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  1. For anyone still using XP occasionally (or permanently), give this a try. I've been using it for quite some time, and updated to a new version quite recently.

    Works in here unlike Palemoon and old versions of Firefox, and have installed one or two up to date extensions which the likes of Palemoon spit out.

    Being kept current for XP is pretty cool. Take note of the "no automatic updates", although I've no complaints about that. Easy enough to check now and then.


    Ignore the "fedora" in the address as I'm running a portable 32 bit version for windows.

  2. On 10/29/2018 at 21:08, crizal said:

    I used to love CCleaner but it has turned into crap -- it should delete itself.

    I'll make an exception to my self imposed unwillingness to be involved with the current Piriform/Avast iteration of a once great product to say "well said"!

    And don't apologise, the apologies should be coming your way and the way of the ever dwindling user base.

  3. Hi there.

    First, I'll apologise for the late reply. My excuse being I don't frequent the forum as much as I used to and only recently noticed your post, and with any luck you may return to it.

    First, let me sympathise with your recent disaster and say quite plainly that in my humble opinion the blame for the loss of your valuable Whatsapp images, video and audio, should be placed quite firmly on the desk of whoever decided to have CCleaner for Android pick up these valuable files as something to be considered for deletion. Of course, just my opinion.

    When I first installed this latest version I had to look hard to work out what exactly CCleaner was flagging from Whatsapp. Are these items unnecessary thumbnails, or some sort of hidden cache? Because lets face it, CCleaner as a tool has always been used, from the time of it's inception, to remove crap from ones computer, and now from ones smartphone or tablet.

    For that reason, I can understand why you believed it to be the safe program it's always been, and went ahead and deleted what you no doubt believed to be unnecessary files. In other words "crap" to be removed by Crap Cleaner. And I'll wager you're not the only one to trust CCleaner to do what it's always done.

    What stopped me was simply the size of the files being flagged. Hundreds of mb just didn't ring true. A less experienced user may not have stopped to ponder what's going on here.

    However, my strong feelings about this don't help you get your files back.

    My first question is do you have Google Photos and/or Google Drive activated to back up your photos and videos? That's the obvious solution, and I'll leave it at that and wait see if you return to your topic.

    I will add, that I've removed this version of CCleaner from my phone and sideways installed an older version. For whatever reason, the developers have removed almost all settings from this latest version, and there isn't even an option to exclude things like your Whatsapp files. They aren't checked by default, and they shouldn't even be flagged, but they appear every time you carry out a scan.

    I find this sad, because this latest version looks extremely professional and polished, but the dramatic changes to it's functionality are heading down a road I'm not prepared to take.

  4. Hi jmjenson and welcome to the forum.

    Not many Mac users on here I'm afraid, but as you have CCleaner Pro you are entitled to direct support from the Piriform development team ...


    Other than that, one of the guys may have come across your issue before and that being the case I'm sure they'll contribute to your post.

    I removed your direct download link by the way, and replaced it with an image, as we're not keen on that type of link for security reasons. Nothing personal.  :)

    I've also moved your topic to the "CCleaner for Mac" section.

  5. 32 minutes ago, mta said:

    getting into the realm of straw clutching now....

    Here's a straw to have a clutch at mta ... How on earth in that screen shot do you get "Cookies" and "Monitoring" to be highlighted at the same time?

    I wouldn't have thought that possible because no matter what combination of keys I press (shift, alt, ctrl for example), I cannot get two sections highlighted together at the same time. They can both be highlighted momentarily while changing from one to the other, but the program seems to freeze for that slight moment.

    Just a long shot, but if no one else can do that, then something could be amiss and interfering with CCleaners normal functioning.

    If it's only me that can't do that, then disregard everything I've just said.   :)


  6. Hi Alan, and welcome to the forum.

    You don't give much info so we don't know how you lost your files.

    If you deleted them, then use a "Deep Scan" if you haven't already. If some problem occurred with the drive and you simply can't access your data any more, make sure you select "Scan for non deleted files" in "Options\actions".

    Hope that helps.  smile01.gif.2ad10406e62a344650c1a262379a8cda.gif

  7. On 2017-12-17 at 02:00, login123 said:

    Yep, and will try for the rotund, slightly vacant appearance.  Many say I have that mastered already.  :lol:


    Might as well stick another one in to make up for the "can't be bothered" brigade. (You know who you are :ph34r:)


  8. I've mentioned this delay (before the appearance of the option to opt out) a number of times over a number of years, and I can't see any legitimate reason for this to be still happening, so come to your own conclusions.

    I've was caught out by it myself a number of years ago, which is the first time I kicked up about it. By not sorting this out the company aren't doing themselves any favours.

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