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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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"Posted May 15, 2017 : ...apparently there is a fix, or work-around, in the pipeline that is planned for the next release (if memory serves correctly)."

And yet, 2.25 years later the problem still exists with Windows 10 Pro version 1903! CCleaner still misidentified all USB drives as SSD!

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back then, the info I got was that they were thinking of a manual switch where by the user could override CC and tell it what sort of drives the system had.
obviously nothing ever came of that. :(

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When it comes to USB drives (not referring to flash drives/sticks) - although with some "clever/unclever" formatting you can fool Windows 10 into thinking even a USB flash drive/stick is an HDD:
Say for instance you make a DIY external/portable SSD by buying an internal SSD and installing it into a USB enclosure, well Windows 10 may in some instances identify it incorrectly as an HDD.

Edit:
Back around that time in 2017 is about when Avast acquired Piriform. Since then their main focus has been CCleaner. But supposedly the other neglected programs will get some attention, hopefully sooner than later.

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