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#1 tos226

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:11 PM

CCleaner is really great and seems safe.
But I can't find any information on their site about going at other drives.
Is it possible? Is it logical?

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 07:38 PM

Under Options>Custom, there is a list you can add custom folders to that you want cleaned, but Ccleaner knows where temporary files are stored (always in system folders on the system drive), so when it goes to clean those, it knows where they are. You shouldn't have temporary files or the like on any other drive.

I believe the emptying of the recycle bin covers all drives currently connected, weather they are internal or external.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:23 PM

Thanks. I'll look in Options.
One reason I asked, is that I'm positive lotsa junk went to the harddrive when I made a rather mindless backup once or twice, and so I was hoping to have CCleaner mop it up for me - they just go zip zip and it's done and well done at that. Will take me years to do a nice job of that quality.
Flash drive is really no problem.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 12:56 AM

CCleaner is really great and seems safe.
But I can't find any information on their site about going at other drives.
Is it possible? Is it logical?


It is a great product, but it is far from safe. Any program that can modify you registry is always a potential danger. Make us you keep a backup of you registry on hand in case of an unfoeseen problem. Registy backup is only over kill if you never need it. I back up my registry once a week. Never know when a virus will hose your system.
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Posted 04 March 2006 - 01:19 AM

One reason I asked, is that I'm positive lotsa junk went to the harddrive when I made a rather mindless backup once or twice, and so I was hoping to have CCleaner mop it up for me

Ah, yeah. That's the kind of thing you could just stick into that list or do manually, as long as you remember where you made the backup.

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 09:54 AM

It is a great product, but it is far from safe. Any program that can modify you registry is always a potential danger. Make us you keep a backup of you registry on hand in case of an unfoeseen problem. Registy backup is only over kill if you never need it. I back up my registry once a week. Never know when a virus will hose your system.

OK. Thanks for the warning.
I have on occassion saved sections of the registry, using the native command which writes .reg or .txt file. So I can do it for the entire thing, correct?
I know there are special programs for registry backup. Why should I use something special when the normal registry output seems ok to me. Can you explain please? I'd rather avoid special things. Just too much clutter.

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 10:32 AM

I'd rather avoid special things. Just too much clutter.


Well said. Why use a program to do what you are able doing with a few mouse clicks? I just Expot the whole registry to CD.
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