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[Request] Can't rename Windows apps in Uninstall section

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In the CCleaner > Tools > Uninstall section, it lists all of the programs that I have installed on my computer.

I am in the habit of renaming the programs there. I use prefixes like numbers and category names to change the order of the programs and to place them into groups.

This worked fine in Windows 8.1.

But in Windows 10, there are a bunch of Windows Apps like Calculator, WinZip Universal, and a bunch others that I am unable to rename.  The 'Rename' button is grayed out on just those apps.

Would you be able to add the feature to let us rename Windows Apps as well?

I would hope so.  Thank you in advance.

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Hi.  It's been three weeks since I reported this, and four years since Windows 10 came out.

I didn't get any response from Piriform, so I thought that I would try again.

Will you ever implement this feature - the ability to rename Windows Apps in the Uninstall section of CCleaner?  Currently, we can rename any other program in the Uninstall section EXCEPT Windows Apps.

Any response would be appreciated whether it is 1.) "We don't have the skills and knowledge to implement this", 2.) "We have the skills and knowledge to implement this, but there is something on Windows 10's end that is preventing us from doing this", 3.) "We don't care about adding this feature, so we won't", 4.) "We want to add this feature, but we are too busy so we don't know when", or 5.) "We want to add this feature, and this is our best ETA we can give you at the moment."

Anything other than silence, please.

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I would think there is some kind of 'set in stone' thing by the programmer of a Windows App which doesn't allow renaming.

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1.) Please don't feed me false information. "I would think" is different from "I know".

2.) It wasn't a double post.  Although the threads are almost identical, this "problem" could either be a Bug or a missing feature.  So because it could be either of them, then the thread should exist in both forums.

Again, I would prefer it if you don't feed me "I would think" statements because that has nothing to do with facts.  You either know or don't know.  There is no "I would think".  Anyone can imagine anything, but that is fantasy and speculation.  It is not fact.  So please get me a Piriform employee who actually knows what they are talking about instead of talking out your behind.

Deleting and locking a thread doesn't make you smart or correct.  In fact, it just makes you look pathetic because as I have said.. this could be an actual Bug that needs addressed.  Feeding me BS like "I would think" doesn't make you helpful because it is a lie - you don't know and are just trying to brush me off.  You clearly aren't the right person to be answering questions or Moderating threads.

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Please get me a Piriform employee who can actually answer questions truthfully instead of lying and spouting off BS like "I would think" which is only based on a person's useless imagination instead of actual facts.  Please get me a Piriform employee who doesn't make a show of "enforcing the rules" when I only made a thread in the Bug Report section in addition to this forum section because IT COULD BE A BUG AND COULD BE FIXED.

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I am a Piriform employee. My first point of note is to address your behaviour towards one of our forum members. We do not tolerate abusive or insulting behaviour, namecalling and the like ("talking out of your behind", "you look pathetic", "you aren't the right person to be moderating threads", "[you] don't have the skills and knowledge to implement this"). This is your first and final warning. Any more abusive/disrespectful/discourteous behaviour, or any other infractions of the rules and you will lose your right to participate in dialogue on these forums. For the avoidance of doubt, this ruling is not up for debate.

To the second point: Hazel's response is perfectly fine. She provided you with her opinion; she did not state this as fact. It is not a "lie", it is a statement of opinion and clearly indicated as such ("I would think that"). There is absolutely nothing wrong with this; she was being as helpful as she is able to be, given that she does not develop the software herself.

Thirdly, if you are not sure if an issue is a bug or a suggestion, leave it to the moderators to decide. It's an administrative headache to have multiple threads on exactly the same topic. We prefer to have single sources of information.

Fourthly, a response to your question: the best appraisal I can offer at the moment is that it may be possible to make this change in the future, but it's unlikely that we will without a more convincing argument. It's not something we will be investigating in the short- or likely even mid-term as there are other, higher priority things to be spending development time on. The use case you describe is fairly idiosyncratic and is representative of a very small portion of the userbase. Thinking pragmatically, it does not make sense to spend time on restoring lost functionality for a few users when we can deliver bug fixes, improvements and so on that deliver/safeguard value for tens of millions of users.

 

Lastly, some advice: The messenger of bad news is not your enemy. Be mindful of this when you do not receive the information you desire. Consider that they are not the architect of your frustration, and that your frustration is merely a reaction to present events; an emotional response that you cannot control. Acknowledge your frustration and why you are feeling frustrated. Finally, contemplate the best way to navigate this setback to best meet your immediate and future goals, and of those around you. If you apply this to future events you will be able to move swiftly and deftly past inconvenience.

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1 hour ago, Stephen Piriform said:

The messenger of bad news is not your enemy. Be mindful of this when you do not receive the information you desire. Consider that they are not the architect of your frustration, and that your frustration is merely a reaction to present events; an emotional response that you cannot control. Acknowledge your frustration and why you are feeling frustrated. Finally, contemplate the best way to navigate this setback to best meet your immediate and future goals, and of those around you. If you apply this to future events you will be able to move swiftly and deftly past inconvenience.

Oh, that is gold. :D
I feel it should be pinned or a Sticky or something.
That is some pure right-hemisphere, Obi-Wan Kenobi, smack-down, put-that-in-your-pipe-and-smoke-it retort going on there - I LOVE IT.
Stephen, is that some sage advice you had lying around in the back of your mind or is it a quote from somewhere?

I'll definitely be using that one in future! B)

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