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I believe waterfox is already cleaned via the firefox section of ccleaner.  Maybe you need to enter a custom location https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/advanced-usage/ccleaner-ini-files/how-to-clean-user-data-from-non-standard-mozilla-browsers

Works with chrome (including its children) and opera as well as firefox (and clones).  Just use CHROME or OPERA instead of FIREFOX.

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Nope I added it to latest CCleaner and got latest Waterfox it doesn't clean anything....
It only does my Firefox which I dont use anymore...

Would be simpler to just have it at Pirform to add it as you do others so it works everytime.
Just honest opinion...

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Would be nice if they were just detectable without adding in anything additional. But I suppose having the ability to use CustomLocation1=FIREFOX|, etc., is better than nothing.

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21 minutes ago, Andavari said:

Would be nice if they were just detectable without adding in anything additional

would be nice if they do it like Speedyfox

speedyfox_2.png

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Well two things 1 here is screen shots proving it doesnt work manually adding the custom location to the INI File
next when I run CCleaner its not even looking for the Custom Location so when I open Waterfox
every bit of history is untouched.

The latest version of CCleaner doesn't touch the Newest Waterfox

Perhaps a open Menu Customize and add the Location with a drop box it would then be able to add any other
browser variant? cc2.jpg

cc1.jpg

cc1.jpg

The above is the ini image meant to upload not the first one .... cant delete the wrong image...

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I notice that you have 'Custom files and Folders' unchecked in that CCleaner screenshot.

It might be a good idea to check it if you are specifying custom locations to be cleaned.

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Custom location didn't work because you have {User Name} instead of your username

Nevermind I was looking at the first image

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Try it again without the profile names ticked onto the end of it, i.e.; have it end with just ..\Profiles

I could be looking at this all though since I only use the portable versions of browsers.

Edit:
Also you don't need two CustomLocation entries for the exact same profile, maybe that is tripping up CCleaner.

Edited by Andavari

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A few years back the devs got rather enthusiastic and added support for a host of niche browsers - including the Firefox forks Cyberfox and Pale Moon. Some proved to have greater success and longevity than others. 

If anyone passionately keen for support for their favourite browser is able to dig up any relative user base size / browser market share / etc data that would be helpful with prioritisation.

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The problem as I see it is the more 'clone' browsers that are added as standard then the longer CC will take to look/scan for the files associated with those browsers.

And so that is obviously going to slow things down for those who don't use them.

TBH I think that Winapp2 from the user community is an excelent way to handle that problem.

Credit where it's due.

Not many software companies would even let users to have that much control over the 'standard' programme.

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17 hours ago, nukecad said:

TBH I think that Winapp2 from the user community is an excelent way to handle that problem.

Credit where it's due.

Not many software companies would even let users to have that much control over the 'standard' programme.

Indeed. While we aim for the "out of the box" configuration and functionality to suit the majority of users, for the sake of sanity there's a point in the long tail of requests where we have to stop - so we've kept things reasonably open so that the user community can step in to handle the niche customisations they are passionate about.

Typical disclaimers apply, of course, as with any third-party modifications to anything. Although we don't officially endorse winapp2, it's good stuff for those who need it.

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