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Windows 7: !!!CCleaner Wipe MFT Time Remaining Increasing-NOT Decreasing!!!

15 Oct 2014   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
!!!CCleaner Wipe MFT Time Remaining Increasing-NOT Decreasing!!!

After learning it was a good idea to check Ccleaner's Wipe MFT box I run it. However, rather than show time remaining decreasing it is increasing! What gives?!! Should I cancel? If so, are there files I will need to delete?

-thx


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15 Oct 2014   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
MFT Wipe

I always experience the same issue. It could be down to installing some sort of process tamer but on my machine for some reason if I install Java then it works as expected. Without Java - the problem returns.

I've never been able to find anything on the Ccleaner website that mentions that Java is required!

Personally for MFT wipe I use Sdelete:

SDelete - instructions and download.

I run it a using Run Command shortcut in right click context menu:

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C:\Windows\System32\sdelete -p 1 -z -c C:

Replace the C: at the end of the command if you want to clean a different drive.

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15 Oct 2014   #3
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you for a most enlightening reply Callender.

After years of use I had to scratch that itch and enable that Wipe MFT box in the cleaner. Although I did get the 'This Will Take A While' warning, I never expected this. The first minute or so it reported 7 minutes remaining so I figured 'no sweat', I can live with that. I go away and return 10 minutes later and it reports +30 minutes remaining and I notice the time stamp slowly increasing ... wtf? I create this post and leave home for 90-120 minutes. Upon return I tap the keyboard and CCleaner is reporting +11 hours remaining (@33%) and time still increasing! OK, no thank you - I hit cancel and, fortunately, it did cleanup after itself (I hope, I did note several GB added to my free space).
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15 Oct 2014   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
CCleaner cancel wipe

Just ran a quick test. Selected Wipe Free Space on drive D and monitored the drive.

A new folder is created at the root of the drive as the wipe is performed:

Cancelling the wipe deleted the folder and drive space returns to it's pre-wipe level.

Maybe your temporary folder that was created for the wipe didn't get automatically deleted.


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15 Oct 2014   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Maybe your temporary folder that was created for the wipe didn't get automatically deleted.
As reported above, my free space increased - so I believe that folder was deleted. I don't see one, as per your attachment. Perhaps the added free space was due to other things CCleaner took care of.
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16 Oct 2014   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Free space incresed

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
As reported above, my free space increased
Sorry - I misread your post as "space decreased" and started looking for temp folders created by Ccleaner!
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