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Posts posted by APMichael

  1. 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.)

  2. Revised entries:

    I think we can remove DetectOS if we correct the Detect paths. They only exist on the matching Windows versions.

    [Action Center *]
    Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center

    [Security and Maintenance *]
    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.)



  3. 15 hours ago, SMalik said:

    Revised Entry

    Removed Detect2=HKLM\Software\Intel
    It points to something else

    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.


  4. 3 hours ago, SMalik said:

    [Action Center *] is a part of Windows 7 only.

    [ScreenShot Index *] and [Sharing MFU *] are a part of Windows 8 only.

    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.


    From the description of Microsoft: "The old action center is still here; it's been renamed Security and Maintenance."


    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.


  5. 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.

  6. 9 minutes ago, SMalik said:

    Xbox One Smart Glass is a separate app.

    Okay, thanks for your reply. Then we should make a big entry, because the app "Game bar" would be affected as well.


  7. 2 hours ago, Winapp2.ini said:

    This would affect the "Microsoft.XboxOneSmartGlass_8wekyb3d8bbwe" package, is it part of the Xbox app too?

    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.)

  8. 1 hour ago, SMalik said:

    These packages are part of Xbox app.


    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*_*\

  9. 23 hours ago, SMalik said:

    Revised Entry

    Removed %LocalLowAppData%\Google\GoogleEarth\unified_cache_leveldb_*|*.*|REMOVESELF
    It is already in CCleaner's built-in entry...

    Thanks! I also found and fixed that yesterday. :)

    23 hours ago, SMalik said:

    ...image of the "Game bar" icon...

    Normally we use Proper Case (Title Case) for the names of the entries. IMHO the lower case letter "b" is not so important.

  10. 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?

  11. 6 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    So you are suggesting that the code be....which looks good to me for Winapp2.ini.  It does look like there is a "permissions" issue, however, that prevents CCleaner from actually cleaning out these files.

    Strange! On my systems CCleaner removes all font cache files without any permission issues.


    4 hours ago, Andavari said:

    Why risk cleaning the Font cache at all?

    IMHO it is not riskier than cleaning other Windows related caches, as we will never know what Microsoft will change with the next feature update. Like SMalik, I never had any issues after cleaning the font cache. And I don't think anyone knows the correlations why the FileKey1 caused the boot issue on some systems.

  12. Question:

    Piriform has removed the font cache entry from CCleaner because it could cause a boot problem (if fast startup is enabled). Should we add the FileKeys of this entry to Winapp2.ini?

    [Font Cache]

    It seems that FileKey1 is causing the problem, so we could remove it: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52857-version-540/?tab=comments#comment-300971

  13. 4 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    Modified entry:  [Nvidia *]
    FileKey7=%CommonAppData%\NVIDIA Corporation\NvFBCPlugin|logError.txt;LogNvFBCPlugin.txt;LogPluginError.txt

    Thank you for your modified entry.

    Wouldn't it be possible to use "log*.txt"? Or are there any important "log*.txt" files?