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Windows 7: CCleaner and WMP

01 Apr 2012   #1
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
CCleaner and WMP

I think with the latest version CCleaner added detection of WMP files. Or at least I never saw them before.

When I run CCleaner with WMP selected under Applications it finds over 1 million KB of Art Cache .jpg files (sample attached). Can these be safely deleted?

I use iTunes as my media player for music but have found I need to run WMP to get my album art to display properly in Windows Explorer.

If deleting these files will jeopardize anything I will not touch them.




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01 Apr 2012   #2
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
Create a backup image?

I doubt that anything "dangerous" will occur.
If you delete the art, WMP will just waste time downloading it and rebuilding the cache again.

If you are concerned, just deselect that option in CCleaner.

You could test it out.
Create a backup HDD image first and then use CCleaner.

Do you have an imaging program (e.g. Macrium Reflect)?
Imaging with free Macrium

Do you know how to use Windows Backup?
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you notice any problems, you can just restore your system from the backup and deselect the option in CCleaner.
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01 Apr 2012   #3
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I doubt that anything "dangerous" will occur.
If you delete the art, WMP will just waste time downloading it and rebuilding the cache again.

If you are concerned, just deselect that option in CCleaner.

You could test it out.
Create a backup HDD image first and then use CCleaner.

Do you have an imaging program (e.g. Macrium Reflect)?
Imaging with free Macrium

Do you know how to use Windows Backup?
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you notice any problems, you can just restore your system from the backup and deselect the option in CCleaner.
I have deselected WMP in CCleaner. Some on the Piriform forum have mentioned problems when they clean WMP files using CCleaner. I have iTunes and WMP coexisting and I'd rather not mess it up.

To your other questions, yes, yes and yes. But it's easier to just deselect that application in CCleaner.
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02 Apr 2012   #4
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
Indeed

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bru View Post
To your other questions, yes, yes and yes. But it's easier to just deselect that application in CCleaner.
Sure, but if you want to know if anything bad will happen, that's probably the easiest way to check.
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