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    Multi-user use

    While it's certainly possible to move the CCleaner menu folder to the All Users folder, there are some drawbacks (apart from the hassle of doing it.) When you install a new version of CCleaner, it may have a different set of shortcuts, and therefore you will need to move these to the All Users folder (possibly each time you upgrade.) Also, if you decide to uninstall CCleaner, you'll have to remember to remove the menu from the All Users folder manually, because the uninstaller will be looking for it in the current user's folder instead. Furthermore, if the CCleaner installs its shortcuts in the current user's folder, I am not confident that it will run properly by other (non-administrative) users. This is a problem I have with many software packages that I install on the machine: they won't run from a non-administrative account, and to fix that I have to go into its Program Files subfolder, and in its Registry key, and set the permissions to allow access by ordinary users. Good software shouldn't be like that. Klitos
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    Multi-user use

    Hi, Apologies if this has been discussed before (if so, please let me know.) Has anyone successfully used CCleaner in a multi-user system? I mean a family PC where I am the only user with administrative access, and everyone else has their own separate, normal (non-administrator) Windows user account. I haven't tried it, but I did notice that the installation only installs a shortcut in the current user's Start menu (instead of the All Users' menu) so I suspect CCleaner hasn't been developed with multiple users in mind. Cheers, Klitos
  3. As I understand it, this is actually held on Google's server, and not on your local machine. Gmail uses some clever Javascript. Javascript has no read access to any files on your PC (other than cookies.)
  4. That's nothing to do with Google. It's the autocomplete history, which is saved by Internet Explorer. CCleaner already does what you want, just select the Autocomplete Form History option. This deletes both your form inputs and your passwords. This is the caveat. You can also do the same thing in Internet Explorer, in the Internet Options dialog box choose the Content tab and click on the Autocomplete button. This gives you a finer choice than CCleaner. Unlike CCleaner, you can delete your plain-text form input history (such as what goes into the Google search text box) but keep your passwords saved. Klitos
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    Deleting cookies

    Hi Tarun, I agree with you that this feature is redundant, but then so is nearly all of the functionality of CCleaner. I am not exaggerating when I say that. Think about it. I don't have to use CCleaner to delete my cookies. That's a redundant feature, since I can delete them directly by going to the Cookies folder and deleting the cookies there. I don't have to use CCleaner to clean up my registry, as I can use RegEdit.exe for that. In fact, just about anything I can use CCleaner for, there is another way to do it. So why do I use CCleaner? It is because it can be more convenient that using other means. Convenience of operation is the key feature of this software. As it is, the cookie deletion feature is not very convenient for me. At the end of each day, I have about 100 new cookies, of which I want to keep about 2 or 3. That is 2-3 new cookies each day in addition to those I've saved from previous days. The current version of CCleaner does not make that easy for me. I have to scroll through a list of 100 cookies carefully looking for any cookies that I want to keep. Frankly, I can do that just as easily in Explorer instead, so what's the point of using CCleaner? It does not offer me the extra convenience. And remember, convenience is what CCleaner is all about. With my proposed 3 lists, about 95 of those 100 daily cookies will be in my "allways delete" list. This will leave me with 5 new cookies in my "unsure" list, from which it is very convenient to find and select the 2 or 3 new cookies that I want to keep. That convenience would make it worthwhile keeping CCleaner installed on my machine. I hope that explains my rationale better. Regards, Klitos
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    Deleting cookies

    Yep, and that's exactly what I would like to change. Cookies that I wanted to keep but got deleted because I didn't spot them among the 100 or so other cookies that I wanted deleted.
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    Deleting cookies

    Hi, I am a new user and I would suggest a change to the way cookies are selected for deletion or keeping. At the moment, the Options->Cookies form displays two lists. On the right-hand side is a list of URLs you've selected to keep. On the left are those cookies currently on your PC, which will be deleted unless you move them to the right-hand list. I would prefer to have three lists: an "always keep" list, and "always delete" list, and one that show the currently stored cookies that you have not yet selected whether to keep or delete. You could also have a group of three radio buttons to specify what to do with this list: delete, keep, or prompt. The reason I think this would be an advantage is that, after a browsing session, I would like to select a few cookies to keep. However, it is very difficult to find them among all the crap cookies from advertisers etc. With my suggestion, you would always have all these doublelick.net etc. undesirable cookies in your "always delete" list, so your "currently stored" list is smaller and easier to pick your wanted cookies among them. Cheers, Klitos
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