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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 true for all of the Microsoft IDE's and interfaces I've worked with. Maybe it's just the visual style provided by whatever ccleaner is built with.
  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.com/kb/216583 (note that the symptoms described are different to yours; but the Methods to do a repair would be the same ... [though Method 2 wouldn't seem to apply to your scenario]). Note I'm not a regular around here and these are just my views on your problem. There's a very old post by Andavari here http://forum.ccleaner.com/index.php?showtopic=7768 ... I'm sure he can tell you if that tool is still an appropriate way of repairing that applet. Alternatively, someone here may have seen this before and can suggest another solution.
  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 disc space.
  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 I agree that it would be useful to get Piriform's take on why this was excluded ... after all there are plenty of "non-essential but potentially useful" things that you do have the option to delete in ccleaner. I don't run Vista on my main machine. I think if I really wanted to get rid of this file ('cos it was taking up a few gig, for example) I'd back it up, then bite the bullet and attempt to rename it / delete it / empty it ... having also made sure I had an appropriate partition or drive back up first. But I can understand anyone's reluctance to "suck it and see". I suspect that even if the OS whinged, it would let you "put the file back" without too much grief. Also, I read one article from someone who'd been unable to delete the file, even using the likes of Unlocker.
  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 same thing in Windows itself)?
  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 example if you're using XP you could use the Group Policy User Logon (or Logoff) scripts to set this to run locally for every user. It wouldn't all be done at the same time of course; but it would be outside of the contol of the other users (depdening on their know-how). GP isn't available by default except in XP Pro, but you can install it on Home.
  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 chance of recovering some or all of your files. I've used Glarysoft stuff too and I encountered the Win32/Induc problem. Apparently it wasn't a false positive and they have since released clean versions of affected software. I've explicitly scanned the new versions (of the products that I use) and I will now continue to use with caution. Others may think that's a bad call, but it's a personal choice. The fact that it made unauthorised calls out to the internet I would describe as bad form rather than malicious. Lots of software does it; very few gives you outright warning. Whatever caused your problem, it sounds as though it may be related to the type of files (extensions); since everything else was left behind. Do you use anything that cleans that location and cleans based on specific file types - inclusively or exclusively? As for cleaning the pagefile, as far as I know it has absolutely no performance benefit. Some users may want to securely wipe the pagefile if they are concerned that very sensitive data has been swapped out to their hard drive ... but then if they have that much cause for concern they're probably running whole drive encryption anyway! In other words, if you're not sure whether you need to do it ... then you almost certainly don't! Good luck with Recuva
  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 "undesirable behaviour" It should be easy enough to verify I guess; but again I think I've done my bit in identifying the specific registry key that ccleaner deletes to cause this behaviour (using SysInternals' Process Monitor). I don't know whether, for example, you could achieve the correct "cleaning" effect by deleting specific values under this key. But as I said before I don't believe that deleting that particular computer name value is appropriate "cleaning" behaviour. As far as I can tell the only reason that it exists is because of the presence of the mapped drive. The fact that you've elected to "reconnect at logon" (to the mapped share) to me implies something less transient than an MRU value. But thank you for the tip about the reg key exclusion; that's something I hadn't discovered. A couple of the reasons that I really like the product are its configurability and its flexibility in supplying custom actions (or inactions in this case!). So yes; that would certainly allow me to keep the ccleaner setting whilst still getting around this issue for now.
  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 reopened. I assume it's this that causes the delay (possibly due to the remote machine being unavailable on the network; either way it's not a good user experience). In my view I wouldn't say that this is falls into the MRU category; any more than the name of the network share itself would be (and this doesn't get deleted of course). Is it really appropriate that this key is deleted? If there are values under this key that should be deleted, then I believe that to avoid this issue computer names that reference permanent shares shouldn't be deleted. I'd be interested to hear Piriform's view on this. Thanks PS It's a small niggle in a great product though.
  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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