program, you have to add the name of the standard user that requires CCleaner (if not explicitly present), and then you have to check all the authorizations boxes (complete control, modify, etc). That's the crucial point (this may require the authorization from the domain admin if the intended user has a domain account). Then next time you launch CCleaner from the standard user account, the UAC kicks in and again asks for a passwd. Now the difference is that you can simply enter the passwd for the standard user (not admin) and UAC will be satisfied with it. Then CCleaner will run and clean the standard user account as desired. I just got rid of 2 GBs of temp files that were clogging my standard account! Feel much better now! NB.
  2. No actually I was able to do all these operations, but still once Cc was launched (either from a shortcut icon on my desktop, or directly from Program Files, or from the Recycle Bin shortcut), still it would only clean the local admin account. yeah I think I'll do that. Many thanks for your help! NB.
  3. Hi all Thanks for your answers. @G Goldblum & RedDawn: I've tried your solutions but still CCleaner does only clean the admin account. However, I think I got a hint, something I didn't mention to you guys cause I didn't think it was related. The admin account and the standard account are NOT on the same domain. My standard account is part of my corporate domain, whereas the admin account is local to the machine (not a network admin) . As Cc was installed from the local admin account, maybe it can't access my standard domain account? It would certainly be the first software that I've installed with the local admin that has this behaviour, but it's not impossible... For example I tried to change the "owner" of the file CCleaner.exe, which was the local admin, to the standard user. But windows refused, asking for the network admin permission (which makes sense). Maybe I'll try to have the network admin install Cc on the standard account instead? Any ideas on your side?
  4. Hi all I've installed CCleaner on my PC with Vista. To do this, I had to log in as Admin, and I also tried installing under my bormal user account with "run as admin" command. When I run CCleaner from my normal user account, the UAC kicks in and I need to enter my admin password (that makes sense). But then when it runs, CCleaner then cleans only the personal files, caches, temporary folders etc related to the admin account. It does not take care of the normal account where I launched it from in the first place. Is there any way to get CCleaner to clean my normal user account, not the admin? Am I missing something? Thanks for any help!
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