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Add Cleanup of older system restore points

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CCleaner is a GREAT product!

 

It has been my experience that attempting to do a system restore from anything other than the latest restore point is a very dangerous proposition. That is why I always use the option available when selecting the Properties option you see when you right-click on a hard drive icon. If possible, it would be nice if this were simply another check box item on the list of items to clean with CCleaner.

 

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I believe that the ability to delete older restore points are available in the latest versions of CCleaner in fact I just used this function minutes ago. Just go to Tools>System Restore. Here is a screenshot in this link... Take note of the CCleaner version I am using.

 

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp80/Bi...ng?t=1266628745

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If possible, it would be nice if this were simply another check box item on the list of items to clean with CCleaner.

I agree, I would like a tick box in the main cleaner to clean all but most recent restore point too (having said that I still use Windows own tool for clearing restore points as CCleaner doesn't clean up as much restore point data for some reason)

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The danger of this is that inexperienced users might delete important restore points that are not the latest one. In my opinion, its better if you can choose specifically which restore point must be removed such as those that were created in system events with less significance.

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I agree, I would like a tick box in the main cleaner to clean all but most recent restore point too (having said that I still use Windows own tool for clearing restore points as CCleaner doesn't clean up as much restore point data for some reason)

 

The reason is that CCleaner only deletes the registry hives in the snapshot folder of the R.P.

It leaves intact the various copies that were made when files were deleted,

otherwise when restoring to an earlier R.P. there would be no way to resurrect the deleted files.

 

Alan

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"It has been my experience that attempting to do a system restore from anything other than the latest restore point is a very dangerous proposition"

 

why?

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