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CCleaner or TFC?

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#1 enrico68


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:03 AM



I have a SSD and would like to know which program between CCleaner and TFC you suggest for cleaning temp files. Some say that CCleaner is not recommended for SSD disks, and I do not know whether that statement is true or valid, so I am trusting your replies, as always, many thanks for any suggestion


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:34 AM

CCleaner is safe to use on a SSD apart from the Wipe Free Space option which should not be used.  To be on the safe side you should also uncheck the Wipe Free Space items under Options > Settings.


The difference with TFC is that it cleans temp files for all user accounts, whereas CCleaner only cleans up the logged on user account - unless you have CCleaner Professional.  Also TFC requires a system restart after use which CCleaner does not.


Hope this helps.

#3 enrico68

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:20 PM

Hello dls62,


and thank you for your prompt reply, which does help, indeed,





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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

While CCleaner is safe and useful for removing these temporary and junk files, I do not recommend using the built-in registry cleaning feature unless you have a good understanding of the registry.

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