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Windows 7: CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

10 Nov 2014   #30
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I use unchecky as well. Most people would not have it though, so that is why I include that.


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10 Nov 2014   #31
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
I use unchecky as well. Most people would not have it though, so that is why I include that.
Sorry hadn't noticed it in the tutorial and just saw mention of it in the replies. The other bit I added I find the best feature though because it flicks up any new update when I start CCleaner.
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23 Jan 2015   #32
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Unchecky:
- a little risky in that some sneakware (by other programs) use double negative options.
- ie, check to not install extras

CCleaner:-
- I use portable version of CCleaner dedicated to the one PC to minimise registry entries
- I do not use the portable version between machines
- portable version saves white lists to CCleaner.ini (file)
Why ?
- CCleaner update notifications link to the PRO version, for the unwary you can end up with a trial version.
- simplest way to update CCleaner portable is to replace the extracted ZIP contents, new for old ...
How:
- close portable CCleaner located on your PC
- copy save the old ccleaner.ini file to a safe location ... A MUST ... !
- extract the new downloaded version of CCleaner to a safe location
- copy all new/update files to the old location (or delete all old files in your old CCleaner folder first)
- then replace the new ccleaner.ini with the old ccleaner.ini file you saved above
- without changing the old folder name your shortcuts to CCleaner. exe will still work
TIP:
I name all program folders that hold portable programs with a trailing "_p"
eg. "CCleaner_p" ... makes it easy to identify portables from installed programs/apps
- or a dedicated folder for portable programs/apps eg, C:\ProgramsPortable
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24 Jan 2015   #33
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes mate I have been using Unchecky for some time now saves an awful lot of missed tick boxes eh?
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24 Jan 2015   #34
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

@ ICIT2LOL

Hi John,
How does Unchecky identify double negative (trick) options ?
- I never assume that checkboxes "unchecked" means ... "do not install extras"
- some installs also use option buttons (and not checkboxes) , how does Unchecky handle option buttons ?

It is about 2 years (more or less) since I trialed Unchecky.
- at the time it was not very reliable. I got caught with "Open Candy" thru a double negative option.
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24 Jan 2015   #35
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I must admit I have been caught a couple of times by things that are missed by Unchecky and I am not really up on how it picks out the check boxed sites either.

I like it for when I am installing and you have to get Adobe stuff for example on as it always has those wretched add ons I think it is for Goolge toolbar or some such.

The stuff I really am peed off with are the sites you go to download the gear and click on what you think is the site but is some wretched PC Tune site and the download site you are wanting is stuck way down below and tiny compared to the Reg cleaner or whatever.

I am also not a great lover of zipped stuff either I know it decreases the download but heck getting some of the stuff you want out them is a nightmare - to me anyway.
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24 Jan 2015   #36
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
I use unchecky as well. Most people would not have it though, so that is why I include that.
Sorry hadn't noticed it in the tutorial and just saw mention of it in the replies. The other bit I added I find the best feature though because it flicks up any new update when I start CCleaner.
In my opinion the best method of updating Ccleaner is to uncheck the auto update option and when an update becomes available (check manually for this) - wait a few days then visit this page:

CCleaner - Builds

Only download the Slim Build and ignore the others.

The Slim Build has no toolbars or add ons and is only made available a few days after each new release.

Edit: The Slim Build only appears on the page when it's available. It won't be displayed at all times.
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24 Jan 2015   #37
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bawldiggle View Post
@ ICIT2LOL

Hi John,
How does Unchecky identify double negative (trick) options ?
- I never assume that checkboxes "unchecked" means ... "do not install extras"
- some installs also use option buttons (and not checkboxes) , how does Unchecky handle option buttons ?

It is about 2 years (more or less) since I trialed Unchecky.
- at the time it was not very reliable. I got caught with "Open Candy" thru a double negative option.
You do realize it is one guy working on it right?

It is better than nothing.

For what it does I think it does a great job. Could it be better? Sure. Anything can. He has to update each installer to work with it. I heard on his blog though he is working on identifying the more risky installers and blocking them entirely. It's free and donation supported.
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24 Jan 2015   #38
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No I didn't Andrew thanks for the heads up and as you say it does a great job just that I like to keep half an eye out for the downloads one tries for that land on a link that is really not what one wants and there seem to be a lot of that on mirror sites which I try to avoid but it seems increasingly difficult to find direct downloads.
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20 Mar 2015   #39
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok I have a almost full drive on my main desktop and done most of those features except the File Finder one - I am just wondering though it free space wipe might clean some bits and pieces??
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