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  1. That explains it, CCleaner's Smart Cleaning was automatically cleaning the browser on closing (without notification), so there was nothing left there to clean when you later ran CCleaner manually. I'm not sure why that particular Smart Cleaning option got selected, maybe when you were looking around the options sometime?
  2. Not sure why it won't let you paste, did you try ctrl+v while in the post editor? But no problem you have described it. My next suggestion would be to run CC in debug mode to see if the log shows anything odd when it gets to FFx. Open a Run window (windows key+r) and enter: ccleaner.exe /debug Don't worry if you are 64-bit it will run the right one. That will make a logfile for that run only, the log will be in the CCleaner directory (C:\program files\ccleaner) and you can read it in text editor; or attach it here so we can take a look. If you don't want to attach it public then you could private message it to me.
  3. nukecad

    Recuva scan time

    I never pay too much attention to 'estimated time left' in any software. Estimated is just a fancy word for a guess. Some are better guessers than others. Too often I've seen them wildly innacurate and suddleny drop from hours to seconds and then finish. Just let it do it's thing, unless you get fed up of waiting.
  4. Is your Firefox still open/running? (Maybe minimised). CCleaner can only clear browsers that have been closed. Normally CCleaner would warn you that it's still open and ask if you want to close it, but it's possible that you have (indvertently) told CCleaner not to warn you if the browser is still open. Although I would still expect the Advanced Report to show your Firefox entries with the word 'Skipped'. My settings for Firefox look like this: And if I run a clean with Firefox still open I get this: However if you have that set to show 'File List' instead of Advanced Report then it won't show the Firefox files at all. Could you post screenshots like that of your CCleaner settings for Firefox, and of the results after an analyze or clean?
  5. If you Add an 'Include' you can specify what filetypes to find. Remember to untick any other Includes (C:\*.*, etc) before searching. eg. This would add an include to find duplicate JPGs and JPEGs anywhere on the C: drive CCleaner will not automatically delete duplicate files, it has no way of knowing which ones of duplicate files that you want to keep and which you may want to delete. CCleaner can find the duplicates, but only you can decide which to keep or not.
  6. LOL, you beat me to it - I'd just edited my post to include that.
  7. You seem to have that right, here are my current includes, (Yes I use CCleaner to get rid of some of its own files after an update). Just to state again (for anyone else reading this). As said above you have to use Custom Clean to clean includes (and ignore excludes). You also need to select "Custom Files and Folders" in Custom Clean. (see below). If you are using Easy Clean/Health Check then it uses its own settings and will not clean your includes. But I see that you are using Smart Cleaning, which may be the issue here: So you have Smart Cleaning set to clean Chrome on closing. But I'm not sure if Smart Cleaning will use your includes, I suspect that it may well work like EC/HC and use it's own settings instead. (I can't test it myself because I'm running CCleaner Free here which does not include Smart Cleaning). Two things to try: Firstly make sure that you have "Custom Files and folders" selected in Custom Cleans settings. You need to have that selected for your includes to be cleaned. Once you have that selected then if it still doesn't work with Smart Cleaning - make sure that there are files in that cache/directory and then try running an analyze manually in Custom Clean and see if that picks up the includes. If you are still having problems after that then look in Task Manager to check that Chrome is completely closed and that part of it is not still running in the background.
  8. I can think of no reason why Chrome does a lot of things it does.
  9. You don't say if you were defragging the whole disc or just the files when using Defraggler, or what other settings you were using; you also don't say if it was one of your SSDs or HDDs. ('Optimise' is a term more often used with SSDs, defraggler can do that as well - But it does sometimes have problems recognising which is which type of drive). Not to worry, if you've found a defragmenter that you prefer then keep using it and get rid of Defraggler. As I said above: TBH I'm coming to the opinion that defragmenting (like Registry Cleaning) is something that may have been useful in the past with older OS's but is much less important now unless you are trying to cure a particular issue such as the gaming lag that you are trying to eliminate.
  10. "... \Code Cache\js" is where Chrome stores Javascript files that it has gathered from webpages and compiled. This is done so that when Chrome encounters the same javascript again it doesn't need to compile it again but can use the already compiled one from "Code Cache\js", saving a little bit of time loading pages. If you delete that cache then all it means is that Chrome will have to recompile a java script if/when it comes across it again, (which is why the js cache fills up again). Most users wouldn't notice the time saved anyway, unless they have a very slow CPU or slow internet connection to start with. As to why CCleaner doesn't clear it by default who can say? It may be a deliberate choice not to or it may be an oversight. As Hazelnut said, if you want to clear it when you run CCleaner then just use Custom Clean and make the "Code Cache\js" directory an 'Include'. (You have to use Custom Clean to do that, Easy Clean/Health Check uses its own cleaning rules)
  11. Defragmenting will always be contentious, because different defragmenters work in different ways. Some will 'compact/consolidate' (not compress) files on the disc, to put the free space all in one block. (But you have to Fragment files to do that). Others will defragment the files themselves, but leave them spread on the disc with freespace between. (It's faster to do that). So it's a choice between having all the free space together with some files fragmented, or having each file in one piece with the free space fragmented. You can't have both. Defraggler itself can do either, depending on what you are trying to achieve. Now that discs have got to 1TB and larger defragging the whole disc, ie. 'compacting/consolidating', can take time to do, and it's debatable whether it's worth it anyway. Firstly- With drives of 1TB or larger that's not as much of a problem as it was in the past with smaller drives. Secondly- It doesn't really save space. It just moves all the free space together. (Fragmenting files as it does it) Users of large drives usually content themselves with defragmenting the files only and letting them have space between. In the end it's your choice of what you want to achieve, and which defragmentation utility you prefer using to achieve it. Here's a post about the diffrence between defragging files and comapcting files: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52009-defrag-with-many-holes-normal/?tab=comments#comment-296519 Here's one about Defraggler working in two of the different way that it can do: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/56605-defrag/?tab=comments#comment-314363 Here's one about using a different defragmenter after already using Defraggler: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/55852-defraggler-time-taken-to-defrag/?tab=comments#comment-311733
  12. For what it's worth the CCleaner documentation can be found here: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner However it's somewhat out of date and doesn't reflect the many changes to CCleaner that have been made over the last few years. We have been promised that they are working on updating all of the Piriform documentation, but I don't think that anyone is holding their breath waiting for it to happen.
  13. nukecad


    CCleaner can uninstall itself in Windows, just use Tools>uninstall and select CCleaner itself. However I'm not sure about CCleaner for Mac, it doesn't have the (same) tools.
  14. I don't know of a way to set CCleaner to do that. Personally I would use the built-in Windows Command Prompt to find any files with a (2) in the name, and work from there. If there is a file with a (2) then there is probably one without it. Open a Command Prompt window and then type the following lines: cd\ dir /b /s *(2).* It will take a few minutes to find all the files. Explanation: cd\ takes you to your root directory, usually C:\ dir searches for files and folders, I've specified two options there: /b tells it to just list the path/filename with no other information, /s tells it to look in all sub-directories. *(2).* tells it to look for any filename (and folder name) that contains (2) at the end of the filename. You can refine that to search just for the filetypes you want. If I'd just wanted to search for text files I could have used *(2).txt Typical output will look like this: If there are a lot found then you could direct the output to a text file for ease of reading, I'll leave how to do that for you to look up. Once you have that list of everything ending with (2) you can look for any corresponding file without the (2), it's most likely in the same directory but you could use dir again to check. eg. from the list above I could: dir /b /s vote?lizard.txt to find the pathname, if it exists. Note the '?' you need to put that in filenames instead of a space when using the Command Prompt. The Command Prompt is a tool that is often forgotten about these days, but is pretty useful/powerful for stuff like this. For example here are all the options you can use with a simple command like dir: https://www.howtogeek.com/363639/how-to-use-the-dir-command-in-windows/
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