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  1. Hazelnut, that did the trick! I brought up IE's panel, deleted everything, including Cookies, and re-ran Ccleaner. It ran just fine. Back to normal and many thanks!
  2. I've got Ccleaner 4.06.4324, running under Windows Vista 64-bit. It's worked flawlessly until today. What it does now is begin the comprehensive cleaning process, but when it gets to IE 9 Cookies, it just sits and spins forever. I have to go in under Task Manager to close Ccleaner. When I go back and simply 'analyze' the IE Cookies, Ccleaner says there's about 1kB in there. But when I elect to clean it, Ccleaner just hangs, the little circle sits and spins indefinitely. If I uncheck the IE Cookies box, Ccleaner will go through everything else just fine. What happened?
  3. Great, guys, that did it. Thanks very much.
  4. I'm not sure how I did it, but I 'busted' the UAC bypass on the current version of the product. Is there a way to get it back without reinstalling Ccleaner? maybe a toggle switch somewhere? Thanks!
  5. Thanks for the hint, Panda, but it's checked for sure. Funny, because CC will dump the contents of my CryptnetUrlCache folders just fine, and will even report what was cleaned with a right-click. But the others (Yahoo Messenger Profiles and Unzipped) just aren't touched at all. One thing that is strange, however: when I click Add to browse to folders I want to clean, I get an error message from CC, telling me that SHFOLDER.dll didn't load. But after that message appears once, it doesn't come back, and folders are added to the list nonetheless(see attachment).
  6. A while back I asked about deleting certain folders that contain personal info. At that time it was 'profile' folders under Yahoo IM. I had added these to CC for cleaning, but it doesn't touch them, so I have to drag them to the Recycle Bin manually. I just tried adding the C:\unzipped folder in the CC 'Include' list, and CC automatically entered C:\unzipped\*.* as it did for the Yahoo files before. But running CC does not touch this folder either. Is there a special procedure for indicating a folder to be cleaned when it contains other folders? I can see how CC might have a problem if
  7. Hey, fellows, I just looked for any .tmp files anywhere in the .NET folders and can't find any. Am I doing someting wrong?
  8. Neither did I. But there it was: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Yahoo/Profiles/(my sign-in ID). Big as life, all right. You can delete the folder, but the next time you sign into Yahoo IM, it creates it again. No big deal, but what if you're on a public computer somewhere? Maybe their log-in name isn't a big deal with most people, but it shows that you have been on that machine. Those of us with several (possibly secret? ...sorry, I can't talk about that) IM accounts might not want those identities known.
  9. To eliminate any record of the user with a specific IM profile having logged-on.
  10. When certain programs are run, they create folders in the Windows Registry. In particular, certain IM programs create "profiles" for users with registry values. These profile folders can be manually deleted with no ill effect; the program simply makes a new one the next time its used. It would be useful if CCleaner could exorcise these folders when it's run, but I can't figure out how to Add the location under Include in Options, as the Registry seems to be off limits to the Browse button. Is this possible? Thanks.
  11. Boy, sure hope so... Just so my wife (an IT division head for the NSA) doesn't find all that porn...
  12. I'm curious as to how many places on a user's hard drive browsing history is stored. Searching with Windows Explorer, it's possible to find several strangely-named folders that contain Web surfing info: saved pages, temporary files, browsing history, cookies, etc. Does CC find all of these (plus ones that you can't see!) and overwrite them, or are there "hidden" (and protected) files that retain duplicate info of whatever CC gets rid of?
  13. I'm not computer expert, but I do know that hitting the Delete button doesn't really delete a file. Heck, anyone who watches Law and Order knows that! I think that what actually happens is that certain headers are stipped from the file, allowing it to be overwritten if and when it's necessary. Is this what constitutes "free space" on the hard drive? AND... does Ccleaner overwrite this area when asked to do so? How confident can a user be that deleted e-mails, Word files, etc. are not easily recoverable after executing a 'Wipe Free Space' command? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks.
  14. Excellent solution! Had not idea that right-click option was there; proves the point that one should always right-click everything to discover its darkest secrets. Thanks much!
  15. Okay, Dennis, The Wipe Free Space ran, after I checked the C:/ drive, and with this hard drive took close to an hour to do the job. But, when it finished it said 0kB removed. Is this normal? Since Wipe Free Space is indeed a 'special' operation that a user might like to do once a month or so, why not take it off the checklist and make it a separate operation? That way a user could perform that operation by itself without having to uncheck all those other boxes and then remember which ones were checked so they could be restored. I suppose just checking the Wipe Free Space box
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