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  1. Update. So that was a waste of time. Samsung Smart Switch will not connect to my phone, even though they say it is a supported model the programme itself says that the phones Android version is not supported. My phone must be an early model with an older OS, that hasn't been updated even though automatic updates are on. I might try Kies next, maybe even update the Android OS with that? Or might just forget it.
  2. Just odd that it suddenly turned up on mine today, can't find anything about it online. Microsoft , who knows what they are going to fiddle with next.
  3. Here's a screenshot of that new video in Windows Update. (Taken before I ran it today). It wasn't there yesterday, at least not on my machine, and I'm not showing any updates to Windows apart from those I did manually today (and it was showing before those anyway). Strange message as well: "Lucky you! Your device just got the latest Windows 10 update with new features and..." Err.. I got the latest 'feature update', 1803, on 30th April, over a month ago.
  4. I installed the Visual C++ redistributables, 2008- 32-bit, 64-bit, and 32-bit security udate. Why both 32-bit versions? It's like .net framework, there are multiple versions that different software might need. (I'll probably put the other 'supported' versions on later, JIC something else needs one in future, I've plenty of disk space). https://www.howtogeek.com/256245/why-are-there-so-many-microsoft-visual-c-redistributables-installed-on-my-pc/ Then I ran Windows Update, I usually do after installing stuff like this. It picked up a WD definition update and a security update for
  5. It's when I click the link to the 2008 SP1 (installer) on that MS page, it redirects and then asks for a sign in. Not to worry, since I posted the above I've been having a search and found a MS download page that doesn't need a MS account sign in. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5582 There is also a security update which I believe is needed. You will need to select which version(s) of the update to download. (PS. the IA64 version was apparently for the discontinued Intel 64 bit 'Itanium' architecture, for high end servers). https://www.microsoft.com/en-us
  6. I'm trying to install Samsung Smart Switch on Windows 10, but I get an error saying that the "side-by-side configuration is incorrect". Searching suggests that this is because the installer needs Visual C++ 2008 installed on your PC. Checking my installed apps I have no Visual C++ versions at all. Fair enough, but to download Visual C++ 2008 from the MS 'Latest supported Visual C++ page you need to login to your Microsoft Account. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads (Oddly enough you don't need a MS account to download Visua
  7. I think that we are talking about the difference between defragmenting a disk and compacting (not compressing) a disk. I came across this explanation of the 2 different processes: In other words: Defragmenting puts (or tries to) each file in one 'place' instead of it being spread about the disk, but each individual file may be anywhere on the disk with free space between them. Compacting puts (or tries to) all files at the start of the disc, but may need to fragment some files to achieve this. Which to use depends on what you are trying to achieve.
  8. In CCleaner go to Options> Advanced and untick the box next to "Only delete files in Recycle Bin older than 24 hours". If you have that ticked then it will not delete any files that have been put in the bin 'today'.
  9. Yes, I believe we may be talking about different URL shortening methods. Sorry if it's confused anyone. TBH I never use twitter, and only very rarely visit youtube, et-al, so I'm more familiar with the HTML style of shortened link.
  10. We discussed this recently, What CCleaner is reporting as "tracking files" is not what you or I would generally regard as tracking files. In fact I did some checking and CCleaner is reporting every file it clears as a "tracking file". It's just a semantics issue, or more likely advertising speak. (To make you think you are being tracked all the time so will go and buy Avast?). https://forum.piriform.com/topic/51666-tracking-files-not-cleared/?do=findComment&comment=295173 The files that keep comming back between cleans are simply temporary files that get recreated as so
  11. Are you going to stop using Google, Faceache, even Windows itself? They all collect much more data about you and what you are doing. Time to make a tinfoil hat?
  12. Sad to hear. (Unfortunately I've got to that age where friends and acquaintances are passing more frequently).
  13. Not sure about the ESR, but I don't see why it should be any different from the standard Firefox with these functions. In particular the right click context menu should have the 'Copy link location' if you right click on a link. The hover over a link thing, Firefox has done this for as long as I can remember, are you not seeing it on yours? Here's an example, in this screenshot I was hovering the cursor on one of the 'Quote' links in this thread, you can see that the full path appears at the bottom left. Again if I right click on 'Quote' and 'Copy link l
  14. I'm not sure that I will join mix, (something else that wants to 'learn' about me) but a quick look at the website just cost me a couple of hours interesting reading of the featured webpages. Having a sleep disability myself (idiopathic hypersomnia, a form of narcolepsy, prevents me from holding down a job if your interested) of course I just had to read the article about 'Why do we need sleep'. Which then got me looking for some of the things refered to in it. Mix is definitely one to be bookmarked. PS. It's amazing how much is now online about Idiopathic Hypersomnia, when I
  15. I remember having a similar problem a while ago (about version 5.30 to 5.33 ?), but mine was a bit more severe and the buttons stayed greyed out until I force closed CCleaner. I captured some debug logs and it seemed to be an issue with CCleaner trying to check for updates but not making a connection. Try turning off your internet connection (flight mode if you have it) then running CCleaner and seeing if that stops the lag happening. CC should recognise that there is no internet so won't try to look for an update. It's not a regular workaround, but it would point out if that
  16. I believe that you use Firefox? Firefox should show the actual link address at the bottom left of your screen, just above the taskbar, when you hover the cursor over any link, shortened link or not it will show the full address. (Addresses for images, ads, etc. being loaded by a webpage also flash up there). If you want a copy of the address then right click the (shortened) link and 'Copy link location', you can then paste that into a text editor or anywhere else. Try it with the 'Posted ### ago' or the 'Quote' or 'Edit' links on any forum post here.
  17. It's just one of those things done for efficiency, (or neatness if you prefer). Why create a new temporary file location for each (MS) programme when there is always one already sat there waiting to be used? It also makes temporary files easier to find if they are all in the same place. Handy for apps like CCleaner. This would not clear out temporary files put there by applications other than IE. And as I say above at least one file is put there by CCleaner itself.
  18. It all depends what you have been doing, how much screen time you have had, which sites you have visited, how often you clean, etc., etc. You can visit a website and it will put one cookie on your machine, visit another and it could be over a hundred cookies. Sites with a lot of adverts or links can put a lot of temporary junk files/cookies on your machine. News (and newspaper) websites also tend to leave a lot, as do shopping sites (Amazon, ebay, etc). Having an adblocker can make a big difference, telling your browser to clean itself on closing can make a huge difference.
  19. I decided to take a closer look at just what these reappearing file in 'Temporary internet files' could be, so took a look at one before cleaning it. On my computer the regular reappering file is- C:\Users\*****\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\*******\auto[1].htm When I examine this file further I find that it only contains the string '$$$|0|5.43.6522|0|$$$'. That looked familiar so I pondered for a while - '5.43.6522' just happens to be the current CCleaner version number, so it looks like CCleaner itself is putting the file there. I did a bit more playin
  20. Other Microsoft apps also use IE storage locations, that's why you see stuff there even if you never use IE. For example skype will put temporary files there, but it could be any MS app or service that's doing it. And of course cleaning IE files from within IE will not clean those. That particular one is a temporary file. When it is deleted it gets recreated by something.
  21. Are you saying that the pop-up is now showing if you try and clean when Firefox is still running? If not then are you using winapp2? (I'd guess not), or have you previously saved your settings to a .ini file? If you have a saved .ini file then any changes you later make to the settings in the main programme will only be temporary and will reset to the .ini settings next time you open CCleaner. At least you now know why Firefox was being skipped, and that anything else that is still running will be skipped.
  22. I've also had the Malwarebytes 3.5 trial running for the past 2 weeks and it didn't remove my CCleaner. I would check Norton's quarantine list to see if Norton has been removing it: https://support.norton.com/sp/en/uk/home/current/solutions/v6200368_ns_retail_en_us If Norton has been removing it then you can 'restore & exclude' so that it won't remove it in future. (Norton has been known to falsely flag CCleaner in the past. All AV's occasionally flag something they shouldn't. https://forum.piriform.com/topic/47601-ccleaner64-and-norton-sonar/?tab=comments#comment-279472).
  23. Ah, so simple that we had assumed that you would have already checked that that was checked. Good to hear it was easy to get it back how you want.
  24. To balance this I have Win 10 1803 and have no functional problems with CCleaner (free) at all. The thing is that Personal Computers are, well personal. Meaning they are all different and are set up slightly differently, with different programmes installed, etc.. Often when you get a lot of reports about a problem the first job is to try and work out what is common between those having the issue. It's usually one other programme (often an Anti-Virus) that all the affected users are using that is causing a clash. (Most of the recent problems seem to have been a clash between CC
  25. There was a similar post on Saturday. Programmes don't generally uninstall themselves, there wouldn't usually be any point in that. It's much more likely that your Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware is removing/quarantining (it in error) for some reason. Which Anti-Virus are you using?
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