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Windows 7: Ccleaner deletes my saved UIDs and Passwords! Make it STAHP, Mommy!

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Hoggy Dog

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Ccleaner deletes my saved UIDs and Passwords! Make it STAHP, Mommy!

I'm running Firefox x64 (latest version) on my Win 7 Home Premium x64, i5, DDR3, GTX970 potato. I run Ccleaner periodically to fight the hard disk bloat, especially my two SSDs, which seemed ample 3 years ago when I bought them but which now are in danger of getting full, thanks to stuff I've installed and, on my System SSD, Windows bloat.

However, every time I run Ccleaner, it deletes all of my browser-saved online credentials, which makes Ccleaner the slowest disk cleanup tool known to man- 60 seconds for it to analyze and run with its default settings and 3 days for me to painstakingly, one by one, get all of my passwords reset- a daunting task since so many sites want my old PW before they'll allow me to set a new one, making a mockery of the term "password recovery."

Yes, I can see that Ccleaner offers a variety of options and check-boxes before each run, but the problem is not one of them is labeled "ALL OF YOUR STORED USER IDs & PASSWORDS." Instead, they are named inscrutably, like "Freshware Transmogrification Database" and "Windows Glompfing Parameters."

Could someone please tell me which of the many Ccleaner options is/are the one(s) I should uncheck to make it stop irrevocably deleting everything in my browser that I actually care about keeping?

Bonus points for anyone who can tell me why Ccleaner devs would design a system that destroys such valuable data in the first place without clearly labeling it "WARNING! DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!" and alerting me that it was about to ruin my life for a few days of painstaking credentials recovery. I just don't get it. Thanks.


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Custom Clean >Applications

Various Browsers listed. They all have a check box titled "Saved Passwords"
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

In addition, Options > Cookies and choose to keep the cookies for sites you log in to, such as this one.


CCleaner.com - Choosing which cookies to keep
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I "told" my ccleaner to only clean cache files, leave everything else alone; and, it can only do so upon browser exit and when I click on OK.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm here to tell you that System Ninja will most likely delete more temp files and what not than Ccleaner. Plus, I never found it to be destructive except my stored Spotify music. For that you can go into the System Ninja options and exclude the Spotify storage path.

As was already mentioned, there are options to omit a browser's profile which is where the passwords and what have you are stored.

System Ninja - SingularLabs
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

And you should never let it touch any Mozilla profiles. It's a well-known issue with Ccleaner.

If you want to switch, another alternative is Glary Utilities, a real speed-demon doing similar functions.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Hoggy Dog

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Custom Clean >Applications

Various Browsers listed. They all have a check box titled "Saved Passwords"
Thanks, but none of the 3 "Saved Passwords" boxes is checked, nor have they ever been checked. Nonetheless, Ccleaner deletes my saved credentials and other browser customization items.

Others have suggested Glary Utilities and System Ninja, so I guess I'll try those. Also, since Ccleaner apparently does not follow its own settings, I'll find some other way to de-gunk my Registry too.

Thanks for the responses- I'll report back here if I find something that works without blowing up my saved credentials.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

DO NOT de-gunk the Registry. It doesn't make your machine any faster and sometimes screws up the whole OS.

You can set your browser to delete the cache each time it closes. And back up your Firefox profile regularly, preferably nightly.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hoggy Dog View Post
Thanks, but none of the 3 "Saved Passwords" boxes is checked, nor have they ever been checked. Nonetheless, Ccleaner deletes my saved credentials and other browser customization items.
It works fine for me. Not sure what is causing your issue.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, don't monkey with the registry. That is snake oil. You'd only won't to mess with that if you are trying to remove a program manually. But at that, you can use Revo Uninstaller. Just make sure you are not deleting the wrong registry keys when you use it.
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