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  1. +1 - I think that's a very sensible suggestion. Maybe allow the user to specify n days.
  2. Assuming you can definitely tie in your Norton problem to post-defragmentation issues... Have you always had this problem with Defraggler, regardless of the verion? It's conceivable that there are certain Norton files that object to being moved around; it may be a conflict issue with Norton and defragmentation tools generally. And it may depend on what Norton options are set - other users may be quite happily defragging with Norton installed but their user configuration and options might be different. Have you tried the built-in Windows defrag, or another defrag tool (e.g. Auslogics' free tool)? Check out any links for 'Norton defrag problem' to try and determine if this is a generic issue.
  3. Do you actually know what's in there? You can use this ... http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html ... utility to view the content for your IE history - you can see if it's been cleared or not following a reboot.
  4. +1 - a well thought-out and practical set of functional and usability enhancements.
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    Wipe MFT only.

    I don't know how the MFT funtions in detail but that would make sense to me. If you're doing this from a security point of view there's no sense in cleaning the MFT but not the data. Assuming, of course, there's no other system operational or performance benefit to doing so.
  6. marmite

    Wipe MFT only.

    ... and (from the topic title) what's the point of only overwriting MFT freespace?
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    Vista 64 Bit

  8. Ditto. What's the problem with CCleaner clearing the IIS logs under 64-bit? Is this generic or OS specific? Not that I'm running IIS and if I was I wouldn't be wiping the logs with CCleaner (nothing against CCleaner) ... but I'd like to know what the issue is.
  9. It's pretty unlikely this would have happened without you noticing, much less without you making that choice. Have you done any repartitioning, or had cause to move the page file? What do you use the D drive for ... it can't all be page file surely (the Pagefile description in your screen shot seems a bit odd - or is that a Vista thing)?
  10. Only if it's on a separate physical drive I would imagine; allowing concurrent disk activity.
  11. And a really unpleasant and uncalled for response to a new member. Would it have been so hard to say "I don't think this is a good idea because .." ?
  12. Also just noticed you have two machines ... if you download to your external drive you could do a trial run on the other one first
  13. Hi Carmen That's just like your C drive or D drive etc. To reiterate Augeas' point, if your deleted files are on your C drive for example, then you should download Recuva onto some other drive to reduce the chances of overwriting the deleted files. Since your files were on your desktop, the sooner you try and recover them the better ... for example the temporary files that you're creating whilst web browsing could potentially be overwriting your deleted ones, since they're probably on the same drive. Yes. Unless your hard-drive has a different partition (drive) like a D drive, then by all means download to your external drive. You can run Recuva from there and also recover your deleted files to that drive. ... That essentially is the easiest thing to do. Go to this page ... http://www.piriform.com/recuva/builds ... and download 'Recuva - Portable' directly to your external drive. Unzip the download in situ and run the appropriate exe (32 bit or 64 bit) from there. [Edited from original post to correct 32 vs 64 bit details]
  14. Look on the bright side George ... you've only two posts so you don't lose anything in starting again
  15. If that's true then it is indeed short-sighted on their part. This is a good opportunity for other vendors to get a more representative share of the market in Europe. Though I suspect the majority of users who want a change from IE will do so regardless of that installation choice; the people who pick a different browser on install would have picked a different browser later on anyway.
  16. Leaving CCleaner out of the equation, try this ... http://forums.cnet.com/5208-10150_102-0.html?threadID=30034. If that resolves the toolbar issue, run CCleaner again and see if the problem reccurs.
  17. marmite

    CCleaner & UAC

    Sheesh just realised this is a really old thread resurrected ... only noticed when I saw 4649 views!
  18. marmite

    CCleaner & UAC

    There's also this ... http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc...1(PROT.13).aspx ... which I understand leaves UAC on (some security protection from malware etc) but, if set to 0, disables the prompt. See also ... http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?...tbehavioradmin/.
  19. marmite

    CCleaner & UAC

    [on topic] Haven't used Vista for ages, but can't you set a shortcut to CCleaner and stipulate on the Properties / Security (?) tab that you want to run with Admin credentials? [off topic] Vista's UAC principles are perfectly sound. It's implementation is a pain in the *ss at times. At the end of the day the environment on YOUR computer is much safer because of it. It has nothing to do with how experienced a user you are. Vista as an OS has been a disaster for MS - I understand things have improved in W7 in UAC usability terms. Principle of least privilege ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_least_privilege And a worthwhile read ... http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480194.aspx (Longhorn = Vista / 2008 server)
  20. It's not a question of 'what the computer can do', but what level of access the particular user has. For the nth time, whether an application requires admin privileges has no bearing on whether it is generally classed as standalone. Some applications must be run with certain privilege level because Windows requires that in order to be able to carry out certain tasks. Some applications are written that way because it is deemed that the actions they are performing are administrative tasks and should not be carried out by someone who doesn't have administrative access to the machine. I'm not sure about Defraggler's requirements. But if you could run Recuva without admin rights then that would give you access to areas of the drive which, as a limited user, you should not have access to. Maybe al fon was content with the answer to the original question - there are standalone versions of all Piriform products
  21. It loads okay for me.
  22. Once again, the portable versions are standalone applications. The user privileges that are required to run them is a different matter entirely. Whatever it is that you want, it's not defined by the term "standalone application". Are you asking for "applications that run under an ordinary user account"? ... because that's not the same thing. I've not tried to run any Piriform app as an ordinary user so I'm not sure what their individual requirements are. If you're running on a work PC is there a domain GPO (group policy) in place that restricts what you can do?
  23. So where within Device Manager were you when you got this mesage?
  24. Apologies ... missed that bit ... and the bit about Device Manager! System restore points are intended to hold the state of your system files, generally not program files. If you can't even get into Device Manager without errors then there's something seriously wrong. Even more reason to try a previous restore point. Or do you have system (Windows install DVD) or repair disks that you can boot off and do an installation repair? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html ETA: As others have said ... I really don't see anything to suggest that CCleaner has caused this.
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