Jump to content

Free Space


Wilco

Recommended Posts

I have the newest version of CCleaner installed on 2 PCs running Windows 10. The Wipe Free Space feature no longer works for either PC. Is there a fix for this? Thank you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Wipe Free Space was temporarily disabled due to a safety concern but is now enabled again.

You say 'newest version' but could you tell us what version number it says at the top left of the CCleaner screen.

*** 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

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

34 minutes ago, nukecad said:

Wipe Free Space was temporarily disabled due to a safety concern but is now enabled again.

You say 'newest version' but could you tell us what version number it says at the top left of the CCleaner screen.

5.82.8950 is the version. It is still disabled for me. I went to tools instead to wipe the free space. But, it doesn't give the same options.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Do you have a ssd or a traditional hard drive

 

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Odd, both look OK on my laptop (but I've not run them) can you screenshot what you are seeing?

eg.
image.png

image.png

*** 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

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

I meant show those settings like I have posted above, but I did forget one:

image.png

*** 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

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As I said before, I went into Tools and chose the Drive Wiper. This utilty is currently wiping the free space on my C drives. Choosing Settings/Wipe Free Space Drives does not work. It cleans normally but fails to go on to wipe the free space. Instead, the program just closes. I learned to go to Tools instead from a post in the forum. So, this does not appear to be a new issue or just happening to me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Are you using Health Check or Custom Clean?

Health Check will not wipe free space, WFS can take a long time and isn't needed unless you are selling/passing on your hard drive or computer.

To use WFS you have to use Custom Clean, with the correct things ticked, or use the seperate Drive Wiper Tool.

Are you aware what Wipe Free Space does?
It overwrites deleted files so that they cannot later be recovered by recovery software.
As said a general user would not need to do that unless they were moving their hard drive on or selling it.
It won't save any space, it won't speed up your computer - there is no need to use it unless someone else is going to get the drive.

*** 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

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.