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  1. ccleaner detects opera browser...

    It seems Opera does a lousy job un-installing itself. It depends on the embedded script of CC as well. That script tells CC what to look for and what needs to be wiped. If Opera doesn't remove that folder/program and/or that particular registry key CC is looking for then CC thinks Opera is still installed. And then that Opera box keeps popping up.
  2. Defrag freespace

    There're one or two very slight improvements in v1.20 that make me like that version more than e.g. v1.18 and v1.19. But then you'll have dig deeper into v1.20.
  3. Issue with "Options / Include"

    Here's another suggestion to see where CC goes ""off the deep end"". 1. Save your favourite settings by selecting the CC option ""Save settings to INI file"". Copy ccleaner.ini to another folder. Make a note of what your favourite CC settings are. 2. Untick as many boxes as possible. 3. Revert back to your old favourite settings by ticking one box extra at a time and run CC every time again after you've ticked that extra box. Perhaps then you can see ticking which box causes CC to go ""off the deep end"" with the ""Include"" feature. You can automate the creation of the test folder by writing a batch file with the extension *.bat. Create that file with Notepad and add the following two lines to that new *.bat file. md c:\testfolder xcopy c:\test\*.* c:\testfolder /E /Y The first line creates the folder called c:\testfolder and the second line copies the content of c:\test\*.* to c:\testfolder. Every time you click on that *.bat file Windows will execute those (MSDOS) commands.
  4. Defrag freespace

    Yes. I have experienced the same thing in DF v1.20. When I choose ""Defragment free space"" it acts like ""Defragment free space (allowing fragments)"". But it also acts the other way around. When I select ""Defragment free space (allowing fragments)"" DF acts like I have chosen ""Defragment free space"" (without ""allowing fragmentation""). I like the GUI of v1.20 more than that of v1.18 and v1.19. It certainly has improved.
  5. It looks like you're using IE 7 (or 8). Both programs store cookies in the folder "C:\Documents and Settings\--User--\Cookies". If that folder is/remains empty (use the explorer called ExplorerXP) then CC won't find any cookies at all. Perhaps you installed another webbrowser ? Then ticking that cookie box won't work anymore. Because that new browser could/will store the cookies in a different folder.
  6. I don't use Google Chrome but I can give some suggestions. 1. Untick the box called ""Google Chrome cookies"". Passwords for websites are often stored in cookies. 2. Use the CC cookie feature (Options > Cookies) to tell CC which cookies are and aren't to be wiped but I guess then you need to tick that box ""Google Chrome Cookies"" again. It works perfectly for IE 8.
  7. CC v2.32 is a bit sloppy when it registers itself in the registry of Windows XP. There's a Piriform entry in both the HKCU and HKU hives, HKCU\Software\Piriform\ HKU\S-.........\Software\Piriform\ each with one or more subkeys. e.g. ""Ccleaner"", ""Defraggler"" and ""Recuva"". In these subkeys settings from these programs are stored when the user doesn't want to store settings in an *.INI file. But in the hive HKLM CC registers itself under a separate key (HKLM\Software\Ccleaner) instead of registering in a subkey of the entry called HKLM\Software\Piriform where e.g. Defraggler and Recuva register themselves as well. One registerkey (in bold letters, above) contains also an obsolete value that's never touched/changed.
  8. Office XP

    Billjf, This is not a bug. Unticking various Office boxes won't help. Only unticking the ""Office XP"" box will save those settings. CC uses an embedded script that tells CC where various info can be found and what can be wiped. And in a number of cases CC simply wipes too much. But you can finetune the CC wiping process in such a way that it doesn't wipe those settings anymore. A. Click ""Options"", ""Exclude"". There you can tell CC which entries from the registry must be excluded from wiping. Add all the lines in the attachment to the registry exclude feature. Run CC with the option ""Custom Folders"", in the main screen of CC, ticked. If all is OK then CC won't wipe any setting of Office XP anymore. B. Now remove step by step one line at a time from the ""Exclude"" section (as programmed under (A ) and run CC again every time after removing one line. That's how you'll find out which line causes the settings of Office XP to be wiped. There could be more than one line that wipes settings that you want to keep. A matter of trial and error.
  9. Issue with "Options / Include"

    Weird ! It seems we're using two different versions of CC v2.32. 1. Did you install Recuva as well ? Because in another thread someone un-installed Recuva and according to him, his problem with CC disappeared. 2. Perhaps unticking a number or boxes will to resolve the issue ? I have only a very few boxes permanently ticked and ""Include"" does work without any problem. Frankly, I have ran out of suggestions.
  10. CC automatically detects whether the user has installed a number of programs and Windows Live Messenger is one of them. Then a box called ""Windows Live Messenger"" shows up in the ""Application"" pane of CC. If ticking that box makes CC to wipe settings of Windows Live and could include the login settings then untick that particular box. If you have more experience with CC then you can finetune the wiping of settings of Windows Live with the Winapp2.ini feature.
  11. 1. IE8 remembers which websites the user has visited to be able to open the latest website(s) again when the browser has to be restarted e.g. after a power outage. If you really want to get rid of that info then add (in Windows XP) ""C:\Documents and Settings\-user-\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\"" to the list of folders to be wiped. Then IE8 starts the next time with the homepage(s) only. 2. it seems you know in folder(s)/file(s) that ID info is stored. Add them to the list to be wiped by CC.
  12. Issue with "Options / Include"

    I ran some tests as well. But it's my experience that CC always takes the lastest wipe option from the ""Include"" section into account. Even when the user changes the wipe option between ""Analyze"" and ""Run Cleaner"". That's why I think, it's important that the ""Include"" section should be improved, as I have described in another thread. The user should be able to see which wipe option has been selected for each line. You're not the first who's complaining about this particular ""issue"".
  13. Issue with "Options / Include"

    Did you click on ""OK"" after changing the wipe option in that menu ? I took a look at what CC stores in ""Ccleaner.ini"" in three cases: -- ""Include files only"": Include1=PATH|C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\|*.* -- ""Include files and subfolders"": Include1=PATH|C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\|*.*|RECURSE -- ""Include files, subfolders and the folder itself"": Include1=PATH|C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\|*.*|REMOVESELF CC doesn't give the user information which wipe option the user has selected for each line. And that's an additional reason for confusion. That's precisely the reason for my latest post in the thread below. http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=27454
  14. I think I'll get a lot of criticism from Augeas and/or JDPower by posting my thoughts but that won't stop me. A discussion always stimulates the braincells. The letters (A, B, C, .... ) refer to the picture in the attachment. See below. I think Piriform can improve the ""Include"" and ""Exclude"" menus in CC v2.30. 1. In v2.30 the user has to choose between ""Drive or Folder"" (A) and ""File"" (B ). This is - IMO - ridiculous. I think, the user MUST be forced to select a drive and/or a folder FIRST anyway, independent of which files are to be deleted. I think, the user even shouldn't be permitted to have access to all the other options in the menu when no drive and/or folder (A) is selected. Because CC at least must know which folders to include and exclude. So, selecting a drive/folder first must be mandatory. 2. I think the options (B ), (C ) and (D) should be grouped together, placed in the same rectangle, with an appropriate title e.g. ""File selection options"". The user should select one of these three rounded boxes. Suggestions 1 & 2 combined would eliminate a lot of confusion and would improve the logic of the menus. Of course, then the online manual has to be rewritten as well. 3. Perhaps options C and D can be combined into one option ??? 4. When an user has selected a drive and/or folder (A) and an user wants to select a file (B ) then CC can use the information provided in (A) and automatically direct the user to/open that particular folder when an user clicks on ""Browse"" (E).
  15. Include & Exclude menus

    Here's another suggestion to improve the ""Include"" section. This is another way of eliminating the existing confusion in this section. See also my suggestions above. CC v2.32 lists in this section which additional, user defined folders/files, are to be wiped. But CC doesn't indicate whether a line will wipe the folder itself or files in any subfolder. I think that in the next version of CC the Piriform folks could add one or two columns in the window in front of each user defined line. 1. one column in which e.g. the character "S" appears when an entry/line will be applied to any subfolder as well. 2. a second column in which a special symbol (e.g. ""X"") shows up when a folder itself, as mentioned in the list, will be wiped too. Perhaps one extra column would suffice. Then it could display that ""X"" or ""S"" in the appropriate situation. Another suggestion is to move the ""Add"", ""Edit"" and ""Remove"" buttons from the right hand side to the bottom of the section screen. It would provide CC more space to display the lines and the two columns, as described above under (1 and (2.
  16. Issue with "Options / Include"

    Don't worry. The folder will be re-created at the next 2nd tuesday of the month when the Microsoft Autoupdate feature will be activated again and your windows system is updated. Of course, if it's keeping you awake at night then you can manually create that folder as well. I tried the ""Include"" feature but it did precisely what it was supposed to do. If you want to know which file wipe option was selected then do the following: 1. Select a line. 2. Click on ""edit"". 3. At the bottom of the menu you'll see which option you did select (""Include files only"", ""Include files, subfolders"" or ""Including files, subfolders and the folder itself"").
  17. If you know where PP and Outlook related info (settings/filenames) is ""hiding"" then you certainly could modify/add more ""Regkey=......"" and/or ""Filekey=...."" lines to specificly target PP and/or Outlook related info. But then you'll have to use a registry editor and search the registry but that's something for more advanced Windows users only. Another suggestion: You don't have to delete that key, I was told today that placing a ";" in front of a line makes CC ignore that line.
  18. MRG7, If CC wipes too much settings in other programs/applications as well, there's a place where you can always find the latest embedded *.ini files. http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=15307 With that info you can write/modify your own customized winapp2.ini and/or winapp1.ini file(s). This thread is also always available on the frontpage of the ""CC discussion"" forum.
  19. Thank you ! It proves that you can't rely on Microsoft for the full 100%. Who would have guessed that those settings were stored under ""Powerpoint"". It seems that starting in v2.28 or in a higher version, CC made no longer a distinction between lower and upper case letters in the *.ini files.
  20. A few suggestions

    Saintj, Did you already read this ? http://forum.pirifor...?showtopic=1110 The webpage contains details on where a number of messenger programs (e.g. Yahoo, AOL) store their info. Ready to be added to ""Winapp2.ini"". Do you know in which folders and files e.g MSN and ICQ store what information ? Then post it here on the forum and perhaps it will be incorporated in the next version of CC.
  21. First do carefully read this webpage for clues what has gone wrong. http://docs.piriform...leaner-to-clean When you have followed all the instructions on that page, and it still doesn't work then post your modified Office 2003 entry for ""Winapp2.ini"" in this thread and I'll have a look at it. No, don't add that info to ""Ccleaner.ini"".
  22. Some suggestions: 1. Find out where BD stores its files on your disk and use the CC ""Exclude"" feature (""Option"", ""Exclude"") to exclude those folders/files from wiping. 2. When CC suggests that there're are one or more obsolete registry entries then that does not automatically mean that you must remove them. If you're uncertain whether removing a registry entry will crash the BD software then don't remove it. 3. Don't tick all the boxes or any boxes in the registry section. 4. Untick all the boxes in the ""Registry"" section and then by ticking one box at a time, try to find out which registry entries can be removed without crashing BD. Simply a matter of trial and error.
  23. First upgrade to CC v2.32 and then try again.
  24. Name the file Winapp2.ini and store it in the folder where CCleaner.exe was installed. You selected that folder when you installed CC. Change inside Winapp2.ini the line [Office 2003] to e.g. [*Office 2003 MRG7] and that last text should show up besides a new box in the ""Application"" pane of CC.
  25. If there's a file in the application folder where CC is installed, called ""Winapp2.ini"" then you must add info to it. If it doesn't exist then create a new file. Use a simple text editor, e.g. Notepad. Just copy the info from the attachment to that file. Change ""[Office 2003]"" to e.g. ""[*Office 2003 MRG7]"" (to distinguish it from the regular Office 2003 entry). Now you must find out which one of the lines, as mentioned above in my previous post, is causing your settings to be wiped. Omit one or more of these ""RegKey...=...."" lines. It's a matter of trial and error. See also post #8.
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