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CCleaner trial fails to remove $MFT files

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The option is "Wipe MFT Free Space" - not delete the MFT. (Which is not something you should do anyway, it would make your computer unusable).

From the CCleaner documentation:

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The Master File Table (MFT) contains an index of the files on an NTFS drive. As the computer overwrites and deletes files, the MFT can accumulate free space which may contain remnants of index pointers to deleted files. You can now set CCleaner to wipe the MFT free space, just as you have been able to set it to wipe free drive space.

 

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$MFT files are MFT files that have been already been deleted.  These $MFT deleted files are taking up several gigabytes of space on my hard drive.  I'd like to free up all that wasted space.  It says on the Internet that CCleaner is the only program able to get rid of $MFT files but I've run CCleaner five times.  It says it is wiping the files but doesn't.

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