I run CCleaner 1.19.108 with XP sp2.
Great program, I got in the habit of pressing "Run cleaner" with confidence.
The other day my PC lost a great numbers of settings, stored in "My Documents".
Several hours work getting things back to normal !
Today it happened again, after running CCleaner.
I investigated. I am a programmer who maintains programs used by other
people who all set up their PCs in various strange ways. It is of course often
hard to diagnose their problem from the limited info supplied. And, experience
tells that the users account of events is not always completely accurate.
I ran Analyse ... sure enough CCleaner wanted to delete a host of INI files, bookmarks, etc.
I closed CCleaner.
I noticed that my windows TMP and TEMP environmental variables were not set.
I set them to c:\temp (control panel..system..advanced..environment)
I opened CCleaner.
I ran Analyse ... this time CCleaner did NOT want to delete the INI files and bookmarks.
To check the fault for yourself:
Open CCleaner and Run Cleaner. Then Analyse. The list will be short. Close CCleaner
Delete windows TMP and TEMP environmental variables.
Open CCleaner and Run Analyse. The list will have grown, now including useful files. Close CCleaner
Restore your TMP and TEMP environmental variables!