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  1. Winapp2.ini additions

    Based on the modification date of the folder, it looks as if my Windows Defender has never used this folder before. If all the files are just copies of the HOSTS file, I think we could add this to Winapp2.ini. (It's also just a subfolder of "Scans", so there probably won't be any really important data stored there.) FileKeyX=%CommonAppData%\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scans\BackupStore|*.*
  2. Windows Store App Maintenance

    There's also a brand-new tool for that: AppBuster
  3. VIASAT Browser

    The VIASAT browser seems to be based on Chromium. You can use following methods to add other browsers: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/advanced-usage/ccleaner-ini-files/how-to-clean-user-data-from-non-standard-mozilla-browsers CustomLocation1=CHROME|path_to_user_profile https://forum.piriform.com/search/?q=CustomLocation1=CHROME
  4. Winapp2.ini additions

    Winapp2.ini updates: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/988564fc44f2ac6aee6903b4894c76d28a133b36 https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/e2a99bddbfb0102ea2bdc944d676080a1280b1df The latest version of the file "Winapp2.ini" now supports Brave Beta and Dev. You should also add the browsers to CCleaner using one of the following methods: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/advanced-usage/ccleaner-ini-files/how-to-clean-user-data-from-non-standard-mozilla-browsers CustomLocation1=CHROME|path_to_user_profile: https://forum.piriform.com/search/?q=CustomLocation1=CHROME Example: CustomLocation1=CHROME|C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser-Beta\User Data\Default
  5. Winapp2.ini additions

    Some time ago I asked on GitHub which category should be used for Microsoft Store Games. The answer was that we should also use Section=Games. I hope that's okay with you, too.
  6. Winapp2.ini additions

    In the latest release only the support for different variants of the Brave browser has been added. The "updates from the community" are not finished yet, I think I can update them tomorrow.
  7. Winapp2.ini additions

    Yes, you're right, the changed DetectFile should always match. Ok, then we won't be able to solve the mystery for now. I will then proceed with the compromise as in my post: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/32310-winapp2ini-additions/?page=311&tab=comments#comment-303915 Thanks again for your help.
  8. Winapp2.ini additions

    Thanks, but unfortunately, there's still an inconsistency: The original Detect used "FilmOnLiveTVFree.FilmOnLiveTVFree_zx03kxexxb716" like the RegKey1. On your image it is now "FilmOnLiveTVFree.FilmOn_zx03kxexxb716". Do we then need a Detect3?
  9. Winapp2.ini additions

    @siliconman01 I guess my last post was overlooked: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/32310-winapp2ini-additions/?page=311&tab=comments#comment-303946
  10. Winapp2.ini additions

    Thanks again, for your reply. E1: The ExcludeKey of the BleachBit entry is no longer necessary, we removed it some time ago. And it couldn't be the culprit for the issue. Even the wildcards in the directory names don't change the situation, only changes have been made to make the entry easier to read. E2: The FileKey9 of the BleachBit entry is also not necessary as it is already covered by FileKey6. They have removed the same files. So, if you really don't use the ExcludeKey you posted here, then it's very strange that your entry doesn't break Cortana anymore, because without the ExcludeKey the same files will be deleted as with the BleachBit entry. Would it be too much to ask, if you would please post your complete entry here?
  11. Winapp2.ini additions

    Thanks for your clarification. Unfortunately CCleaner does not support wildcards in registry keys. You need to add an additional Detect.
  12. Winapp2.ini additions

    This is not possible because the desktop version already uses this name. We could leave the name unchanged or use [iTunes App *]. The "App" is also used by some other apps, e.g. [ShareX App *]. Just to be safe: Is this a copy and paste error or is the path correct? Because of the double "Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_*\AC".
  13. Winapp2.ini additions

    Ok, thank you very much for your fast reply. I'm very sorry, but now I have to bother you again: If your entry is exactly like in my post, then your entry has an ExcludeKey? Or do we have a misunderstanding? (Because the main question of the current discussion is whether we need to exclude files or not.) If your entry has an ExcludeKey, we know why your entry no longer breaks Cortana. If your entry doesn't have an ExcludeKey, it's even stranger, but maybe the "SettingsCache.txt" file is only important for non-English systems. The BleachBit entry is the same as the current winapp2.ini entry, but without the correct ExcludeKey.
  14. Winapp2.ini additions

    I don't know this app either. But it seems that it is related to Windows 8.1, as you have already written: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/32310-winapp2ini-additions/?page=156&tab=comments#comment-245854
  15. Winapp2.ini additions

    Here is a compromise to end this little drama: [Cortana *] LangSecRef=3031 Detect1=HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\SystemAppData\Microsoft.Cortana_8wekyb3d8bbwe Detect2=HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\SystemAppData\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy Default=False FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.*Cortana_*\AC\AppCache|*.*|RECURSE FileKey2=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.*Cortana_*\AC\INet*|*.*|RECURSE FileKey3=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.*Cortana_*\AC\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\*|*.*|RECURSE FileKey4=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.*Cortana_*\AC\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStore|*.*|RECURSE FileKey5=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.*Cortana_*\AC\Temp|*.*|RECURSE FileKey6=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.*Cortana_*\TempState|*.*|RECURSE FileKey7=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\LocalCache|*.*|RECURSE FileKey8=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\LocalState\AppIconCache|*.*|RECURSE FileKey9=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\LocalState\DeviceSearchCache|*.txt ExcludeKey1=FILE|%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\LocalState\DeviceSearchCache\|SettingsCache.txt The ExcludeKey for the single file "SettingsCache.txt" is definitively necessary, because I can still easily repro the issue on every system I tested, even v1803. And we also had an issue report on GitHub. Ok, since the second issue only occurs under special conditions, we try it once again without excluding the files "AppCache###.txt". But if we should get a new issue report, here or on GitHub, we will change the ExcludeKey back. I hope everybody will be happy now and we can close this topic. Thanks for your information. But this is very strange, because the changed FileKey9 you are using now deletes the same files as the previous FileKey of the entry that caused issues on your system. But anyway, let's just wait and see if the issue recurs. Just to make sure: You then also removed the ExcludeKey from your own entry? Or is there still an ExcludeKey in your entry?
  16. Winapp2.ini additions

    Again, please read what I wrote: The second error does not always occur immediately. And we don't know if he also tested the search for settings. Yes, I know the contents of the files. But this doesn't matter if the entry breaks a function.
  17. Winapp2.ini additions

    Sure, I tested it. And only for you I have tested it again now and the problems are still occurring! 1. Settings search error - Search for an option of the Settings app, e.g. Lock screen (in German it is called Sperrbildschirm). - Now delete the file "SettingsCache.txt" and reboot. - After the reboot, the search for settings is broken. 2. Application search error If you just delete the files "AppCache###.txt" and reboot immediately, the error mostly does not occur. But I could repro it very often this way: - Search for an application, e.g. Firefox, and reboot. - After the reboot, search for an application again. Now there should be more than two "AppCache###.txt" files in the folder. - Delete all "AppCache###.txt" files and reboot. - After the second reboot, the search for applications is also broken. It would be very nice and fair if you would also trust other people and not always just yourself.
  18. Winapp2.ini additions

    Again, many thanks for all revised and new entries. Winapp2.ini updates: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/c98545bce3765284331de18e65b64cfe9d69acce https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/ec65d99d94ee0c0bcbd7d2701e00d45e3dfe14b2
  19. Winapp2.ini additions

    If you use SpecialDetect, the Detects and DetectFiles for the other browsers will be ignored. This is a strange behavior of CCleaner. And that's why we don't use SpecialDetect in Winapp2.ini anymore.
  20. Winapp2.ini additions

    I'm sorry, but you're wrong. If you delete the *.txt files, you're breaking Cortana. Please read the previous posts (have you ever read what other people have written?) and the issue report on GitHub. After a reboot, the search for settings and applications no longer works correctly. And please don't discuss this any further with me, because other people (not me) have reported the problems and also confirmed the fix. Thanks for respecting that! This has already been discussed. By the way, why do you always care what other cleaners do? If every cleaner would do the same, then it is not necessary to have different cleaners... Because this is one of the few remaining entries that combines the version of Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. Therefore it has two different Detects.
  21. Winapp2.ini additions

    @CSGalloway @siliconman01 @Nergal Thanks for the tip. Sometimes it can be easier than you think.
  22. Winapp2.ini additions

    Unfortunately, I don't know how to do this trick either. (The winapp1.ini file would definitely need a cleanup and more maintenance...)
  23. Winapp2.ini additions

    Sure, I will add it. Ok, sorry, I didn't know that, because I have a non-English Windows and always remove all pre-installed apps.
  24. Winapp2.ini additions

    I would suggest that we rename the existing entry [News *] to [Bing News *] and add DetectOS=6.2|6.3 (as with the other Bing entries). And rename your new entry [Microsoft News *] to [News *]. We should then add DetectOS=6.2|6.3 to the existing entry [Microsoft Reader *].
  25. Ok, thanks for your reply. Then Piriform has to look at it.