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  1. Thanks I'll look into this some more. I've download the CCleaner version mentioned above - in fact the version number quoted there is wrong it should be:- v5.39.6399 (16 Jan 2018) This is straight from Piriform's CCleaner Changelog so it must be correct. I'll try using that and see whether that makes a difference to the FF Clear History operation and then try to work out, if possible, what was changed. Oh......I just noticed this in the Changelog whilst I was there:- v5.36.6278 (24 Oct 2017) Browser Cleaning - Firefox: updated Session cleaning rule to suppo
  2. I think I'm having this problem too. I bit the bullet on the new PC I built and started using last year. I decided to use new Firefox and keep it up to date and dear god has it been a pain. But what I did not realise until recently was that I can't get it to do what was simple with pre-Quantum Firefox and that is to delete all FF history without deleting existing active login cookies too. What I've found is that whichever Clear History option I use either everything gets deleted forcing me to re-login on every forum and web site whether I've ticked Remember Me or not. But if I exclud
  3. Some information has not been added here which should have been, particularly since the links to the portable versions have mysteriously disappeared over the last few years. The fact it is you can create a portable version of, AFAIK, any of these Piriform programs: Defraggler, Speccy, CCleaner, Recuva simply by adding a .dat text file to the program's EXE. METHOD Download the installer and extract .exe or 64.exe (for 64-bit OS), and optionally Lang directory to a new folder, name of your choice. Create a blank text file using Notepad in the same folder and paste the followi
  4. Apologies for resurrecting this thread but there is clearly something more than just the CCleaner version involved here. I mentioned it in another thread about Speccy and I've just discovered the same thing occurs with CCleaner too. The primary PC I have running Win7 64bit displays and identifies the SSD and two HDDs it has correctly using v5.35.6201. However I have a second Win7 64bit PC using matching SSD and HDDs and the same CCleaner version and there the two HDDs are misidentified as SSDs. Same thing occurs with Speccy and Defraggler. I had a theory that the different might be c
  5. The way you can do this is to create a new task in Task Scheduler and get it to launch Speccy at start up with highest privileges by using an elevated shortcut. I won't lie, I've not done this myself and I do not know how Win10's Task Scheduler works but I'd assume they had not messed around with it so much that the same or similar method could not be used for all Windows OS. There's plenty of information out there explaining the methods in fairly simple terms and tools which can make the whole thing easier, allegedly. https://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-elevated-shortcut-run-progr
  6. Tell me about it. Yesterday I had to login to a particular site using an ID code, a pin and a password, then when I transferred to another part of the same site I had to go through another set of security hoops. With things like forums and even utility main web sites the cookies should be fairly easy to identify in the CCleaner Cookies listing either under the actual forum or company name or www. name, often there can be more than one. A thing you can do it wipe your cookies entirely then go to each web site you want to be logged in automatically, login then exit to CCleaner and save
  7. My advice is that mpw101 tries significantly reducing the amount of space allocated to RPs and see if that helps. 10% of a 237GB HDD should be way more than enough but whether that will stop the problem alone I'm not convinced. This weekend I suddenly remembered this problem is not new to me and there was a not so old thread I posted in here about such matters. Just found it. Have you checked your actual Restore Points and are not just relying on CCleaner's RP tool? If they're really all still there see this thread I think it might be relevant. Guess who was a ma
  8. So Windows updates sometimes do that now? That is bad, particularly as Windows itself should, automatically, put in a Restore Point before updating. If it is rendered useless by the update why would they do that and delete all the Restore Points including the one they have just created? That explanation does not seem to really fit the facts unless this is unintended Windows 10 behaviour ie. bug of some sort. Whenever Restore Points and AVAST are linked in some way, like this through CCleaner, I always get a bit suspicious. They have a history of interfering with Restore Point use, so
  9. Restore points are deleted by Windows regularly when the allocated space is full. However Windows certainly should not be deleting the current one unless you've changed the default pagefile setting to off. I would check that. There is a default amount of restore point space but you can manually set it to use whatever you want. More space means more restore points are kept for longer rather than Windows deleting them to make space for new ones. On modern systems each 'key' restore point can easily be 1GB but they range from about 600MB upwards. For Win 7:- Start > Control Pan
  10. I had not checked Defraggler on my most recent PC build until today as it is so recent I still have very little on either of the two HDDs; primary drive is a SSD. But doing some new year maintenance and I thought I might as well use it. Same problem as reported by others here, both the HDDs reported as SSDs. Version is indeed the culprit. So much for the 'vital' importance of keeping your software up to date; I installed all up to date software when I finished the build and it is not the only program I've had to remove/roll back because of similar issues. I know th
  11. Don't we all? A new serious security flaw has been found in Win10 only this week. Updating your OS to Win10 for better security and performance is very important (irony intended if that was not clear). WinXP and Win7 FTW.
  12. I'd uninstall it using Revo (Advanced option scan to get all left-overs). Then reinstall a fresh copy from the download links at the top here. It should not take a long time to open or display in the normal way. With Windows 7 64bit you get the familiar UAC admin consent dialogue box when you launch Recuva which I believe Windows 10 should also do too. I would have suggested you try the portable version of Recuva instead but unfortunately Piriform have surreptitiously ceased providing that version - the links from the build page lead to a page with a portable download link
  13. Possible your anti-virus is the culprit? Look for it in your AV's quarantined folder or sandbox. If you have it set to quarantine or even delete suspicious files or it does that by itself without asking then that may be an explanation. Suspicious file can just be ones with suspicious behaviour and a recovered deleted file reappearing again might be enough to trigger a paranoid AV. I'd try recovering another a test file and see if that happens again.
  14. You have to click on the SCAN button to get it to search for deleted files in the location specified. By default that is just C:\ ie. your primary drive but all other locations are available from the drop down menu. In the file search options box the default is every file type but you can change that to narrow down the search to a particular custom folder path or for more general Picture, Music, Documents, Video, Compressed or Email files using its drop down menu.
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