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I have a number of files that will no longer delete even though they are marked for deletion. I also have 21 registry entries doing the same. This just recently started as I have been using this program for a couple of years with no previous similar issues.

 

This is on a Vista Business laptop. I've been using the program on this laptop and didn't have the problem previously. I think this started with the last version upgrade but can't be sure.

 

I have attached a .pdf that shows a screen shot of the items that aren't being cleaned.

 

I'm running version 1.40.520 of the program.

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While reading through the forum I found some tips that said to run the program as administrator. I run in an admin account on my computer but tried it anyway. I found an additional 224MB of crap and cleaned again. Voila, everything was removed.

 

Why does the program find and remove more junk when you choose to run as an admin, even if you login to your system with admin rights?

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While reading through the forum I found some tips that said to run the program as administrator. I run in an admin account on my computer but tried it anyway. I found an additional 224MB of crap and cleaned again. Voila, everything was removed.

 

Why does the program find and remove more junk when you choose to run as an admin, even if you login to your system with admin rights?

In Vista, the default account type, even though it says Administrator, doesn't really have full admin permissions.

 

I don't know why CCleaner found more stuff, but that "Run as administrator" is what allowed you to remove that stuff.

 

It might help if we knew what type of file the additional stuff was . . .

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In Vista, the default account type, even though it says Administrator, doesn't really have full admin permissions.

 

I don't know why CCleaner found more stuff, but that "Run as administrator" is what allowed you to remove that stuff.

 

It might help if we knew what type of file the additional stuff was . . .

 

Here are a few whoppers I got rid of "running as administrator";

 

C:\Windows\TEMP\WinSAT_DX.etl 6.00MB

C:\Windows\TEMP\WinSAT_KernelLog.etl 14.0MB

C:\Windows\TEMP\WinSAT_StorageAsmt.etl 3.00MB

C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP 227.5MB

C:\Windows\system32\wbem\Logs\WMITracing.log 16.0MB

C:\Windows\TEMP\B6CA5095-D41A-4300-8A84-2C2FF4A03EB8 13.2MB

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