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About nukecad

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  1. October 1809 Update for Windows 10

    Indeed, I wasn't blaming the users for the error, just pointing out that it shouldn't affect 'normal' home users as they would not have any redirects. I also agree about 3rd party programmes not respecting the redirects, maybe they are explicitly using the 'expected' pathnames rather than polling Windows for the correct, redirected, location. (Lazy programming?) I actually had this happen last night. My only redirect is (was) to 'Videos' so that large video files were put on my D: drive instead of C:. Last night I downloded a full series from BBC iPlayer to watch offline later. Despite the redirect this created a new 'Videos' folder and subfolders on C: and put all the downloads in there. (I can't find any way to tell iPlayer not to do that, the iPlayer download settings are pretty basic).
  2. Other Microsoft apps that you have installed/running are probably still using Edge which is why it is still showing as being open. It's not just the Edge browser that uses it, things like Skype, Cortana, and other MS apps (and other 3rd party apps) could be using it to connect to the internet, or using it's storage locations.
  3. October 1809 Update for Windows 10

    It's only if the old locations were not empty that seems to have been the problem, the stuff still in there got lost. Again it's an 'advanced user' issue. (Or not so 'advanced' as they thought they were, or they would not have left stuff behind after redirecting paths).
  4. Space is off

    Look at the actual bytes. The GB are rounded up/down. In maths it's known as rounding error.
  5. October 1809 Update for Windows 10

    It's down to user choice. Some will want every update as soon as they can get it by downloading from MS. Some will use Check for Updates to get them a little bit after that. Most home users will just wait until Automatic Updates does it for them. Some will block updates altogether. Your choice.
  6. October 1809 Update for Windows 10

    That's interesting as it's supposedly the redirects that caused the deleted file problem. Of course it was only stuff left in the old 'before redirect' locations that got wiped. Presumably with the SSDs you hadn't left anything in those old locations.
  7. October 1809 Update for Windows 10

    I wonder just how many users (not insiders) actually have 1809 Release to Market version? I do and haven't had any problems with it. (Currently build 17763.55) I can't find any statistics for the number of 1809 RTM updates/downloads that were made. Remember 1809 RTM was only available if you manually used 'Check for Updates', used Update Assistant, or downloaded media - (ie. it wasn't released as an Automatic Update). And it was only available for 3 days.
  8. October 1809 Update for Windows 10

    Not on the standard user website it isn't. v1809 was there for a few days but it was pulled and it is v1803, the April 2018 Update, that is currently available on the Update Assistant/Media Creation page. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 There is a 'new' version of 1809 available to Windows Insiders only, but that's not yet on general release. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewadvanced
  9. How many keys did you buy? If only one then was it a key for multiple machines? https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/articles/204044464-How-many-computers-can-I-install-CCleaner-Professional-on- If it's a key for one machine only and you've registered it for one machine then it would not be valid for a second machine at the same time.
  10. October 1809 Update for Windows 10

    Remember that 1809 was not pushed out to users 'Automatically', - you had to go and get it either by manually 'Checking for Updates', using the Apdate Assistant, or downloading media and installing yourself. It was pulled before it was sent to users automatically, and is still on hold - the 'new' version is only available to Windows Insiders. TBH the missing files problems only affected those who had set Known Folder Redirects. Not something the average home user would even know how to do, and of course the average home user would have waited for the Automatic Update rather than doing it manually as an early adopter. I'm not sure about the HP problem, but again anyone seeing this must be an early adopter who downloaded/installed 1809 manually. Being an early adopter of anything always comes with the risk of possible problems.
  11. duplicate finder

    Best 'trick' - If they are your files- Documents, photos, etc. - Then you know which to keep and which are duplicates that you don't want. If they are System Files, drivers, etc. - Leave them alone, removing them could stop your computer working properly or stop it working altogether. With System Files, drivers,etc. - Sometimes the same file is needed in more than one location. Some of the 'files' may be shortcuts rather than duplicates. (because it's needed in more than one location). Some files that look identical, same name/date/size, may in fact have totally different contents. If in any doubt at all, or if you don't know exactly what they are, then leave them alone.
  12. Problem to uninstall a program

    If you haven't already had the 30 day trial of revo pro on that nachine then it may be worth downloading and installing that to try the 'force' uninstall by putting in the exact version number you want to uninstall. I think you can run the trial alongside revo free version?
  13. Problem to uninstall a program

    This may sound basic but if it's not showing anywhere then how are you knowing (for sure) that it is still installed? Can you run it? Did you try the 'Forced Uninstall' in revo? (Pro or Pro-trial versions). Often when something has not uninstalled properly it will leave traces behind so may show as installed even when it's not. The 'Forced Uninstall' uses a logfile from Revo's database to clear up these old traces.
  14. CCleaner Vs Private Diary photos

    No problem Ben, I knew I was pushing forum boundries a bit there.
  15. CCleaner Vs Private Diary photos

    It's not so much the Windows stuff, I'll leave most of that to Storage Sense with Win10, but MRUs and logfiles from other apps. (And I'm extra careful/wary of editing the Registry with Windows 10, things change too often with Win10 for me to risk doing it other than manually). Examples of what I mean: ADWCleaner creates a new logfile everytime it is run, which Windows own cleaning won't touch/delete. (I previously had an include in CCleaner). Firefox old/submitted crash logs are not cleared by Windows or CCleaner. etc. I've no doubt that winapp2 may cover those (never used it) but having them targeted for removal in your own batch is faster anyway.