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Andavari

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  1. CCleaner is not a malware removal tool. For more info see here:
  2. Too bad they aren't just going to stop in 2020 instead.
  3. One thing I won't use 3rd party uninstallers on is drivers, had too many issues doing that.
  4. Once you select it CCleaner will also respect that setting when right-clicking the Recycle Bin and choosing Run CCleaner.
  5. It doesn't compact the registry. One thing though is if you use Windows 10 there's really no reason to compact "defrag" the registry, it does it automatically by itself from what I've noticed when making full registry backups with the freeware program Tweaking.com - Registry Backup. Example, install a bunch of Windows Updates and it can or will grow in size then within 1-2 weeks it shrinks down in size. Plus, Windows 10 registry should never be cleaned by registry cleaners (even Microsoft doesn't want anyone using them anymore) since all the updates make it an always moving target with things changing all the time that no registry cleaning tool could ever properly keep up with.
  6. It's not implemented yet. It's a good idea at least for those that start with "https://forum.", they could be automatically added into the Cookies to Keep list when activating it.
  7. If you're using a hard disk and a 3rd party customizable defrag software that allows you to input exclusions, one tip is to exclude the whole C:\System Volume Information folder in the defrag software. Allowing 3rd party defrag tools to defragment files in there "may cause issues such as restore points failing."
  8. It's caused by corruption in one or more of your System Restore Points when CCleaner no longer displays them and it's a heads up that you have an issue (in fact the only heads up you'll get because you could try to use a restore point to fix something and it could fail), there's an old topic solution about it here: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/44795-solution-when-ccleaner-doesnt-show-system-restore-points-windows/ On my old WinXP desktop that I still use irregularly I've disabled System Restore, in my opinion it can never be trusted to actually fix something due to the possibility of a corrupt restore point, and from my experience when it seems to work it can create more issues. What I do is keep recent disk image backups I make with Macrium Reflect Free Edition since those I know have fixed 100% of any issue (any good disk imaging program such work), and then I have a discontinued tool ERUNT to make an automatic daily whole registry backup - although there's a current much newer freeware tool that can also be used called Tweaking.com Registry Backup.
  9. Back in the WinXP era I would regularly clean the registry with CCleaner and another tool, and still do on that old desktop but then again just about nothing gets updated on it anymore other than antivirus and antimalware definitions so nothing essentially changes. But on my Win10 laptop I avoid it, and if I put CCleaner on someone's Win10 machine I untick every box in the registry cleaner portion. You may be able to get away with using the registry cleaner on older OSes that aren't constantly getting new patches and feature updates such as WinXP to Win7, but with Win10 it always a moving and changing target.
  10. It downloads fine for me, however I will re-upload it since my editing of that post may have broken something.
  11. You have to be logged into your forum account to download it.
  12. USB flash drives ("UFD") would have to be formatted as NTFS for Trim to work however it won't work, and NTFS is not a typical file system for someone to be using on a UFD unless the capacity was over 32GB. This is what I get when invoking Trim via a command prompt on one formatted as NTFS, i.e.; Win10 or the flash controller itself doesn't allow it: "The operation requested is not supported by the hardware backing the volume. (0x8900002A)" But then on the other hand there are USB solid state flash drives, I've seen them as MLC and TLC, and those I'd imagine should support Trim since they're essentially just an SSD anyways, but those would be rare for most people to own due to the cost being significantly higher than a standard 2.5in SATA SSD of the same capacity.
  13. Some recovery tools require a valid file system to recover files especially the freeware variety which is why people not wanting to spend 1 cent on such a tool may do a quick format on a drive/disk to allow such a tool to function - but there's always the risk of destroying the files you need to recover doing that. Whereas other recovery tools may cost money (sometimes allot of money) that can recover from drives/disks that are deemed as unformatted in Windows.
  14. Read the dedicated pinned topic about it located here, it has full instructions and like I previously stated in this topic. In that dedicated topic look get the ZIP download with easy instructions and an included .reg file that will automatically apply the fix for you. Zero registry editing knowledge is required if you use the supplied ZIP download.
  15. You're absolutely 100% correct! It should be built into CCleaner to do it for end-users. And the manual way of adding in the "fix" is about one year old now. In the meantime there is a ZIP download from a few months back in another topic (the ZIP download makes it easy to fix with simple instructions and no registry editing knowledge is required): https://forum.piriform.com/topic/56335-solution-ccleaner-cannot-fully-clean-microsoft-edge-due-to-pre-loading/
  16. You can completely disable it until they fix it, or if you think it may be some corruption you can disable and then re-enable the Recycle Bin menu in CCleaner by opening CCleaner and then go into: Options > Settings There will be two check boxes in there to toggle on or off, the changes should be immediate however if they are not you could sign out of Windows and then sign on to refresh Explorer.exe. I once had those two listings get corrupted years ago after updating, how I fixed it was to disable then re-enable it in CCleaner.
  17. I thought they were combined at one point, but I could be wrong.
  18. It will work but needs a valid partition and file system to do so at least in Windows.
  19. FYI: Your link is fine since it's not for a competing product against CCleaner. Good investigating! I wasn't getting that Runtime Broker error since I've had the Control Panel display as icons (since it's easier to find things that way) ever since I bought my laptop.
  20. If you use Windows 10 it will eventually not allow you to use an old version at some point. What older version did you install? There are caveats using older versions such as bugs they've fixed in more recent versions. If using an older version that still has the ability to clean the Windows.old folder it can damage Windows 10, and some other possible Windows 10 damaging issues they've fixed.
  21. I sometimes wonder if it's just a timing error, like something taking longer to perform a task causing it. don't know off hand. Kind of reminds me of Firefox Portable running from slow media like an IDE hard disk on an old OS like WinXP (or even a commodity low-end USB stick running slowly in a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port), where it will warn something is taking too long as if it were so critical to show the end-user some form of error, yet if it just waited a few seconds instead of warning it would be non-issue since whatever it's loading will eventual load.
  22. I'll point a Piriform admin employee to your topic so they can help sort it out.
  23. That's what I've been doing with the two errors it always shows for me. Although it's strange to see consistent errors about the same things yet they work without any noticeable issues, no crashing, no freezing, no BSOD, etc.
  24. You can use CCleaner (or any disk cleaning tool for that matter) on an SSD using the Normal file deletion method, which is what CCleaner has enabled by default. As long as you have Trim enabled on the SSD Windows will be able to automatically maintain it by occasionally using Trim.
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