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  1. Recuva v1.29

    I've tried installing this latest version (from the alternate download installer), but it says it is version 1.27.419 and the date on the exe file itself is May, 20. The portable version with the files zipped reports being version 1.29.429.
  2. CCleaner and McAfee

    My Vista machines have 8.5i and my XP machine has 8.0i, but none have ever had any problems with McAfee. You said that it was after you restarted the computer that McAfee went missing, and before that everything seemed fine. I do not recall CCleaner being able to remove things after a restart as some program do so if CCleaner had erased the files that would have happened before the computer shut down, so it would not have seemed fine, as McAfee would not be there and could not have been running. The fact that the files were gone after the restart and, I assume, McAfee was running after you ran CCleaner, before the restart, makes me think it was something else. What other programs did you run on the new PC that can delete things? What are the options you have selected for CCleaner? That might help figure out if CCleaner was involved.
  3. CCleaner and McAfee

    I doubt there is a connection as all of my computers have both CCleaner and McAfee on them, and McAfee has never disappeared on any of them. Of course our versions of McAfee may not be the same and there could be some other differences.
  4. Vista UAC on autorun

    I don't know if this is correct, but it might work. I am running Vista on my two laptops and along with CCleaner and Recuva I have another program on one of them that trips the UAC (if I have it on). I haven't had the UAC on for a while, so I do not entirely remember the message it pop ups, but I seem to remember it asking if I trust the publisher. If you go to Program and Features, where you can uninstall programs, it can list the softwares' publishers, but none of the Piriform software, nor this other program I use have that listed. Assuming that the UAC does not work by identifying the specific programs, but instead the publishers, then by not having the publishers identified by Vista, it cannot possibly tell whether the program is what you want allowed. If this is the case then it may just be few lines of code to add so the UAC will allow CCleaner without constant reminder. In case it makes a difference the other program without publisher information is NASA World Wind (which does trip the UAC), and some programs with publisher information (though I do not know if they trip the UAC or not, as I have not had it on practically since I have the computers) are Open Office 3 and the latest VLC player.
  5. The title says it all. I think it would be useful if I could right click on something found in the registry and have it added to the exclude list like that. It has been a while but I remember having difficulty with adding something to the list through CCleaner and having to manually add it to the ini file. Besides, with the exclude list and registry entries on different pages adding something to that list can be cumbersome with the information being elsewhere.
  6. Confirmation On Close

    Makes sense to me too, but such a dialogue would also get "blooming annoying" when you really do want to close the program. Perhaps if it was just when scanning it asked and if it could remember the last list of recoverable files (as an option) would work better, for the end user (sorry programmers, I have a feeling that this would be easier said than done). In any form though, I agree, confirmation to close and/or minimization to system try would be a good feature to have.
  7. How restore Registry when XP wont Load?

    If you have an XP install disc or backup disc you could try using the repair feature to fix the issue. That's all I can think of at the moment.
  8. Minimize to systray

    Please understand I honestly would like clarification on this, I do not wish to be ignorant, how is having two drives or not knowing what you are doing going to impact if a file is written over? In fact, I really just cannot quite grasp the two drives, I would think that with two drives you are less likely to overwrite as there is more space to be written to. Please, I am not trying to contradict you, I genuinely want to know and correct my understanding.
  9. Minimize to systray

    I could be wrong here, but wouldn't it defeat the purpose of recovering files if you running another program at the same time, as you could actually end up writing over what you are looking for or make the list of recoverable files incorrect? I could see a function where it monitors where files are that have just been deleted, just in case you empty the recycle bin and realize you needed something from it. That way it would not take so long to find it, and the list would probably not be as long. It could also prove usually for securely deleting files, by showing the most recently deleted right there. I have a feeling a feature like that would be considered bloat by others here at the forum, so it will never be added. Plus it may also be a little demanding in resources, so not necessarily a good idea.
  10. CCleaner v2.11

    I've got Vista Ultimate 32-bit and CCleaner didn't do anything to the empty folders I put in Program Files. I do not use a winapp2.ini file on this machine and I did not have it set to empty the recycle bin, if that helps.
  11. Suitable for Vista?

    Yes, Vista does have a defragmenter that can be set on a schedule to defrag itself, but a tool such as Defraggler is much better with its abilities. However, many people have noticed that using Defraggler on a Vista machine causes storage space to be taken up. Last I heard it seems to have something to do with restore points, so, at the moment, the only fix is to clean out the restore points after wards, and according to this post apparently the check for errors can clean them up too (don't ask me how, ask someone else).
  12. Odd shutdown behavior

    This really is not much of an issue, but I thought it might be a good idea to let people know. I have noticed that if I run CCleaner then shortly thereafter tell my computer to shutdown my computer will get as far as everything on the desktop disappearing but with the wallpaper still up. It is what I would see if a program is refusing to shutdown and the computer is waiting for it, but it only happens after I run CCleaner and I do close CCleaner before I shutdown. If I just wait a little longer before trying to shutdown my computer, it shuts down fine with no problem. Any ideas as to what could be causing this? Is it CCleaner directly doing it, or does the cleaning cause other programs to run immediately after. My OS is 32-bit Vista Ultimate if that helps. Thank you.
  13. Odd shutdown behavior

    Thanks davey, I just unchecked the Windows Defender option and my laptop shutdown without incident.
  14. Odd shutdown behavior

    No, I am not doing secure deletion and I do not believe it is CCleaner causing this directly either, just that it starts something that then blocks the shutdown. I did look at as many of the logs as I could and those two events are the only ones that matched up with the shutdown, all the others had to do with starting up. Perhaps the reason you could not replicate this is that your CCleaner settings are different than mine. I have attached my CCleaner settings, though I did got through and remove the cookies, include and exclude stuff as I am certain none of those should have any relation to the problem. ccleaner.txt
  15. Odd shutdown behavior

    The event viewer says that the previous shutdown was unexpected. Every time I have to do a hard shutdown I boot the computer back up and tell it to boot into Windows normally, so the next day I can start it up and leave it, this is probably why it says previous shutdown. Two seconds after the unexpected shutdown message it gives this "Audit events have been dropped by the transport. The real time backup file was corrupt due to improper shutdown," but there is nothing from the actual shutdown, just after the next boot up.
  16. Odd shutdown behavior

    My processor is an AMD dual core Turion running at 2.2 Ghz, so I do not know if the speed is going to cause it, though I do have 2GB of RAM in it. I guess I did not explain it that well, my computer will go as far as the wallpaper and then stop and the only way to shut it down then is to do a hard shutdown, or possibly to wait a very long time. Also, this behavior only occurs after CCleaner is run immediately before shutdown, so there has to be a connection. To allow there to be a random event that occurs at the exact same time would be illogical, however I do fully grant that CCleaner may be causing another program to do something. Is it possible that a log file CCleaner deletes is immediately remade by something on the computer, thereby having to run and not allow a shutdown. As an aside, my desktop is considerably slower than my laptop, which is what is having this problem, and I do notice and understand the wallpaper being up during shutdown, my laptop just gets stuck on it for a much, much longer time.
  17. Defrag Problem

    I just defragged specific files with the Volume Shadow Copy disabled, and lost about 100 MB. Hopefully I got the space back when I removed all of the restore points, but at least now we know it is not because of the volume shadow copy that space is lost.
  18. Defrag Problem

    I have the volume shadow copy service set as manual on my Vista laptop and it has lost disk space before, due to Defraggler. The space seems to be lost in the System Volume Information folder, at least that is where it was last time I checked. That does make sense though that it has to do with the shadow copies because Vista comes with them enabled while XP does not (but it does have the same capability). Hopefully they will develop a fix soon.
  19. defraggler taking up space...

    I have an idea for how to keep Defraggler from filling up your hard drive, as it decided to take up about 300 MB on mine (while defragging specific files, hadn't noticed it taking up space doing that before). I understand that Defraggler wants to write the files elsewhere on the disk and then put them back contiguously, so why not allow the user to specify the place to write them to? That way after Defraggler is done you could just delete everything leftover in the folder and regain the space. Currently it seems to be putting the files in the inaccessible System Volume Information so let it go to the temp folder or to another drive even. I like being able to defrag my computer, but at the cost of free space, which is at a premium on my laptop, I cannot do it.
  20. Overwrite free space

    Why? I'm not trying to be condescending or anything, I would like to know why it would be useful. It would just seem to me that aside from a security situation cleaning free space would be unneeded. That and wouldn't the feature make a little more sense in Recuva? Something beyond just securely deleting files as it does already, something that will keep Recuva from finding them. If all you really want is to securely delete already deleted files, then use Recuva, it has that ability.
  21. Defraggler v1.02 RC1

    Looks nice (both appearance and function), I just have three things about the interface. One, why don't you have tabs for all of the drives and get rid of the list on top (or have an option for that). Two, I liked having the stats on how many fragments there were when I was looking at the file list, and now that's on a separate tab. Three, could you have the option to have a split view where one side is the drive's information and the other is the file list? None of these are really important, just aesthetic, but forums are for making suggestions, even small unimportant ones.
  22. CCleaner will make registry backups if you tell it to, so if you have the one from when the avi extension was removed that should put it back.
  23. Feature request: New Features

    Be careful with RegSeeker though, it did some serious damage to my Vista running laptop every time I ran it. I could only come up with two ways to fix it, use the repair feature, which wasn't on the backup disk that came with my laptop, or reinstall Vista. I have not had any serious problems on my XP desktop though, except for one program, which I can just repair/reinstall easily enough.
  24. Also updates for the three programs are not released at the same time so when would the one program get updated, whenever there is an update or when everything has an update? Besides, it would have to wait a bit anyway, as Defraggler is still a beta at the moment.
  25. I would like to say two things. One I have a run the latest Defraggler on an 83.5 GB partition, half full, and it has at most taken probably around an hour to perform the defrag. Two it increases the fragments because it is quickly moving the files to outside of the disk so that it can then replace them contiguously, combining the defrag files and defrag freespace functions. I do not know why it would take long on other computers, as mine is about four, five years old and everything in it is at least one generation old and mediocre at that. As davey pointed out, maybe you have other things running that are slowing it down. Perhaps you should try turning off your virus scan, as some of them will try to scan every file that is read and written, which is exactly what Defraggler does. Good luck.
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