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  1. Scan CDs?

    OK, it's late so I might be easily bemused, but what's the point in running CCleaner on any CD/DVD, good or bad? And how would CC recover data from a faulty disk? Rgds.
  2. Click on Path to sort the path names. Look for c:\recycler. Is your file listed there? The recycler files will have different names (but the same extension) so you will have to dig around a little. There's always the possibility that some other activity on your PG has overwritten the space the deleted file occupied, perhaps one of the umpteen processes that Windows can't seem to live without. I don't follow the logic behind trying later. I can't see how a deleted file can hide somewhere then pop up later. Rgds.
  3. How to change the view?

    Do you mean how do you switch from list to tree view (and back again)? Select Options in the top r/h corner, and select either List or Tree in the view mode box. Rgds.
  4. Hi, CC v1.40.520, single overwrite, XP If I run CCleaner, look at the deleted files with Recuva, and sort them in modified date order, at the top of the list is a number of files that have been renamed with a variation on a capital letter, e.g. LLLLLL.LL, LLL.LLL. LLLLLLLLLL.L etc. This is handy, as they act as a marker for the run of CCleaner. They will always be at the head of the modifed date list as they were modified (by CCleaner) at the time CCleaner was run. This file renaming only seems to apply when secure deletion is selected (I run with single overwrite). This renaming shows however, that only a minority of the files deleted in a particular run are renamed. In other words there are a lot of un-renamed files from sites I've visited since the previous run of CCleaner. Why is this so, and what are the rules for which are renamed and which are left with their original file names? It doesn't seem to matter where they come from, as most originate in temp internet files. This highlights another issue. I have recovered some of the 'capital letter' files marked as Excellent and all appear to be overwritten. as they should be. I have also recovered several of the un-renamed files, and those have NOT been overwritten. It seems that the overwrite function is only applying to a small percentage of the files which are deleted. I apologise for slipping this in here, but I have raised two threads on this subject previously with absolutely no response, which rather surprises me. Rgds.
  5. Sorting

    Yes. Click on the column headers, Filename, Last Modified etc. Click again to reverse the sort order. You can also use the Find box to filter your selection, then sort that. Rgds.
  6. Hi, I'm just curious about where Recuva gets its deleted file list from. Does it come from some file allocation table, or does Recuva scan the entire disk for file clusters? It seems too quick for a full disk scan, yet if it just scanned some FAT then surely there would be lots of files lying on the disk undiscovered. (I'm on XP with an NTFS disk.) Please excuse any failure on my part to grasp how files are addressed. Rgds.
  7. Hi, Win XP/CC 1.40.520/IE6 - CC with 1 pass overwrite. With CC set to 1 pass overwrite, it does not appear to overwrite all or even the majority of the deleted files. Looking at the results with Recuva in last modified date order, there are a few dozen files with the name modifed to a random capital letter, such as LLLLLLLL.LL. Some of these don't have a defined path, some are from temp internet files. They all seem to be overwritten as I can't make head or tail of any I recover. The rest of the files deleted in the same CC session keep their file names, many coming from temp internet files. Many of these are recoverable, not overwritten at all. Why are the majority of the deleted and 'overwritten' files still recoverable? Rgds.
  8. Hi, Win XP/CC 1.40.520/IE6 - CC with 1 pass overwrite. I have been using CC for several years, and I'm now using Recuva as well, both excellent products. I notice that when I run CC (as I do every couple of days) and then look at the results with Recuva in date order, I end up with a few hundred files with the name modifed to a random capital letter, such as LLLLLLLL.LL (I rather prefer the old lower case z's though). Some of these don't have a defined path, some are from temp internet files. They all seem to be overwritten as I can't make head or tail of any I recover. So far, so good. The rest of the files deleted in the same CC session keep their file names, and many come from temp internet files too. Many of these are recoverable, not overwritten at all. Why are some file names overwritten and not others? Why are many - the majority - of the deleted ('overwritten') files still recoverable? Rgds.
  9. In the light of "CCleaner's issues on xp is pretty much flawless" from rridgely in another thread, and the mildly worrying fact that nobody has responded to this thread, can anyone please confirm that this is happening to them too? If it's just me then I'll go away and start to get paraniod. Rgds.
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