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Why cleaning internet explorer if I don't use it?


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1 hour ago, pepel said:

It would be good to know what sort of Internet explorer files does CCleaner wipes off.
Regards

Internet explorer is used by many applications and Windows itself to render the program.  As such IE recreates certain (now) empty indexes after ccleaner cleans them.

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After an Analyse or Clean double click on the Internet Explorer items and a detailed list of the files cleaned will be shown. Don't ask me what relevance they have, use Google.

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As nergal says, other apps will use IE's storage locations for temporary files.

Plus CCleaner will always find a particular IE file called 'deprecated.cookie'. (C:\Users\.....\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies\deprecated.cookie).
As soon as CCleaner removes that file Windows will recreate it, so it will always be found.
If you are using Custom Clean then you can make that file an exclude so that Custom Clean will then ignore it.

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Thank you nukecad and Nergal.  "deprecated.cookie" .. I supposed Windows was just an OS .. don't like it to .. how to say ?.. snoop around.

Thank you very much.

Have good times.

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The 'deprecated.cookie' is a simple text file that contains the text:

"Cookies are no longer stored in files.  Please use Internet*Cookie* APIs to access cookies."

It does nothing except sit there as a reminder to developers not to store cookies as files anymore.

It's under consideration to whitelist it in CCleaner so that it doesn't show up anymore. https://ideas.ccleaner.com/31
As said above you can do that yourself in Custom Clean by making it an 'exclude'.

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