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Windows 8: add this directory "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\"


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Hello, 

this directory in Windows 8 could also be added as default delete option in CCleaner

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\

 

This directory contains all the downloads for the windows update.

Deletion is secure

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No Microsoft says cleaning this folder will cause problems with further updates.

Often suggested, but highly unlikely to be added

 

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DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

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No Microsoft says cleaning this folder will cause problems with further updates. Often suggested, but highly unlikely to be added

I'd say it might, I've never had any problems with/after cleaning the directory.

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In this case, having had no problem does not mean a problem doesn't exist. It's a case of some updates require items in that folder and may fail without said item

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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Yeah, that's why might.

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ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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Well, I would also like to see this happening since other cleaners include this function. At least add it but do not mark it as a default place to always clean, but an another option where to clean. Add a popup message that you should do it at your own risk etc. like some other options that already exist in CCleaner.  Also the possibility to clean all certain file types like *.log *.dmp etc. would be nice, which also can give you a lot of free space on your hard drive. I would love you even more if you could make it happen.

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