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  1. Don't know why it's taking so long for you. If the disc/files were badly fragmented to start with it could take a few long runs to get it all organised. The other main factors are how much free space there is on the disc (the more the better), how much RAM you have (the more...), how fast your CPU is (the faster ...), and if you or your computer is doing anything else at the same time. And of course how you personally use your computer and what for. As I say Defraggler tries to do the best of both defrag and consolidate so if you defrag once a week then things should get mo
  2. I've previously posted a workaround for the Skip UAC issue: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/59402-turning-off-giving-ccleaner-permission-everytime-windows-10-boots-workround/?tab=comments#comment-324431 I'll repeat the basic steps here: That resets the scheduled task for Windows 10, it should be similar for Win7 or Win8 and is worth trying. I haven't found a workround for the INI issue yet though.
  3. Defraggler as default runs a combination of defragment and consolidate. (They are two different things although both are refered to as simply defragmenting). Defragmenting puts each individual file into one piece so that it can be accessed (slightly) more quickly. Consolidation put all the files as close together as possible (contiguous) to save space on the drive. As said, by default Defraggler does a combination of the two to try and give you the best of both. - But you can force it to do either one or the other. If you do an Analyze and then 'View files', select the files a
  4. Irfanview is still going and still supported, I use it as my prefered photo viewer/editor. As Dave CCleaner says it can often open files that other viewers can't. There is no native MAC version of Irfanview but it can be used on MACs, see the question/answer here: https://www.irfanview.com/faq.htm#PAGE15
  5. This is an offical Piriform/CCleaner forum and as such is dedicated to CCleaner and other Piriform software. Did you not realise that any reply on an official product forum is likely to be a tad biased toward that product? (And that plugs for rival products will be removed). There are plenty of comparison sites on the internet.
  6. Again that's probably an issue reaching the servers, which Health Check needs to do. It could be due to the servers themselves, or your internet connection, or your Antivirus/Firewall blocking access to the server. To help narrow down what your problem may be being caused by try the following in order: Run a clean using Custom Clean instead of Health Check. Then run Tools>Startup; don't do anything, just click on it and watch if it sticks or crashes. (That's the equivalent of Health Checks 'Speed' section). Then run Tools>Software updater, it takes a few secon
  7. I imagine that the total size of deleted files that Recuva has found is reported by Windows as above 1TB - when all the original filesizes of the deleted files it has found are added up. Obviously in your case the data for some those files is no longer all there though. (The deleted data that has been overwritten again will not be recoverable). If the cluster(s) used by a deleted file are then used again by another file, which is then deleted and the clusters used again by another file, which is then deleted and the clusters used again, and so on ..... then those particular cluster
  8. @Aaron0x42 Nothing in my reply is incorrect. (Not even the comment about cotton vs silk shirts). Why you think that a reply to the original poster about his drive being seen as a SDD and so some options being greyed out has anything whatsoever to do with your hard drive is baffling? You don't even say if you are having an issue or not, so all I will note is that wiping free space on a 10TB hard drive is going to take a long time.
  9. I'm not sure why that is happening. It may be a glitch with the new system. We have no access to the licensing system here on the forum, so you will have to email support to try and get this resolved. EDIT - Sorry I forgot to say contact the Licensing/Support team by email to: support@ccleaner.com In the meantime I will flag this up to the staff.
  10. Have you updated to the new version of CCleaner that has been released today? In Options>About you can now have more control to manage your licences. I don't know if this may be related to your problem but it is worth a look.
  11. Do you have a multimeter to test the battery output? If it's OK for a week or two before cropping up again then you may just be fitting old or duff batteries that are dying after a week or two, especially if you're getting them all from the same source. They have a long shelf life but it's not infinite. Plus if you are getting cheap/counterfeit ones then who knows, and unfortunately there are many fakes out there even on places like Amazon. Other than that then as you say check the contacts, a pencil eraser is good for cleaning contacts. Also I'm sure that you already have b
  12. At least they haven't tried to copy Apple/Android with silly names that mean nothing sensible. (Apart from Windows Vista of course). Apple seem to be stuck on mountains/deserts, and Android seems to be running a sweet shop.
  13. Yes we understand why they are doing it to avoid confusion with the year/month format, the question was why use "H" (which is an accounting term/shorthand for the year half) and not "U" (for update/upgrade)? Come to that, why not even "V" for version - as in 20V1 and 20V2? That would be more in keeping with usual software version naming. It would even let them have a 20V3 if necessary (you can't sensibly have a 3rd year half). I guess that using the accounting terms "H1/H2" for year halves just shows that Microsoft is being run by the accountants?
  14. Hopefully one of the members who knows more about using Recuva will be along to give help. For now, and after looking back through some old threads: What kind of format does the drive have? If it is FAT32 then you may have problems. Maybe try the suggestion here from @Andavari to see if it can create new headers for the files?: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/51594-mp4-files-recovered-but-wont-play/
  15. I don't no about drobo but sometimes recovered video has an incorrect file header. (Again don't know why but it happens). If you do an online search you will find various apps (free or paid) that can restore mp4 headers and/or fix other errors. One or two of those may be worth a try. You say this has happened more than once so if these are important (and if you can get them back) you should seriously consider making a backup copy of the files to an external drive and putting it somewhere safe. (Preferably not in your house in case it gets struck by a crashing plane/meteorite, or
  16. I don't have CCleaner browser and don't know peacock, so: Can you make the cookies etc. for peacock an exception in the browser settings? Of course you could always just use Firefox or Chrome to watch it. I suggest try adding the "Malwarebytes Browser Guard" extension to either Firefox or Chrome (it's free) - if that blocks peacock then you will know there is some reason it's being blocked by CCleaner Browser.
  17. I've already reported it to the staff thanks, and another possible 20H2 issue. It's always going to be an issue - Microsoft changes something and then everyone else has to work out what they have done and catch up.
  18. I don't know but that is a very interesting question; especially in light of this weeks 20H2 update. We know that Micrisoft are doing things on your computer in advance of updates (to make the update itself faster) so maybe recording registry values is a part of that? If MS update records your registry last week and then you change it what will show in the reg editor when you open it this week?
  19. The options for multiple passes will be greyed out because it's seeing the drive as an SSD and more than one pass could be damaging to the lifetime of the SDD. I can still select multiple passes here for my HDDs. Think of it a bit like washing clothes multiple times; a cotton shirt would be fine with that but a silk shirt would get damaged if you washed it too often. As Augeas says one pass is more than sufficent to wipe a drive anyway, SDD or HDD, multiple passes are just overkill and a waste of your time. (Like washing a shirt multiple times would be a wase of time). And t
  20. Sorry I haven't got a clue why it should change like you describe, unless the admin account was showing an old registry entry and swiching accounts and then back refreshed it? That seems unlikely though. Just a thought, have you double checked to see if CCleaner Browser is still installed on the machine? What is now set as the default browser for the admin account? Second thought, it is a Chromium based browser and I know from experience that Google Chrome itself can be a pig to completely remove from a machine. As you say you have uninstalled CCleaner itself then it might be w
  21. Not sure when it happened but it indicates that at sometime a user (using the admin account) installed CCleaner Browser and it was made the default browser, probably as part of the install process. They may have done it by mistake and quickly deleted/uninstalled the CCleaner Browser hoping that no one would notice rather than admitting the mistake and asking for help? They may even have aborted the install process, (or shut down in a panic), part way through but after it had modified those reg entries? Seting a browser as the default browser will change those reg entries. Changing/r
  22. It's probably a Windows ownership/permissions issue. In CCleaner PRO try going to Options>Users and selecting 'All Users' or adding those specific users. (Or try logging in as Caden and then uninstalling it). TBH though I would probably just use Windows own built in uninstaller from a Windows Admin (or elevated admin) account. Settings>Apps click the app name and select uninstall.
  23. No harm; if the temporary files have gone and your free space is back then that's fine. TBH Wipe Free Space (and/or Drive Wiper in the Tools) should only ever be needed if you are passing on you PC or hard drive to someone else and you don't want them to be able to recover your deleted files with recovery software. (They may still be able to recover the old filenames, and possibly thumbnails of pictures, but not the original file contents). Wiping the free space is not going to free up extra space or make your computer faster in any way.
  24. Fix/workround - I've done some more testing and I'm currently seeing the same "The system cannot find the path specified" warning if I try to change the Skip UAC setting in CCleaner. (I'm also seeing a different error/warning when trying to change the 'save settings to INI file' setting in CCleaner). Which leads me to believe that it is probabably something that has been changed by Windows in the 20H2 update. It may be fixed by Microsoft soon, or it may need the CCleaner developers to fix with an update to CCleaner. That depends on if Microsoft intended that change(s) or not.
  25. Make sure you have a note of your registeted name and licence key and then just uninstall from the old one and install the Free CCleaner version on the new one. Then go to Options>About and click on 'Upgrade to Pro', enter your name and licence key as asked and click 'Register'. Job done, if you have any problems post back.
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