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  1. tomn

    Restore Points

    Not sure. I'm seeing all my restore points when I bring them up in CCleaner.
  2. Ok, that deleted one of the shortcuts on his desktop. Now my question is, how do I prevent this from happening again? I am usually the one that does any updating of new versions. The only place i see in the installation process that relates to this is where it gives you install options and has a bunch of the options ticked. The option for "Create shortcut on desktop" which is defaulted as ticked. I'm assuming this should be un-ticked on any future updates or am I missing something elsewhere?
  3. I've been using CCleaner for a couple years now and I didn't really notice it until my brother who uses a separate user account on this computer, showed me that he has two copies of CCleaner (Icons) on his desktop. Apparently when updating or installing new versions it's putting 2 on his desktop and just one on mine, or in the case of updating it's just overwriting. I clicked on both of his copies and both are the latest version. I tried uninstalling CCleaner using Revo uninstaller (medium mode) and everything on both accounts was deleted. I re-installed and same thing, one icon on my desktop and two on his. How can I stop this from installing two copies on his user account?
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    Cleaning CCleaner

    Forgive me but I am confused here. In my main CCleaner folder (C:Program files\CCleaner) it contains a subfolder for Language DLL's, CCleaner application file and an Install/Uninstall app.file, nothing else. What might be putting those DLL files into your main CCleaner folder instead of your Language subfolder? Is this still happening with current installs of newer versions or was this related to older versions writing them this way?
  5. Unless I'm misunderstanding something here, selecting the option to Compact databases does NOT purge your bookmarks in FF.
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    CCleaner users

    Once CCleaner is installed on a computer it will work for multiple user profiles. But.... Unless I am misunderstanding you, CCleaner will only clean the profile of the user who is logged in at the time. I have two user profiles on my computer and it will only clean junk from user who is logged in at the time. I found this link, maybe this will be helpful: http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=14936
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    compact databases?

    It has to do with the SQLdatabase that Firefox uses to store things. Over time they become larger and larger and the option to compact does just that. There are several other freeware's that do essentially the same thing such as "Speedyfox". For a general description go here and look at Option #6: http://www.techandlife.com/2009/09/is-fire...ht-speed-it-up/
  8. I use the latest version of FF and am trying to find out exactly what the compacting database option is. I'm wondering if I need to tick this option every time I clean or not, Pros/cons??
  9. What type of media do you back up images using the Macrium Reflect (local drive, Portable HD, CD/DVD etc..) and is it user friendly for those of us who are not particularly computer savy?
  10. FYI, If case you didn't already know you can set FF to clear private data (Browsing history included) every time you exit FF. That or just manually clear. You can customize what's in private data by going to OPTIONS then PRIVACY then SETTINGS. Check off what you want cleared.
  11. Thanks CC1, I suspected just append with /Auto would do it but wasn't sure.
  12. Several questions here about setting CCleaner to run automatically upon loading. I would like to schedule CCleaner to run as a weekly Windows scheduled task. I've set up the scheduled task to run "CCleaner.exe" weekly. However, I don't think this will actually run the cleaner upon loading, but just run the software bringing it to the main options menu. I've seen the pinned info at the top of this section on how to use Auto/shutdown. I would prefer to have an option that also allows me to run CCleaner manually and not upon loading. My question is how will this work with Windows task scheduler or maybe it won't I dunno. Can I use the /AUTO/SHUTDOWN commands appended to the run CCLEANER.EXE command line when setting up the scheduled task? EXample: append here: Thanks, Tom
  13. Sorry I thought he was talking about the registry optimizer. My bad.
  14. Other users with more experience may chime in here but... I had similar questions on what is safe to clean and was told by number of people here and elsewhere that you shouldn't delete anything unless you know what it is your deleting. Not sure if anyone can tell you what those things you listed are or not, but at the very least you should back up the registry BEFORE you clean up anything that the registry scan finds. May want to create a system restore point as well before you clean. Also, you could download and install "ERUNT" (freeware) which is a registry backup software that can backup your registry after each initial startup. If you accidentally delete something that you still need you can recover from your ERUNT backup registry file. Do a search here for "ERUNT" and you'll get quite a few hits. It's highly recommended by users here.
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    Hey thanks fellas. The only reason for me to use the command line is that I have no need to store 30 days worth of backups and only wish to save 3 or maybe 5 days at any one time for better use of disk space. Dennis, does the initial backup on boot up add much to boot times? are we talking maybe an extra 30 seconds or minutes?
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