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  1. Thanks, for the explanations, but I still need a better fix (work-around) than I've found. (P.S. Nergal, I Did NOT put CCleaner in the 32bit Program Files, it did wind up there!) I have McAfee AV, I can't find any version when brought up, and it's updated automagically. I don't think that AV is the cause.. Even if it was, that's moot at this point. If you go back to my first post - the first time It didn't work I found that my 64 bit version being called while installed in the "PROGRAM FILES" directory.. no idea how the previous install got there. Let's just put that asid
  2. Well, turns out I didn't clear the problem.. I had uninstalled CCleaner. Deleted the CCleaner directory from "Program Files" (the 32bit one), Ran Glary Utilities to (hopefully) clean leftovers from the registry. nothing seemed to be awry after the uninstall .. I then "Custom Installed" CCleaner forceing it back to the "Program File (x86)" directory.. All *Seemed* to be good.. BUT - the next day, it didn't work.. I fiddled with it,, looked for anything in the registry that didn't look right (not understanding what to look for didn't help I finally discovered what do
  3. Thanks for your help. Win 7 may be end-of-life, but I know too many Win 10 users telling me I should be glad I'm still on 7. After cleaning the registry of the reported errors, The Install this time was good. The ICON has all the correct values, and the CLEANER directory was created & filled in the correct place,"Program files (x86)" with it's files. I can only guess that when one of the two prior versions installed, in the wrong PROGRAM FILES, (leaving the older version in (x86) that began a registry screw-up which persisted each time I added the newer version. I don't t
  4. I Just DELETED all CCeaner from both PROGRAM FILE directories. (don't know why the most recent was in the 32bit Progfile??) intalled and ran again.. and as I reported, It ran only after the Install. BUT This time, I ran the Registry Analyze and noted an anomaly with CCLEANER's start directory! Sure enough, the ICON had "C:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner64.exe" and that is where I find the 4 installed programs. Shouldn't they be in their own directory? CCLEANER ????
  5. The last two versions (maybe three), will Install AND run correctly immediately after I install it. After shutdown, then reboot (usually next day) Clicking the ICON or even going to the command line and RUNning it from the Directory does not run CCleaner. I stopped using CC when this problem started hoping that the next release would fix the problem. It didn't. Again with the most recent version. I have watched the task manger and it appears that it starts and immediately stops. I am on Windows 7 home, 64bit (no snickers, I have fewer issues than Win 10 users!). McAfee AV -
  6. CCleaner no longer runs from clicking the icon on the desktop. The problem started after installing the latest release. I will try one of the older releases. This isn't cool to find that it hasn't been fixed in a month!! (today = May 2, 2020). It ONLY runs at completion of re-installing. ?? Couldn't find or download older "Free" version. Got th;e pro version ..
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