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  1. 15 hours ago, Andavari said:

    Does this look right to exclude that whole path you refer to?
    ExcludeKey1=PATH|%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\LocalState\|DeviceSearchCache

    Edit:
    Couldn't get it to exclude using a path, however I got this to work as intended:
    ExcludeKey1=FILE|%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\LocalState\DeviceSearchCache\|*.*

    The use of PATH is correct, but also requires the "\|*.*" at the end.

    15 hours ago, Andavari said:

    Also the way you suggest to restore Cortana functionality does not work if Cortana is purposely disabled by the user, and the user is instead just using it as a normal local search, hence the reason I use a batch script to restore the functionality.

    Strange, I have disabled Cortana on all my systems (using group policies) and was able to restore it (rebuild those cache files) using the suggested way.


  2. We revised the entry [Cortana *] a few weeks ago because it always broke the search for settings. We fixed that by adding an ExcludeKey for a cache file ("SettingsCache.txt"). But now it looks like the other files ("AppCache###.txt") should not be deleted either. I think we should then exclude the entire folder ("\LocalState\DeviceSearchCache").

    (An easy way to restore Cortana: Right-click on the Cortana icon and click on "More" and then on "App Settings". Now click on "Reset" and wait a few seconds.)


  3. 2 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    There is a major problem with the TRIM function in this version.  It does not honor SECTION=.  It trims out all the modules with SECTION= ...

    Did you disable "Download" (2. Toggle Download)? It is now enabled by default and therefore Trim ignores your local winapp2.ini file.


  4. 2 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    Modified Entry:  [Extensions Databases *]

    This entry is causing problems with False Detections with the Malwarebytes Browser Extension for Chrome.  ...

    Thank you for your information and research.
    I wonder about the entry, because why would anyone want to delete all databases of all installed extensions? Doesn't this reset all extensions?
    I think we should move the entry to the winapp3.ini. Does everyone agree?


  5. 23 minutes ago, Andavari said:

    Is it considered bad, or taboo to clean things located in (on Win10): C:\ProgramData

    Reason I ask is because on my Win10 system I've found two things in my opinion worth cleaning, but when looking in winapp2.ini and searching I see nothing in there that targets in particular: %ProgramData%

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


  6. 32 minutes ago, siliconman01 said:

    With all the previous discussion about "Action Center" on Windows 10, it does not seem to be agreed by the global community that "Action Center" is not the correct name.  Perhaps we should rethink the change that was made a few days back, eh? ...

    :lol: 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.


  7. 8 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    Sounds more like a candidate for Winapp3.ini

    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.


  8. 37 minutes ago, Nergal said:

    I think, but am unsure, that this removal may cause havok for people who use a microsoft login for windows 10

    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.)

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