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Your web advertising states that CCleaner will clean out Windows uninstall files. I don't see this as an option when running CCleaner and want to be able to do it safely...e.g. maybe not delete uninstall files newer than a certain date. Suggestions? Thanks.

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Welcome to Piriform wrkmpls.

 

Your web advertising states that CCleaner will clean out Windows uninstall files. I don't see this as an option when running CCleaner and want to be able to do it safely...e.g. maybe not delete uninstall files newer than a certain date. Suggestions? Thanks.

 

I think thats a bit of miss-understood statement. CC uses the same uninstaller that Windows uses in Control Panel - Add/Remove. It doesn't clean any additional files that have been installed thats up to the uninstaller. ;)

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Your web advertising states that CCleaner will clean out Windows uninstall files. I don't see this as an option when running CCleaner and want to be able to do it safely...e.g. maybe not delete uninstall files newer than a certain date. Suggestions? Thanks.

Do you mean uninstalling the remnants of an uninstaller for a program that uninstalled badly? If so, see this page in the documentation Uninstalling Programs

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The user may be referring to Hotfix Uninstallers.

If you are using Vista, that would explain why you don't see the option.

When used in XP, all Hotfix Uninstallers are removed at this time.

 

Advanced Windows files

Hotfix Uninstallers - (XP only) Every time you download and run a Hotfix from Microsoft, Windows stores an uninstallation program for that Hotfix on your system.

 

Source: http://docs.piriform.com/ccleaner/ccleaner...d-windows-files

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You are right. Under ADVANCED choices, there is an option for Hotfix uninstallers. When I check that, it does clean out most of those space-consuming files. Seems to preserve the most recent ones which is a good idea. Thanks for your help! Wayne

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