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  1. Unfortunately that's not the only problems the new version has, it's at least "cosmetic" but enough of a hassle to warrant downgrading to the previous version which was nowhere near as buggy.
  2. What I've read about is that occasionally (not all the time) Optimize Drives in Windows 10 at least will do an actual defrag process. To what degree who knows if it's just dealing only with for example a heavily fragmented file which can become an issue even for an SSD. Supposedly fragmentation can get to the point were accessing such a heavily fragmented file could potentially be impossible so it has to be defragmented.
  3. The previous version that didn't have as many new issues is available at: https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/5.63.7540/
  4. CCleaner, then use Wipe Free Space. Be careful if you use CCleaner's Drive Wiper which can also wipe free space but if used incorrectly it can nuke a disk.
  5. Some of that has been in there for several versions. The entries "DeleteMe=" and "LCD=" are new. Another reason to keep clean backup copies of our original .INI files, as I do.
  6. I've seen that happen before if upgrading an old system to a new SSD drive, and the system would still expect the original HDD to be there - especially if upgrading from an IDE HDD to a SATA SSD. Configuring the BIOS to not look for the old removed or unplugged HDD can remedy it.
  7. If Paint Shop Pro has a forum it might be worth asking them if the thumbnails are by chance not stored in a different location particular to the program itself instead of the default Windows location. Then after that in CCleaner click Options > Exclude, to of course exclude them.
  8. Don't understand what you're getting on with, however to simplify the process: If you're using a modern version of Windows such as Windows 10 just have it securely Full Format the drive see here: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/perform-a-secure-disk-wipe-with-windows-10s-format-command/
  9. Yes that's fine. Like I stated in my previous reply don't bother upgrading to the next version though -- as seen on the forums it has way too many issues. You don't have Thumbnail cleaning enabled/ticked in CCleaner, then the only other culprit I can think of is actually built into Windows itself: Disk Cleanup In Disk Cleanup disable/untick: Thumbnails Edit: Depending upon where you have your images stored you "may, or may not" have to configure Disk Cleanup on multiple drives to ignore cleaning Thumbnails. I'm not entirely sure about that, however I'm just putting it out there just in case.
  10. If you're low on available disk space try Disk Cleanup which is built into Windows first to see if it can free a bit of disk space. If you're on Windows 10 and wish to remove more type into Cortana/Search: Delete temporary files It allows you to uninstall unused software, etc., however the real solution is to buy a larger capacity disk (HDD or SSD) because cleaning will only get you so far.
  11. That version is very old. Try updating to at least CCleaner v5.63.7540 (wouldn't try v5.64 it has issues). Old versions were known to cause issues with things like FontCache, etc., which they've fixed in newer versions.
  12. To reiterate you aren't fixing anything cleaning the Windows registry.
  13. The registry cleaner isn't really going to fix anything on Windows 10. You should not be cleaning the registry on Windows 10 either since it can cause issues. Here's Microsoft's official statement about registry cleaners: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities
  14. Confirmed! It created this on my system: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Piriform\CCleaner] "(Cfg)LastUpdate"="03/05/2020 12:56:04 AM"
  15. Please don't duplicate posts, it wastes peoples time answering them more than once. I had already answered this in your other identical post which I've now locked: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/57066-anyone-seen-this-error/
  16. It doesn't show the Downloads folder path for me either. As to why it isn't getting correct path information my only guess is they need to update Speccy to reflect all the changes in Windows 10.
  17. It's to disable pre-loading of the original Edge (not Edge Chromium), see here for a more thorough explaination: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/56335-solution-ccleaner-cannot-fully-clean-microsoft-edge-due-to-pre-loading/ That's the only way it can effectively clean Edge!
  18. They need to update it! If you're on Windows 10 that could possibly also be part of the cause and whatever they'd change to the Defrag API that all defrag tools use in the background. I've personally noticed with some older SATA/300 ("SATA 2") external/portable hard disks that no matter what defrag tool rather it be Windows own built-in or whatever 3rd party it just crawls and takes agonizingly forever, enough to abort the defrag. When I plug those same drives into an old WinXP system it defrags them at an acceptable normal pace.
  19. I would look into if it's actually safe to defragment a Raid 0 to begin with - especially with a 3rd party defrag tool. I know it doesn't help you here but, better safe that sorry. Here's a search if you're even interested: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=defragmenting+raid0
  20. I don't know about the other stuff with how they detect a hard disk drive (HDD) vs solid state drive (SSD), and like I've stated in some older posts even Windows 10 can get the detection completely wrong especially with external/portable SSD (although I think that's because of how an external/portable SSD was formatted, and the filesystem it uses). All of their software has that issue. Install one version and it detects them wrong, install the next version and it detects them correct. Luck of the draw I suppose with it being hit and miss and there's been allot of posts about it over the years. My thoughts on using the computer while it's using a secure erase (Drive Wiper, or Wipe Free Space) based on track record with other tools I've used I wouldn't want to induce any activity of my own on a machine while such a process is working. I've seen similar tools over the years trash a hard disk resulting into it needing to be formatted because something went horribly wrong -- and that's really bad if said hard disk has Windows installed on it.
  21. Kind of bad you had to let it "phone home" to Avast in order for it to work. If that's the case for some people (I didn't have that issues using the Portable ZIP version) maybe they should update the system requirements to state an active working Internet connection is required -- that is if it isn't just another of the bugs both software-side and network-side they have to fix.
  22. See here for a solution: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/5739-solution-when-ccleaner-wont-install-or-download-windows/
  23. It happens often enough so I've downgraded to CCleaner v5.63.7540. Glad I archive old versions of software for some time!
  24. Reproduced for the fourth time now. More Info: When it happens the GUI quickly flashes text. Screenshot Proof:
  25. See here how to configure it: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/57017-new-cckeaner-interface/?do=findComment&comment=315852
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