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There's a directory, where QuickTime player stores the remote movies which have been played. In the application cleaner settings, there's a Multimedia>QuickTime section, which I always had checked, but this option obviously doesn't include the directory I'm about to mention (or QT itself has changed the location in time). The path on my computer is:

 

c:\Users\{username}\AppData\LocalLow\Apple Computer\QuickTime\downloads\

 

The operating system is Vista 32b, QT is 7.6.5

 

I've stumbled upon this a while ago, and always forgot to post this for you :) So now I'm doing it. Once, I've gained GIGS of space when I've deleted those temp files, so I thought it might be worthy to include in CCleaner.

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it's already in ccleaner

(from embedded ini)

 

Quicktime Player]
ID=2035
LangSecRef=3023
Detect=HKLM\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime
Default=True
RegKey1=HKLM\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime\Recent Movies
FileKey1=%userprofile%|QTPlayerSession.xml
FileKey2=%appdata%\Apple Computer\QuickTime|QTPlayerSession.xml

[Quicktime Player Cache]
ID=2036
LangSecRef=3023
Detect=HKLM\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime
Default=True
FileKey1=%localappdata%\Apple Computer\QuickTime\downloads|*.*|RECURSE

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[Quicktime Player Cache]

ID=2036

LangSecRef=3023

Detect=HKLM\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime

Default=True

FileKey1=%localappdata%\Apple Computer\QuickTime\downloads|*.*|RECURSE[/code]

Well it might be, but I just ran the latest CCleaner with the Quicktime Player Cache cleanup checked, it didn't delete those files. The problem might be that they are (as I noted in the initial post) in the LocalLow AppData directory, not Local. I'm not really sure what the difference is between those two dirs, but the point is, the current CCleaner doesn't clean those QT tempfiles.

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Hi deb00t, and welcome to Piriform.

 

It cleans those files OK in XP, but you're talking about Vista I'm guessing with the "LocalLow" mention.

 

I don't have Vista to confirm, but the devs do read these posts and I'm sure they'll take note of your observations. Maybe for now you could clean those locations with CCleaners "Include" feature.

 

http://docs.piriform.com/ccleaner/using-cc...rs-for-cleaning

 

Hope that helps.

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c:\Users\{username}\AppData\LocalLow\Apple Computer\QuickTime\downloads\

 

My personally belief is ccleaner should be more documented on individual directors.

 

There could be a million different locations ccleaner could clean. This would just add to time and performance.

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sadly there is no universal local low variable (seems pretty dumb to me to have one for local and one for roaming but not for low) so for vista and 7 users i present a stop gap until piriform enables it.

 

Please place this into you winapp2.ini

REMOVED and replaced below

Code is tested and Verified working

 

EDIT: Piriform has now provided us with a locallow variable. Please see my post below with the Amended Quicktime of vista/7

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LocalLow is for apps with a low integrity level. For example, IE creates its tabs (but not the main IE process) in a low integrity level - same for ActiveX controls. So if you use QuickTime in IE, it will save its cache in the LocalLow folder ;)

(A low integrity level means the process will only be able to interact with other low integrity files and processes)

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Now that Piriform has provided us with the needed variable for the Local Low directory I will provide a new version of Quicktime for Vista/Win7 (and one that'll only show cache if you have Vista/Win7)

 

[*Quicktime Player for vista and 7 users]
ID=2035
LangSecRef=3023
Detectfile=%locallowappdata%\Apple Computer\quicktime
Default=True
FileKey1=%localappdata%\Apple Computer\QuickTime|QTPlayerSession.xml

 

Winapp2.ini tested and confirmed

 

EDIT: fixed due to CCleaner 2.33. see below

 

EDIT2: removed redundant items. Please for windows Vista/7 Be sure to place a check in both this and the inbuilt Quicktime entries, for full cleaning

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With the release of 2.33 the Quicktime cache is now properly cleaned in windows 7 and vista. However QTPlayerSession.xml file is still not identified correctly and thus I have edited the above post to remove cache but to keep the proper QTPlayerSession.xml clean-up for vista/win7

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EDITed out redundant parts of above ini entry as they are covered by quicktime entry built into Ccleaner.

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