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  1. 1 hour ago, SMalik said:

    I meant to remove .log files from "Default" only
    %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default|*.log

    Thanks for your clarification. This 0000X.log file is also a database file. But we could change the FileKeys, as mentioned in my other post: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/32310-winapp2ini-additions/?page=298&tab=comments#comment-301811. This should work, because the other subfolders of "User Data" do not contain LevelDB files yet. Is that ok for you?

    1 hour ago, SMalik said:

    Google Chrome profile folder names "Default"

    Yes, after the installation the profile folder name is "Default". However, if you add an additional user, the profile folder name for that new user is "Profile 1" (and that also adds a folder named "System Profile"). If you are using the guest mode, the profile folder name is "Guest Profile".

  2. On 2.12.2018 at 09:34, SMalik said:

    Let's restrict that to %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

    On 2.12.2018 at 10:07, dvdbane said:

    it doesn't matter if you're not using Google Chrome, as long as you're using chrome variant and use extension, that cleaning rule will make some extension lose settings...

    I think SMalik means that he wants to protect the profile folder, because there are other (not profile) folders that could contain usual log files (*.log).

    My suggestion would be to rename the existing entry to [LevelDB Logs *] and add a new entry [Logs *] with ExcludeKeys for the profile folders:

    ExcludeKeyX=PATH|%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome*\User Data\Default\|*.*
    ExcludeKeyX=PATH|%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome*\User Data\*Profile*\|*.*

    (As far as I know, Google Chrome names the profile folders "Default", "Profile X" or "XYZ Profile".)

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    Added *.log

    [Logs *] ...

    We cannot add the *.log files because all the *.log files are not usual log files. They are important database files! (I don't understand why Google chose this file extension for an important database file!?) The usual log files are only LOG and LOG.old.

    Please check the links provided by Winapp2.ini.


    Added *.ldb and MANIFEST-*

    I guess .ldb files keep information about downloads

    [Internet Cache *] ...

    The *.ldb and MANIFEST-* files are also database files.

    But if you are 100% sure that this database only stores traces, we could remove all database related files from the folder, e.g.:

    FileKey14=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome*\User Data\*|*.ldb;*.log;CURRENT;LOCK;MANIFEST-*;Network Persistent State;Origin Bound Certs

    (If you want to clean a LevelDB, you should always remove all related files.)

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    [MS Notepad *]
    Warning=If Notepad stops remembering your window size settings, this entry will reset it back to the default size.

    Are the RegKeys 1-4 really useful? I never had this problem.

    Or should we split the RegKeys into separate entries like [MS Notepad *] and [MS Notepad Window Size*], because not everyone always wants to reset the window size?

  5. 19 hours ago, SMalik said:

    [Installer *] entry should be removed from Google Chrome. If chrome.7z is removed it gives an error when updating Google Chrome the next time.

    Thank you very much for this important note.

    Yes, if the entry breaks the update function, it should be moved to Winapp3.ini.

  6. I think you misunderstood the post from Nergal. If you have checked "MyappName" at least once, CCleaner ignores the "Default=" value and uses the stored user settings instead. You can delete these user settings in the registry:

    - Close CCleaner (also Smart Cleaning, if enabled).
    - Open "regedit" and navigate to "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Piriform\CCleaner".
    - Delete the entry "(App)MyappName".

    Now CCleaner should respect the "Default=" value.

    The "Default=" values are only used for the preselection. If you have ever (un-)checked a cleaning rule, the "Default=" values are overwritten with the stored user settings. That is the desired behavior.

  7. 13 hours ago, CSGalloway said:

    I have just used "Auslogics Registry Defrag" and think it might be a good idea to add it to winapp3.ini - ????

    It is in Winapp2.ini already: [Auslogics Registry Defrag *]. If you additionally want to delete Registry backups, we could add this to Winapp3.ini. Or did you have an issue with the Winapp2.ini entry?

  8. 57 minutes ago, Mottie said:

    ... I'm running ccleaner daily (or almost) and the following two files were deleted because of a rule named "chrome logs": ...

    As far as I know, CCleaner does not have a rule named "chrome logs". It seems that you are using a file for extended cleaning, like the file "winapp2.ini". You should check if there is an updated version of that file.

  9. Thanks for your reply and the information.

    6 minutes ago, Ben Piriform said:

    In regards to the Deutsch translation bug I am unable to recreate this issue on my machine, are you still experiencing it on yours?

    Yes, the bug still occurs. But I found out that the bug depends on the window size. If the window has the standard size of 800x600 the bug occurs. If you change the window width to 802 (or wider) the bug doesn't occur anymore.

  10. Thanks for the new version.


    Added and improved cleaning to the Common Language Runtime (CLR) folders

    The following FileKey seems to be wrong:

    I think it should be:


    And sadly, the following two bugs are still not fixed:


  11. Thanks for your revised and new entries.

    I opened a new pull request on GitHub. File for testing:


    On 10.11.2018 at 08:32, SMalik said:

    Revised Entry ... Changed the entry name from [Lock Files *] to [Parental Controls *] ...

    This seems to be a misinterpretation. The file "parent.lock" isn't a "Parental Control".
    The file tells Firefox that the profile is already in use, so it's also known as the profile lock file.

    On 10.11.2018 at 08:32, SMalik said:

    [SetupMetrics *] is not a part of Google Chrome anymore. I think it should be removed.

    Because people using many different versions of Chrome or Chromium-based browsers, the entry currently can't be removed.

    On 10.11.2018 at 08:32, SMalik said:

    WebRTC is a Google Chrome addon. I don't have this but, the entry, WebRTCIdentityStore still shows up.

    WebRTC is an API build into Chrome. (The addon is used for disabling that feature, because Chrome itself doesn't offer a possibility to disable it.)

  12. Thanks for your revised entries. Just two quick questions:

    3 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    Modified entry:  [Syncios Cell Phone Backup & Manage *]

    Are there any important *.log files? If no, we could merge FileKey2 and 3 to: FileKey2=%AppData%\Syncios Data Transfer|*.log|RECURSE

    [Syncios Cell Phone Backup & Manage *]
    Detect2=HKCU\Software\Syncios Data Transfer
    FileKey2=%AppData%\Syncios Data Transfer|*.log|RECURSE
    FileKey3=%Documents%\Syncios Data Transfer|preference_conf.ini.old.bak

    2 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    Modified entry: [Acrok Video Converter Ultimate *]

    There is already the entry [dvdcss *]. Would it be ok for you if we add your FileKey1 to this entry?

    [dvdcss *]