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Posts posted by APMichael

  1. 4 hours ago, thoste said:

    ... E.g. for Opera and Brave browser. I never installed them.

    So why are they NOT trimmed/removed from winapp2.ini (...and CCleaner)?

    Do you have a browser-independent download manager installed? These sometimes make entries in the registry, even though the corresponding browsers have not been installed.

    These unwanted registry entries must then be removed manually.
    Brave: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BraveSoftware
    Opera: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software

  2. I also only ever use local accounts.

    This is the complete Winapp3.ini entry:

    [Edge Installer *]
    Section=Dangerous Edge Chromium
    Warning=This will prevent successful online updates. You will need to download the installer for a reinstallation.
  3. The entry [Edge Update *] removes cached installation files, however I have never had problems with this on my systems.

    [Edge Update *] ...

    Is it possible that you are using the Winapp3.ini entry [Edge Installer *]? This is known to cause the problem you describe.

    [Edge Installer *] ...
  4. Thanks for the new entries.

    7 hours ago, Andavari said:

    ... New because the cleaning entry "[Intel Graphics Command Center *]" does not work since I don't have any folder named "LocalAppData%\Packages\AppUp.IntelGraphicsExperience_*" for it to detect, therefore it never cleans the Intel Graphics Command Center Service Logs which are still generated (if the service is set to automatically run). ...

    Ok, then the graphics driver seems to always install the GCC service, no matter if the "Metro App"-based settings GUI gets installed or not.

    7 hours ago, Andavari said:

    ... It would certainly be nice if all the Intel stuff was combined into one unique area instead of using LangSecRef= which has some of it scattered and it's a bit of a pain to find all of it in a quick enough fashion. Something I could do on my end for my system alone but I though sharing the ideal may help others too. I'd prefer it to be in for example: Section=Intel ...

    In my humble opinion, we should stick with the LangSecRefs specified by CCleaner for Winapp2.ini. Introducing special sections for different manufacturers (Intel, AMD, Adobe, Cyberlink, ...) would only make the display in CCleaner more confusing. The entries in the Winapp2.ini file are sorted alphabetically, so that you have at least in this all entries of a manufacturer together.

  5. 7 hours ago, SMalik said:

    As soon as I posted about these empty folders, I realized there is already an entry for this. I requested one of the admins to delete the post. They deleted that post to which afterwards, I noticed your response. My apologies.

    Thank you for your reply. Ok, got it. Never mind.

  6. 4 hours ago, SMalik said:

    ... [Edge Stored Favicons *] ...
    FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge*\User Data\*\|Favicons

    This entry already exists, as it does for all other Chromium-based browsers.

    [Edge Bookmarks Icons Extras *]
    Warning=This will delete all the icons of your bookmarks. The icons will be rebuilt as websites are manually re-visited.
    FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge*\User Data\*|Favicons

    However, these entries were moved to "removed entries.ini" after you reported in October 2019 that CCleaner now correctly deletes orphaned icons (from bookmarks that no longer exist).

    If this is no longer the case, then you should report the bug under "CCleaner Bug Reporting".

  7. 2 hours ago, SMalik said:

    I think we should go through all of the entries and see if any LangSecRef need to be corrected.

    Just my humble opinion: Since the category (LangSecRef, Section) has no impact on the function of an entry, but only on the visual sorting in the user interface, this effort is not really worth it. In addition, the categories between the different lists (winapp.ini, winapp2.ini, removed entries.ini, winapp3.ini) are now well aligned, so a mass change could mess things up again.

  8. 8 hours ago, SMalik said:

    %AppData%\Nero\Nero Start\cefcache.1\Local Storage\leveldb|*.log;*.old;MANIFEST-000001
    %AppData%\Nero\Nero Start\cefcache.1\Session Storage|*.log;*.old;MANIFEST-000001
    %AppData%\Nero\Nero Start\cefcache.1|*.log;*.old;Cookies;Cookies-journal;MANIFEST-000001;QuotaManager;QuotaManager-journal;Visited Links

    Just to be sure: These folders are Chromium-based and use LevelDB. The *.log files are therefore not usual logfiles but important database files. Therefore, all files of a database (*.ldb;*.log;CURRENT;LOCK;LOG;LOG.old;MANIFEST-*) should always be deleted or only the real logfiles (LOG;LOG.old).


  9. Thank you for the revised and new entries.

    13 hours ago, SMalik said:

    ... Changed the entry name from [Mail and Calendar *] to [Calendar, Mail & People *] ...

    However, the "People" app is not part of the "Mail and Calendar" app. The "People" app has always had its own package "Microsoft.People_*" and its own entry [People *].


    The package of an app can be found out very quickly: just drag and drop the icon to the desktop, right click and choose properties.

    A search using the package name also works. Just execute these links via "Run":


    Note: This search only works for apps that are available in the Microsoft Store. (System apps will therefore not be found).

  10. 7 hours ago, SMalik said:

    Cortana app package name has changed. The new package is Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy ...

    The new "Cortana" app is just a voice-controlled user interface extension for "Windows Search". The new "Cortana" app can now also be removed quite easily and this removes the package "Microsoft.549981C3F5F10_*" and not the package "Microsoft.Windows.Search_*", which is still used for many other search tasks. By the way, the new "Cortana" app has been supported by the existing [Cortana *] entry for months now.

    In addition, many people still use Windows 8.1 or older Windows 10 versions, so we can't simply remove the existing entries either.

    So, in summary, everything is correct as it is and there is no reason to change anything.



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