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Windows 7: Delete Windows 7 temporary files and recover real estate.

13 Nov 2011   #11
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

hmmm......... that is really interesting. Are you sure you have not included it in the custom folder?

Just about three hours ago, I completely uninstalled CCleaner using Revo Uninstaller Pro and then reinstalled it.

After reading your post, I used CCleaner for the first time after reinstalling it. I unchecked everything but Temporary Files in the Windows tab, unchecked everything in the Applications tab and ran Analyse. It only showed files C > Windows > temp and not a single one in my user account. No messing up here.

Let us hear from others. I am curious now.

In the meanwhile can you please put out a full screen shot of your CCleaner? Let us see which version you are using and what are all checked under the Windows tab in it. Also please put out a screenshot of all the temp. files in your user account and that of CCleaner showing all those files. Let us unravel the mystery.


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13 Nov 2011   #12
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I'm on the latest version, and mine cleans the user temp files as well... In fact in "Environmental variables" I change my default temp folders to my D: Drive, and CCleaner, without me changing any custom settings, cleans all of the temp folders on their D: location automatically...

I'm going to do some more testing with user temp folders....
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13 Nov 2011   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the info, Sedril.

To a certain extent, as of now I should say, the mystery is resolved.

When I unchecked the Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 24 hrs in the Options > Advanced settings all the user account temp files/folders appeared on the CCleaner ready to be removed.

I have now stuffed the temp folder again with a GB of .wmv files - courtesy Windows Live Movie Maker - and will now check after 24 hours. That should put to rest this issue.

I also had a quick look at a 05 Nov 11 post on this issue on the CCleaner Community Forum - which I was unable to access earlier due to the 403 Forbidden problem, my ISP issue but managed to peep in just a while ago - wherein the environmental variables which you have brought in is discussed as well as the fact that this 24hour wait factor can effectively be bypassed for the user temporary folder (without changing the default for the other temp. folder/s) by including it as a custom folder to be cleaned.

And yes, this appears to be a better option to those dealing with large video projects for one does not know how much goes in there and which program/s stuff it there. So either go the manual way or if you are using CCleaner everyday include the user temp folder as a custom folder still seems to be the way to go.

Thanks to OldMX we have a better insight on this.
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14 Nov 2011   #14
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
In the meanwhile can you please put out a full screen shot of your CCleaner? Let us see which version you are using and what are all checked under the Windows tab in it. Also please put out a screenshot of all the temp. files in your user account and that of CCleaner showing all those files. Let us unravel the mystery.
Sure, why not?





Hope it helps?
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14 Nov 2011   #15
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

these are the results i get when i run ccleaner and when i "clean" my files manually (left pic) ccleaner does not appear to show all so i stick with cleaning manual


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14 Nov 2011   #16
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Are you running CCleaner as Administrator? I do, actually, i edited the shortcut to always run as admin.
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14 Nov 2011   #17
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
Are you running CCleaner as Administrator? I do, actually, i edited the shortcut to always run as admin.
yes but there is no change i don't mind doing it my way lots of guys/girls do it this way i like ccleaner but rather clean myself
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14 Nov 2011   #18
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I run mine as admin also.... I actually create a task to run as admin, and created a shortcut for it so I don't have to click "Yes" on the UAC every time I run it.... I do that for CCleaner and for the event log cleaner I use that is a .bat file....

Maybe it finds more files when run as admin....
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15 Nov 2011   #19
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
....I have now stuffed the temp folder again with a GB of .wmv files - courtesy Windows Live Movie Maker - and will now check after 24 hours. That should put to rest this issue......
After 24 hours when I ran CCleaner, it did show all the .wmv files left behind by Windows Live Movie Maker. So OldMX is right. CCleaner does clean the temp. files in the User temp folder, but only if these are more than 24 hours old.

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@OldMX, thanks for the screenshots. ( I gave it a pass. My eyesight has gotten worse.) Anyway the mystery is now resolved.

@brianzion, this 24 hour setting in the CCleaner may be the reason why the user temp files are not shown by it immediately.

That said, I shall join with you in upholding the efficacy of the simple manual cleaning to get rid of all junk files then and there immediately after each major project and let CCleaner do what it normally does in the normal routine. ( For now I know that Windows Live Movie Maker dumps tons of .wmv files in there and does not clear it when a project is aborted or even when completed. I do not know what other applications dump there and to what extent.)


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15 Nov 2011   #20
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

brianzion, the answer is right there in your screenshot (left half). Look at the file dates. All 11-14-2011, the day you posted the screenshot - so these would have been excluded by CCleaner because it was still set up to only delete files older than 24 hours.

Exactly what jumanji just figured out.

Edit: I keep getting beat by minutes today. LOL.
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