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  1. Noticed a small one with Storage Sense 'Free up space now' and 1809. When you run it it seems to be doing nothing at first. It's not until after about 30 secs that it starts showing what it is scanning and filling in the progress bar. I've not come across anything major, just these little oddities that many users wouldn't even notice. I thought that was what the insiders programme was for, to find and get rid of these oddities before RTM.
  2. Just a bit more info. The cleaning of windows.old by CCleaner was first removed in version 5.45. Unfortunately the changelog for v5.45 was taken down when 5.45 was withdrawn, so the removal of that option may have escaped peoples notice. It is mentioned elsewhere in other threads. If you run Storage Sense 'Free up space now' then you should see it scanning for "Windows Update Clean-up'...... BUT- Unfortunately Storage Sense seems to be broken on my 1809 and isn't scanning at all? (Disk Clean-up is still working and finds 'Previous Windows installations' at 26.7GB on my laptop) EDIT- SS is in fact scanning and will find 'Previous Windows instalation(s)' - it's just taking it's time to show anything on the progress bar when it starts scanning. Leave it a while and the progress shows, and the list of things to be cleared is populated.
  3. I also have a lot of warnings in the event viewer, all for the User Profile Service, all with event ID 1534. Looking at the Hex code it's the same component loading error and it's trying multiple times to load it. Looks like it does eventually load. Sometimes first retry but I have one instance where it took 20+ tries. It's not clear yet, but all the 'confirmed' reports of lost files that I have seen seem to have used the 'Update Assistant' rather than 'Check for Updates'. There are some suggestions that it is also linked to usage of One Drive local storage in some way. (Suggestions that if the files don't exist in One Drive they get deleted?). There also seems to be a problem with certain Intel audio drivers and MS has blocked Automatic Update to machines with certain Intel chips until they can fix it.
  4. Cheers Hazel. Not a big issue just a strangeness. Still not had a good look round at the new stuff yet, but nothing seems 'broken' up to now.
  5. It was a policy decision. Cleaning Windows.old too early could break Windows 10 and after discussion with Microsoft the option was removed from CC. Leave it for windows to remove when its the right time. PS. Storage sense will either remove it, or compact it if its not ready for removal yet. (Still takes ages). Try it when you get the 1809 update. Cleanmgr/Disk Cleanup is still there if you still want to use it instead of Storage Sense.
  6. Task Manager seems to be showing the wrong CPU usage, its fine in the list but the total seems way too big. Unless there is something using CPU that is not showing in the list? I'm currently showing about 2% for the individual apps/services, yet the column heading says 65% and the graph shows about the same. Some non-microsoft desktop Icons changed image on their own, and some icons elswhere seem to have changed size. Particularly noticable in 'Settings>Home' where they seem about 25% smaller. I like the new dark theme in File Explorer. (Now I need to work out where this new clipboard stuff is saved so that I can add it into my batch file).
  7. TBH if something was wanting to steal your contacts or any other data then it would not give you a warning first, it would just take it. I have had CCleaner on Android phones and devices, and when installing (and at other times) it warns that it needs 'access' to your contacts list among other things, in order to be able to clean it. Presumably it's the same with an iMac? Most cleaners and anti-virus/anti-malware programmes need such access to work properly, they are not taking anything just checking that it's clean. So the first question is was it just saying that it needed 'access' to your contacts list - in order to clean it? I suspect that is all you were seeing. However if you want to be cautious then run an anti-virus or anti-malware programme to check your machine is not infected. In the end though if you don't like what any particular app is trying to access then don't use it.
  8. LOL. I checked for updates and it started downloading - at 200-500 Kbps! (It's usually better than that but still rural BB speeds). After an hour it had downloaded 7%. So I unplugged the laptop and tookit across the road to the pub. (Any excuse). 50-57 Mbps fibre, download complete in 10 mins. Still installing.
  9. Simply stop using the registry cleaner, you don't need it. It is a specialist tool (for trying to fix a virused/broken PC), - it should not be run regularly. Running it will not 'speed up' your machine. Microsoft policy the use of registry cleaners: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities
  10. This seems to be being asked a lot recently. (Not sure why?). Take a look at the CCleaner documentation here: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/using-ccleaner/finding-duplicate-files Also this recent thead ask much the same:
  11. WinSxS (Windows Side by Side) is sometimes refered to as the equivalent of the old i386 folder, a backup of your system files. - But it is much more complicated than that. Whilst you could remove i386 if you were short of space, Windows needs some (most) of the components in Win SxS to run properly. Removing WinSxS, or it's files, could break your Windows, resulting in BSOD's etc. It clearly states in that link given above - Leave it to Windows to clean and optimise WinSxS automatically, - or run Disk Clean-up, or Storage Sense 'Free up space now' if you must. If you want to check just how big your WinSxS is, and if Windows recommends cleaning it, then see this link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/determine-the-actual-size-of-the-winsxs-folder
  12. If you look at the files in the list you attached you will see that each duplicate was created at exactly the same time but in different folders. This often tells you that these are files that have been installed by programmes, and they need the same file in different locations to work properly. I may be that there is only one actual file, with the others just being shortcuts that point to it. If you remove one or more of these duplicates then the programme may/will not work properly, and you will then need to reinstall it to put the duplicates back and get it working again. I would leave all the drivers, and anything in 'C:\Programme Files' well alone. You could break your machine altogether by removing those. (Try another scan but make sure that you have 'Ignore','System Files' ticked in CCleaners Duplicate Finder. (It may still find some of those anyway)). The rest of them seem to be iTunes files, one copy in '....\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\...' and another in '....\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\...' I'm not familiar with iTunes, but again I suspect that there is only one actual file, with the other just being a shortcut that points to it. Although it is possible that they may in fact be full copies. - See "Consolidate your iTunes Library" in the second link below. These may help you with deciding about the iTunes files: https://appsliced.co/ask/where-are-my-itunes-songs-stored-on-my-hard-drive https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201625 You may want to ask more about the iTunes files on an iTunes forum. Here's the official Apple one, there are others: https://discussions.apple.com/community/itunes/itunes_for_windows
  13. One of the perpetual open source problems with projects growing too big. The contributors start squabbling amongst themselves, (in this case over political/race/gender issues), and forget why they were there in the first place.. This March 2018 article from the Linux Foundation seems strangely prophetic: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/2018/03/lessons-learned-from-growing-an-open-source-project-too-fast/ Anyone want to bet that Google will just take Linux development over to 'protect' the Android OS? The devs can withdraw their copyright licences but Google already have the code, it's open source. The devs could try to sue for breach of copyright, but do they have the resources to take on Google? We've all seen these copyright battles in the software/hardware industry, they go on for years.
  14. You read/quoted me wrong trium, I was saying that ADWcleaner was not a rival, despite them both having '...cleaner' in their names they are do widely different things.
  15. Try ADWcleaner from Malwarebytes, its good at getting rid of that annoying Adware. (Note it's not a rival of CCleaner - they do totally different jobs). https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/ Malwarebytes itself can also remove some Adware alongside it's usual malware protection. It does it differently from ADWcleaner, so may be worth a go if ADW doesn't get rid of the stuff. https://www.malwarebytes.com/
  16. Take a read of that link that I gave you. A system restore point can take your computer system back to a know working state if something goes wrong with the system settings. It's better than nothing, and has it's uses but - It will not repair any fault, it will not recover anything other than certain system files and settings. It is only meant to get your computer working minimally again - So that you can then do other things to repair it and/or get any lost files back. But if your computer is not working at all then how are you going to use the restore point anyway? Windows 10 has some built in recovery options that are better than restore point at fixing things. eg. If your computer fails to start properly 3 times in a row then it will automatically run this special 'Recovery Environment' to allow you to repair or reinstall Windows 10. But if the problem is a failed chip or other component , or a broken hard drive, or just a loose wire, then neither a restore point or the Recovery Environment can fix that. If you can't trust your computer then I'll say it again - Back up your personal files onto an external disc, or a USB stick. (Do it now). That way if it dies altogether you have not lost your important files.
  17. This explains restore points with Windows 10: (You need to turn them on, they are off by default in Win10). https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-system-restore-windows-10 Restore points have limited functionality, they are NOT a system backup. Windows 10 has other, better, repair tools. You can Reset, Refresh or restore a System Image. Restore points do not save your personal files (documents.pictures, etc.), you need a backup for those. If you are having problems then it is better to make a full 'mirror' backups of your system regularly to an external disk. There are many backup programmes out there, Macrium Reflect is a popular one which has both free and paid for versions: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
  18. Don't worry too much about it, and it isn't a bug to be fixed, it's the way a computer works. - I'll explain why. Trackers/Tracking Files These files are not actively 'tracking' you in the way most of us would regard 'Tracking'. (ie. Getting your physical location and following you around). But they could be read and used to 'track' your previous computer activity, eg. your browser history, or what you have downloaded. So it all depends on just what you mean when you say 'Trackers'. Health Check calls all cookies 'Trackers', (tracking cookies is the full name). Health Check also calls all Temporary Internet Files 'Trackers'. Tracking cookies are simply cookies that make a record of which page(s) you have visited on a website, and usually for that website only. Some greedy ones (Google, Facebook, etc.) will try to record every webpage that you go to so that they can then target ads about what you are interested in. So again - What the Health Check screen calls 'Trackers' are in fact simply Cookies, Temporary Internet Files, Download History, etc. See also this page from the CCleaner documentation: https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041169212-Why-are-there-so-many-trackers-found-in-Health-Check-Should-I-be-worried- Use Custom Clean and go to Options>Advanced and select 'Advanced Report', that will give you a better idea of just what CCleaner is finding to clean. To set Custom Clean so that CCleaner uses it in preference to Health Check do the following: Go to Options>Settings and change 'CCleaner Home Screen' to 'Custom Clean'. Files that re-appear after cleaning: It is normal for files to reappear after you have just cleaned them. Your computer is using and creating temporary files all the time. These particular files that reappear are created as empty 'storage' and 'fill up' with information as you use your computer. Think of it like this: Someone puts 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 things there, you run CCleaner). So they immediately put a new empty box in its place for you to start filling again. (Windows makes a new, empty, temporary file). If you throw that new empty box away, they put another empty one there. (You run CCleaner again, Windows makes a new empty file). 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 the empty ones Windows will pause the recreating while it works out what is going on. So for a while 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. PS. Since v5.64 CCleaner itself now puts a couple of files in 'Internet Explorer - Temporary Internet Files' when you open CCleaner, and then finds them to clean. Slightly odd, but it does that. (One of them contains the CCleaner version number). As well as Windows creating/recreating empty files there are other ways that cleared/deleted files can reappear. Live Tiles on your start menu - weather, news, anything like that that shows video or updates - will put cookies and temporary files on your computer all the time you have the live tile switched on. Windows search - Bing is Microsoft's search engine and even a start menu search or file explorer search can search the web these days, and will use Bing to do so. Which means that you will get Bing cookies from the search. Browser Preloading - Some browser (Edge for example) will preload in the background when you start your computer but before you launch the browser. This preloading will create cookies and temporary internet files on your device, all the more so if the browser is synced. Search the web for how to stop your particular browser preloading (if it does). Syncing - These days many users have their browsers (and maybe other apps) SYNCED. If you have your browser synced then anything you clean from your computer will be restored by the syncing. (The next time you open the browser/app). That's how syncing works, it saves your data in the cloud and sends it to all your devices from the cloud. With some browsers/app synced data will be pre-loaded in the background before you even open the browser/app. To stop the syncing happening you have to use the browser/app to clear the synced information from the cloud, or turn off syncing altogether. CCleaner can't clear data from a cloud server, (they are protected), CCleaner can only clean your machine.
  19. No one can keep up entirely with what Microsoft does these days. For instance CCleaner used to have the option to remove the windows.old folder, it was (fairly) safe to do so. But with Windows 10 Microsoft changed they way they do upgrades, now removing the windows.old folder could break things in certain circumstances. (And did for some people). So CCleaner now leaves it alone and let's Windows handle it itself.
  20. This has been reported as happening when Windows 10 is in safe mode without networking. (Boot option 4). It seems to be OK in safe mode if networking is enabled. (Boot option 5). There have also been reports that the same happens with Windows 7 in safe mode. https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52111-ccleaner-crashing-in-windows-safe-mode/
  21. It can be handy for finding things that you may have saved twice, or copied without meaning to. But with system files then unless you are very short of disc space it's probably best to err on the safe side and leave them.
  22. What kind of files are they? If they are your documents/photos/videos/etc. then only you can tell which you want to keep. If they are system files then they are best left alone, you could break your machine by removing them. They may be backup files so you can repair or reinstall Windows if you ever need to, or they may look like the same file but be slightly different versions for different apps to use. Tick the option to ignore system files. Follow the general rule - If in doubt leave it alone.
  23. It's been reported previously, 5.47 does not seem to be able to run, or even analyze, in safe mode.
  24. Only you can decide which of your files you want to keep. If they are not your files but system files then leave them alone, removing system files could break your machine.
  25. Sorry my bad explanation / poor choice of words. Indeed you can do it that way, - but it's not the usual way of doing it, and doesn't seem to be the way that eliascam is doing it. I was trying to get to the bottom of just what eliascam was (or wasn't) doing and so had ignored that particular method.
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