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  1. Website: Tweaking.com

    - Users of Windows 10 build 1809 and who want to use Tweaking's Windows Repair MUST use version v4.4.0 or newer. This Windows 10 Build 1809 contains a bug that - in some particular circumstances - will "break" Windows and prevent Windows 10 from working properly. - Windows Repair v4.4.0 (or newer) makes sure that this bug doesn't become a problem, fixes this problem. - I hope Microsoft will take care of this bug in the next Build. - More information is available at the Tweaking.com website: https://www.tweaking.com/
  2. - Run Antibody's Wiztree. It gives an oversight of what's "hiding" on your HD. (I assume it's a HD ?) - Perhaps the System Restore Points (in the folder c:\system volume information") take up A LOT OF space ?
  3. - Make sure you regularly remove files from "Recent Files" (with e.g. Ccleaner), the file "layout.ini" in the "c:\windows\Prefetch" folder. Then this problem should be less of an issue. - Check the size of the "Standby" part of the memory (Resource Monitor) before and after cleaning these files. It should be smaller. Or use Sysinternals' RAMMAP to check the memory usage. This program tells you what files are read and stored in the Standby part of the memory. - You also use the option "Defrag Freespace" in Defraggler to move selective files to the beginning of the disk.
  4. - No, the OS isn't that "smart". But I think it's baked into the OS that it wants to write the files as fast as possible. And then you end up with this situation.
  5. - What kind of files are those who have been moved to the end of the drive ? Vidoes, pictures you opened/viewed recently ? - I know that Windows keeps track of what files you have opened in the (recent) past. (e.g. "Recent files") These files are then read from the disk into the memory (with a low priority) in case you need them again. Then these files are much more rapidly available, from the memory instead from the (comparatively) slow HD. This mechanism uses a combination of things like "Recent files", "Prefetch" and the "Superfetch" Service. - I could imagine that during the reading of those low priority files (that are placed at the end of the HD) the Operating system wants to write a number of files. Then these files are being placed at the end of the file because then the read/write head of the HD happens to be at the end of the HD. And then the firmware/OS decides to place those files at the end of the HD. Then the firmware/ Operating system doesn't want to wait for the read/write head of the HD to return to the beginning of the HD.
  6. Season's Greetings

  7. Season's Greetings

    - Merry Christmas !!!
  8. Season's Greetings

    - No Christmas avatars ?
  9. - I am glad that it will be included in one of the next Rollup Updates. No need to worry too much. Just be good boy/girl and install all the upcoming Rollup updates. - Upgrading Win7 and Server 2008 to SHA-2 will also reduce the complexity of the update procedure for Microsoft. Why didn't they do it much earlier ?
  10. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    - Seems it was indeed an Emergency.
  11. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    - This is odd, very odd !!! Ran Windows Update (manually) today and suddenly (??) it recommended a "Cumulative Security Update for IE 11" (KB 4483187) for the first time this year. Is there a relation to the news that MS is about to make MAJOR changes to their Edge browser ? See link below.
  12. PatchCleaner Utility ?

    - I had a similar program but that removed all those *.msi *.msp files. But this program seems to be much better, is much more cautious, selective.
  13. Defraggler defrags much faster now. But... ?

    - Makes perfect sense. Because Windows needs to keep track what has been changed (files, etc.) and put that in the (next) System Restore Point. All that info allows Windows to revert the changes that have been made when one installs a program or an app. - Question: did the amount of free disk space shrink as a result of using Defraggler ? People have been complaining about that in the past.
  14. RIP Edge browser?

    - No, that article doesn't reduce the confusion, at all. - But I found this article: https://betanews.com/2018/12/10/microsoft-edge-chrome-extensions/ I don't know whether or not this will work (that well). chrome extensions on Edge ? A recipe for A LOT OF problems. - Well, any one who doesn't want to use Edge Always can switch back to IE 11. ;-)
  15. - This kind of files are created by the Filing system itself. You can ignore them.
  16. CCleaner Beta v5.48.001

    - The bugs I reported on september 9 & 16 are fixed but bug #1 (post of september 12 & 16) have been fixed but bug #1 (reported on september 9) seems to need some more attention. Because when the user has told CC to store info in the CCleaner.ini file then CC installation program still shows up in english. (See the thread below) https://forum.piriform.com/topic/45951-ccleaner-willy2s-bug-reports/
  17. Windows 10: clean Win SXS Folder

    - Some files that supposedly stored in the "C:\windows\syswow64" and/or "c:\windows\system32" are/can be actual stored in one of those many sub-folders in the "c:\windows\winsxs" folder. In other words: DO NOT touch it !!! Or use the build-in Windows clean up tool.
  18. - Does Facebook REALLY take this `very seriously` ?? The following news makes me doubt that: https://wolfstreet.com/2018/09/28/you-gave-facebook-your-phone-number-for-security-they-used-it-for-ads/ (I do have a Facebook account but I never gave them any phone numbers and my Facebook profiles is a bunch of lies).
  19. DF v2.20 still has another bug. Take the following steps: - Make sure DF stores the settings in the file "Defraggler.ini". - Add a number of folders to the list of folders that should be moved to the end of the drive. (Settings, Options, Defrag, Files/Folders). - Now delete a number folders from that same menu. - Close & restart DF. After that the list with folders (to be moved towards the end of the drive) will show multiple instances of the same folder. See the attachment for an example.
  20. Defraggler: Willy2's bug reports

    - Another bug in DF v2.22. When the user wants to change the colors of the blocks then suddenly english words show up (instead of the proper dutch, french, italian or german words). These words are "More colors....".
  21. Defraggler: Willy2's bug reports

    - Piriform issued a new version of DF (v2.22). Instead of adding a "Privacy" tab (in the "Options" menu) the developers should have focussed on fixing a number of other things/bugs as reported in this thread. - What hasn't been fixed and what "annoys" (to put it friendly) me the most currently is that DF is the following: When the user has chosen to store the DF settings in a *.ini file then DF doesn't store all (???) the changes the user made in the *.ini file. To make sure that these changes are properly recorded/stored I have to (manually) edit that Defraggler.ini file. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.............
  22. Defraggler: Willy2's bug reports

    - Re-installed DF v2.22 today and the program still "doesn't get it". Although I switched the language (to dutch), DF didn't translate 2 text strings in the main screen of the installation program. They remained in english. Did the translator forget to translate these strings ? Bug in the program code ? - This wasn't related to e.g. a missing *.ini file because I removed all DF related info.
  23. increasing Memory usage

    - Install PcWinTech's CLEANMEM. Then there's no need to reboot your system to get memory usage lower. Because it runs every 15 minutes using Task Scheduler and then reduces memory usage. The program uses an API that's build into Windows itself (Windows XP and newer).
  24. increasing Memory usage

    - "BlackViper" has some sound advice regarding the amount of memory (although it's from the year 2008). http://www.blackviper.com/2008/03/04/how-much-memory-do-i-need-for-my-computer-what-is-the-maximum-supported-for-my-particular-os/ - My personal opinion is that one only should start (!!!) to worry about memory usage when the "In Use" part of the memory is and remains above say 70% to say 80% of total memory for a (very) long time. - If even installing CLEANMEM (see above) doesn't help to keep memory usage much lower (under say 70% to 80% of total memory), then and only then I would start to consider buying more memory.
  25. I found 2 bugs in CC v5.16: - Go to the "Disk Analyzer" and select - at least - 3 sorts of files and hit "Analyze". Bug #1: - Now select/highlight the 2nd row (from the top) and use the "down" key (or the computer mouse) to highlight all the other lines (3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.) that are being displayed in the list under that 2nd line. - The user will notice that when the "highlighted" line reached the 2 lines (that are marked with a red Arrow in the picture) the highlighting disappears. The user needs to press the "Down" key once more to make the highlighted line appear again. Bug #2: In the picture attached one can see that CC thinks that a number of video files are only 0.01 Kb in size (see inside the red & blue boxes. And that's outright wrong. These files are - at least - 1 MB in size. And one file is about 180 to 200 MB in size ("Larry Parks ........."). CC thinks that that file is only 0.01 Kb in size. (The size of that one file (200 MB) was confirmed by the "Search" feature in Piriform's Defraggler !!!!) See attached screenshot for more info.