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  1. Posts : 212
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #271

    In layman's terms what does CCleaner do?

    It deletes files?
    It deletes websites visited? Does it delete passwords for websites?

    What if you want to keep your passwords for websites?

    Anyway...sorry, I have been reading a bit on this thread and it seems like you all know what it does...I had a quick look at the site linked and I didn't really take in what it does or why it is good...

    So if anyone can give me a real accurate but dimmed down description...that's be great...

    thanks
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  2. Posts : 1,039
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
       #272

    CCleaner is one of my most favorite software. It will clean up many browser files from IE and Firefox like history, temp internet files, cookies, and many others with one button to click. It is totally configurable.

    It also has a registry cleaner to clear out junk.

    It also securely deletes (wipe) the recycle bin files for a maximum up 35 passes. Dept of Defense is 3 passes. Each pass overwrites the file into obliteration. You find that in Options > Settings.

    It has a easy uninstaller tool for unwanted software as well, much easier that windows.
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  3. Posts : 212
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #273

    Right...well I don't really want it to clean out history necessarily, nor all cookies....some sites need cookies to remember your password etc don't they?

    But if you say it is totally configurable then maybe I can set it how I want it to be
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  4. Posts : 11,991
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
       #274

    hello people said:
    Right...well I don't really want it to clean out history necessarily, nor all cookies....some sites need cookies to remember your password etc don't they?

    But if you say it is totally configurable then maybe I can set it how I want it to be
    Yes, you can. While you are customizing the settings, make sure that in the Windows tab, under System, you uncheck Memory Dumps. Sometimes folks get ready to upload their dump files to us and find that they don't have any; Ccleaner deleted them.
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  5. Posts : 1,251
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
       #275

    In addition to Carl's excellent recommendation I would also like to mention that under CCleaner> Options> Exclusions you can very easily exclude any files on your computer from deletion even files that are in folders that CCleaner cleans by default such as the AppData> Local> Temp folder...



    Here I have the two fontconfig files which contain all of the scripts for my Image Management Software exempted from deletion and CCleaner will delete the other temp files in the folder each time it is run, but these files which have an exemption always remain on the computer.

    ~Maxx~
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  6. Posts : 11,991
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
       #276

    Maxxwire said:
    In addition to Carl's excellent recommendation I would also like to mention that under CCleaner> Options> Exclusions you can very easily exclude any files on your computer from deletion even files that are in folders that CCleaner cleans by default such as the AppData> Local> Temp folder...



    Here I have the two fontconfig files which contain all of the scripts for my Image Management Software exempted from deletion and CCleaner will delete the other temp files in the folder each time it is run, but these files which have an exemption always remain on the computer.

    ~Maxx~
    .
    Very good point.
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  7. Posts : 826
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
       #277

    And you can delete and keep cookies manually
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  8. Posts : 9,537
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #278

    When I first started using CCleaner it always deleted my favorites and passwords so here is how to set it up so it won't delete your favorite stuff.....
    Latest CCleaner Version Released-cclean.png
    1. Go into options
    2. Drag your favorites from column on left to area on the right side.
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  9. Posts : 1,251
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
       #279

    Dennis- Thanks for the solid gold CCleaner tip

    ~Maxx~
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  10. Posts : 11,991
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
       #280

    The Howling Wolves said:
    When I first started using CCleaner it always deleted my favorites and passwords so here is how to set it up so it won't delete your favorite stuff.....
    Latest CCleaner Version Released-cclean.png
    1. Go into options
    2. Drag your favorites from column on left to area on the right side.
    Really good tip, Dennis.
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