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  1. I have looked in the documentation but have not been able to find a list of all the temperature ranges reported by Speccy and what they mean. For example the following is reported for my hard drive. Temperature 50°C Temperature Range warn (50°C to 55°C) There no description anywhere of what I should do for example when a drive status is "warn". Seen as it's 50°C one above the end of the OK range I know not to worry much. But what's the next range 55°C to 60°C critical - drive about to melt? Probably not but hopefully you see my meaning - it's not easy to judge what to do based on the reading. Now on processors, there is no description of the temperature range but there is some colour coding. It seems the 50°C to 55°C colour for hard drives applies to processors with temperature greater than 60°C and less than some other limit I haven't reached. It would definately be better if a temperature range was described as for hard drives. So if you've read all this, then you're probably confused too. Speccy is very useful but I really think more there could definately be more info on what all this temperature info means. Thanks
  2. I've tried secure deleting with CCleaner and Recuva. It seems to work. However recently I discovered another free tool called Eraser which seems to also do a good job and is perhaps more suited to the task. It's quite an advanced tool to be used with care but is dedicated to secure deleting files and free disk space. http://eraser.heidi.ie/
  3. The main thing here probably how the files were deleted and second, if any data has been written to the phone since. Firstly if data was written to the phone after files were deleted, then chance of recovery is reduced. Secondly if the files were securely deleted e.g. overwritten many times, then again chance of recovery is more limited. If they were simply deleted using the phone's delete option then that would not be secure deleting. In any case remember that Recuva is a free tool. I accidentally deleted some photos from my camera, a birthday party or something like that. Recuva couldn't get them back and I didn't write anything to the memory card or secure delete the files. If you really had to recover the files I'm sure there are more expensive paid companies which do advanced data recovery but again no guarentee of recovery even if you kept the card as it was since the incident. Actually I have heard this story many times. Check http://www.met.police.uk/about/photography.htm. It's very enlightening.
  4. You can create a desktop shortcut which specifies /options as an argument which will load CCleaner with the Options tab open rather than the Cleaner tab. After a minute of trial and error, I found this works for Registry (/registry), Tools (/tools) and Options (/options). Anything unrecognised loads the Cleaner tab. I think you meant to you wanted to add the Cookies page to the CCleaner Jumplist. That is not possible unless the developers implement it. In anycase Jumplist tasks are to provide quick access to the main sections of programs (Cleaner, Registry, Options and Tools) so I don't think Cookies should be there. Jumplists are quick access to 3 or 4 important application tasks, not another place to build an application menu. As an aside it would be nice if all the commandline options were documented (maybe via /? argument or /help). The only other two I know are /AUTO and /AUTO /SHUTDOWN which clean or clean and shutdown.
  5. Cool, the latest version has implemented these ideas. CCleaner now looks much better on Windows 7.
  6. I'd like to make two points about the recent implementation of Windows 7 Jump Lists and taskbar ProgressBar highlighting. 1. The Jump List Tasks should not contain an "Open CCleaner..." option. This function is already in the Jump List by defauly. It is the words "CCleaner" above the "Pin/Unpin this program to/from the taskbar" button and so just clutters up the Jump List. Other common tasks could be exposed e.g. "Analyze" or "Scan for registry issues". Alternatively, options to jump straight to the various tabs could be exposed e.g. "Registry" and "Tools". In all these "Tasks" the idea is to achieve something in one click which takes more than one normally. 2. The taskbar ProgressBar should turn yellow using the warning state for example when an operation pauses because a warning message is displayed e.g. when "You must close Firefox/Mozilla to allow the Internet Cache to be cleaned." is shown. Currently the ProgressBar just stops progressing and this is confusing because often progress can appear to stop when cleaning large files when actually everything is fine. Thanks
  7. According to the help files: CCleaner.exe /AUTO CCleaner runs silently and automatically, using the current set of saved options to clean the PC. CCleaner then exits. I tried this but apparently, silent running does not make the icon disappear - so much for silent. Perhaps suggesting this as a change on the forums may be an idea. The only thing I could suggest is hiding that partiular tray icon by defalt by using the options in windows, but how you could do that easily on many machines, I do not know! Some other info about running CCleaner on networks... http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=14936
  8. I strongly agree with this... in fact I think I've posted a similar suggestion before. Currently all the that green bar does is show that the program is cleaning. Showing progress would be a great improvement to the program.
  9. CCleaner has a useful ability to quote some important system specs like processor speed, graphics card and RAM. I would argue that hard drive size is a key system spec too. Since CCleaner is an effective tool at cleaning up hard drive space, I think that the size of the primary hard drive in GB would be a useful statistic to be included here.
  10. Somewhere to reset all CCleaners settings to the "factory defaults" would be in order too.
  11. Some aversion to the suggestion For the most users all these Ctrl and Shift combinations are fiddley and not obvious or easily discoverable - as demonstrated by one of the posters in this discussion. I've often found when configuring CCleaner on a few other machines I can't get the Ctrl+click to work for whatever random reason - heck try doing that on a laptop touchpad in a very long list of cookies!!!!! I'm often moving loads of Cookies in these lists so the "bad" cookies are deleted but the login ones for all those website people use are kept. I often run CCleaner and then visit all the sites which I want cookies saved for. Then I go to cleaner cookies settings and add them all to the keep list - this is then where the bottle neck is - adding them one at a time! Even if a button wasn't added to help, some sort of text in the window saying "Hold [Ctrl] to select multiple entries" would be useful Hope this explains at least some reasoning behind why this would be useful.
  12. This may be a bit pemature but with the Windows 7 public beta just expected this month, has anyone given any thought to how CCleaner will integrate with the new user interface in this operating system. At the PDC Microsoft described how applications would be hidden from the system tray by default and instead, they were suggesting that applications were designed to run from the task bar instead. I was wondering how this would affect the "run from system tray" option in CCleaner because now it would be hidden by default. An interesting feature was demonstrated which allows the progress of a process (e.g. copy and paste) to be overlayed on the task bar icon as seen here on this Microsoft site (it's the 3rd icon in with the transparent green rectangle over it). When Windows 7 comes around this is something that CCleaner could probably utilise. It would allow the scan to be minimised with real time progress shown in the taskbar icon. Perhaps the "run from system tray" would become defunct... Any thoughts?
  13. There is a way to change the % of the drive used by system restore in Vista via the command line. See detailed instructions here. I agree it's rather annoying that there is no option to change this in some option panel. Personally, I would only change the default if I had a very large hard drive e.g. 320GB+. I find Vista system restore to be quite good, but if the % is reduced too much you may have problems trying to correct problems. On a 1TB drive, for example, it definitely does not need upto 150GB set aside for the system restore!!! Hope this helps
  14. In the Settings>Cookies screen in CCleaner, I think it would be useful to have an "Add all" >> button and a "Remove all" << button which would move all the cookies listed from the Cookies to Delete list to the Cookies to Keep list and vice versa all in one go. In some situations it's quite labourious to select each cookie one at a time to move it to the correct list. I created a screen shot of how this could look using print screen and crop in MS Paint - see attachement.
  15. Would it be possible for an option to be added in CCleaner's next version to delete search history from Windows Desktop Search (WDS) for Windows XP. Currently you can manually clean the history from inside the WDS user interface but this won't be via secure override as in CCleaner and currently, the history is not removed with all options ticked in CCleaner v2.11.636. Since you can search the web directly from this handy search bar rather than just files on your computer, I think this would be a valuable addition. Thanks
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