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Everything posted by Andavari

  1. It's stressing the hard disk, and that's one reason alone to not use it all that often.
  2. When I received my new M.2 SSD on Jan 2 along with an external M.2 enclosure that was defective I had to do a clean install of Win10 on the new SSD (then later restore from my disk image backup), the option was in there using the latest ISO for an offline account. Edit: And I was online!
  3. Guess Microsoft really wants them to "upgrade" to Win10 by not letting them shutdown or restart. Pulling the plug Nukecad could have other consequences though. Strange bug nonetheless.
  4. See here if any of this helps (it's for Windows but hopefully it's the same for Mac users) - i.e.; it's two posts one by Sandra CCleaner and Dave CCleaner: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/56722-ccleaner-registration/?do=findComment&comment=314922
  5. All the more reason to not have a Microsoft account to use your damned computer. Wonder if one day it will be mandatory since they do have it in our faces allot with "login to your Microsoft account" when doing mundane s**t, in that case they could loose users in droves.
  6. I wonder if Microsoft is perhaps using any "push" updates, i.e.; they fix it without the user having to download anything, and it isn't shown in Automatic Updates. I know some antivirus vendors have used that in the past.
  7. If you changed Windows 10 default behavior (default is to have System Restore/System Protection turned off) and either turned on/enabled System Protection or even if you manually and regularly make a Restore Point on your own that's another avenue to undo the damage since Restore Points can also restore the registry undoing damage. Since you're on Windows 10 it's recommended that you completely abandon cleaning the registry. Microsoft recommends not using registry cleaners, as seen here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities
  8. My search box works (the one that's supposed to be Cortana but I turned her off so it's just an old school search). Now what's still broken is for instance go into your Documents folder, now the search in there that they supposedly fixed so we could right click in the search box is still broken after they supposedly fixed it with that optional update seen in Automatic Updates - don't care though since I never right click in search anyways. Scratch that, now it's working today. Gonna need to play around with Linux Mint again and see if I can ditch Windows or not.
  9. Something crashed on your system and created a memory crash dump. Sometimes it can happen if you have outdated drivers, for example outdated graphics drivers.
  10. If using any non-Microsoft disk defrag software that automatically defrags disks that might cause it - if that isn't the issue please ignore this. If your OS drive is an SSD and by looking at your screenshot you're using minimal space why not regularly (daily or weekly) use a disk imaging software that can make smaller incremental backups of only the changes taking place since a full disk image instead of relying upon System Restore which is obviously failing you for whatever reason.
  11. They've been investigating the issue with Microsoft Office for awhile now. Here's a post about it with an official statement acknowledging they are still investigating the issue.
  12. Although I have very little trust in System Restore (I trust verifiable disk images instead) I did enable it last year in Win10 v1803, and now that I'm on v1909 it's still enabled. Win10 has never disabled it from what I see for my C:\ drive and it reports the space it's using which grows slightly daily.
  13. Here's a search for the file name you posted: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=3590F75ABA9E485486C100C1A9D4FF06PHQGHUMEAYLNLFDX Possibly created by a program, possibly malware related, who knows. Personally I'd just delete them (or format the flash drive) and do a full virus scan of the whole computer and that flash drive. Edit: Do note that flash drives are susceptible to getting corruption on them, and if that happens weird looking file names can be left behind.
  14. Could make a difference upon how many physical files regardless of filesize exist in the system temp folder (assuming this is C:\Windows\Temp), and especially if on a hard disk drive instead of an SSD, although too many files can even be bothersome for an SSD. A ton of tiny files could take a long time but not hours which is unacceptable. Since you're already looking in that folder if there's a ton of files being created it could be from a program you have installed. I've personally never seen Windows (any version over the last 22 years) cause issues on its own in the system temp folder. I know some antivirus' will create thousands upon thousands of .tmp files in C:\Windows\Temp supposedly due to virus scanning archive files like 7z, ZIP, etc., one in particular is Panda Dome ("Panda Free Antivirus").
  15. That link has been there for ages but isn't really ideal for people struggling with small text size in a program. It's all to do with Windows screwed up scaling which lets be very honest in 2020 is a complete pain in the ass in Windows 10 (wasn't as annoying back in the WinXP era) since programs are all over the place with how they're displayed. Increase the scaling and some programs will be more legible but then some will run off screen like 7-Zip, Samsung Magician, etc., which isn't really ideal since programs that already look ok will also get changed. It's been a very long time since I've seen a program where you can effectively change the font size inside it and not have to mess around with any Windows scaling or resolution, and most that have had the feature at some point eventually take it away removing it.
  16. You can clean Edge Chromium using the community Winapp2.ini file and could have for months, but that isn't officially from Piriform.
  17. CCleaner is currently too much of a moving target in my opinion for them to update it, once they stop reinventing it and start once more to primarily focus on removing bugs and making sure it cleans the newest changes in Windows and browsers then maybe it will be viable. It is peculiar having the "old legacy" Wipe Free Space and newer Drive Wiper in there, and more peculiar that they never condensed everything into just Drive Wiper -- although I've personally never used Drive Wiper.
  18. Disk activity can cause it. If it's the drive that Windows is installed on then Windows and/or an installed software could have created or updated a log(s), etc., or something updating itself in the background such as antivirus, etc. Doesn't matter how long something has been on the disk, to Windows it see's empty available disk space and can use it. That's why it's always important to have backups.
  19. For what you created here's the correction, you already have LocalAppData listed, so CCleaner already knows to look into the Local folder. You can right-click the entry listed in CCleaner and select Analyze and it will list what's found in the clean window to verify it works - this is of course after you've already used Caprine first to generate the files you want CCleaner to clean. Since it's obviously an updater folder you can cheat if no update is available and generate your own file in that folder by simply creating a blank .TXT document in the path, and then analyze with CCleaner to insure it finds it, then the entry should work after testing - anyways that's what I do for testing. [Caprine *] LangSecRef=3022 DetectFile=%LocalAppData%\Programs\Caprine Default=False FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Caprine-updater|*.*|RECURSE
  20. The newer way of doing it by going into 'Tools > Drive Wiper' and initiating a Wipe Free Space from there in particular will always also wipe the MFT free space. The old original way of doing it by going into 'Options > Settings', selecting Wipe Free Space drives you have to select "Wipe MFT Free Space", it's disabled/unticked by default. Then it has to be initiated by going back to the main GUI area, selecting the Windows (tab) and then scrolling down to 'Advanced > Wipe Free Space' which can be right-clicked to start the wipe. I have just tested this using the old origninal way of using "Wipe Free Space" with "Wipe MFT Free Space" unticked/disabled using CCleaner v5.63.7540 (newest version available) and it works how it's supposed to, i.e.; it's not using Wipe MFT Free Space. If it were wiping the MFT free space would be the first thing it does, but it isn't doing that on my system.
  21. Drive Wiper always wipes the MFT free space. Whereas if you instead use Wipe Free Space you have to select it. So not really a bug, it's always been like that.
  22. Uninstall links and information are located in the registry, here's where they're stored: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall You can uninstall allot of programs by directly running an uninstall file sometimes located in their Program Files folder (that is if they use a normal .exe uninstaller and weren't a Windows Installer package with .msi). If all else fails it's often possible to reinstall a program from its setup file to restore the uninstaller.
  23. Yes it can see them - but for internal drive only likely. For internal drives only: I've just tested it on a secondary partition that's on the same SSD as drive C:\ and I see it listed inside CCleaner. Did the same for a completely separate SSD installed as drive E:\ and CCleaner see's that restore point too. Edit: Just noticed a "bug" or "feature" in CCleaner testing it. I deleted those test restore points off the other drives using the built-in Windows System Restore tool, re-opened CCleaner and it was still listing those deleted Restore Points. After also deleting the Restore Point I had on drive C:\ and re-opening CCleaner again made it display correctly in CCleaner.
  24. Update: Added RegKey3 and RegKey4 [4K Video Downloader *] LangSecRef=3023 Detect=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader Default=False FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\4K Video Downloader|*.log;*.sqlite;*.xml RegKey1=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\Download|downloadedItems RegKey2=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\Download|downloadedItemsDb RegKey3=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\FileWatcher RegKey4=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\Gamification RegKey5=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\Settings|outputPath
  25. Firefox and any browser for that matter can be configured to cleanse themselves when existing.
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