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  1. You are looking for the Holy Grail, and making a common mistake of confusing 'defragmentation' with 'consolidation'.

    Defragmentation is intended to make each file contiguous, wherever they are located on the drive.
    Consolidation is intended to get all the different files in contiguous block. (Usually at the start of the drive).

    Modern defraggers will try to do the best they can for both, but you are still going to have 'holes' in the storage.
    In particular you will find that the Windows 'Pagefile' is usually in a fixed position somewhere up the drive and can't be moved, it may even be split into 2 or more parts. (Which can be consolidated but not easily).

    We say it's the Holy Grail because it's almost impossible to do, and even if you manage to get all your files in one block at the start of the drive that will change as soon as you start using it again, especially next time you install or update anything.

    I, and others here, content ourselves with defragmenting the files and not particularly bothering about where they actually are on the drive.
    As long as each file itself is contiguous then it won't (noticably) change the access speed no matter where they are on the drive.
    With an 8TB drive you'll find that's much faster than defragging the whole drive.
    With Defraggler run an Analyze, select 'View files', check or highlight the fragmented files, and 'Defrag Checked' or 'Defrag Highlighted'.

    PS. Defragmenting freespace attemps to do the opposite and get all the freespace contiguous (but still not consolidated), to do this it usually has to fragment some files.
    It will also take a long time (days?) on an 8TB drive.

  2. As you say Onedrive is cloud based, so it's on Microsoft servers.

    They are not going to let any third party programme delete things from their servers - it would be a malware writers wet dream.

    Onedrive also creates some local storage on your computer, but if you delete that it will just be re-synced from the cloud.

    You can disable Onedrive (and Cortana) altogether, (I have) but that's a bit too technical for a thread here - try Googling it.

  3. Selecting Options>Advanced> Cleaning results level of detail>Advanced report gives a report like this which shows the sections to be cleaned and how many files are in each section:

    (Note Firefox was skipped because I have it open).


    Selecting Options>Advanced> Cleaning results level of detail>File List gives a report like this which shows the actual individual files:
    (There is no number of files, each one is a single file).



  4. There are a couple of ways:

    1. You can go to Options>Advanced and select 'File list' for the 'Cleaning results level of detail'. (That will list all files found to clean when you run Ananlze)
    2. OR - After running an Analyze right click on one of the categories found and select 'View all files'. (That will show the files to clean in that particular category).

    Sorry can't screenshot option 2, but here is option 1 showing 'File list' selected:


    You could further refine it by only Analyzing for Office files to see which ones CC is finding to clean.
    Use option 1 above then:
    In the 'Applications' Tab right click on 'Office ####' and select Analyze in the pop-up. (That will only list what files CC finds to clean for that version of Office and nothing else).


  5. It is deliberately meant to be like that, so that you have to think about what you are doing and don't delete the wrong things.

    Some files, especially some system files (.DLL's and the like) NEED to have duplicates in different locations for your computer to work properly.
    If you could just delete them without thinking about it then you could very easily break your computer.

    Unless you are very experienced then you should only use the Duplicate Finder to look for duplicates of things that you have put there -  Photos, Videos, Music, Documents, etc.
    Leave any/all system and program files well alone.

    And then it's still up to you to decide which you want to remove (if any) and which you want to keep.
    Nobody else can decide that for you, espically not a program.

  6. 17 hours ago, FabioA said:

     ~*.* isn´t the same of *.*. Maybe CCleaner doesn´t allow all that contains *.*, no matter where it is located inside of the file type.


    The tilde simply makes the expression case sensitive.
    As * doesn't have a case then the tilde is meaningless unless there are other letter characters present as well.

    *.* is allowed in a CCleaner include/exclude, but only if you specify the rest of the pathname. (and it isn't a pathname to system files).

    C:\Program Files\Some-program\Logs\*.*
    C:\Program Files\Some-program\Temp\*.*

    Are both perfectly acceptable, and wil delete all files in the specfied directories.


  7. Oh well, it was just a thought as we have seen similar before when a user had unticked some options but EasyClean was still removing them.

    As dvdbane suggests your best option is to do an Analyze and list the files found to see which relate to Office. (use the Advanced listing).

    You can then right click anything related to Office and 'Add to Exclude list' then try cleaning again.

    If that doesn't work then you will need to look at what else CC is finding to remove and work out (exclude them one-by-one) which file deletion is causing the problem.
    It can be time consuming, especially if more than one file is involved.

  8. Are you running Easy Clean or Custom Clean?

    Easy Clean uses default cleaning actions set by Piriform, - I'm not sure if that includes Office products by default or not.

    AFAIK Piriform have not yet published information on just what the Easy Clean defaults are.
    Easy Clean is not even mentioned in the CCleaner documentation yet.

    We have seen previously that for unticked boxes to have effect (and so not clean Office?) then you need to Ananlyze/Clean using Custom Clean rather than Easy Clean.
    ie. Easy Clean does not respect your Custom Clean ticks/unticks, it only uses it's own default settings.

  9. Also to note that if your browser is still running (maybe in the background) then CCleaner won't be able to clean it.

    If that's the case then you should get a pop-up asking if you want to close it.
    But it is possible to tell it not to show the pop-up again, in which case CC will just skip cleaning the browser without asking you.


    However if it does skip the browser because it's still running then it will tell you so in the results, like this where it's skipped (most of) Firefox:


  10. It's a setting in Windows, see this for how to turn it on/off :


    EDIT: Once you have turned it on it will take some days/weeks for Windows to build up a list of restore points.
    You can manually create one straight away when you turn it on, there is a 'Create' button, see the first screenshot in the link above.
    Then Windows creates them on a schedule, or when there is a Windows Update,


    PS. Note that is the free version, Manage Restore points is not only a CC Pro feature it's in the Free version too.

  11. The professional features within the programme will keep working after a year.

    What you lose if you don't pay again is the ability to get direct support from Piriform by raising a support ticket, and I belive that automatic updates also stop.

    You can still get support/advice from other users on this forum, just like with the free version, and will still get notification of new versions to install yourself (and they will still be Pro).

    The registry cleaner is still there in Pro - Don't use it; it is not necessary with modern computers and may even 'break' them, especially Windows 10.

  12. Just to make sure here;

    Can we assume that "c:\Pogram Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" is a typo?


    "The extended attributes are inconsistent" is a Windows Operating System Error, (not CCleaner or Avast) see the following for possible fixes:



    One of the solutions there involves running SFC.

    You may want to hold off doing that for a couple of days, see this post by Hazelnut -