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  1. Do you mean have access to everyone's user credentials? If that's the case then you may be able to use the dos "runas" command to run ccleaner with each user's credentials. Still not as quick as ccleaner doing it automatically, but quicker than logging into each profile individually.
  2. Exactly my point. Normally, if it's disabled you can't check (tick) it!!! On the ccleaner ones you can check them - that's why it's confusing. In terms of the control propreties "enabled" isn't the same as "checked" and "disabled" isn't the same as "unchecked". It is the "checked" property that typically drives the application behaviour. It is common practice to disable controls that you don't want to allow users to alter or set values ... back round to "it's confusing"! I look at a greyed out check box and text and read "it's disabled", not "it's unchecked". From memory, this is
  3. When I started using ccleaner recently I was fooled by the greyed-out check boxes. The convention used by most software is that this means that the option is not available (which generally also equates to not selectable). Not the case in ccleaner and the boxes I'm thinking of can be selected ... can't see why it's been designed that way!! [Not that you're necessarily referring to the same 'feature' of course]
  4. Inetcpl.cpl is the "Internet Options" applet that you get when you select "Internet Options" from the IE Tools menu. It's also available through Control Panel. ClearMyTracksByProcess is an entry point into that applet and is used to clear things like the IE browser history. It sounds to me as though that applet has become corrupt; in other words that it may not be a ccleaner issue. I suspect if you went to this applet via your browser or via Control Panel you'd see the same problem if you tried to clear your tracks. Here's one article about repairing Inetcpl.cpl http://support.microsoft.co
  5. marmite

    Locks up

    I'm just passing by ... but out of curiosity ... I'd be interested to know how ccleaner was designed to behave in W7. In XP, index.dat files are locked by the active user so can't be deleted straight away by ccleaner. The file names are added to PendingFileRenameOperations and deleted at restart. When you say "locks up", do you mean that ccleaner freezes and stops responding? Interesting. I'd rather everyone were aware of shortcomings in my software. And I'd rather be aware of known faults in the software that I use. It makes life easier for everyone.
  6. Mike Lin's explorer context menu PathCopy (there are other similar products out there) has proved to be one of those small but indispensable widgets I've used on practically every machine I've worked on in the last ten years. Simple. Clean. Works on folder or file names. http://www.mlin.net/other.shtml
  7. Thanks ady; but as I said originally, I don't use restore points - I was questioning how ccleaner handles their "deletion". I've just looked at the ccleaner user guide, and the actual words are "CCleaner removes references to the System Restore points, but may not actually remove all files related to each point". I would speculate that it may depend upon whether it has access (rights) to delete the file(s) at the time. Regardless of where these restore points are, internally Windows must still hold some reference to the space allocated to individual restore points in order to release that
  8. Out of curiosity, why do you want to delete it? Is it causing you a problem, or is it just a case of "if I don't need it, why keep it"? [Note that according to this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927525 the file does contain driver information.] Microsoft have given this file a "log" extension; I think it is just that. A file like this just doesn't feel like the kind of format that Microsoft would put essential system information. I have come across several articles, including the one above, where the log entries are used for diagnostic purposes in the event of a problem. But
  9. I don't use restore points so I've never looked into it that closely but .................. For that to be true (and I'm not claiming it isn't) Windows must have some other reference to the restore point in order for it to be able to free up the filestore with its own cleanup. And it also sounds misleading to the ccleaner user. Why doesn't ccleaner remove the actual restore point then? It doesn't make sense to remove the reference and leave the filestore intact. It feels like ccleaner is leaving the system in an inconsistent state. Or am I missing something (for example can you do the
  10. Sounds like you need another script that executes "all of the things you need to remember to run"
  11. I?m guessing (and I mean that literally) that ccleaner is designed only attempt to clean the files under the active (currently logged on) profile. It wouldn?t attempt to enumerate all of the local user accounts regardless of whether it was running with appropriate credentials. I?m sure someone else here can give you a more informed view Why can?t each user account run ccleaner ? why do you need to clean all of the accounts at the same time? If that is done then if there is only one user logged on, all of the other profiles must be clean by definition. What OS are you running? For exam
  12. Hi Fagetta Firstly, I do hope you manage to recover your files. It sounds like you are usually manage your computer carefully; that always makes anything like this very frustrating. File recovery programs rely upon the disc space where your files "were" located NOT to have been overwritten before you try to recover them. As login123 says, this means you should attempt any recovery as soon as possible. Anything that writes to your hard drive, even just browsing the internet, has the potential to start overwriting the space where your files were. So the sooner you do this the greater the
  13. Completely unrelated to the OP ... interesting tool !! Hadn't come across that one before ... thanks ident.
  14. Thanks Dennis As a developer of oooooh too many years, I know that it can be frustrating when someone points the finger at "your" software without really being sure of the facts. That's why in my initial post I just asked if anyone had seen it before; thinking that it could well be an environment issue. However when there was no glimmer of recognition I had more of a dig around and I'm confident about the circumstances under which this happens. Whether that is a bug in ccleaner is still moot. But I do feel that I've provided enough evidence to suggest that in may be exhibiting "und
  15. Now I know the circumstances around this I'd like to query it as a bug. Rather than duplicate, could a moderator move this post to the bug reporting forum please?
  16. Okay, well I've done some digging around. It seems as though setting "Other Explorer MRUs" in ccleaner deletes this registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComputerDescriptions And it's this that is causing the undesired behaviour I'm seeing in Explorer after I run ccleaner. If I manually delete this key, and then open Explorer, I see exactly the same behaviour. The only value in this key on my machine is the name of another computer on which I have a permanently mapped network share. This registry key is recreated when Explorer is reo
  17. Hi All I have a problem when I open Windows Explorer after a ccleaner run. If I have ccleaner set to clean "Other Explorer MRUs", then the first time that Explorer is opened there is a delay (around 20s) expanding the folder tree. It's almost as though Windows is having to rebuild or rediscover something - but I can't imagine that it should need to do that. Has anyone else encountered this or can explain why it's happening? I'm running ccleaner 2.23.993 on XP Pro SP3. Thanks
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