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  1. Mmm... I see a potential problem when we get questions on the forum about 'new features' we have no idea about and can't try/test. At least the Piriform staff (Stephen, Ben) seem more active recently so should be able to answer them? Maybe a new sub-forum for "Preview Features" would be a good idea. (As long as the user realises it's a preview that's the problem).
  2. Cheers Hazel, I've not got round to looking at 5.48 yet. Let alone any 'feature previews'.
  3. Could you give more information? As far as I am aware CCleaner 'Quick Clean' is an Android widget and is not availabe with the Windows version? https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/articles/212565758-What-is-the-Quick-Clean-Widget-
  4. Probably what all the AVs are shouting about. See various other new threads.
  5. I would suspect that it is something that has been enabled but not used yet. From my reading of the release notes it seems like a beta-testing thing where you may be invited to try something new before anyone else - when there is something new to try. The notes say that 'in future' there will be an opt-out.
  6. Indeed, I wasn't blaming the users for the error, just pointing out that it shouldn't affect 'normal' home users as they would not have any redirects. I also agree about 3rd party programmes not respecting the redirects, maybe they are explicitly using the 'expected' pathnames rather than polling Windows for the correct, redirected, location. (Lazy programming?) I actually had this happen last night. My only redirect is (was) to 'Videos' so that large video files were put on my D: drive instead of C:. Last night I downloded a full series from BBC iPlayer to watch offline later. Despite the redirect this created a new 'Videos' folder and subfolders on C: and put all the downloads in there. (I can't find any way to tell iPlayer not to do that, the iPlayer download settings are pretty basic).
  7. Other Microsoft apps that you have installed/running are probably still using Edge which is why it is still showing as being open. It's not just the Edge browser that uses it, things like Skype, Cortana, and other MS apps (and other 3rd party apps) could be using it to connect to the internet, or using it's storage locations.
  8. It's only if the old locations were not empty that seems to have been the problem, the stuff still in there got lost. Again it's an 'advanced user' issue. (Or not so 'advanced' as they thought they were, or they would not have left stuff behind after redirecting paths).
  9. nukecad

    Space is off

    Look at the actual bytes. The GB are rounded up/down. In maths it's known as rounding error.
  10. It's down to user choice. Some will want every update as soon as they can get it by downloading from MS. Some will use Check for Updates to get them a little bit after that. Most home users will just wait until Automatic Updates does it for them. Some will block updates altogether. Your choice.
  11. That's interesting as it's supposedly the redirects that caused the deleted file problem. Of course it was only stuff left in the old 'before redirect' locations that got wiped. Presumably with the SSDs you hadn't left anything in those old locations.
  12. I wonder just how many users (not insiders) actually have 1809 Release to Market version? I do and haven't had any problems with it. (Currently build 17763.55) I can't find any statistics for the number of 1809 RTM updates/downloads that were made. Remember 1809 RTM was only available if you manually used 'Check for Updates', used Update Assistant, or downloaded media - (ie. it wasn't released as an Automatic Update). And it was only available for 3 days.
  13. Not on the standard user website it isn't. v1809 was there for a few days but it was pulled and it is v1803, the April 2018 Update, that is currently available on the Update Assistant/Media Creation page. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 There is a 'new' version of 1809 available to Windows Insiders only, but that's not yet on general release. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewadvanced
  14. How many keys did you buy? If only one then was it a key for multiple machines? https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/articles/204044464-How-many-computers-can-I-install-CCleaner-Professional-on- If it's a key for one machine only and you've registered it for one machine then it would not be valid for a second machine at the same time.
  15. Remember that 1809 was not pushed out to users 'Automatically', - you had to go and get it either by manually 'Checking for Updates', using the Apdate Assistant, or downloading media and installing yourself. It was pulled before it was sent to users automatically, and is still on hold - the 'new' version is only available to Windows Insiders. TBH the missing files problems only affected those who had set Known Folder Redirects. Not something the average home user would even know how to do, and of course the average home user would have waited for the Automatic Update rather than doing it manually as an early adopter. I'm not sure about the HP problem, but again anyone seeing this must be an early adopter who downloaded/installed 1809 manually. Being an early adopter of anything always comes with the risk of possible problems.
  16. Best 'trick' - If they are your files- Documents, photos, etc. - Then you know which to keep and which are duplicates that you don't want. If they are System Files, drivers, etc. - Leave them alone, removing them could stop your computer working properly or stop it working altogether. With System Files, drivers,etc. - Sometimes the same file is needed in more than one location. Some of the 'files' may be shortcuts rather than duplicates. (because it's needed in more than one location). Some files that look identical, same name/date/size, may in fact have totally different contents. If in any doubt at all, or if you don't know exactly what they are, then leave them alone.
  17. If you haven't already had the 30 day trial of revo pro on that nachine then it may be worth downloading and installing that to try the 'force' uninstall by putting in the exact version number you want to uninstall. I think you can run the trial alongside revo free version?
  18. This may sound basic but if it's not showing anywhere then how are you knowing (for sure) that it is still installed? Can you run it? Did you try the 'Forced Uninstall' in revo? (Pro or Pro-trial versions). Often when something has not uninstalled properly it will leave traces behind so may show as installed even when it's not. The 'Forced Uninstall' uses a logfile from Revo's database to clear up these old traces.
  19. No problem Ben, I knew I was pushing forum boundries a bit there.
  20. It's not so much the Windows stuff, I'll leave most of that to Storage Sense with Win10, but MRUs and logfiles from other apps. (And I'm extra careful/wary of editing the Registry with Windows 10, things change too often with Win10 for me to risk doing it other than manually). Examples of what I mean: ADWCleaner creates a new logfile everytime it is run, which Windows own cleaning won't touch/delete. (I previously had an include in CCleaner). Firefox old/submitted crash logs are not cleared by Windows or CCleaner. etc. I've no doubt that winapp2 may cover those (never used it) but having them targeted for removal in your own batch is faster anyway.
  21. That's why CCleaner is there and why it's so popular, you don't need to be 'techy' to use it. It does a good job of cleaning junk files for you, and you can (usually) trust that it's doing it right. (Some of the other things it does have become questionable recently). But I, like quite a few others here, recently started questioning if I couldn't do what I wanted some other way. So I looked at what CCleaner was cleaning on my particular laptop, and thought about it. I decided that some things could now be left to Windows10 to clean itself, especially as you can now schedule Storage Sense. Other things I wanted cleaning needed a different approach. I only use Firefox browser, so found what I wanted to be cleared from that, cookies/supercookies/sessions/caches/old logs and error reports/etc., and found where Firefox stored them. Then did a quick search on writing/using batch files in Windows10, and wrote a trial batch file. A bit of testing and refining and I now have something that will clear 'leftovers' from a Firefox session in under half a second. I've also added a few other things like recent file lists and log/tmp files for a few other apps I use, and emptying the Recycle Bin. Of course that's all specific for my machine and the apps that I use, so I don't have to cater for all possible browsers/apps/etc. like CCleaner has to. And it's just a file cleaner/deleter, it doesn't have any of CCleaners other tools. I still have CCleaner for occasional use, ie. if I have to use then clean Internet Explorer, or want to use one of the other tools, but I don't use it often now. (Mostly I just use the analyze without cleaning, to see what it's still finding after my/Windows own cleaning). It would be pushing the forum rules too far to share my batch file, and it would need changing to suit each user/PC anyway. But it's not that hard to learn how to write your own; go on - learn something new. Of course it would be different, but surprisingly similar to do it for Android. Think about it, millions of people write Android apps everyday, just look how many there are on Google Play Store. There is nothing to stop you writing a simple Android app just for your own use.
  22. Without more details of just what you did it's impossible to say what happened. But I think you have answered your own question. I took CCleaner off my phone a while back, for different reasons. I still have it on the PC, (but that's under review as I've written my own batch file to clean just what I want to).
  23. Have you seen what's going on with Linux recently? BTW. Win10 1809 installed normally on my laptop (through Check for Updates) and is working fine in everyday use.
  24. Windows creates and uses all kinds of temporary files all the time. So you delete them and Windows recreates them. Sometimes though deleting one file will free up other files from use that can then be deleted. (And eventually get created again). It's especially noticable with Windows10 which works differently from older Windows versions. I personally let Windows10 take care of Windows files. (With me using Storage Sense and/or Disk Clean-up now and again). Browser files (cookies) and application files won't always be cleared by those (or not often enough) so you let CCleaner deal with those.
  25. Well it won't show now in 'Check for Updates' because it's been pulled altogether. The problem does seem confined to those who downloaded to media and installed it themselves, - and they probably did that because it wasn't being offered to them by 'Check for Updates'. Which of course suggests that it was not compatible with their particular setup yet, or they would have been offered it. It's also possible that it may have been a problem with the 'Install from media' rather than with Windows10 1809 itself? Anyone who has done this to update an existing Windows installation will know there are options to 'Keep personal files and apps', 'Keep personal files only', or 'Keep Nothing'. Maybe that choice was not being respected and it just wiped the files? (Or maybe the affected users simply made the wrong choice?). As reported above Recuva is usually able to get the deleted files back.
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