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  1. Winapp2.ini additions

    No, we clean a lot of files under C:\ProgramData. Search for entries using the variable %CommonAppData% (=C:\ProgramData).
  2. Winapp2.ini additions

    Winapp3.ini update: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/29a80258d9ad420fd1d018de5afa526df359db19
  3. Winapp2.ini additions

    Yes, if you right-click on the balloon icon in the lower right corner, the menu should also display "Open action center". But Microsoft also calls it "Notifications and Action Center", so the current entry name [Notifications *] is ok for me.
  4. Winapp2.ini additions

    It is already in the Winapp3.ini: [Windows Search Cache *]. It was removed in 2013 because it crashed explorer.exe in Windows 7/8 and temporarily removed all Metro apps from the Windows 8 start screen. The revised entry is now only for Windows 10, but since Safe Mode and/or a reboot are required, it would be better if it remains a Winapp3.ini entry.
  5. Winapp2.ini additions

    Winapp2.ini updates: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/c5ca43139051ce1caaaacb71247907b47e092a54 https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/bb5b6ae8fb629026d4b99b496bdc458a37e385ca Winapp3.ini update: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/c977c4e23cee3f203a7ea225f6c03c0815ff3478
  6. Winapp2.ini additions

    I fear that people will already be angry that "we" have deleted their credentials for their NAS share. (That's why I don't understand why CCleaner also has built-in entries for passwords. IMHO passwords are not crap.)
  7. Winapp2.ini additions

    Winapp2.ini updates: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/aa5bf4a072e39e005fbaa7b1a47a0e517931c6eb https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/c0d8e26518ef6b17db297b249971a7ee3d38b223
  8. Winapp2.ini additions

    As I wrote in one of my last posts the folder is only for the new Windows 10 action center (= notifications and quick actions). The folder does not exist under Windows 7/8 and Security and Maintenance is also just the old Windows 7/8 action center. Therefore, the folder cannot belong to the entries [Action Center *] or [Security and Maintenance *]. BTW in my wpndatabase.db are also traces of common programs (e.g. system image program), so it is not limited to Microsoft Store apps. And missed (push) notifications are stored in the new Windows 10 action center, so notifications and the new Windows 10 action center go together. I don't think a separate Windows 10 action center entry is really necessary. Edit: I found the registry key for the new Windows 10 action center: "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ActionCenter". With this key we could make a separate entry. A suggestion for the name of the entry: [Notifications and Action Center *], because that's what Microsoft calls it in the Group Policy Editor. (And "Action Center" is blocked by the old entry for Windows 7/8.)
  9. Winapp2.ini additions

    Winapp2.ini update: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/305e8499386c1bc865c30ce2127ba9f53ff16217
  10. Winapp2.ini additions

    Yes, now I remember that you wrote the issue with the LiveTiles a few weeks ago. And yes, adding the .db files back shouldn't be a problem as they can only be deleted in Safe Mode. Is it okay with you if I add the FileKey "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\ActionCenterCache|*.*|RECURSE"? I think the FileKey fits much better in this entry than in the entry [Security and Maintenance *]. Yes, thanks for the screenshots. You can remove them as you like.
  11. Winapp2.ini additions

    Thanks for your reply. But I think the entry [Notifications *] is correct after all: I opened the wpndatabase.db you mentioned, scrolled through it and was shocked because I found many snippets of old emails at the end of the file. The wpndatabase.db-wal also contains many snippets of emails. These are traces of email notifications from Outlook. Wow, what a privacy risk! The wpndatabase.db-wal is also updated after new notifications from Outlook: Therefore I think that the entry [Notifications *] should remain and we should add the FileKey "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\ActionCenterCache|*.*|RECURSE". Unfortunately, the wpndatabase.db files are locked by a service and cannot be removed by CCleaner. (I have to remove them manually.)
  12. Winapp2.ini additions

    Revised entries: I think we can remove DetectOS if we correct the Detect paths. They only exist on the matching Windows versions. [Action Center *] LangSecRef=3025 Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center ... [Security and Maintenance *] LangSecRef=3025 Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Security and Maintenance ... After some tests I am sure that the FileKey "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\ActionCenterCache|*.*|RECURSE" belongs to the entry [Notifications *]. You can test it for yourself: Just safely remove a USB drive. While you can see the notification, a file appears in the folder "ActionCenterCache". The file caches the icon. (In addition, the folder does not exist under Windows 7 and 8. And Microsoft itself calls the notification icon in the lower right corner of Windows 10 the action center icon.) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028116/windows-10-find-action-center-in-windows-10
  13. Winapp2.ini additions

    Winapp2.ini update: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/e724fbf81d16463c74dea387fc00fc575bd0e38f
  14. Winapp2.ini additions

    Winapp2.ini update: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/ea959a8d828d429062a8a841cf20e1e5d94d03bb
  15. Winapp2.ini additions

    I understand why you want to remove it, but please always try to give a reason if you want to remove entries. Thank you very much.
  16. Winapp2.ini additions

    This may be on your system, but many Intel drivers do not create a registry key under HKCU. Therefore the Detect with HKLM should stay.
  17. Winapp2.ini additions

    Sorry, but that doesn't seem right: Microsoft no longer calls it "Action Center", but the "ActionCenterCache" folder (check the modification date) and the registry key "...\Security and Maintenance\Providers\EventLog " are still used by Windows 10. Also "ScreenShot Index" is still there. Please try it yourself: Just take a screenshot using WIN+Print and the registry value appears. "Sharing MFU" still seems to be used by some apps, e.g. the "Camera" app.
  18. Winapp2.ini additions

    Just my humble opinion: Normally the entries that are moved to Winapp3.ini are dangerous, because they could break a function or delete very important data. The entries for the icons do not break anything, because the bookmarks itself are still working after deleting the icons. Also, the entries have clearly understandable names and warnings and are disabled by default, like all Winapp2.ini entries. (As far as I know, the intention of the icon entries is to remove traces, since the browsers never delete the icons of removed bookmarks.) If we judge by "what most users want", we have to move many entries to Winapp3.ini (e.g. most entries with a warning or all entries for backups). But let's see what the others think.
  19. Winapp2.ini additions

    Winapp2.ini updates: https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/9260b33cfa77b6bbcc895bb7980a15a4fad9f7a8 https://github.com/MoscaDotTo/Winapp2/commit/b3397cb29bb85d5e1f72655cb925bbdb48b3b8a2
  20. Winapp2.ini additions

    I know, I just wanted to show that using "\Microsoft.Xbox*_*\" is not possible without affecting the two separate apps.
  21. Winapp2.ini additions

    Okay, thanks for your reply. Then we should make a big entry, because the app "Game bar" would be affected as well. \Microsoft.Xbox*_*\ \Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay_*\ \Microsoft.XboxOneSmartGlass_*\
  22. Winapp2.ini additions

    Unfortunately, I do not know it, because I have never used Xbox apps before. Maybe SMalik can tell us? (And/or we could use an ExcludeKey for this package.)
  23. Winapp2.ini additions

    I think you mean that we should merge all the individual entries into one [Xbox *] entry, right? Do you think we can use the following FileKey for this? Otherwise the entry will be very large. FileKeyX =%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Xbox*_*\
  24. Winapp2.ini additions

    Thanks! I also found and fixed that yesterday. Normally we use Proper Case (Title Case) for the names of the entries. IMHO the lower case letter "b" is not so important.
  25. Winapp2.ini additions

    Question: As far as I know, the servers for the following messengers were shut down some time ago: AOL Instant Messenger Windows Live Messenger Yahoo! Messenger Therefore, the programs are useless without their servers and we could remove the following entries: [AIM *] [Windows Live Messenger *] [Windows Live Messenger Chat History *] [Yahoo Messenger *] [Yahoo Messenger Cache *] Are you okay with that? And do you know any other programs where the servers have been shut down in the meantime and the program became useless?