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#1 OFFLINE Opteron185

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:04 PM

Hey Guys -

I'm not sure if this is necessarily a bug, but probably more of an annoyance. I have noticed that CCleaner clears the settings.sol file created by Adobe Flash Player. One of the settings that is stored in this file is the "Automatic Update" feature for Adobe Flash. I typically disable this setting, especially on lab computers, so that new versions of Adobe Flash don't automatically try to download. The problem is that CCleaner deletes this file. I'm not sure why it would do this. I could see a purpose of removing it on other website, but not the main file.

I know that the problem can be fixed by unchecking Adobe Flash Player under applications, but this removes the other cleaning of Adobe temporary files. Maybe there would be someway to prevent this file from being cleaned by default. I know I could add an exclusion, but then I would have to add that everytime I install CCleaner. I guess I'm just failing to see the purpose of cleaning that file.

This is the file:
%userprofile%\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol

Thanks Guys.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:48 PM

In the Options tab exclude settings.sol and CCleaner will ignore it

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:59 PM

You can use it's own built-in cleaner located in "Control Panel -> Flash Player" to delete the data set by websites.

Piriform software help documentation.

CCleaner is NOT a malware removal tool.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:57 PM

CCLeaner by itself does not remove settings.sol at the base adobe folder, only the per-site settings
either you have included it or are using an old winapp2.ini
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 www.piriform.com/docs
Link to Winapp2.ini explanation