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Disc Clean Up Or Ccleaner?


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#1 vancreef

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 04:44 AM

i have been using ccleaner for about 2 years now, and always liked the convenience of being able to right-click the recycle-bin, and select 'run cleaner'. i never bother with disc-cleanup, but out of curiousity, i ran ccleaner and then went to disc-cleanup, and it took ages to calculate how much it could get rid of. bearing in mind that i haven't run disc-cleanup for almost 2 years. it found over a Gb of crap. why is this? i have all but the 'advanced' tab ticked, on ccleaner, as this shouts warnings at you, which i am not confident enough to know what it is warning me about. which should i use? both?

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:05 AM

it found over a Gb of crap

Run it, it should speed things up. :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:11 AM

Hi vancreef,

As The Weatherman says, running it is not a problem. Ccleaner is a great programme but it deals with specific areas such as temp files. Disc clean up is looking in different locations so using both is preferable and they don't conflict so it's perfectly safe.
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:29 AM

Ive used both for 2 years, and i do them once a week.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:58 AM

As long as you stay away from the Registry cleaner, you should be OK.
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:12 AM

Issues button

http://www.ccleaner.com/help/tour/5-issues
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understanding the issues button

http://www.removingspywareforfree.com/arti...Button_Ccleaner
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:41 AM

You're going to accumulate temp files each time you go online. I have CCleaner set up so it automatically cleans out temp files, the recycle bin and cookies each time I boot up. Just remember to save any cookies that you want to keep.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:05 PM

i never bother with disc-cleanup, but out of curiousity, i ran ccleaner and then went to disc-cleanup, and it took ages to calculate how much it could get rid of. bearing in mind that i haven't run disc-cleanup for almost 2 years. it found over a Gb of crap. why is this?

Have you ever defraged your machine? if not please read This to find out why you should. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:51 AM

I believe he was asking about defragging in the Windows XP forum.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:35 PM

:flowers: Well spoted frankp316 :thumbsup: sorry vancreef :trumpet:




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