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  1. It'd be great to wipe the free space ONLY and skip the MFT wipe. The MFT wipe, for me at least, can takes several DAYS to complete. Not sure why, but I'd rather skip this step as in the scenario I'm using it for, it's not very useful in the first place. Why? Virtual machines can be shrunk greatly when unused space is actually zeros, wheras the MFT wipe appears to be some sort of obfuscation pattern only to hide filenames and such. Simple as that, I think. So, in short: please add ticks for "Wipe the MFT" and "Wide the disk surface" when doing a free space wipe on an NTFS disk.
  2. Understood, but that's not the problem. The problem is that when having the slim version installed, it should only say there's a new version if there's a new *slim* version, because that's the one installed. And "Click to download!" is still (version 4.11) not the truth. It clicks, but doesn't download.
  3. I've installed CCleaner 4.10 slim build on Windows 7 x64. Today it says there's a new version, so when I click it, I have to click "no thanks" and "builds page" only to find there isn't a new version. There's a new version of the full build, but not the slim build, which I've got installed. Oops? Secondary suggestion: please let the "new version!" link in the program link directly to the download. It does say "click to download" after all, so that's what it should do. Otherwise change the link text to "click for a upselling offer".
  4. Wipe any drive

    Not just local disks. Currently, it only allows wiping local disks, thankfully including removable drives. But why not also allow wiping a network drive? This would imply creating a file (let's call it "wipe") and writing random or data or zeros to it. Of course, the MFT cannot be wiped on a network drive, but we'll have to take that as a given then. Currently when I need to wipe a network drive, I just create a truecrypt container on it that fills up the available space perfectly, and then delete it. But this is not wat truecrpyt is meant for, of course.
  5. I'm not sure if this is a bug or a missing feature or anything, but I've been seeing this problem on a couple of computers now. Every time I run CCleaner, the Windows 7 Start Panel list gets emptied as well, even though all options that could potentially do that, are unchecked. In the "Windows Explorer" section, the only checked option is "Thumbnail Cache". In Options->Advanced, the option "Enable Windows Jump List Tasks" is checked. I'm not sure what this option is for, though. Does the word "Enable" mean to clean it, or to NOT clean it? The wording does not clearly reflect what it does either way. Anyway, I would like to keep my Start Panel menu intact when doing the cleaning, please. I know this is possible - I have seen systems on which it does work. Same version, same everything, as far as I can tell. Running CCleaner 4.01.4093, Windows 7 x64 SP1.
  6. New Ideas for Speccy

    How about detecting support for modern CPU features: VT-x, VT-d, AES-NI, TXT, XD, Turbo Boost, vPro, Speed Step. I'm sure the AMD front has other features that are (or should be) detectable. (although "Virtualization" is in the list, it only says enabled (or disabled). It doesn't seem to differentiate between VT-x and VT-d) Also, on Intel platforms since Core 2 (iirc), there is no discrete "bus speed". There's a DMI (Direct Meda Interface) that has a certain bandwidth expressed in GT/s. Just like HyperTransport in AMD systems.
  7. It'd be nice if the Drive Wiper could wipe a physical drive entirely, and not just a partition. I was a bit surprized when I needed this feature, to find that a drive-to-be-wiped must have a partition. And not just a partition, but a readable partition: unformatted/RAW isn't good enough. I'd like to see CCleaner to wipe the *entire* disk surface, which would also destroy the partitions, the partition table (useful if you need to move a drive to a machine that doesn't support GPT partitions...) and even the MBR. But for that to be possible, selecting a drive letter won't cut it, because drives don't have letters - partitions have letters. And sometimes not even, for example when they're mounted in a folder. On a semi-related note: why is the Drive Wiper stuck on "formatting" with absolutely no disk activity? On a semi-semi-related note: what is the best (meaning good enough) method for when you want to sell a harddisk as a second hand to someone you don't know?
  8. How NOT to clean win7 start panel?

    I don't mean to be rude, but this *is* my topic (i.e. I started it) and is *is* related, since this old problem still persists in the latest version.
  9. How NOT to clean win7 start panel?

    Sorry to bump this old topic, but the problem persists in the latest version 3.02. The option "enable windows jump list tasks" doesn't appear to fix this issue.
  10. How NOT to clean win7 start panel?

    Yes it's the recently used part of your screenshot. No I haven't tried your suggestion, because that would ultimately clean out the start panel again, and I don't want that And I'm not using the reg cleaner to produce this problem.
  11. How NOT to clean win7 start panel?

    This is the area i'm talking about: @Disk4mat: You are probably referring to something else. I think "pinned items" are items that stay at the top, regardless of the most opened items. I don't use pinned items, as you can see.
  12. How NOT to clean win7 start panel?

    I don't know what it's called, but I was referring to the big white area with programs (and their documents). It's the part above "all programs".
  13. How NOT to clean win7 start panel?

    Unfortunately it doesn't help. The only suggestion is to uncheck "taskbar jump lists" and that doesn't help.
  14. I've been using CCleaner for a long time. And I've never run into any real problems, until recently. I can't seem to figure out which option causes the Windows 7 start panel to be cleared. It's very annoying that I have to be rid of those items every time I give CCleaner another chance at NOT cleaning it. I've unchecked most options that could be responsible, but after cleaning and clicking just one item in the start panel, it's cleared! What do I do to NOT clean out the start panel?? Keep up the good work, btw. Other than this prob, CCleaner is great and I use it at every machine I use
  15. Defragging directories

    Does your solution defrag the contents of the directory, or the directory entry itself?
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