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  1. Secret Windows bug/fix ?

    I never once had the issue before until just today, which was later on after Automatic Updates had installed KB4023057. After the update I restarted the laptop myself, since the update didn't request I do so. Then I used the laptop for a few minutes, and then closed the laptop lid. Came back about 1 hour later and there was some weird USB drive anomaly/failure where it wouldn't recognize or mount my USB 3.0 portable hard disk (it gave no prompts, nothing), and the USB stick plugged in only had a generic name but not the actual disk label. Oddly enough my USB mouse never had any issue during all of this. Fully remedied by restarting the computer again! Edit: Didn't give it much thought at the time, but I've sent them a bug report through Feedback Hub.
  2. You can watch for an announcement when the new version is released, which I suspect will be sooner rather than later to remedy the issue with Norton 360: Forum - Announcements: https://forum.piriform.com/forum/5-announcements/ Blog - Release Announcements: https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
  3. If you use the new version of Norton 360 there's a known conflict and a new version of CCleaner is going to be released to fix it. If that's not the issue, for other possible solutions see here: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/5739-solution-when-ccleaner-wont-install-or-download-windows/
  4. Winapp2.ini additions

    You shouldn't take it personal in my opinion, yes nobody likes seeing cleaners they've took the time to make get removed or reduced in "effectiveness." but with that stated what's in winapp2.ini should be safe for the whole community instead of possibly causing an issue that not everyone will have the expertise to repair. That's why whenever I submit a cleaner I've made that's too aggressive for the community (mostly in the past with some Firefox cleaners) and would make someone furious and that would get rejected for submission or later removed I just neuter it from the get-go and then submit a safe version of it. It's another reason to sit on a cleaner we make instead of getting in a hurry to submit something without testing it more thoroughly, especially if it involves cleaning something built into Windows we may not know the full effect of.
  5. Most SSD manufacturers just use the compatibility that's already built into Windows (unless you find some ancient version of their software that may have had the Trim feature). You may need to find some third-party tool that can do it (if one exists I don't know) rather it be freeware or commercial, and then if it actually supports WinXP itself would be the next hurdle. Wouldn't it be so much simpler if the Trim command was just built right into the SSDs themselves and they'd automatically perform the Trim by themselves, then there'd be true support for older systems and even game consoles so the SSDs don't prematurely fail.
  6. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    For whatever reason they feed my system the updates close to late afternoon going into the evening, when it updated the other day it was nearly mid-night.
  7. Thanks for playing fair pop up

    It would probably be better if they did what some freeware antivirus software does that shows ads by having an .XML file store the info and images, then no need for a cookie to ever be stored, and they wouldn't even have to put the images in CCleaner causing more heft.
  8. Winapp2.ini additions

    New entry. Includes both Detect, and DetectFile because CCleaner's registry cleaner will remove the empty Detect= key HKCU\Software\APR. [Autoplay Repair *] LangSecRef=3024 Detect=HKCU\Software\APR DetectFile=%ProgramFiles%\Autoplay Repair\Autoplay Repair.exe Default=False RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\APR_DEACTIVATED RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\APR_DEACTIVATED RegKey3=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\APR_DEACTIVATED RegKey4=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\APR_DEACTIVATED
  9. Winapp2.ini additions

    Maybe some entries need beta testing & testers (who know beforehand to backup their system drive) before those cleaners go live in winapp2.ini, especially if what's being cleaned is in question such as removing things associated with the Windows OS.
  10. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    Automatic Updates finally fed my system the updates. No issues to report.
  11. Registry Cleaner not finding issues

    CCleaner's registry cleaner not finding anything to remove does not mean your system has an issue in of itself, it doesn't mean anything in actuality. It's not indicative of CCleaner having a bug in regards to registry cleaning either, it just means it didn't find anything it deemed as invalid to remove. If you're trying to fix other system related issues it's probably best to completely avoid possible additional issues that registry cleaning in general can cause - this is with any registry cleaning tool. Reason being most registry cleaner's including the one in CCleaner never bother to actually fix anything whatsoever, whereas they have the potential of causing issues. Registry cleaner's that don't fix anything remove what they deem to be non-existent invalid references, now rather they're invalid or not has to be first investigated before allowing them to clean which has always been my philosophy when using any registry cleaner and even then after investigation some of what they want to remove should always be avoided, i.e.; like references pointing to Microsoft .NET Framework (which is pre-installed on Windows), Microsoft Office (especially if it's installed), etc.
  12. The solution would likely be to instead make a winapp2.ini cleaner for what you wish to accomplish. Even ask in there for help to create the cleaner you need by providing the file locations, etc. Also what you wish to clean may already exist in winapp2.ini! Winapp2.ini is located here: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/32310-winapp2ini-additions/
  13. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    My system hasn't received any updates as of yet. Clicking Check for Updates only finds signature file updates for Windows Defender.
  14. Problems with playing videos

    Perhaps give VLC Media Player a try, it has most codecs built into it without having to install/uninstall a meriad of codec packs. You could even give the portable version a try without having to make a commitment to system changes. VLC Media Player - Install Version VLC Media Player - Portable Version
  15. Winapp2.ini additions

    I've just discovered something inadvertently when I copied my own maintained winapp2.ini file to my mother's laptop, and it's a good thing I clicked Analyze first or I would've been reinstalling her installed version of Firefox Quantum. So I would say to anyone don't trust your own cleaners just because you've made them for your own personal systems and then expect them to work safely as intended on another system they've never been used on before. Especially if like me you primarily use the portable version of software because it has the potential to wreak havoc on another system that uses the installed version of a software. Since I use Firefox Portable I have a cleaner that will remove its AppData files if it ever crashes, I've used that cleaner and Firefox Portable for years. Now if that cleaner is ran against an installed version of Firefox it will damage it by incorrectly targeting files that should exist. This is my error that I luckily avoided (would've been a really bad screw up since I had Default=True): [Crash Cleanup *] Section=Firefox ESR Portable SpecialDetect=DET_MOZILLA Default=True FileKey1=%AppData%\Mozilla\Extensions|*.*|REMOVESELF FileKey2=%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox|*.*|REMOVESELF
  16. Registry Cleaner not finding issues

    If you're using Windows 10 which is constantly evolving it's just asking for trouble... ...eventually. Cleaning the registry does not improve performance whatsoever. Here's Microsoft's take on registry cleaning: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities
  17. Winapp2.ini additions

    I'm wondering if some of the discoveries of things to remove from cleaners that cause issues would instead be better serviced by instead changing them into an ExcludeKey. The ideal behind this is if/when someone decides to "update" the cleaner it will be obvious they shouldn't add in something that's already being excluded. Just an ideal.
  18. Winapp2.ini additions

    Don't remember the download site for it, but since it has no copyright info inside it here you go: 1. What it does: Repairs Cortana/Search in Windows 10 after a cleaning program unintentionally breaks the functionality. 2. Copy+Paste this into Notepad: @echo off net stop wsearch REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search" /v SetupCompletedSuccessfully /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f del "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb" :wsearch net start wsearch IF NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 (goto :wsearch) ELSE goto :END :END 3. Save as a useful name such as: Reset And Rebuild Search Index (Requires Admin Priveleges).bat 4. When using the .bat file right click and: Run as administrator 5. After using the .bat file you must restart your computer for the repair to work.
  19. Defrag stops after a brief operation.

    The computer being brand new however doesn't get you off the hook, there could in theory be a hard disk issue. Now if there is or isn't a hard disk issue I don't know, that's why there's tools like ChkDsk and hard drive confidence tests to take the guess work out. Then again it could just be a software issue such as something running that's interfering or Defraggler itself.
  20. Winapp2.ini additions

    Does this look right to exclude that whole path you refer to? ExcludeKey1=PATH|%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\LocalState\|DeviceSearchCache Edit: Couldn't get it to exclude using a path, however I got this to work as intended: ExcludeKey1=FILE|%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\LocalState\DeviceSearchCache\|*.* Also the way you suggest to restore Cortana functionality does not work if Cortana is purposely disabled by the user, and the user is instead just using it as a normal local search, hence the reason I use a batch script to restore the functionality.
  21. Winapp2.ini additions

    It was my fault, I had 'Hide warning messages' ticked in the Advanced settings. Now goes and hides!
  22. Nevermind, it was because it was down to a setting 'Hide warning messages' - unticking that resolves the issue.
  23. In CCleaner v5.52.6967 I've just noticed in Winapp2.ini this is broken: Warning= Inputting it into a cleaner doesn't display a warning anymore when one is present when a cleaner is ticked to enable it via the CCleaner UI.
  24. Winapp2.ini additions

    Something in the [Cortana *] winapp2.ini cleaning entry is "perhaps breaking" the ability to have proper searches appear in Cortana/Search in the Taskbar of Windows 10. Requires a reboot to experience the damage, merely signing off and back on doesn't reveal it from what I've noticed. One example of the damage is when searching for an app such as paint, it might find nothing at all, then it might only find Microsoft Paint, and then it might only find Paint.net. Note: This is after I've 'Reset And Rebuild Search Index' using a batch script multiple times testing this. "I think I've narrowed it down" to solely being [Cortana *]. I don't think I get the same breakage to happen when using [MS Search *] and [Search History *], but I didn't test them as extensively either.
  25. Make File Explorer "Search" display results in DETAIL view

    I like how it looks before, and after to be honest, undecided. I don't have any dislike for either of them. For anyone wondering what the difference between them is I've did some screenshots of before and after as seen below. Before (Original Win10 Content View Setting): After (Modified Win10 Detailed View Setting):