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  1. 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? W
  2. 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
  3. 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. Health Check 'Trackers' - What they are. These files are not malware which is actively 'tracking' you in the way most of us would regard 'tracking'.(ie. Getting your physical location and following you around, or logging your keystrokes, etc.). CCleaner is not a virus/malware removal tool - It's a junk cleaner with some extra clean-up tools. What Health Check calls 'Trackers' could be read and used to 'track' your previous on-line activity, eg. your browser history, o
  4. 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.
  5. 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/
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. It's been reported previously, 5.47 does not seem to be able to run, or even analyze, in safe mode.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. That's what they said above. At least they acted quickly this time, rather than letting a lot of people download a version with a known bug.
  12. And 5.47 had a Beta release to find bugs before the main launch. Did nobody use it? PS. I'd just installed 5.47 released version to check it out, (downloaded it yesterday) and a few minutes later it got pulled . LOL.
  13. Have they got the Monty Python team writing this stuff?
  14. Sorry but it's still not clear just what you are seeing. Can you post a screenshot? Make sure that 'Advanced Report' is selected in Options>Advanced. Go to the cleaning screen and either Analyze or Run Cleaner. Take a screenshot of the results and post it in your next reply. It should look something like this:
  15. Hi eliascm, I've been trying to follow this thread but it's not clear just how you are trying to use CCleaner. Some of the things you have posted seem to say that you are not quite sure how it works. Let's see if I can help with some screenshots. Firstly That says to me that you mean this screen: You can't clean cookies at that screen, it just enables you to move them between the 2 lists. To delete cookies you need to select them on the main cleaning screen, for each browser you use. If they are not selected there they will not be cleaned. If they ar
  16. I redacted that bit but it's quoted now, fair enough.
  17. For a while I've been of the opinion that the alienation of the CC userbase is being done deliberately. I now even have a reasonable theory of why it is being done in this way, one that could make sense of it. I've no proof of course, it's a theory that I can't share openly on the forum, but it is compelling.
  18. I'm sure you know that you could change your ethernet or wifi settings to tell it that your internet connection is metered, that will stop it updating. But don't forget to change it back once in a while and check fo updates when you have time or you won't get any security updates.
  19. Piriform have freely admitted that they have done, and are still doing, this. For "some users" read everyone who has an older version, and who hasn't already blocked/deleted their 'emergency' updater. Once again though it's the big issue of lack of communication with users that is annoying everyone. the lack of any announcement that they would start to do this. the lack of any option to decline the update. the lack of any notification that they had force updated your version. Once again it took a raft of complaints on the forum before the deigned to respond w
  20. Cheers Andavari, I hadn't clocked that they had reduced it to 10 days. It does make sense I suppose, if it was still 30 days then they'd be clearing it just before the next patch Tuesday.
  21. Well that was timely, this afternoon during my weekly clean up routine I ran WU and got an update, KB4100347. It's 1.2 MB download to patch Intel CPU microcode against Spectre (again). Running Free up space now in Storage Sense found it as 1 MB so I grabbed another screenshot: (You can also see that the figure for Delivery Optimisation Files has gone up since the previous screenshot, from 236 to 508 KB). So obviously from that if you runs SS manually then you do not have to wait 7 days. I'm not sure just how it works though if you have SS set to a schedule or just runnni
  22. Well GDPR regulates the collection, storage, and use of data/information. So while forcing an update on people is not good practice it's not actually covered by GDPR. If that update then collects any information/data then that is covered by GDPR. The 5.46 update is still not GDPR compliant, because the 'privacy' tickbox is still pre-ticked after a new install. GDPR clearly states that tickboxes like this should not be pre-ticked. As I have been told in the past that Piriform being a large organisation knows better than I do, I'll give a couple of quotes from the ICO websi
  23. Even if there are none to clean up (or they have not been there long enough, I think it's 7 days) you can still see SS scanning for them. See the text above the progress bar in this screenshot: And yes if they are there to clean then it takes a long time to remove them, same as with Disk Cleanup to remove them. That was where CCleaner won out, the speed of removal, but of course that speed (less checking?) became unsafe with Win 10 so they removed the feature from CC. TBH if you leave them alone then Windows itself will remove them in the background after 30 days, storage
  24. Running Storage Sense manually will remove old Delivery optimisation files, and old Windows 10 update files if there are any. If you select 'free up space now' it scans for files to be removed and lists the catagories and size to be removed. Some catagories will be pre-selected by default, others like the update files you have to select yourself. The big difference between Storage Sense and Disk Clean-up is that SS can be easily scheduled to clean in the background. Select 'Change how we free up space automtically' for the scheduling options. Be careful when looking up Stora
  25. I don't know which version of CCleaner you are using, but the latest versions will not even attempt to clear Windows 10 Update files. With older Windows versions this could be done, but with Windows 10 it is not a good idea to try. At best it will cause Windows to download/install the update again, at worst it will cause your Windows 10 to fail to boot altogether. Current versions of CCleaner do not have this option.
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