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  1. CCleaner deleting System Files in Win9x/ME?

    I would've verified the names but I wasn't about to go upstairs grab my Win98 system, drag it downstairs, etc., etc., just to find out.
  2. CCleaner deleting System Files in Win9x/ME?

    Alot of what Mastertech has posted lately has already been talked about before on here, and it isn't just this thread.
  3. It doesn't matter if you use Internet Explorer or not! Since it's so deeply integrated into the system you are actually using it even if you never open the browser yourself. Many programs that have a built-in update feature utilize Internet Explorer's Temporary Internet Files folder and utilize Internet Explorer's Cookies to download and install the updates, therefore there's no way around it. Since you know Firefox will get it's cookies deleted you can now avoid it by having the option de-selected. Also when installing a new version of CCleaner just install over the old one to retain your settings. If this works with Firefox I don't know, I previously did it with Mozilla Suite when I downloaded mp3's from mp3.com many years ago: To keep preferred cookies to sites you like visit them to get cookied, and then zip the Firefox cookie file in the same directory it's located. Now if the cookies get deleted via CCleaner or via Firefox just unzip the backup to restore your preferred cookies.
  4. How IE and MS AntiSpy Seem to Work

    Lol. A bit over the top however it's really funny.
  5. Spybot S&D problem?

    So what's the verdict another false positive?
  6. Searching from the My Computer Screen

    The default option for folders and drives listed in My Computer is Open. It's one of the easiest things to mess up when playing around with "Tools->Folder Options->File Types" which is really silly after all these years. It's hard to believe that Microsoft still allows the default option to be so easily changed, it should really be a setting that's hard-coded and can't be changed. I went through the same problem many years ago messing with the Folder and Drive settings in File Types. I've seen programs in that past mess them up, of course that's when a program put's itself either in the folder or drives right click menu and screws them up during uninstall. Also I've seen some "tweak" programs mess up the default settings.
  7. CCleaner deleting System Files in Win9x/ME?

    I've been using CCleaner since September 2004 on both my systems Win98 and WinXP, and CCleaner has never messed up either. If the following files are missing dblbuff.sys, himem.sys, ifshelp.sys it means there's a much more serious problem that's in itself a Windows 9x related issue. I myself had that exact problem on two occassions in that Windows 9x itself for some braindead reason "may" start to kill itself and delete those particular files, the only solution I found was to format and reinstall. Initially I thought my only problem was that win.com was constantly getting deleted upon startup, however I also found that dblbuff.sys, himem.sys, ifshelp.sys were also getting deleted -- and no it wasn't malware related. Also I found that restoring the files is a neverending endless cycle if Windows 9x itself is responsible for going suicidal and deletes files it needs.
  8. Not deleting any files from Windows Temp

    Well another option would be for you to create your own batch file (.bat) that you can double click to clear out that folder when you want it cleaned. To figure out what delete commands you want to use open a Command Prompt and type in: del /? Example: del /q /s "c:\tempuser\*.*" del /q /s "c:\tempwin\*.*"
  9. Powerarchiver

    CCleaner cleans these: HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File1 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File2 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File3 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File4 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File5 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract1 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract2 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract3 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract4 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract5 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Last open dir HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Last backup dir HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Last add dir To find out more about what's being cleaned open: C:\Program Files\CCleaner\winapp.ini To use user submitted custom cleaning check out the thread: Add a program to winapp2.ini
  10. Searching from the My Computer Screen

    Good you're on XP, I was thinking I screwed up by giving you that .reg file without first knowing what OS you were using, whew. The .reg file you can keep or delete it's up to you. It can be re-used again if the same problem resurfaces. I personally have a collection of .reg files to fix some common problems I've experienced over the years.
  11. Backup Suggestion

    Although I don't utilize the registry backup feature of CCleaner since I find it unnecessary due to the safeness of CCleaner, I can see how people would may need it as a margin of safety even though I don't see any perceivable danger. However for "paranoid" users it would be nice if CCleaner would manage the backups itself (sort of like other tools with registry cleaners) where you could make the backup, look at the backup, and restore the backup all within the application.
  12. CCleaner v1.22 Released!

    Thank you MrG!
  13. icon cache

    You have to do it in the registry 1. Save the code as "max_cached_icons.reg" double click it. 2. Download and install MS Tweak UI, install it, run it and select Repair->Rebuild Icons 3. Done! Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]"Max Cached Icons"="4096"
  14. Thumb.db ?

    Is there an echo in here?
  15. Thumb.db ?

    They can be safely deleted. You can also disable their creation via an open Explorer window by clicking: Tools->Folder Options->View->Do not cache thumbnails Edit: All thumbs.db files can be removed using EasyCleaner so long as you input thumbs.db into the Unnecessary files Find area.
  16. How old are you

    I wondered why you all of a sudden stopped posting. Welcome back!
  17. Hard drive utilization conflict

    The only thing I can think of is to run Check Disk and allow it to do a surface scan. You can do this by: 1. Opening My Computer. 2. Right clicking a hard disk, and selecting Properties. 3. Click the Tools tab, and then click the Check Now button. 4. Check mark all Check Disk options, and when asked to check on the next system restart select Yes, and then reboot. There's of course no gaurantee this will fix the problem, however it's a start.
  18. Progress bar looping

    MrG wrote about it restarting here.
  19. CCleaner Feature Suggestions

    You should've used the suggestions thread located at: http://forum.CCleaner.com/index.php?showtopic=4 since this is for bugs, not suggestions.
  20. thumb drives

    It was probably a case of using the browser back and forward buttons! Everybody makes mistakes.
  21. IE 7 pics!

    Would you yourself trust it replacing the resources and modding/replacing critical system files?
  22. Searching from the My Computer Screen

    Wait, you are using Windows XP aren't you?
  23. Searching from the My Computer Screen

    1. Copy the code and paste it into an empty Notepad window, and save it as a registry entry file on the desktop or wherever, such as for example (use the quotes): "directory.reg" 2. Make a System Restore point! I don't know if it will fix the problem or not. 3. Double click the registry entry file: directory.reg 4. I recommend that you either log off, or restart Windows and then see if it fixed the problem. If it didn't fix the problem you can use the System Restore point to put things back the way they were and we can continue to try and figure out a solution.
  24. Searching from the My Computer Screen

    Make a System Restore point before using the .reg file! Note: Name the file directory.reg. A note to everyone else, the file is only for Newhotness. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory]@="File Folder""AlwaysShowExt"="""EditFlags"=dword:000001d2"InfoTip"="prop:DocComments"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New]@="{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\DefaultIcon]@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\?00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\?65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,00,00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]@="none"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find]"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:00000080[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find\command]@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\?00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\?65,00,00,00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find\ddeexec]@="[FindFolder(\"%l\", %I)]""NoActivateHandler"=""[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find\ddeexec\application]@="Folders"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\find\ddeexec\topic]@="AppProperties"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\EncryptionMenu]@="{A470F8CF-A1E8-4f65-8335-227475AA5C46}"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\CopyHookHandlers][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\CopyHookHandlers\CDF]@="{67EA19A0-CCEF-11d0-8024-00C04FD75D13}"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\CopyHookHandlers\FileSystem]@="{217FC9C0-3AEA-1069-A2DB-08002B30309D}"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\CopyHookHandlers\MyDocuments]@="{ECF03A33-103D-11d2-854D-006008059367}"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\CopyHookHandlers\Sharing]@="{40dd6e20-7c17-11ce-a804-00aa003ca9f6}"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\DragDropHandlers][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing]@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{1F2E5C40-9550-11CE-99D2-00AA006E086C}][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]@=""[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{ECCDF543-45CC-11CE-B9BF-0080C87CDBA6}][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{ef43ecfe-2ab9-4632-bf21-58909dd177f0}]@="" Edit: If this doesn't fix it, there's another possibility.
  25. IE 7 pics!

    Out of the new screenshots I'm surprised they haven't updated the icons for IE7, if they want it to look as polished as it's main rival Firefox they're going to need to update some icons -- like all of them.