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Windows 7: Large amount of files during CCleaner scan

03 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Large amount of files during CCleaner scan

I upgraded to the latest version of CCleaner today (4.05) and upon running the Analyze button, its picking up 5 gigabytes of junk files... I have a hard time believing that and now I'm not sure if running it will muck up my computer. Particularly, there is a large amount of nvidia files popping up which seems unusual. Attached are some screen shots of what it's picking up as a whole and some of the nvidia files it's scanning. Maybe its better, but i'd like some more opinions

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Large amount of files during CCleaner scan-ccleaner-scan.png   Large amount of files during CCleaner scan-nvidia1.png   Large amount of files during CCleaner scan-nvidia2.png  
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03 Sep 2013   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

I see the same thing with ver. 4.05
It's now picking up Nvidia files that it never did before.
Here's a Ccleaner forum thread about this:
Ccleaner 4.05.4250 deletes Nvidia Files - CCleaner Bug Reporting - Piriform Community Forums
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03 Sep 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I just went back to Ccleaner 4.04.4197 until they fix the problem.
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06 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 10 Pro

Could possibly be a bug. What do you have checkmarked in ccleaner? Is it the default options or no? Judging by your screenshots it looks some of the defaults were checked as well as others.
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08 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

It was most of the defaults, but I let the cleaner run. I looked at the video drivers it was grabbing and they were all old versions, plus the Link David posted said it was safe to run.
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08 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 10 Pro

Yeah, personally I have never see anything bad come from ccleaner. I have used it A LOT. Like, every PC I ever worked on. Never a single issue. But, that does not mean one could not exist.
Even the reg cleaner. Although I usually only run this when the pc has over 1GB of data to clean or more.
Your results there are what I usually see when I clean someones pc for the first time.

Anyways, its probably just got better with the recent update on finding more junk. Go ccleaner :)

I'm actually considering buying the paid version for the simple fact that I want to support the developer.
It's pretty good software.
Its on sale for $20 now....

Thing is though, there is not much difference between paid and free.
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08 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Haha yeah there is a lot of good freeware that rivals the paid stuff
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09 Sep 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP


Those Nvidia files are not needed anyway. Unless overclocking I would not have the Nvidia display software installed and certainly not starting up with Win7, just the driver.

I don't know how deleting files which are not needed or wanted can be considered a bug. That's what CCLeaner does best for years. It may be the most popular app in the tech world.
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11 Sep 2013   #9

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Nvidia is not listed in 4.04 (Applications/Utilities) but is listed in 4.05.
People are asking about these files because there is a change in ver 4.05 that is not documented in the Release Notes.

I like having the CPU utility software installed, and disabled from auto startup.
These programs allow a lot more configuration options than the built in Windows program.
Occasionally I use some of these additional settings such as adjusting overscan.
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