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Mine are greyed out...
Using Windows XP SP-2. So I do not know the answer. Maybe I am missing something but I see nothing in Options or Tools relating to this.
Sorry, I now see how to activate them...
but still do not have an answer. Since these were greyed by default I have never used them mainly because of the popup caution. Excuse the post!
I know what you mean,
I activated them myself tonight and got the pop up warning.Was hopeing someone from here could tell me what they are and what they do? I downloaded it becuase of the GOOD reviews it got from people in here.
Thanks for your replys,
Rick, I have used CCleaner for many...
months and through several revisions. Always satisfied and it finds much especially leftovers from uninstalled software. Very pleased and never any problems. I do make backups of deletions but never had to reverse one.
Hope you are please with it and if you ever learn the answer to your question please share it so we all learn.
I have never checkmarked them for the reason that Glenn just said with the popups. Some of those things in that category I don't want disturbed to I have always left that section unchecked. That is a personal choice though. I also have 3 or 4 other settings changed from default, but then again, they are also personal choices.
I have ONLY checked:
show prompt to backup registry issues. Nothing else.
OK it seems nobody else has used the advanced setting,
so I will leave things well enough alone too. Thanks
Marianna, not sure we are talking
about the same "advanced". I took the poster's remarks to be the advanced section at the bottom of the Windows Tab... need to scroll down. I could be wrong.
I Think Rick is talking about
the front page of CCleaner where it has the 4 categories under the ''windows'' tab which are
Advanced (this one is greyed out by default unless you put a checkmark in there and then you get popup warnings)
I THINK that is where Rick is talking about.
(NT) Yes it is
I thought so Rick, I would see what
Marianna says about that. She has used the program longer than I have. Like I said in a previous post, MY choice and Glenn's also is to leave them UNchecked as they are in default but that is MY choice for a variety of reasons.
(NT) I left that "alone" too - I did NOT touch it :)
Menu Order Cache - deletes values under the registry key HCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/MenuOrder
This cleans out old program entries in the Start menu.
Windows Size/Location Cache - deletes any customized sizes and locations of any program windows that you may have changed, and resets them to the default sizes/locations.
User Assist History - Removes settings for Windows Personalized Menus and most used programs in Win XP.
IIS Log Files - Remove log files for IIS (Internet Information Services), if you have it installed.
Custom Folders - removes any custom folders that you specify to be cleaned in the Options.
Of these, I have occasionally used the first 3.
Hope this helps.
This page gives descriptions of each item......
listed on Windows tab. Suggest you download & print out to have on hand as you go through:
In first section down (file cleaner) click the colored link labelled "more info" and you'll find what you need & more. Note they have a free discussion forum as well.
Personally, I haven't used anything in that section although I can tick them. Enjoy!!
Is http://www.ccleaner.com the best registry cleaner?
It seems the more I learn, themore problems I have. My latest problem is constantly getting debug errors (I never had this before) and Microsoft Debug Editor comes up as the debugger. I don't know how to stop this, so I'm thinking a good registry cleaner. So now, I need to spend hours looking for the 'right' registry cleaner (and hope that this will fix this sudden problem). Any advice? Should I just go back to paper and pens? ....Joanne
Re: Microsoft Debug Editor
Joanne, Open Internet Explorer/Tools/Internet Options/Adbanced tab, checkmark "Disable script debugging" and uncheck "Display a notification about every script error", click Apply/OK.