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Hello! I have several 2.5 (SATA) HDD's which I connect to my pc via usb. But CCleaner always thinks they are SSD's thus not allowing me to perform more than 1 time overwriting on them. Can you fix this bug?

 

Edit: I have CCleaner version 5.29.6033 and running Windows 10 64 bit and Creator's udate + latest updates.

 

Edit2: Even 3.5 hard drives (via usb connection) suffer from the same issue.

 

Edit3: I upgraded to the latest version 5.30.6063 but the issue remains.

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sadly, this has been going on for quite a while now.

apparently there is a fix, or work-around, in the pipeline that is planned for the next release (if memory serves correctly).

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How many overwrites are you trying to perform? The general consensus is nowadays with modern hard disks (even from many years ago) that more than a 1-pass overwrite isn't necessary.

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How many overwrites are you trying to perform? The general consensus is nowadays with modern hard disks (even from many years ago) that more than a 1-pass overwrite isn't necessary.

 

3 times. Well I think that it's better to be safe than sorry. :D

 

But anyway, the problem is that CCleaner considers normal HDD's as SSD's. I tested now even with 3.5 hard drive (via usb connection) and the same bug occurs.

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CC v5.30 now shows my Intel 600P NVMe as a SSD so hopefully whatever the change was in CC can be replicated in DF.

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Hi everyone,

 

Would it be possible to run CCleaner 32-bit version and verify if drivers are correctly detected?

 

Please let us know

 

Thanks

 

MrT

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Hello! I tried with the latest version and I still have the issue whether I use 32 or 64 bit version. Drivers should be ok as far as I know but I'm not sure how to verify this.

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did you try the suggestion in post #7 by MrT?

 

run the 32bit version of CC (you'll have to temporarily rename ccleaner64.exe otherwise it will be detected and ran instead) from the Program Files folder of CCleaner.

 

and I think 'drivers' in his post is a typo - perhaps 'drives' is what he meant. :blink:

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did you try the suggestion in post #7 by MrT?

 

I ran both the x86 and 64bit versions of CCleaner as you requested. My system has 3 mechanical HD's and one SSD, all SATA. I use the BIOS to multi-boot.

 

In both Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro, CCleaner 32bit and 64bit v5.31.6105 see all of the drives as being an (SSD's).

 

However, booting to 'Windows 10 Pro Version 1607', CCleaner does identify the drives correctly.

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