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About mikeb

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  1. Well I guess I fixed it though I guess I'm confused why CCleaner isn't taking care of it. I went to FF privacy options and ticked "clear history when FF closes" went into settings and ticked all the boxes up top under history. Clear "form and search" history was not ticked to begin with. Hit ok and restarted FF. Went to maps.live.com and the suggestions were thankfully gone. Now normally I never use "clear history when FF closes" cause sometimes I may shut down FF and then come back and want to have those urls and whatever still come up from the previous session. Not to mention I thought C
  2. I from time to time will go in and delete "places.sqlite" which will erase all search history left over in the side bar. I remember months and months ago noticing stray history was being left behind so I asked about this and manually deleting "places.sqlite" was suggested (tried finding the thread but it doesn't appear to be around anymore). May be it was your suggestion Dennis? Anyway, the address suggestions are not coming from the URL bar, those are guaranteed to be empty, they come up as I start entering an address in the Get Directions box at maps.live.com. I don't think location bar
  3. mikeb

    Speccy crash

    Tried Speccy for the first time a few hours ago and it froze. Couldn't do anything not even Ctrl-Alt-Del. Had to hard reset as well then I tried it all again and same thing so I uninstalled it.
  4. Form history was checked. I unchecked it. Also checked for cookies from live.com and bing.com deleted those. Shut down. Ctrl-Alt-Del no signs of FF. Ran Ccleaner again. Went back to maps.live.com and still when I click on either of the "Get Directions" boxes I get a list of past searches. Weird thing is that is the only site where this happens.
  5. I'm using Firefox 3.5.9. Occasionally, I'll use maps.live.com which redirects to bing.com/maps. I'm never logged on to Hotmail or anything and I've used CCleaner prior to checking this, and YET for some reason old address searches still show up when I go to type an address (you know auto-fill in suggestions from past searches). I've even been going in and manually deleting "places.sqlite" from the Mozilla folder to get rid of the history that doesn't erase when you run CCleaner. Does this happen to anyone else??
  6. there's no mention of firefox "compact database" on there. oh well, i guess i won't use tick it. haha
  7. Unless I'm crazy, I seem to remember a help file/thread that listed what every check box in Ccleaner did. I can't find it now though and I'd like to know exactly what the "compact databases" check box for Firefox does. I hadn't upgraded ccleaner since v2.23.999 so it's new to me plus I'd like to check on a few other things. Thanks
  8. Yes, I'm aware of those sites and all searches lead to it not being possible. I guess I'm asking for a "hacking type perspective". Regardless of the machine used if there's known data on a disk there's gotta be a way of breaking it out of there. Maybe Recuva doesn't do it, but might something else? Actually I take that back that first sentence....I think I may have just found something to try that I missed the first time I searched over the first site.
  9. I just got an Akai MPC 2000xl sampler with a zip drive and apparently you can load sounds onto a fresh zip disk on your PC then take the disk over to the MPC and work with the files, create and save a song, but once you've saved your work onto the zip in the MPC you can't then take that zip disk back to your pc zip drive and retrieve the files from it. I guess the MPC does something to the disk's file system that renders the disk unreadable outside the actual MPC. I tried Recuva and it doesn't retrieve anything. My question is, because there is something on the disk, mostly wav files, in t
  10. Doh!! That was my problem! I completely overlooked that "Wipe Free Space" check box in the Windows tab simply because I thought I was doing just that with the Option ->Settings ->wipe free space drives tick boxes! And apparently I'd been using that feature incorrectly all along! haha The way I tested this time I took a few pics and vids then formatted the card in the camera then put the card in my pc and ran CCleaner WITHOUT having the folder in Options ->Include and then I ran Recuva and didn't see the files I did before. There was one large file that was around 485mb, the card
  11. Yes I have. So either I'm doing something wrong or Ccleaner is not doing its duty . Btw, before I started this I updated CCleaner and got the latest Recuva.
  12. I've tried by Option->Include together with Wipe Free Space, Wipe Free Space alone, and Option->Include alone And I still find files after running Recuva. Oh and I stepped it down to 3 passes. I ran 35 originally to see if it would slate the card. In Analysis Complete, should there be a listing for "__ space wiped free"??
  13. Okay, let me start by saying I'm not sure if this is a Recuva (being too good) or a Ccleaner issue. I have a Sandisk Ultra II SD card for my camera and today I decided to try Recuva for the 1st time. First thing I did was format the card in the camera and then put it in my pc card reader and ran Recuva "deep scan". It found a few videos as if they had never been deleted. Awesome right? Well, then I took a few pics and vids, put the card back my pc...ran ccleaner after going to "include" and selecting the location where the flash card is on my pc and I had ccleaner do 35 passes on it. I th
  14. mikeb

    Winamp cleaning

    Is this still the case with Winamp v5.56? I was messing with the Winamp internet browser and can't find references to any cleaning process. So a few months from now I should clean install Winamp? Man, seems Winamp needs to get their stuff together and correct this.
  15. Wow! I just did a quick search and there's quite a few things up there. Thanks for the heads up on that!
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