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  1. I've just done a bit of quick testing and it seems to be a lag in CC v5.54 detecting the cookies. If I left the window open it did eventually populate the list. As for the warning message - Did you dismiss the warning with a 'Do not show again'? Check in Options>Advanced that "Hide warning Messages" is not ticked. If you have that selected then CC will just skip cleaning of any running (in the background?) browser without giving you the warning.
  2. Interestingly I just took a look at this with 5.54 and initially I was seeing the same blank cookie window. I left it open and without me touching anything it suddenly populated with the cookies after about 10-15 seconds or so. I can see this repeatedly now. Launch CC and immediately go to the cookies. It's blank for about 3 seconds and then populates. I'm guessing that the initial 10-15 second lag was because that was the first launch of CC since booting. So it looks like it's just a lag with 5.54 taking it's time to detect and list the cookies. It may take even longer if you are using winapp2 or another extension?
  3. From what Piriform have said it's more to do with the new 'dumbed down' features they are introducing. (Or forcing on users, depending on your point of view). I would not be surprised to suddenly find after an update that CC will then only run in full screen mode.
  4. There seems to be a bug with this new feature. I believe the yellow dot indicates that it's a trial (trial = experimental) feature that not everyone gets. You're not the first to report a problem with it.
  5. I'd just close it from maximised and it should remember that. So it will open maximised, you use it to clean, then close it again. TBH you don't need to see anything else when you are cleaning and it's over pretty quickly (usually).
  6. Thinking more about it, It's probably something that Windows creates if/when an application tries to store a cookie as a file. (or maybe just in case something does try). That would make sense of the contents, it's a message meant to be read by whatever is trying to store a cookie as a file. It should probably be ignored by CCleaner, if it bothers you then just add it to the Exclusion list in CCleaner.
  7. That IE cookie is almost always there. (It's actually a file- C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies\deprecated.cookie) It's a 'deprecated' cookie, and nobody is quite sure where it comes from. It's obviously something Windows that is creating it, but it can probably be created by more than one process that accesses the internet. A deprecated cookie is a cookie that is no longer valid because it has been replaced with a newer version of that cookie That particular one that CC keeps finding contains the text "Cookies are no longer stored in files. Please use Internet*Cookie* APIs to access cookies."
  8. nukecad


    v4.00 was released in March 2013, it's 6 years out of date. https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/14682/ The latest version is 5.54, there have been many changes since v4.00. (For better or worse). Generally CCleaner cleans temp files, file history, etc. as specified on the Windows or Applications tab. If it's ticked where listed on the tab then it will be cleaned by default. If you want to clean something not listed on the tabs then you can 'Include' it - or use the winapp2 extension that already defines cleaning rules for most applications you will come across. Winapp2 includes specific cleaning rules for Photoshop.
  9. What happens if you maximise it? (Click the little square top right of the window). Windows should fit it to the desktop so you can then access the buttons.
  10. My bad, From what Ben said above these error codes are something new in CCleaner, which is why we had never seen them before. As this Software Updater is also something new, and experimental as well, there is not much we as users can advise about it. Other than to say that being experimental there are probably bound to be a few issues with it. There always are issues with new stuff which is why they try it out with a few users first - to see what goes wrong. It will need one of the staff to comment/help you with an experimental feature.
  11. Because everyone prefers seeing an obscure error code rather than a clear indication of what the problem actually is.
  12. I haven't actually counted the pixels, LOL, maybe they made it bigger than the 1010x700 that they previously stated? EDIT- I have now, it's 1010 x 701 when pulled to it's minimum limits on my desktop. Looks like your only option (for now) is to go back to 5.53 or earlier, Andavari has give the link above. (I can get 5.53 down to 786 x 593 pixels).
  13. You should be able to click and hold to 'grab' the middle of the white bar (not the edge) at the top to move the whole window up the screen. Unless your desktop is less than 700 pixels high?
  14. You can still use that to drag it bigger if you want and then drag it back down to the fixed size again, but Piriform have decided that 1010 x 700 pixels is the smallest they will let you make it. I guess it's all to do with the general dumbing down, and less user control, of the UI that they seem to be intent on. And that statement lasted for all of a month before they forced it on everyone, Quick Clean or not.
  15. Can you post a screenshot of the error? And tell us what you are doing when you get the error? That should help someone to recognise just what it is.
  16. Is it CCleaner showing this error code, or is it Windows? Did you use the registry cleaner in CCleaner? (I suspect that you did). Do you have an external drive or something else connected? "Error Code 19" is a Windows registry error relating to connected hardware devices, you usually see it with external drives. You should not use any registry cleaner with Windows 10 (Unless you are very sure just what it is doing). Windows 10 changes all the time and registry cleaners can't keep up and may delete needed registry entries. How to fix it (if it is a hardware connection error): First off restart your computer and see if it will recognise the device again. Windows 10 should do that no problem. If it's still not recognised then try uninstalling and reinstalling the external device following the instructions that came with it. Those are the simple fixes, if they don't work then you need to get more technical: https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/windows-cannot-start-this-hardware-device.html
  17. I believe he is just misunderstanding what the "Undo Delete" option in the Recycle Bin actually does. (But as you say checking for a corrupt bin wouldn't hurt anything). "Undo Delete" merely moves files out of the bin back to where they were 'deleted' from, but if they've been deleted from the bin then they are gone. (Unless you can get them back with a recovery programme). Maybe Microsoft should rename it to something like "Restore to original location"?
  18. Firstly they are not 'trackers'. For some (marketing) reason CCleaner now calls everything it finds a tracking file on the simple display screen, none of them are trackers they are just temporary files. They are not tracking you. Why do they come back? Some files that CCleaner clears will come back almost immediately. These are files that Windows creates as empty files to put things in later, when you delete them Windows recreates them as empty files. Think of it like someone putting an empty box on your desk for you to put temporary notes in. (Windows makes an empty temporary file). You gradually fill it up with notes and then throw the box away to get rid of the notes you don't want. (Windows writes temporary things there, you run CCleaner). So they immediatey put a new empty box in its place for you to start filling again. (Windows makes a new, empty, temporary file). You throw it away again, they put another empty one there. So these files will always get recreated shortly after you clean, there is nothing in them until you start working again. If you keep deleting them Windows will pause the recreating while it works out what is going on. So it may look like you have finally got rid of them, but they will be back minutes later. It's just the way that Windows works.
  19. It does make quite a difference doesn't it? Here's a comparison screenshot of the minimum sizes of 5.53 and 5.54
  20. I seem to recall a recent answer from one of the Piriform staff that said they were going to increase the minimum size of the user interface. I'll see if I can find it again. EDIT- Here it is from 29th January:
  21. The fact it says 'Skipped' tells you that Chrome, or one of it's components, is still active in the background. CCleaner cannot clean applications that are still active, files that are open are protected from deletion by Windows itself. Try fix #2 here: If you also have your Chrome synced then anything you clear will be resynced from the cloud and just reappear again, in that case you also need fix #1 from the above.
  22. Yes, you can specify it as an 'Include', but you must know the filename and path of the actual file that you need to remove. You can't just specify the application name and expect CC to know what bits to clean and what to keep. https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/using-ccleaner/including-files-and-folders-for-cleaning Alternatively you could use winapp2.ini which has cleaning rules for most applications out there. It's a bit of an advanced use option though.
  23. 'Undo Delete' does not restore files that you have deleted from the bin. It is a recycle bin option that puts files that you have put into the bin (deleted from Windows Explorer) back onto your hard drive. ie. It is an undo of the Windows Explorer delete. Once you 'Empty recycle bin' they are no longer there to put back. Similarly if you use CCleaner to empty the bin then the files are no longer there to put back.
  24. It might sound tempting to have a remote, cloud based, OS. No need to be constantly updating your machine for a start. Of course your devices would still need some processing power if only for high end graphics and displays for some of the top games and other 3D graphics applications. But it would be the end of 'Personal Computing' as we know it. Everyone would have the same version of whatever OS they prefered. (Like Win 10 was supposed to work, but hasn't yet). There would obviously be limits as to what you could tweak for yourself, language settings, some display options, themes, etc. but not much more. Would we have the same choice of alternative programmes for the same task, eg. word processors? I suspect not. Everyone would have the same anti-malware, firewalls, etc. at the OS level, so if something nasty did get through then everyone would be scuppered. As you point out you will need a good, robust, connection 24/7/365, so city dwellers only - at least at first. Of course access to anything 'the authorities' didn't like (or didn't want you to know) could easily be blocked at the OS level for everyone. I've no doubt that it will come, probably sooner than we think. I've no doubt it will be resisted by some, there are always people who like the good old days, or who want to be different for various reasons. I've no doubt that there will still be a core of users with their own machines with the OS on there. But I expect for the majority, who let's face it just want to use Facebook Netflix do some shopping and so on, it will be accepted as a good move and never mind the erosion of choice or control.
  25. Always good to help others when you can. I assume the baked thermal grease and excessive dust is an Aussie problem? Over here it's more likely to be damp and condensation that's causing problems
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