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  1. I have that statscache.sgi file in that dailychallenges directory and it shows as modified yesterday, even though as I said I don't do the daily challenges and deliberately play Solitaire offline (flight mode on the laptop). A .sgi file is a graphics description file, so probably not the scores/progress information itself marely a graphic description of what to display next time you open Solitaire. (You can 'open with' Notepad to read what it contains). But if yours had a date that old then it would not seem to have been used by that user; were you looking in the correct user profile? eg. were you logged in as yourself rather than as your wife? If she was logged into the computer using her MS account then her scores/progress should be stored in the cloud, so that they can be synced between devices. https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/games/game-titles/saving-microsoft-solitaire-collection-progress-windows-10 I know that on mine the information is stored locally - but I don't even have a MS account so that's not conclusive. So it looks as if something is losing that cloud syncing. A thought, especially as you can't see anything Solitaire related with an analyze - Is she / are you running the registry cleaner? Microsoft recommends that you don't run any registry cleaner, especially not with Win10. Registry cleaners cannot keep pace with intentional changes that MS makes in the registry, and can end up wiping the wrong registry entries and causing problems.
  2. So it's a browser with CCleaner, Adblock, and a few other things built in as standard. TBH apart from the CC and Adblock, and maybe the camera block, I don't see much difference to what other browsers do as standard (Despite what the advertising blurb says). And I can get CC or Adblock, or alternatives (and a camera cover) myself thanks very much. (My camera and microphone are disabled in Device Manager anyway). Private mode (Stealth mode), forced HTTPS, do not track, anti-blah, automatic history/cookie cleaning, etc. are all standard features in Firefox, Chrome, and the like. Interesting thought, if CCleaner launches from within the browser than can it clean the browser itself while it's still open, or does it close the browser? I don't think I'll be tempted to try it anytime soon.
  3. Users have been telling you the simplest tweak for years - Don't have the offer box pre-ticked. (It's dodgy practice anyway). Even if you only do it for a trial period it would prevent 'click-through' accidental installs, and let you see the real size of any other problem.
  4. You can set it to run when you boot, but like Nergal I don't think it's ever been possible to run automagically just by opening the programme. Having said that it should be possible by including a command line option in a desktop shortcut. I have a seperate CC desktop icon/shortcut that will run CC in debug mode - because I edited the shortcut target to include the command switch ( /debug).
  5. Ah, see that link in my signature below my posts. (You may not see it if you're on a mobile or tablet)
  6. LOL, I had exactly the opposite problem, I wanted the Solitaire scores/statistics wiped and couldn't get CCleaner to do it. I wrote my own cleaner to do it so now know that the Solitaire scores/statistics and experience points are saved at the following locations: %Userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_{NUMBER}\LocalState\savegame\{login-name}\statistic\statistic.sgi %Userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_{NUMBER}\LocalState\savegame\{login-name}\xpsystem\xpdata.sgi %Userprofile% is just programming shorthand for the profile directory of the current user. (C:\Users\anyusername). The {NUMBER} and {login-name} will be an actual hexadecimal number, and a Solitaire/MS account login name unique to each user. (I've replaced my own in the above pathnames for security). I don't do the daily challenges but it would seem logical that the information for those will be saved at: %Userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_{NUMBER}\LocalState\savegame\{login-name}\dailychallenges My best suggestion to start would be to look for that in the list of file that CC finds in an Ananlyze, and see which (if any) section of cleaning is finding it.
  7. That's probably due to something else using IE's files/storage, and you have automatic browser cleaning selected in Smart Cleaning. You may want to change the setting 'If cleaning saves more than xx GB' so that it doesn't happen as often. (Or change automatic browser cleaning to Clean on closing the browser). Various things Microsoft (and others) will also use IE's storage, - Edge will use common temporary storage with IE, so will Skype, and there are others. It's just a convenience, why set up your own temporary storage locations for your application when they already exist for IE and you can use those locations/files. Because they are using the same names/locations as IE junk/temporary files then CCleaner will see them all as being IE junk/temporary files. As for what app(s) are causing this, if it's happening all the time it must be something that is running all the time, and creating the files all the time.
  8. Analyze will just look for files without deleting them, so you can see what is there to be removed. You have to use the other button 'Run Cleaner' to remove files. You don't need to analyze first, just run the cleaner. If files are not being removed then they are probably in use. Make sure that your broswer (or whatever the files are) is not running in the background.
  9. Sorry, I'm unsure but you could always try it. TBH I think you may have hit on the reason, your Google account may be keeping your Chrome settings and active logins. As you have also run a rival cleaner without success then that would seem to point to something other than the cleaners being at fault here. You could see one cleaner having a glitch, but not two having the same glitch. It may be something that Chrome itself has changed, Google are getting somewhat notorious for hindering/stopping third-party applications working with Chrome. They say it's for security reasons, but most believe it's in order to increase their profits. https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/01/23/google-chrome-ad-blocker-ads-upgrade-problem-speed-slow-update/ As for being kept logged in: If you use the 'Remember Me' button when you log in then I am aware that some websites will save your logged-in status at the site itself rather than on your computer. So unless you deliberately use the 'sign-out' button before leaving the site it will log you in again next time you visit the site on the same computer, even if you have shut down in between. (Of course, they have to collect your computers unique ID to be able to cross a shutdown, but that's easily done). Again I'm not sure, but I believe that Facebook can/will do that.
  10. It sounds as if your Chrome may be synced. (But see below about logins). If you clear anything that is synced (Timeline, browser history, etc.) from your machine then it will just get synced back again from the cloud server. That's simply how synchronisation works - info about your activity, settings, etc. is saved in the cloud and then downloaded to your device(s) when you visit (log into) that synced service again. The software (Timeline, browser, etc.) looks at the device you are using and if the info saved in the cloud isn't on there it downloads it automatically to the device. That's how history from your PC browsing gets transferred (syncronised) to your tablet or phone and vice-versa. Unless you clear the info from the cloud server it will keep being synced back to your machine(s). And of course the cloud servers are owned by the software company(s) and they won't let 3rd party cleaners delete files from them. The only effective way to clear synced information is from within each synced application itself which can delete things from its own cloud server. This explains how to do that with Chrome: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-clear-google-chrome-sync-data/ The gmail login may be something else. Last year google started logging you into Chrome when you logged into gmail or youtube, they may have expanded that to work the other way round as well. Here's an article about it from last year: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/24/17895536/google-chrome-69-log-in-sync-password-user-data-privacy
  11. Andavari means in Defraggler - Ananlyze - View Files (or open the file tab) - then check (or highlight) the specific files you want to defrag - and select 'Defrag Checked' (or Defrag Highlighted). That defragments only the specific fragmented files rather than reorganising the whole disk, so it's much quicker to do. Windows 10 itself will Optimise (reorganise) the Disk in the background as and when required.
  12. True, it's OT. But sometimes going OT (thinking 'outside the box') helps work out just what the problem may be.
  13. As I understand it 365 is cloud based, saves everything in the cloud (if you work offline it uploads that work next time you connect) and so can sync documents from the cloud to all your devices, and any other device if you log on to 365. There again I've used an alternative to Office for years.
  14. It's telling that Custom Clean removes them but not Easy Clean. Now if we had a list of the Easy Clean defaults to compare with your Custom settings then it would be easier to see what's different between them. But AFAIK a list of EC defaults has not yet been published.
  15. In Custom Clean, on the Windows tab under 'System' do you have 'Start Menu Shortcuts' and Desktop Shortcuts' ticked? I believe they are unticked by default (which will also the be default of Easy Clean) but you may have inadvertently ticked them somehow.
  16. Hi Dave, CeeDee seems to be talking about Office 365, which is cloud based not installed. (Although it will install offline versions of the software I don't see a clean removing them).
  17. Yes it's normal. All defrag tools use different methods, and different rules/settings. All will show different levels of fragmantation depending on those rules/settings. What may be especially relevant here is that they often have settings to ingnore files with less than 'X' fragements, or files that are less than 'Y' KB in size (or more than 'Z' KB in size). Obviously if they have different settings for those then they will show different levels.
  18. I'm not sure just what you mean by "deletes Office 365"? CCleaner should not delete any programme, only it's junk files. Office 365 is online anyway so isn't 'installed' on your computer. Do you mean that your automatic login is being removed? Something else? Easy Clean uses default cleaning rules set by Piriform. Custom clean uses your own settings/preferences. Try this If it's your login that's being removed then I believe (not sure) that by default Office 365 stores them with IE passwords. Open Custom Clean and under Internet Explorer untick 'Saved Passwords' (and possibly Autocomplete form history). If you are using a different browser to access Office 365 then untick 'Saved Passwords' for that browser. (This doesn't seem to be a registry cleaner issue, but just in case - don't use the registry cleaner, especially with Windows 10).
  19. It's a known issue. The Software updater is for some reason reading various software versions differently from what the software itself says. (and Skype is one of them). It seems to be partly a Windows issue. Often the way that the software registers its version with Windows, is different to what the software itself says internally. The two things are not always consistent. We've had a thread on this recently about where Windows will put an extra ".0" in the CCleaner version number. (You can see it if you right click on CCleaner.exe and look at the version number in Properties). So if the updater reads it from the Windows listing of what programme version is installed then that might not be the same as what the programme says internally. The answer would seem to be to read it directly from the programmes .exe file rather than from the Windows listing. But it's not that simple. Trying to do that would meanhaving to scan all of your drives, for all installed .exe's, and then reading each .exe to find the version number (Which of course will be in a different place and format in each .exe). That's going to take a lot of time, about the same as a whole disk anti-malware/anti-virus scan.
  20. Don't use any registry cleaner with Win 10, they just can't keep up with the changes that Microsoft make on a regular basis. mta gave you a link to MS's official position. Dave CCleaner has indicated that they are going to move CCs reg cleaner from the 'big button' into the advanced tools section, so less people will be tempted to use it. I'm guessing that the registry cleaner removed registry entries that linked the Mouse/Keyboard USB drivers to the USB port(s). Simply unplugging and replugging the USB connections (or dongles if they are wireless) should get Windows 10 to correct things again. (I've had it happen with wirless mice seemingly for no reason, unplug/replug usually fixes it).
  21. Just in case we start to get posts about Firefox saved logins and passwords being cleared - It's not CCleaner doing it, it's AVG's password protection being too zealous: (They are still there, just being blocked). https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/avg-password-protection-blocked-firefoxs-access-to-saved-passwords/
  22. If you've not run CCleaner before, or if it's been a while since you cleaned, then it may simply be that there are a lot of them and so it's taking time? We've seen this before and one trick that usually works is to use the built in Windows Disk Cleanup to clear the initial backlog of temporary system files. (Disk Cleanup will also take a long time). After doing that then run CCleaner to get rid of the things that Disk Cleanup doesn't. CCleaner should run normally from then on.
  23. I notice that you have 'Custom files and Folders' unchecked in that CCleaner screenshot. It might be a good idea to check it if you are specifying custom locations to be cleaned.
  24. Are you absolutely, 100% sure? Many things 'Windows' will use IE files or storages spaces, it's simply a convinience for them to use the same files. eg. Skype, OneDrive, and many other applications use IE storage, even Edge uses some of the same files as IE. 'Live' tiles (Weather, news, etc.) on the start menu in Win8 and 10 will often be using IE files/cookies. Fair enough you have Win 7 so won't see those. But if something like one of those is running in the background then CCleaner will see the IE files as being open.
  25. You can do it manually using the disk management tools built into Windows. But it's a bit of work and entails deleting D (or another partition) to create some free space, then expanding C into part of that free space, then re-creating a smaller D. Here's a guide to doing it (from a company that has it's own repartitioning tool): https://www.disk-partition.com/tutorials/allocate-free-space.htm I've never used one of the advertised tools, the few times I've wanted to repartition a drive I've used the built in Windows tools. I have seen decent reviews about the one in the above link but have never used it, there is a free or a paid for version - your best bet is to read the reviews of a few of them yourself, particularly on technical sites and computer magazine websites. Whatever you do then if you are going to attempt this you should make a clone/mirror image of your drive before starting. (using Macrium Reflect or similar). That way if it goes wrong then you have the clone/mirror as a backup.
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