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  1. Never knew simply informing someone that the documentation was out-of-date, i.e.; it has references to things that have been re-named/re-branded would turn into a life story. You've had your say, and this topic is locked.
  2. Their focus is obviously on CCleaner so if/when they get around to their other tools who knows. There are other competing well known hardware detection tools (which I will not mention here) that are updated more regularly.
  3. See here if you're still using a CCleaner v5.63: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/56335-solution-ccleaner-cannot-fully-clean-microsoft-edge-due-to-pre-loading/ If you're on the newest CCleaner v5.64 it's built into CCleaner now and should automatically detect it for you and offer to disable it for you.
  4. Worth making a disk image backup beforehand as always. We'll find out afterwards what they do and don't break.
  5. It's actually not worth copy+pasting into for instance a Word document at this time because at some point they will be updating the online help because it's outdated.
  6. That's why in the defrag tool I use (it isn't Defraggler and I won't mention it) I have it set to exclude all of my internal and external/portable SSDs. That way if one is accidentally selected in the defrag tool it will just skip them.
  7. 1. Start CCleaner. 2. Click: Options > Smart Cleaning, and then disable/untick items in there. There's an outdated help documentation detailing it better. It calls it by the old name Monitoring but should read as Smart Cleaning, however it should give you the gist of it: Smart Cleaning (CCleaner Pro): https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-settings/changing-monitoring-settings-ccleaner-professional/ Smart Cleaning (CCleaner Free): https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-settings/changing-monitoring-settings-ccleaner-free/
  8. In the CCleaner area of the forum where you best think it should go, i.e.; Bug Reports, Help, etc. We can always easily move a topic into the correct forum location.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The previous version that didn't have as many new issues is available at: https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/5.63.7540/
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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/
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To reiterate you aren't fixing anything cleaning the Windows registry.
  21. 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
  22. Confirmed! It created this on my system: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Piriform\CCleaner] "(Cfg)LastUpdate"="03/05/2020 12:56:04 AM"
  23. 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/
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
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