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  1. If it isn't it's worth turning off manually when using 3rd party defrag tools because it's been known for years they can trigger the creation of System Restore Points that hog the HDD space. It's just a matter of remembering to turn System Restore ("System Protection") back on if that's desired.
  2. Actually Win10 1909 likes me very much Hazelnut! It's the only hiccup I noticed on a Dell laptop and an Acer laptop. I reported it to Microsoft, so they'll at least be aware of it. I'm avoiding MBAM 4 here Nukecad for the GUI issues I have with it.
  3. Just a heads up for anyone installing 1909. On those two laptops I had to manually turn on Windows Defender real-time protection after the update, for whatever reason real-time protection was disabled after the systems started.
  4. How about [Ashampoo CrashRPT Logs *] or whatever. Can't imagine someone remembering exactly what that generic folder path in Windows is associated with later on if it doesn't have the vendor name attached to it since Ashampoo products don't have a unique LangSecRef. ---------------------------- Edit: Perhaps also, just giving ideas: [Ashampoo Snap CrashRpt *] Section=Crash Reports DetectFile=%LocalAppData%\CrashRpt Default=False FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\CrashRpt|*.*|RECURSE
  5. Installed all those updates on two laptops and the optional feature update to 1909 and all worked well with no issues. If their new approach is to slowly release a new version via cumulative updates it seems to be working from what I can tell because version 1909 is the first "major" update that hasn't caused any obvious issues for me.
  6. Changing monitoring settings (note this feature is now rebranded as Smart Cleaning in CCleaner): CCleaner Free: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-settings/changing-monitoring-settings-ccleaner-free CCleaner Pro: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-settings/changing-monitoring-settings-ccleaner-professional/system-monitoring
  7. That old "Documents and Settings" path which is hidden from view in Win10 will still open and show files and folders if for instance opening the path via 'Run' in the 'Start Menu', however like Trium stated it's now mapped to AppData.
  8. You can undo what the registry cleaner did, but only if you allowed it to create the .reg file backup when prompted. The default location for that .reg file(s) backup(s) would be in the Documents / My Documents folder. As for restoring site details such as cookies in a web browser that remember you so you don't have to login everytime you'll unfortunately have to login to those websites again for the cookie to be saved onto your computer again. After doing that you can go into CCleaner and then configure which cookies to keep which should then ignore deleting those cookies in your web browser(s). Note that it also depends upon how the site in question is configured, some require you to login each time such as bank sites, etc., and I'd imagine a medical records website wouldn't want that info easily compromised either in the event a computer was stolen, etc.
  9. You stated the drive contains your Acronis disk image backups, from my experience if it's a data only drive with no OS installed onto it with the main purpose being to only make backups you end up wasting allot of your time allowing any third party defrag tool to fully optimize it - unless of course you place a file size limit on what it can and cannot move. Hence the reason I mentioned only defragmenting what's listed in the File List. Windows own built-in optimize and defrag will then attempt to consolidate/optimize/fill gaps on the drive (if scheduled to do so, but it's good to manually invoke it when you want it to run) so you have larger areas of free space, however with Win10 it will only bother with files that are 64MB (yes megabytes) in size or smaller. As for defragmenting disk image backups it's important to take into consideration that defragmenting them doesn't really give you a performance boost and how big in file size the disk images are takes a long time to defragment them. For instance if I had a 50GB disk image backup with 20 fragments I wouldn't waste one second of my time defragmenting it since those fragments would be 2.5GB in size each, and I especially wouldn't defragment it if it were going to be a "throw away" disk image I'd be replacing with a new one within a 3 month period. I know it's a 180 degree shift in thinking on how to defragment (or how we were taught to do it) however it doesn't unnecessarily waste your time or put hours of stress onto a backup drive.
  10. The issue I see with drive C listed in the above screenshot is the available free space of only 5%, most defrag tools do a lousy job if they don't have at least 15% or 20% free space available and some give up very early on in the defrag. The only defrag software I've ever seen or used that can work albeit very slowly without allot of available free space are the discontinued JkDefrag and it's also discontinued successor MyDefrag.
  11. Did it just start doing that today? If so, you may want to check when your license actually expires since their licensing server has been causing allot of people issues today as seen here. If that isn't the issue and you don't plan on renewing an easy way to stop it is to uninstall, and then get the newest freeware Slim build installer from here.
  12. As for verifying data has been successfully overwritten you can use Recuva to scan the drive(s) after the wipe.
  13. When you state you "protected" the cookies did you configure that in CCleaner, or was it something else you did? To configure CCleaner so that it stops deleting them do the following as detailed in the help documentation, then test it to make sure it works: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-settings/choosing-which-cookies-to-keep
  14. Glad they removed it, my mother's download folder is so full of stuff going back years and running Disk Cleanup I'd always double-check what I selected when running maintenance on that laptop.
  15. Use CCleaner along with Windows own built-in Disk Cleanup. Uninstall programs you don't use and know you'll never use again, especially trial offers that are often installed on new PCs. A more "brute force" way to get the cleanest Win10 install is to have Windows install a fresh of itself, and then only install programs you require. What I've did to keep my Win10 installation on the lite side is to whenever possible only use portable variants of software that I have on another disk drive. As for your computer operating slow, if you have a hard disk have Windows defragment it, if it's still slow buy an SSD for your boot drive that contains the Windows installation. If it's an SSD have Windows optimize it which will issue a Trim command.
  16. It uses the Microsoft Defrag API and when running on a hard disk with the NTFS file system "it shouldn't in theory cause corruption" if for instance there's a power outage, the machine decides to hibernate/sleep/turn off, or if the user kills a defrag process. Although I wouldn't kill the process and instead would let it finish normally to play on the safe side. If you do kill the defrag process run ChkDsk on the drive afterwards before doing anything else with the hard disk.
  17. Free version and Pro version differences are seen here: https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva Pro version has: Virtual hard drive support
  18. Good for them listening, it was a strange issue since the GUI could be maximized that it would run off. Although part of the issue is of course Win10 scaling, and of course 16:9 aspect ratio screens, but it should've at least been tested, although it would've never been an issue say back in the day if they were only coding for an OS (XP, etc) that didn't have that weirdness let alone HD screens. It running off screen using a standard built-in Win10 scaling (not a custom scaling) was not a good first impression, much like Samsung Magician v6.0 and a whole laundry list of other software.
  19. I don't know if WFS could cause a hard disk to slow down or not since I've never personally experienced it myself - not even on my ancient WinXP system that has 16 year old IDE hard disks. The only time I've ever experienced hard disks running very slow is: * Hard disk was stuck in PIO mode - very noticeable/obvious since it acts like a resource hog is running since the whole system is barely usable speed-wise. * Formatted a secondary hard disk using a 3rd party disk partition software and the hard disk was very slow after the format and barely usable, deleting the partition and re-initializing and re-formatting with Windows built in tools didn't fix the issue either, it looked permanent. I ended up remembering the discontinued JkDefrag and used it with the sorting option -a 6 (if I remember correctly) which almost moves everything around based on the sorting option used which did get that hard disk back to an acceptable normal speed.
  20. No! For certain size Win10 displays where it has to be scaled to at least 175% in order to see most text MB4 has areas that run off screen like so many other updated programs. As of late it seems obvious like so many other programs it wasn't a consideration to test visibility at default built-in Win10 scaling up to 175%. MB4 is not usable scaled at 150% which is the largest scaling that will fit everything on screen on my 15 inch Win10 laptop since all the text is just too small. I don't like the fact that there isn't a full offline installer. Something else interesting when I did a clean install was on first launch MB4 had an unhandled exception that popped up on Win10. Didn't even bother scanning with it or even attempting to uninstall it, I just restored from a Macrium image to be forever done with it.
  21. For this specific issue see here: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53177-how-to-disable-pre-launching-and-pre-loading-so-ccleaner-can-fully-clean-edge/?do=findComment&comment=302353
  22. There are always viable alternatives (which I will not mention) until they fix their downloads!
  23. Haven't used them for years after they changed some things, been using DuckDuckGo as my default ever since.
  24. With some files that are "successfully recovered" but can't be opened having a proper header in them can make them usable again. As for video files that won't play they may need to be muxed to save a proper header in them so that video players know what they are and how to play them with a given codec. Basically what this details is re-saving (no need for re-encoding/transcoding) with a video editing tool, and there are a few freeware/open source video editing tools that can do it.
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