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10 Jan 2020   #21
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ccleaner can muck up your system if you don't know what you are doing. Especially if you buy into the snake oil of cleaning the registry. Don't do that. Leave the registry alone. That goes for Revo Uninstaller. Look at all the keys it wants to remove before you remove them. Revo Uninstaller offers an option to make a system restore so at least you have that. Ccleaner should do the same.

In addition to an older version of Ccleaner that I use I also run System Ninja which will find temp files Ccleaner often doesn't. In fact much more. Run both prior to a clone. BUT! If you use Spotify, you'll need to exclude the Spotify downloads folder for your songs if you download your songs. Otherwise System Ninja will delete them. The Spotify download folder should be in C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Spotify\Storage. The music files are encrypted with an extension of .file.

I also use the Spotify App and directed all song downloads to the SD card. That way I save on cell phone data and can still hear music in poor cell phone coverage areas.

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4 Weeks Ago   #22

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
"...CCleaner destroyed my PC twice..." How did that happen? Settings were too assertive?
"...if I can't download directly from the publisher's site I give it a miss..."
I thought SourceForge was pretty good; what about FileHippo, MajorGeeks?

I ran CCleaner like any casual user would do, in it's generic (UN Fiddled with) form. If any program can't be run that way without trashing a PC, it shouldn't be set loose on the world.

And "YES" Roland, I regularly use both "File Hippo" and "Major Geeks" download sites. They both have proven themselves with the years.
And there's one more, that I can't mention here, but is also time tested.

The ONE cleanup program that I've personally tested and found to be 100% OK, is "Windows Utilities".
I liked the program so much that I bought it with a Lifetime License. It's even safe to use on the Registry. It only removes the junk and never the Good Stuff.

Cheers Mate!
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