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  1. I'd considered turning it off but there is always some odd thing that disregards default browser settings every once in a while, and very rarely will i test something in IE. By the time i would turn it off completely, i'll be entirely somewhere CCleaner cannot follow. If the hanging reaches my mild annoyance threshold, i may disengage it temporarily. I'm just a bit curious whether it is CCleaner's "fault", or something with the OS / config which mysteriously changed.
  2. Thanks for confirming my experience. I wasn't really paying attention, but that is consistent with the behavior i had seen.
  3. Does it hang for a bit on the IE cleaning? I don't use IE at all, but that's what it does.
  4. Yes, the Move Large Files thing has been very disappointing. I just updated because this fuction is stated as having been optomized in this version. Yes, first thing a defrag seems to do is take items that were at the end of the drive and write them, hugely fragmented, up to the front of the drive where i would expect, say, core OS files to stay. But it seems to unnecessarily move files (and differently with every defrag) which should be perfectly happy where they were in the first place. At least i can poke things around a bit manually. Still a better defrag than many, including some fairly pricey ones. But i kind of long for somethhing like the Symantec defrag of the mid 90s.
  5. Top of map = beginning of partition = faster part of the hard disk access. the start of any partition is closer to the center of the disk, and faster.
  6. Is FF set to empty its cache on exit? If so, you likely will not see a large cache size when running CCleaner.
  7. You aren't able to do this due to separation of privileges. You shouldn't be able to access other accounts from one account at all, unless it is the "real" Administrator account, which is disabled by default in Vista and 7. (Yeah, I know you can log in as "Administrator", but that isn't truly the highest-privilege admin account.)
  8. An additional note: compacting the registry can actually be counter-productive. I've found it most useful to do on very rare occasions, and mostly with Win 9.x registries. When a lot of apps and settings have been removed, and the registry has been very thoroughly cleaned by an aggressive cleaner and by eyeballing the database by someone who knows what they are looking at, removing the "dead space" maybe helpful. But if you compact every time you clear out more or less volatile reg keys (e.g. MRU lists), guess where those keys now go when generated? Yes, way at the end of the file, in which case it is more likely to increase access times. And the folks at Piriform are unlikely to give you a setting which may decrease performance, and have to support that scenario. You really want to use a different product for this entirely, but make sure it is a good and well-respected app. There are only 2 or 3 I'd ever use, and I've tested many over the years.
  9. OK! Ignoring already that the account is unfinished, I'm wondering what this has to do with CCleaner. Just throwing it out there: try running Explorer file manager as a separate process from the Explorer desktop.
  10. For the time being, if you want better control over the various sqlite databases, install the SQLite Manager extension and use that. It's great if you want to delete some things and keep others.
  11. Probably installed by someone who used your computer, if you didn't. Check the CCleaner version to see approximately when it was installed. Check Add/Remove Programs control panel to see when it was last used (unless you started the app, in which case it would show when you opened it).
  12. Right - is the file really gone, or do you just no longer see it in the cleared Recent Documents menu? No reason that CCleaner would delete normally stored user files.
  13. Thrak

    Programmable?

    Online games? You are probably deleting cookies or other cache contents for the games. Or LSOs if they are Flash games.
  14. If CCleaner had only been clearing a small amount of browser cache data in the past, you probably had the browser set to empty the cache on exit. No way you could even visit one page and only have 200-300 kb to clear.
  15. If it isn't to do with Windows defender, I offer two generic solutions: Defrag the HDD. Increase the size of the MFT if it is close to full.
  16. If you are that interested in the possible effects of a registry defrag, ytou should also consider a more powerful registry cleaner (at your own risk) than CCleaner, which is rather gentle and safe to avoid having the average user trashing his OS. More aggressive cleaners will remove a lot more defunct reg entries, or let you point them to the correct files. You want something more aggressive and more comprehensive than CCleaner. CCleaner is meant to be very safe, and does what it does well.
  17. Hrm. Sounds like one of those weird and idiopathic Windows situations. You are correct - SM has no need to be associated with LDAP. I use SM as my browser as well, and have never encountered this issue, so I have no really good guesses here. Long ago I had some similar type of experience, but can't recall it well. Nothing in the CCleaner settings (reg or ini) that I can see where one could affect this behavior. So, my suggestions are limited to (in no particular order): --Set IE as the default browser, then reset SM as default, then try the link. --Completely uninstall then reinstall SM. - Back up you profile with MozBackUp first. Try the CCleaner link before restoring your profile. --Profile the system activity which takes place after clicking the link in CCleaner to find out what is happening. Use Process Monitor from SysInternals/Microsoft for this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896645.aspx Caveat: This may or may not be your cup of tea. I have little to no experience with IE since IE6 - perhaps there is something in the IE config you can change?
  18. Not sure I have any idea what you are asking, if the first reply didn't address the question.
  19. Thrak

    compact databases?

    Urlclassifier3.sqlite came from the initial installation of FF. it is probably updated, because it is part of the FF phishing protection scheme. "Compact" means exactly what it sounds like: Free space is squeezed out from where entries have been deleted. Same goes for any of the other databases (bookmarks, etc.). Think odf it being akin to defragmenting free space on a hard drive.
  20. I would guess that some URL protocol isn't associated with SeaMonkey. For Win XP (Vista and 7 seem to be more limited here), you want to check Tools > Folder Options > File Types and make sure something obvious isn't associated with IE (of course, some will not be associated with SM). Check the URL protocols entries near the top of the list.
  21. That could be the difference between cleaning and breaking. You could always play around with a heavy-duty registry cleaner or manually editing the ARPcache as well as manually deleting the folders yourself. At your own risk, of course. Having backups and knowing how to fix an installed OS when it is offline would be key.
  22. Since we have absolutely no idea what these files are, or how you tried to add them, I can only suggest that you ensure you are using the full path and filename.
  23. Interesting - I'm not even sure how you can tell, seeing as TFC scrolls immediately all the way to the bottom of its log, and doesn't let you look at it, by demanding a reboot even when it is cleaning 0 bytes. Have you actually looked in the FF cache to see if there is anything there after running CC? edit: Note, if you run CC with FF running, it won't dump the cache (or all of the cache, at least).
  24. index.dat will always be re-created by the OS. So the question is, are they still large, or only like 32k?
  25. Not quite. %localappdata% does not work on XP, unless it is some SP3 addition. You need to add that to your environment variables manually.
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