Protecting a file from being cleaned in CCleaner Posted September 11, 2009 Yes, enter the path/file in the Options/Exclude section. Details can be found in docs.piriform.com. A-HA! I must have looked at that tab a hundred times without noticing it. Worked. But a bit tedious. The way I did it was to "Open Containing Folder" of the file, create a shortcut to the actual file and copy its "Target" from properties into the "Add File" command in CCleaner. THANKS!