Jump to content

Return to Piriform.com

Photo

Environment Path


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE userABC

userABC

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Event Horizon @(*)
  • Interests:abstraction

Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:41 PM

Hello. I have 64-bit Win7 with CCleaner v 3.20.1750 (64-bit) installed. I see in the Cleaner Advanced section a checkbox labeled "Environment Path". Can someone explain exactly what will be cleaned or removed if I were to check that option? Surely it does not alter my path in any way; so what does it change? Thanks.

#2 OFFLINE Andavari

Andavari

    .

  • Moderators
  • 16,816 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:U.S.A.

Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:27 AM

Us regular users don't have a clue what it does because Piriform has never officially stated what it does, and there's nothing on their documentation website about it. There's another topic about it here, but that topic doesn't state what it does.

Since us regular users don't know what it's for I'd recommend leaving it disabled!

Piriform software help documentation.

CCleaner is NOT a malware removal tool.

Don't PM me for advice or help! I'll only ask you to read forum rule #15.

Old versions of CCleaner can be found here on FileHippo.


#3 OFFLINE Winapp2.ini

Winapp2.ini

    Friendly neighborhood addon manager

  • Beta Testers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,975 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Long Island, New York
  • Interests:Sleeping

Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=33434

Perhaps?

edit: I'll add a false value to my path and test it, one second

second edit: I can confirm that it prunes orphaned entries from the PATH environment variable.

#4 OFFLINE pwillener

pwillener

    ドラえもん

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 788 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tokyo, Japan

Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:29 PM

I can confirm that it prunes orphaned entries from the PATH environment variable.

Thank you for checking this!

I have just done a CCleaner run with Environment Path checked, and it reduced my PATH list from 33 entries (including an empty one - two semicolons) to 28.

What it does not remove are duplicates; I found three entries of "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live". Maybe that could be an additional small improvment to CCleaner?

#5 OFFLINE pwillener

pwillener

    ドラえもん

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 788 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tokyo, Japan

Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:37 PM

P.S. and while CCleaner is at it, it could also move %SYSTEMROOT% and %SYSTEMROOT%\system32 to the top of the list.

#6 OFFLINE Andavari

Andavari

    .

  • Moderators
  • 16,816 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:U.S.A.

Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:46 AM

second edit: I can confirm that it prunes orphaned entries from the PATH environment variable.


In the registry? And if so where?

Piriform software help documentation.

CCleaner is NOT a malware removal tool.

Don't PM me for advice or help! I'll only ask you to read forum rule #15.

Old versions of CCleaner can be found here on FileHippo.


#7 OFFLINE Winapp2.ini

Winapp2.ini

    Friendly neighborhood addon manager

  • Beta Testers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,975 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Long Island, New York
  • Interests:Sleeping

Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

Computer -> Advanced System Settings -> Environment Variables -> Path

https://dl.dropbox.c...7-12_163035.png

#8 OFFLINE Andavari

Andavari

    .

  • Moderators
  • 16,816 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:U.S.A.

Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

Ah, thank you! :) At least we now know what it does.

Piriform software help documentation.

CCleaner is NOT a malware removal tool.

Don't PM me for advice or help! I'll only ask you to read forum rule #15.

Old versions of CCleaner can be found here on FileHippo.