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  1. 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. Winapp2.ini updates:


    On 22.2.2019 at 02:42, joejoejo said:

    ... Can you guys please add brave beta browser to winnapp2? also adding Brave Dev Browser to the list as well. ...

    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:


    Example: CustomLocation1=CHROME|C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser-Beta\User Data\Default

  3. 17 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    Modified entry:  [Shuffle Party *]

    Changed Section=Games to LangSecRef=3031 ...

    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.

  4. 17 minutes ago, siliconman01 said:

    Doggone it!~ Sure am glad you are checking my entries.. Here is Detect3 included which I suppose is a Windows 8/8.1 file.  Actually the DetectFile would have picked it up anyhow.

    Yes, you're right, the changed DetectFile should always match. :)


    15 minutes ago, Andavari said:

    I ran the Cortana entry in BleachBit and it didn't need any special operation "delete on reboot", it deleted them outright - and to make things even more confusing it didn't break Cortana this time on reboot. I'm starting to think something in the two perhaps three recent Windows updates my computer installed for Windows 10 v1803 is preventing it from breaking Cortana but that's just a guess with no proof - but Microsoft would have error reports which I don't have cleaned.

    Ok, then we won't be able to solve the mystery for now. I will then proceed with the compromise as in my post:
    Thanks again for your help.

  5. 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?

  6. 13 hours ago, Andavari said:

    Sorry for the confusion, I do NOT have the ExcludeKey. Possibly confused during posting because I was tired and looking at what's been posted on here and what's in two different cleaning programs using two different versions of supposedly the same cleaning entry.

    Trying to determine why CCleaner is no longer breaking it even though as you say it's essentially the same as before, and why BleachBit always breaks it.
    Edit: Maybe ignore the BleachBit stuff and only focus on what's here for CCleaner. Why am I making this more confusing.:lol:

    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?

  7. 15 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    [iTunes App *] would work just fine.

    FileKey3 is correct as shown.  See pic. ...

    Thanks for your clarification.

    2 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    Modified entry:  [FilmOn Live TV *]

    Changed name from [FilmOn *] to [FilmOn Live TV *]

    Detect=HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\SystemAppData\FilmOnLiveTVFree.*_zx03kxexxb716 ...

    Unfortunately CCleaner does not support wildcards in registry keys. You need to add an additional Detect.

  8. 1 hour ago, siliconman01 said:

    Modified entry:  [iTunes *]
    Changed name from [Apple iTunes *] to [iTunes *] ...

    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 *].

    On 24.2.2019 at 05:57, siliconman01 said:

    Modified entry:   [My Office *]
    FileKey3=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_*\AC\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_*\AC\INetHistory\History.*\*|*.*|REMOVESELF ...

    Just to be safe: Is this a copy and paste error or is the path correct? Because of the double "Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_*\AC".

  9. 3 hours ago, Andavari said:

    I have exactly as it's quoted in your post, and it hasn't been breaking anything as I reported, and I've been checking several times a day for breakage.

    Previously when the breakage was happening and I reported it I could replicated the breaking each and every time after a reboot, and I haven't had to run that .bat script anymore either to Reset And Rebuild Search Index. Although my laptop has received at least two Automatic Updates for v1803 that I'm fully aware of since I first reported having an issue with the cleaning, now rather that's a coincidence I haven't a clue.

    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.

  10. Here is a compromise to end this little drama:

    [Cortana *]
    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
    FileKey4=%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.*Cortana_*\AC\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStore|*.*|RECURSE

    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.


    19 hours ago, Andavari said:

    It doesn't cause me any issues on Win10 v1803 - I haven't been offered v1809. I tried to post this last night but some forum server error prevented it. ...

    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?

  11. 14 hours ago, SMalik said:

    Sure, here is another statement. ...

    Again, please read what I wrote:

    23 hours ago, APMichael said:

    ... If you just delete the files "AppCache###.txt" and reboot immediately, the error mostly does not occur. ...

    The second error does not always occur immediately. And we don't know if he also tested the search for settings.


    14 hours ago, SMalik said:

    How about a bunch of AppCache**.txt files? Have you opened one of them to see  what they have in them?

    Yes, I know the contents of the files. But this doesn't matter if the entry breaks a function.

  12. On 22.2.2019 at 23:05, SMalik said:

    Deleting these .txt files from that location in Cortana doesn't break Cortana. Have you tried this yourself? ...

    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.

  13. 16 hours ago, Nergal said:

    Why not use detectspecial firefox instead of the limited detects you used.

    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.

  14. 17 hours ago, SMalik said:

    ... There is no harm in deleting files with the .txt extension from %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\LocalState\DeviceSearchCache ...

    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!

    17 hours ago, SMalik said:

    ... Short paths like "\*Cache" or "\INet*" should not be used. I don't know of any other privacy cleaning programs that use this pattern. ...

    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...

    17 hours ago, SMalik said:

    ... Filekey1 thru 6 has "\Microsoft.*Cortana_*" and Filekey7 thru 9 has "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*". I wonder why? ...

    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.

  15. 43 minutes ago, siliconman01 said:

    "We should then add DetectOS=6.2|6.3 to the existing entry [Microsoft Reader *]."  I assume that you will make this change, eh?? ...

    Sure, I will add it.

    43 minutes ago, siliconman01 said:

    In Windows 10, the app is named Microsoft News. ...

    Ok, sorry, I didn't know that, because I have a non-English Windows and always remove all pre-installed apps.

  16. 2 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    New Entries: [Money *]  [Sports *]  [Microsoft News *]

    Note:  These are the replacements for Bing Finance, Bing Sports, and Bings News.  I do not know if these Bing entries are still valid for Windows 8/8.1 plus they are in Winapp.ini.  Therefore I used DetectOS=10.0|  to restrict the new entries to Windows 10. ...

    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 *].


    2 hours ago, siliconman01 said:

    New entry:  [Reader *] 

    This is the Windows 10 version of [Microsoft Reader *]...again I do not know if that is what is still required for Windows 8/8.1 ...

    We should then add DetectOS=6.2|6.3 to the existing entry [Microsoft Reader *].

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