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A way to wipe locked files!

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I think there should be an option to erase and restart the system in CCleaner to wipe the locked files.

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I see where you're coming from, but feel it may be too complex for what is supposed to be a daily (or weekly or regularly scheduled) cleaner and more a job for a single-file-at-a-time deleter like unlocker. It would be harder for ccleaner to determine if a file is righteously locked or not.

 

In my opinion, not all locked files should be deleted outside windows, which is what a reboot and delete program is doing (example: windows system file can be deleted outside of the environment and boy does that make problems). It's not that ccleaner doesn't have the capably to do this - it used to with index.dat for ie and the need to restart explorer for the old systray entry, but these are special cases and done relatively without the user's intervention.

 

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At minimum it does need the ability to delete on reboot several competitors have that feature and it has needed the ability for over a decade now. In the past just limiting it to IE's index.dat files never sufficed for me.

 

Although I don't know how "wiping" would be done in that "special" Windows mode.

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