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Hello to all,

I've been using all three piriform products for a while and I know that CCleaner is portable by the options you select, but can Recuva and Defraggler be made portable? By portable I mean they leave nothing at all on the host computer. Thanks for any help you can give.

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No, Recuva is NOT portable. It stores it's settings in the registry, therefore it leaves traces on the host computer.

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Yes, it leaves no traces on the system (that I found), other than ones created by Windows when it runs.

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Yes, it leaves no traces on the system (that I found), other than ones created by Windows when it runs.

What ones does windows create??

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Just various little entries, they don't point to Defraggler.

Windows creates them for all programs, so they shouldn't be a problem.

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When you run any portable application, Windows will create a registry value in HKCU\Software\Microsoft|\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache showing the path to the executable.

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When you run any portable application, Windows will create a registry value in HKCU\Software\Microsoft|\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache showing the path to the executable.

That key doesn't even appear in my registry.

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That key doesn't even appear in my registry.

Which version of Windows are you running? The key is in WinXP, I think it was first introduced in Win2000 ... no idea if it's in Vista.

 

The key contains string values showing the paths for what appears to be every installed or portable program I've ever run.

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Running XP w/ all updates as of Monday, no malware or problems, so it looks like I must have a program somewhere that deletes it regularly.

Only thing is, CCleaner is the only cleaner I use more than once a month.

 

Edit: I just checked again and it's there.

TM's WinApp2 deletes the MUICache key. That must be why it appears and disappears.

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