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  1. Ok, you are explaining why CCleaner is CURRENTLY so slow. But that doesn't mean that CCleaner will be slow forever. Other washer/eraser tools show that the task could perform MUCH faster. Maybe CCleaner should implement: - direct MFT/Cluster/NTFS access instead of using windows file opening DLLs - use concurrent, bundled threads - other possible tricks like grouping of cluster wiping So there is much room for CCleaner improvements. Could you put this on your feature request/todo list? I prefer to use only ONE tool instead of multiple. Since CCleaner is good for many other tasks I am willing to elect it as my one-and-only utiltity. But erasing performance is really a problem. Thank you Thomas
  2. Due to my observations I performed the following experiment (on 64bit Win7 with 16GB memory): I have a huge dir tree with approx 100000 files between 10kb and 1MB each with a total size of approx 20GB I added/included this dir tree as additional folder to wipe. When I perform a CCleaner run it takes around 7 hours (!) to clean all these files (remaining clean stuff is negligible) Before cleaning it with CCleaner I made a copy of it. As comparison benchmark I performed a wiping of this duplicate dirtree with other tools like WipeFile. Surprisingly the WipeFIle requires only ~30 minutes for the same task. That means CCleaner is significantly slower than other tools. - CCLeaner uses "Secure file deletion Simple Overwrite (1 pass) - WipeFile uses Random overwrite (1 time) This is disappointing I suggest urgently to improve wipe speed in the next CCleaner release. Thank you Thomas
  3. In former times I could download a portable version of CCleaner. I do not find this download any more. Is it abolished? Thomas
  4. On my Win7 system I have two independent Firefox installations: - The first "normal" installation of v58.0.2 - The second, portable Firefox v52.60 Firefox ESR version In CCleaner I defined a couple of Cookies which should be kept. When I run now CCleaner it detects and cleans successfully the cookies of the first Firefox installation since it knows the profile path from registry. Unfortunately CCleaner does NOT recognize and clean the second Firefox installation. Is there a way to let CCleaner clean the second Firefox installation (especially the cookies which are not in the "keep"list) as well? Thomas
  5. ok, thank you. When I read the linked guide it does not become clear what I should specify as path. Assume I have Firefox ESR then I could specify: D:\FirefoxESR\Data or D:\FirefoxESR\Data\profile A subfolder D:\FirefoxESR\Data\profile\sam as mentioned as example in the guide does NOT exist. So what should I write in ccleaner.ini?
  6. As far as I can see CCLeaner looks into Registry to find browser installations on the current system and apply afterwards e.g. cookie washer. It works. BUT what if I setup PORTABLE browser installation (like Firefox ESR or Portable Chrome)? Since these browser installations do not use Registry CCleaner cannot find them. How can I tell CCleaner to apply Cookie washing rules onto these portable browser installations as well? I can imagine that there is an option to enter base pathes of those portable browser installation but cannot find them. Thomas
  7. When will this option be implemented?
  8. New feature: /RESTART cmdline flag

    When will this option be implemented?
  9. I installed Defraggler on an USB flash drive and setup the options according to my needs. And I enabled "Save all settings to ini file"! The *.ini file in installation directory is created. When I plug out now the USB flash drive and insert it in another computer and start it there, then all my previous settings are reset to the default values. Why? Do 64bit and 32bit version of Defraggler share the same *.ini file? Does it matter if the InstallPath in *.ini file is different? As a new drive letter is assigned on second computer the InstallPath is not valid any more. Thomas
  10. Ok, here is the "Edge" warning popup: See attched snapshot Again: Edge browser is here NOTinstalled
  11. Since a few weeks/versions when I start CCleaner on 64bit Win 7 a popup appears automatically at startup: "The following application(s) need to be closed to view cookies: Internet Explorer Do you want CCleaner to close them?" When I click "NO" then another popup appears telling me something about Edge browser. Why do I have to close Internet Explorer? This was not required in earlier version of CCleaner. And No, I don't have an Edge browser installed but a simple IntExp 11. So how can I forever disable these warnings? Peter
  12. I downloaded the free available utility ExecutedProgramList from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/executed_programs_list.html and run it on my computer. Much to my surprise it reveals all programs I executed in the past ALTHOUGH I run CCleaner frequently. May I request to add an option in CCleaner to wipe these data as well According to another thread http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=45003 just some Registry keys must be deleted to achieve this. Thank you Thomas
  13. I setup CCleaner (under 64bit Win 7) to start automatically at WinOS startup. It works. However CCleaner window is started minimized in Systray. I prefer to view full CCleaner window when it is started at Win 7 boot time. How can I achieve this? Thomas
  14. Thank you for answer. Since the information is currently kept when running CCleaner it means that it has to be included. How can I setup an official feature request?
  15. Occasionally I have to recover huge file archives from certain directories on external USB hard disks. When I use Recuva with DeepScan I have to wait at first approx 3 hours until the DeepScan run is finished. Afterwards I have to select which directories to recover and where to place the recovered files. In the second step I have to wait again for some hours until recover job is done. So when I launch the first DeepScan job in the evening before I leave office/university and return next morning I still have to do the second step. This is annoying. Since it should be easy to show almost immediately the deleted directory tree (other undelete tools can) Recuva should be able to group step 1 + 2. Recuva should show all the deleted folders, let the user choose which to recover and where to copy the files BEFORE all starts. Then Recova should start the deepscan and proceed as soon as it is finished automatically with the recovering. Could you add this option in the next release? Thank you Thomas