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  1. @Andavari : Thank you for your reply. It doesn't address the GUI issue, but it does show team spirit. /s
  2. Update As yet another workaround, I tried (via shortcut): "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /AUTO ...and it simply does not work (in the sense of 'full' cleaning) Immediately following that approach — by either 'Analyze' or 'Clean' in the main GUI — Ccleaner shows numerous leftover items to be cleaned. Afterwards, 'Cleaning' those leftovers via the GUI works just fine, but this appears to indicate that using the '/AUTO' switch along the shortcut road is...well...a literal shortcut. If there is another way to 'shrink' Ccleaner on the desktop, it is in no way obvious. I would therefore re-recommend (/request) that Piriform make the size of the GUI window fully user-controllable. Meanwhile, Ccleaner still takes up way too much space on the desktop, and that, in my opinion, is inexcusable. Please fix it. PS: I think it's seriously messed up that Ccleaner users have to mine the entire internet for 'solutions' to problems such as this. Yet another thing to fix? (A rhetorical question, to be sure...)
  3. Thank you for your replies. RE: Right-click headers: I didn't realize that was there. My bad, but I guess you learn something every day.
  4. A 'Check All' checkbox for each subcategory (e.g., Windows | Microsoft Edge) would be a convenient and welcome addition to the Ccleaner GUI. This would be faster/easier than the present GUI which requires individually selecting each item (e.g., Windows | Microsoft Edge | Internet Cache — plus the nine other items under that program). For example, I run one cleaner or another virtually all the time, closing and cleaning my browser(s) between each session — and I very often close/clean my browser. Sometimes, Ccleaner hangs on one subcategory or another even when I haven't run a particular browser (e.g., Windows | Internet Explorer). Having to manually select/deselect everything on the 'short list' of cleaning items — in that case and all others — is a bit of a PITA. A 'Check All' checkbox would help a lot in such cases. It would also make the initial setup of Ccleaner easier. Lastly, I don't think a 'Check All' checkbox that would turn on/off *ALL* cleaning items in Ccleaner would necessarily be a good idea for all users. Some would no doubt get into to deep doo-doo using it.
  5. Defrag isn't an issue in my case, either. For example, • If I manually create a System Restore Point, it disappears within a few minutes to several hours — with no defrag in between • If I manually create more than one SRP, all of them evaporate just as quickly • If Windows automatically creates a System Restore Point, the same thing happens So, are the SRP files corrupted? Apparently not. The "System Restore Points" solution above that was originally posted by hideout587 @ c|net forums includes the manual creation of an SRP, then testing it after reboot by using it to restore the system. This worked just fine, but that same SRP was auto-deleted soon afterwards (again, within a few hours). As far as Ccleaner goes, I thoroughly uninstalled it, and the problem persists. I would therefore conclude: • Ccleaner isn't the issue • Disk Defrag isn't, either In addition, other 3rd-party 'optimization' software isn't the culprit because I am not using any. So, what about malware? Possible, but it appears unlikely. I deep-scanned the system with Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, and Comodo AV, and found nothing. That doesn't mean absolutely nothing is there, of course, but at least it's good for a few warm fuzzies. I might try more Google-mining for other ways to fix this, but I should probably just drop it. If the system dies altogether — by whatever means — then fixing it would likely cost a significant fraction of the price of a new PC. That doesn't seem worth it since the one I using now is fast approaching obsolescence. If instead my obsession continues and I find a solution, I will post it here. Meantime, I see Windows 10 coming my way sooner than I thought... (Or hoped — lol) Addendum RE: Ccleaner Uninstall (mine, not in general) I did this primarily because of the privacy concerns raised here and elsewhere on this site. I've used Ccleaner for years now and liked it, but I am none too keen on the idea that it is (or even might be) secretly collecting any data from my computer. If I had known about it sooner, I would have dumped Ccleaner already. Alternative to Ccleaner Its replacement (for now at least) is [competion]. The interface is primitive, but I just need a good browser wiper. Most of the other items don't really concern me, so I left them unchecked. Moreover, it doesn't appear that [competition] comes with any kind of spyware. Besides, if [competition] is good enough for Hillary, then it's good enough for me (lol)
  6. Update Since I've become virtually obsessed with this issue, I searched for, found, and tried a couple of other 'solutions' to the problem (i.e., *ALL* System Restore Points being auto-nuked in Win7). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (1) c|net • Windows 7 forum — Why are my Windows system restore points disappearing? "System Restore Points" (Posted by hideout587 | JUNE 25, 2010 10:07 AM PDT) While I do not run Windows 7, I did have this same problem a while back with my two of my Windows XP (SP2) systems, as well as on my old Windows ME system. Each system had different problems/resolutions and I will give you each one that worked for me. Hopefully, there is something I will detail below that will also work for your Windows 7 system... -=Resolution 1: The most likely culprit is that the System Restore folder has been corrupted somehow. Going on this assumption, do the following (note that you will lose any and all previous restore points you might still have by using this method) a. Right-click My Computer> Properties, then click on the System Restore tab. b. Check the box that says "Disable Restore on all drives" c. Click "Apply" then reboot your PC. (you will be prompted to reboot) d. After the system fully reboots, go back to the System Restore tab again and uncheck the "Disable Restore on all drives" box. e. Reboot once more. f. After the second reboot, go to Start > Accessories > System Tools > Restore and choose "Create a Restore Point" g. Name the restore point whatever you wish (Date and time will be automatically added) h. After the restore point has been created (assuming without error), go back to Start> Accessories> System Tools> Restore and choose "Restore my computer to an earlier date and time". Select the restore point you created. If all goes well, you should receive a message that the system has been successfully restored. -=Resolution 2: [missing from post...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (2) Microsoft Technet Forums — System Restore and lots of errors! "Answers" (Posted by Thomas77 | Monday, February 15, 2010 5:22 AM) Step 1: Remove all restore points ======================== 1. Click start button, right click computer and choose properties. 2. Click Advanced system settings. 3. In system protection tab, select the available drives which has protection on, click Configure, click "Turn off system protection". 4. Then turn on the Protection. Step 2: Restart Volume Shadow Copy Service =========================== 1. Click start button, type in services.msc and then press enter. 2. locate Volume Shadow Copy Service and double click. 3. Click stop button to stop the service. Then click start to restart it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Unfortunately, neither of these procedures worked for me; my SRPs continue disappearing, including those created manually; the SRPs on my system only 'last' a few hours — at most — then *ALL* of them evaporate into the ether. I am posting these references/procedures here in the hope that one or both might help someone else on this forum.
  7. Hi lmacri, Thank you for your post. Event Viewer showed two errors during the time periods I lost all of my SRPs: (1) Error 14, volsnap (which is apparently HDD-related) (2) Error 27 (which was related to the Ethernet Adapter — which in turn I disabled because I don't use it) Error 27 is now a thing of the past. Error 14 Message: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C: Googling Error 14 and that message suggested the HDD has had it. But I also gathered there might still be hope, so I ran: • chkdsk /f (HDD 'PASSED' — only 4 kb in "bad sectors", which is apparently no big deal, if not a 'normal' result) • Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostic (Quick Test — again, the HDD PASSED) • sfc /scannow (just in case) For a short while, it looked like that might do it. A few hours later, all my SRPs were gone again. I might try running: • chkdsk /r If that doesn't 'fix' it, I would guess it's true the HDD is failing. Either that, or it's entirely beyond me — which is likely. I do OK banging on Windows computers from the front end, but I am no expert on the Windows OS, much less hardware diagnostics/repair. Also, a new HDD might solve the problem, but not if it's in Windows: it would carry over to the new drive. In that case, I would have to 'recover' the computer from the OEM files, remove the included junkware, update Windows, reinstall/update all the other software I have, and probably do a few other things that don't come to mind right now. I'm not sure it's worth it; Microsoft has basically said win7 will soon be toast (no more updates or support beginning next year). I should probably just buy a new PC, but I'll have to think about it (no doubt chkdsk /r would give me time for that...lol) Meantime, thank you for your assistance.
  8. Unfortunately, rolling back to v5.35 didn't solve the problem. Not sure what's causing it, but a little research suggests it's pretty common — and very difficult to solve I keep a backup of my files on an older, external HDD with insufficient space for an image of the c-drive, so I think I'll get a new, larger external drive for exactly that purpose. Either that, or a new PC. I think Windows 7 is great, but its days are clearly numbered, and everyone likes a new ride.
  9. No: all of the Advanced items are disabled. I mainly accepted the Ccleaner defaults for all the rest. The additional items I enabled were under IE and Chrome (e.g., Saved Passwords).
  10. Well, that didn't work: using v5.46, the same problem cropped up again, literally within minutes. It might well be Windows itself, not Ccleaner, but I think I'll follow lmacri's lead and try v5.35. We'll see if that does it.
  11. Windows 7 SP1 Recently, I've been encountering this same problem (auto-deletion of Win7 Restore Points — all of them). I think it's a Ccleaner issue, but I have to admit I'm not sure. In any case, I have: • uninstalled Ccleaner v5.52 (using Revo Uninstaller Pro) • searched the HDD for any Ccleaner remnants and deleted them (I found only one Prefetch file) • shutdown and restarted the computer (power OFF/ON) • rolled back to Ccleaner v5.46 (an arbitrary choice, made simply because that version is about 1 year old...) It will be interesting to see if this problem persists using v5.46. I will post an update to let everyone know how things turn out.
  12. I imagine the would. And should... The good news is, they have 'practice'.
  13. 'App' Life 101 The issue isn't whether a Ccleaner window can be maximized; of course it can. The problem is the minimum window size that Ccleaner supports. Over time, the minimum window size has increased to the point where Ccleaner now takes up about a quarter to a third of the desktop space on a 16:9 monitor. In addition to the inconvenience this imposes, it is patently absurd. The point of 'windows' is to facilitate running more than one 'app' at the same time. No single program should take up so much desktop real estate. It is poor software design. Very poor... 'Back in the day', full user control of (minimum) window size in Ccleaner was a bona fide 'feature' of the program. Now, it's more like a 'bug'. The good news is, there are many 'workarounds' for this issue. I just don't find any of them very convenient, so 'sarcasm' is the only 'solution'.
  14. I was wondering if Piriform couldn't make Ccleaner take up even more desktop space than it does now. Recent versions of Ccleaner only consume about a quarter of it. Why not just go whole-hog and make Ccleaner run full-screen all the time? TIA /s
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