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I just lost some irreplaceable photos due to a Microsoft update.  They might have ended up in my Recycle bin but apparently CCleaner automatically empties it.  Please tell me how to change my settings so that never happens again.  Yes, I've looked at "Settings" and I don't understand them, so please be specific.  Thank you. 

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@Judy C: For the more immediate issue of restoring deleted files, you can download our Recuva software for free here: https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva/download

 

If you are using HealthCheck then after you scan, but before you clean, you can deselect the Recycle Bin, if you want to avoid cleaning that out:

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For custom clean there is a checkbox option:

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... and also under Options > Advanced there is an option to only delete older Recycle Bin files:

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To add to Dave's suggestions, on the point of Health Check, you would need to uncheck the Recycle Bin option each time you run Health Check as, by default, this function uses the pre-set options.

If you want to change cleaning behavior in the long-term, you may wish to use Custom Clean instead, and you can choose which view CCleaner starts with in Options > Settings within the software. 

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Dave and John -- Thank you so much!   Great, easy-to-follow instructions, and it worked perfectly.  As for the deleted pictures, a computer tech installed Recuva but it didn't find them.  It's funny how on TV, someone can always pull deleted files back out of a computer, no matter what.  I feel like my photos are "in there" somewhere.  Is there a separate forum for Recuva in case I want to try it on my own?

Judy

 

 

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1 hour ago, Judy C said:

  Is there a separate forum for Recuva in case I want to try it on my own

https://community.ccleaner.com/forum/16-recuva/

 

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

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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1 hour ago, Judy C said:

It's funny how on TV, someone can always pull deleted files back out of a computer, no matter what. 

Ahh, but those are stories not real life. (Probably written by someone who has never tried to recover a deleted/lost script).

*** Out of Beer Error ->->-> Recovering Memory ***

Worried about 'Tracking Files'? Worried about why some files come back after cleaning? See this link:
https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/52668-tracking-files/?tab=comments#comment-300043

 

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