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Deleting junk files etc.


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#1 frankp316

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

so I have a new computer with Windows 7. I want to know the best way to delete junk files etc. automatically each time I boot up. I used Ccleaner on XP and I'd like to know if there is an alternative.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

not automatic but accomplished in a few minutes/mouseclicks/keystrokes :) type "cleanmgr" (without the quotes) in the start menu search box run cleanmgr.exe follow the prompts...
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Also see Delete files using Disk Cleanup http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Delete-files-using-Disk-Cleanup

Edited by Union_Thug, 13 December 2012 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

Please define "junk files". Precisely what is it you are trying to accomplish?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

Temp files, recycle bin, cookies. That sort of thing. I am aware that it can be done in Windows but it's not automatic. In XP, I used CCleaner to do that each time I boot. Maybe it's still the only app that does it automatically.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

I have c cleaner set as a auto task through the Task Scheduler

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/setup-ccleaner-to-automatically-run-each-night-in-vista-or-xp/

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

This is a slightly deeper "Temp File Cleaner" program than CCleaner, but you would only run it at the start or end of each day -

If you still wish to use a 3rd party Temp File Cleaner, I would use this one and not CCleaner -
Clean out your temporary internet files and other temp files.

Download TFC Cleaner to your desktop.

Double-click TFC.exe to run it, or the Black Garbage-bin Icon it usually leaves on the desktop after installing

Note: If you are running on Vista or Win7, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator

TFC will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.* Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process.
* Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.
* Please let TFC run uninterrupted until it is finished.Once TFC is finished it should restart your computer. If it does not, please manually restart the computer yourself to ensure a complete cleaning.

Thank You -

EDITED to change TFC download link - Thanks -

Edited by noknojon, 13 December 2012 - 10:48 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop.


Hello Jon :busy: FWIW your link to TFC yields this result. :wacko: New link @ Geeks 2 Go. .. Also listed here @ BleepinPuter's Downloads :)

Great tool, BTW...

EDIT TO ADD: After running TFC on Win 7 x64 I noticed that the option "Show hidden files folders and drives" had been flipped to "Don't show" & "Hide exrensions for known file types" had been flipped from unchecked (show) to checked (hide). Dunno if TFC changed anything else, also dunno if this behavior is by design...and if so, why?

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Edited by Union_Thug, 13 December 2012 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

EDIT TO ADD: After running TFC on Win 7 x64 I noticed that the option "Show hidden files folders and drives" had been flipped to "Don't show" & "Hide exrensions for known file types" had been flipped from unchecked (show) to checked (hide). Dunno if TFC changed anything else, also dunno if this behavior is by design...and if so, why?



Is UAC enabled on your system?

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Edited by hamluis, 13 December 2012 - 10:56 PM.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

Is UAC enabled on your system?

Louis


If this question is directed to me, the answer is no. If not, then pardon my interruption. :)


EDIT: Just saw your edit, I have UAC set to disabled and I also did right click TFC.exe and run as administrator.

Edited by Union_Thug, 14 December 2012 - 01:24 AM.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:28 AM

Actually,I have come across a Chrome extension called Fixbee that may do what I want. I'm going to look into it later. Maybe some of you guys know of it. I found it via Freeware Genius.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

The Chrome & Firefox extension is called Click & Clean. I looked at it. It's not exactly what I am looking for but someone else might be interested. Looks like I might have to go with CCleaner. It seems to be the only app that does what I want to do automatically.




http://www.hotcleaner.com/

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Just a last quick note on TFC Cleaner -

EDIT TO ADD: After running TFC on Win 7 x64 I noticed that the option "Show hidden files folders and drives" had been flipped to "Don't show" & "Hide exrensions for known file types" had been flipped from unchecked (show) to checked (hide). Dunno if TFC changed anything else, also dunno if this behavior is by design...and if so, why?

From Geeks2Go forum, a posted comment on TFC program -

The program worked perfectly on my Windows 7 X86 compuer. It does reset my file view settings back to default (do not show file extensions for known file types, do not show hidden files, etc). That, in itself is not a problem as it is easy to reset them as I like them to be


There seems to be a Reset item in the program, just if anyone was interested ........
I have not checked my settings after use on my Win7 recently, but I only run TFC about once a week, and I am not concerned about this -

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

...There seems to be a Reset item in the program, just if anyone was interested ........
I have not checked my settings after use on my Win7 recently, but I only run TFC about once a week, and I am not concerned about this -


Does the app leave a logfile (actions, items deleted, etc) anywhere? Where does one find the "Reset item" which you mention above. A quick scan with "Everything" search reveals nada. :angry:

Thanks again John...
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Edited by Union_Thug, 14 December 2012 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

I decided to download CCleaner and set it up to clean junk files etc. each time I boot which is exactly what I did on my old computer. It is still the only app that does this automatically. The problem with TFC and other products is they are not for the average user. I don't want anything complicated so for me, CCleaner is the right product. I don't use it for anything else.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

Does the app leave a logfile (actions, items deleted, etc) anywhere? Where does one find the "Reset item" which you mention above. A quick scan with "Everything" search reveals nada. :angry:

The question has been asked to the correct people, and I will post any reply that I get -




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