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Hi,

When trying to decide which boxes to check to have deleted, I don't know what a lot of them are. I'm not a computer techie.

Does CCleaner have a list of them with brief descriptions? 

Also, why are programs like Windows Media Player and VLC Media Player checked by default? Does that mean those programs will be uninstalled...gone?! 

Thanks.

RB

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Already pre-selected programs are just cleaned, like their Recent File List ("MRU"), etc.

Nothing is uninstalled automatically, you have to initiate uninstalling a software yourself if you use the built in uninstall tool 'Tools > Uninstall' which just mirrors what Windows already does.

Recommend reading the documentation:
https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

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3 minutes ago, Andavari said:

Already pre-selected programs are just cleaned, like their Recent File List ("MRU"), etc.

Nothing is uninstalled automatically, you have to initiate uninstalling a software yourself if you use the built in uninstall tool 'Tools > Uninstall' which just mirrors what Windows already does.

Recommend reading the documentation:
https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Thank you. I will check out that link. I hope it has a section dedicated to explaining each of the boxes one can check or uncheck. I don't know what a lot of them are. Thanks.

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The defaults in Custom Clean are simply the apps/items that most people would want to have cleaned, you can change them of course by ticking/unticking the categories.

If you use Health Check instead of Custom Clean than that also has it's own set of defaults, mostly the same as Custom Cleans defaults but with a few more.
You can tell it to leave something alone but you have to do that every time that you run Health Check. You cannot change what Health Check cleans by default.

Just to refine the link that Hazelnut gave you, these describe the Custom Clean categories that you will see on the 'Windows' and 'Applications' tabs:
https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-rules/windows-tab
https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-rules/applications-tab

If you want to see deeper into what files each of the Custom Clean categories is finding on your machine then:
Right-Click on the category you want to look at.
In the popup menu click 'Analyze ........'.
In the results window click on anything found to see a list of files found to clean. (You can shortcut that by setting Options>Advanced>'Cleaning results level of detail' to 'File list').

Of course that will only show something if there is something there to be cleaned.
 

*** 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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7 hours ago, nukecad said:

The defaults in Custom Clean are simply the apps/items that most people would want to have cleaned, you can change them of course by ticking/unticking the categories.

If you use Health Check instead of Custom Clean than that also has it's own set of defaults, mostly the same as Custom Cleans defaults but with a few more.
You can tell it to leave something alone but you have to do that every time that you run Health Check. You cannot change what Health Check cleans by default.

Just to refine the link that Hazelnut gave you, these describe the Custom Clean categories that you will see on the 'Windows' and 'Applications' tabs:
https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-rules/windows-tab
https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-rules/applications-tab

If you want to see deeper into what files each of the Custom Clean categories is finding on your machine then:
Right-Click on the category you want to look at.
In the popup menu click 'Analyze ........'.
In the results window click on anything found to see a list of files found to clean. (You can shortcut that by setting Options>Advanced>'Cleaning results level of detail' to 'File list').

Of course that will only show something if there is something there to be cleaned.

Thanks Nukecad! Much appreciated. Have a great day.

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On 10/02/2021 at 23:21, nukecad said:

The defaults in Custom Clean are simply the apps/items that most people would want to have cleaned, you can change them of course by ticking/unticking the categories.

If you use Health Check instead of Custom Clean than that also has it's own set of defaults, mostly the same as Custom Cleans defaults but with a few more.
You can tell it to leave something alone but you have to do that every time that you run Health Check. You cannot change what Health Check cleans by default.

Just to refine the link that Hazelnut gave you, these describe the Custom Clean categories that you will see on the 'Windows' and 'Applications' tabs:
https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-rules/windows-tab
https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-rules/applications-tab

If you want to see deeper into what files each of the Custom Clean categories is finding on your machine then:
Right-Click on the category you want to look at.
In the popup menu click 'Analyze ........'.
In the results window click on anything found to see a list of files found to clean. (You can shortcut that by setting Options>Advanced>'Cleaning results level of detail' to 'File list').

Of course that will only show something if there is something there to be cleaned.
 

Great information! Thanks nukecad!

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On 11/02/2021 at 05:46, RBMunkin said:

I'm curious why it defaults to cleaning some of the items but not all.

 

3 hours ago, RBMunkin said:

The defaults in Custom Clean are simply the apps/items that most people would want to have cleaned, you can change them of course by ticking/unticking the categories.

@RBMunkin i mean with this "pre-selection" of apps/progs there are less problems to clean of all kinds of os with different apps installed on pc´s and other hardware over the world- because one user would leave some personal settings on his system, the other user want a "optimal cleaning" and more privacy. a good way through the middle of nowhere - no :-) a good way through the middle of privacy and less or more junk :-)

 

one tip:

attention with cleaning-boxes for

ccleaner -> custom clean -> advanced

Versions of CCleaner Cloud; Introduction Ccleaner Cloud;

Ccleaner-->System-Requirements; Ccleaner FAQ´s; Ccleaner builds; Scheduling Ccleaner Free

 

Es ist möglich, keine Fehler zu machen und dennoch zu verlieren. Das ist kein Zeichen von Schwäche. Das ist das Leben -> "Picard"

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