Windows 11 Cleaning


ariespaan

New member
Local time
12:26 PM
Posts
10
Visit site
OS
windows 11
Hello,

I always worked with Windows-7 and I used Ccleaner to clean up Temporary- files, Internet-traces, Temporary Bowser-files etc.

Now I work with Windows-11 and i want to know which program i can use to do the same actions as before with Ccleaner

What i want is, to clean the system from all Temporary Files, Browser traces, etc.

What program can i use to perform these functions
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11

Kol12

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
12:26 AM
Posts
284
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 - Release Preview channel
Someone mentioned Wise Disk Cleaner in a thread of mine. Windows has it's own tools: Disk Cleanup and Settings/System/Storage there are cleanup options.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 - Release Preview channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Kol's custom ROG Z590
    CPU
    Intel 10900K @ 5.1 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero Z590
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (4x8) OC to 3866Mhz CL 16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus ROG Strix 3080 OC edition
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-AE5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ROG PG349Q 34" 120hz Gysnc
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 500GB
    860 EVO's
    Adata SX2000 Pro 1TB
    External RAID enclosure - Seagate 3TB HDD's
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Ultra 1300W Platinum
    Case
    Phanteks Eclipse P600S
    Cooling
    Custom water cooling. EK Velocity (CPU), EK Quantum Vector (GPU), EK Quantum D5 Pump, 360 + 280 mm rads, 3x120mm Corsair LL, 3x 140mm Corsair LL fans
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 MK.2 SE
    Mouse
    Corsair Dark Core Pro Wireless
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

pparks1

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
6:26 AM
Posts
572
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Pro
i'm pretty sure Ccleaner still works on Windows 11, you can keep using that if you are comfortable with it.

I personally don't do anything for routine maintenance. Every now and again, I'll run disk cleanup and let Windows do it. but it's nothing that I do on the regular.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.

flashh4

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:26 AM
Posts
525
Visit site
OS
Windows11
Howdy & welcome to the forum !
CCleaner was undeniably a must-have tool. Its intention was to clean up temporary or junk files from your system, hopefully optimizing it and gaining
a little performance. It also can deal with broken registry entries, and may still find a place in a power users' software kit.
This is now a function that comes built into Windows. The Disk Cleanup tool already scans and suggests the removal of irrelevant junk files,
with the added benefit of not touching the increasingly delicate registry files of Windows.
So while CCleaner used to find its way onto most installations of Windows for the purposes of troubleshooting, many users now get these same problems fixed with the inbuilt tools provided to them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP HP ENVY TE01
    CPU
    2.90 gigahertz Intel Core i7-10700
    Motherboard
    Board: HP 8767 A (SMVB)
    Memory
    16214 Megabytes Usable Installed Memor
    Hard Drives
    1511.52 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    1418.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    M 185 wireless
    Internet Speed
    12 ms Jitter 8 ms Download 10.5 Mbps Upload 1.7
    Browser
    Edge & FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

WAI

Well-known member
Member
Local time
5:26 AM
Posts
248
Visit site
OS
WiN11 Pro
I use CCleaner mostly. Tried wise cleaner but I found it completely crap IMO
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WiN11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom 775 System
    CPU
    Xeon E5450 3.0GHZ (OC 3.7GHZ)
    Motherboard
    ASUS PQ5-EM
    Memory
    8GB (2GBX4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD R5 430 2GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1TB|750GB USB, 3 SSDs 2 240GB 1 128GB, 750GB HDD
    PSU
    650WATT Rosewill
    Case
    Rosewill with side Window
    Cooling
    5 Fans and a big HSK for cpu
    Keyboard
    Rosewill RGB
    Mouse
    Rosewill RGB
    Internet Speed
    AT&T 150MB DL\UP
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    I'm lucky to even be here after 6yrs from my car accident
  • Operating System
    WiN10 LTSC
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hp 8460p
    CPU
    i7 2670QM 2.20GHZ
    Motherboard
    Hp 161C
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DUAL Channel
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    Sound Card
    Intel high Def (basically onboard)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    OS 128GB l Storage (caddy) 320GB
    PSU
    AC (IDK the watts)
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    A USB 3.0 in the Express Card Slot

Berton

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
4:26 AM
Posts
1,695
Location
Buffalo, Wyoming
Visit site
OS
Win11 Pro RTM
I've used CCleaner since it was first called CrapCleaner, as long as one is careful and also not using it routinely there should be no problem. However, as in the way of many programs such as happened with Norton programs when going to Symantec they tend to get bloated with added 'things' and lose focus on their primary purpose.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 14 (3400)
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

glasskuter

Well-known member
Pro User
VIP
Local time
5:26 AM
Posts
3,284
Location
Paris in the Lone Star State of Texas
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.1105
You can clear browser cache and cookies from within the browser itself. If you are using Edge, click on three dots in upper right corner, Privacy Search & Services in left side, scroll down on right side to 'clear browsing data now'
You can also set Edge to clear its data automatically each time the browser is closed by selecting what you want to delete under 'choose what to clear each time you close your browser.'
Chrome and Firefox have similar settings.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.1105
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

jimbo45

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
11:26 AM
Posts
2,377
Location
Hafnarfjörður IS
Visit site
OS
Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
You don't need any of that stuff -- just use bog standard Windows facilities -- if you really can't get rid of unwanted stuff then clean install. However there's almost nothing that can't be got rid of by just using bog standard Windows features. Even pesky viruses which are often really hard to detect or removed can be got rid of at a stroke. The trick is to boot a clean windows install and attach the infected disk as a data drive and run a custom scan on the root directory on that drive. Then reboot. E.G a particularly nasty one often got by people installing pirated copies of OFFICE 2021.

Screenshot_20220927_133314.png


Then with a bit of work :

Screenshot_20220927_133607.png

Cheers

jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7

imanlien2020

EternalSoul
Member
VIP
Local time
5:26 AM
Posts
402
Location
USA
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Pro Version 22H2(OS Build 22621.963)
i'm pretty sure Ccleaner still works on Windows 11, you can keep using that if you are comfortable with it.

I personally don't do anything for routine maintenance. Every now and again, I'll run disk cleanup and let Windows do it. but it's nothing that I do on the regular.
Ccleaner does work on Win11 but through trial and error and testing out about 2 dozen different apps I now use
RegOrganizer Portable version. It has a ton of things you can do including but not limited to Cleaning all the temp files etc etc
but a registry editor which works better and with more options than most other apps. Check it out and if you need help finding it
Let me know.
Otherwise in my grand opinion, DONT use a cleaning app especially if your using SSDs. SSDs use their own method of keeping things
tidy and continually deleting files etc will suck the life out of your SSDs. Its as always up to you to decide but in general as others have stated
here, USE the windows disk cleanup tool etc.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 22H2(OS Build 22621.963)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI Express 3.0 x16: PowerColor RX Vega 56 Red Dragon
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220 and AMD Greenland - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 - 27 inch Westinghouse
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD - 2 TB each
    1 HDD - 2 TB
    Keyboard
    logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    1 GB
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Avast Premium
  • Like
Reactions: WAI

Bree

Well-known member
Guru
VIP
Local time
11:26 AM
Posts
8,361
Location
S/E England, UK
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Home
You can clear browser cache and cookies from within the browser itself. If you are using Edge, click on three dots in upper right corner, Privacy Search & Services in left side, scroll down on right side to 'clear browsing data now'
Try doing that for multiple browsers, while making sure you do NOT delete any of the log-in and other cookies that you must keep (Eleven Forum, your Bank, etc.). That is probably the only reason I still use CCleaner. I can whitelist the necessary cookies and clean all my browsers in one hit.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

glasskuter

Well-known member
Pro User
VIP
Local time
5:26 AM
Posts
3,284
Location
Paris in the Lone Star State of Texas
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.1105
Try doing that for multiple browsers
I don't do it either but let CC do it for me. It was just fyi if the OP took the advice of using disk cleanup.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.1105
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

Spunk

Active member
Local time
3:26 AM
Posts
59
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 21H2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
    PSU
    850w PSU
    Case
    Cyberpower PC
    Cooling
    Water cooled
    Keyboard
    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
    Mouse
    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 GB mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security

geneo

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
6:26 AM
Posts
3,147
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Pro x64
You can use Storage Spaces in Windows to clear Temp files and Windows.old etc https://pupuweb.com/solved-fix-remove-temp-windows11-storage-sense/

That doesn't always work well. For instance, if you restore from an old backup it will not clean the older temp files. So I wrote a powershell script that deletes everything older than a week old. I have it run every morning from a scheduled task that wakes my computer and goes back to sleep when done with this and other daily maintenance, Then I never have to worry about it :-)

Code:
function CleanupMP {

$limit = (Get-Date).AddDays(-7)

start-sleep -seconds 5
get-childitem -Path c:\users\gene\appdata\local\temp\remoteIpMoProxy_* | Remove-Item -Force -Recurse

$path="C:\Users\Gene\appdata\local\temp" 
$dirs = Get-ChildItem -directory -path $path  -Force | Where-Object {  $_.lastwritetime -lt $limit }  | unlockedList
$dirs  | Get-Childitem -recurse | Where-Object { !$_.PSIsContainer } | Remove-Item -Force
$dirs | Remove-Item -recurse -Force
Get-ChildItem -file  -path $path  -Force | Where-Object {  $_.lastwritetime -lt $limit }  | unlockedList | remove-Item -Force
$path="C:\Windows\temp"
$dirs = Get-ChildItem -directory -path $path  -Force | Where-Object {  $_.lastwritetime -lt $limit }  | unlockedList
$dirs  | Get-Childitem -recurse | Where-Object { !$_.PSIsContainer } | Remove-Item -Force
$dirs | Remove-Item -recurse -Force
Get-ChildItem -file  -path $path  -Force | Where-Object {  $_.lastwritetime -lt $limit }  | unlockedList | remove-Item -Force
}
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    10900K, 5.2 GHz all-core
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Maximus Hero XIII Wifi
    Memory
    64GB (2x32) G.skill TridentZ RGB 4266 MHz CL18
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus ROG Strix 2070 Super A8G
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio, Vanatoo Transparent One; Klipsch R-12SWi Sub
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo CG2730, ViewSonic VP2768
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440p x 2
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB nvme, SK-Hynix 2 TB P14 nvme, Samsung 980 1TB nvme, Raid 0: 1TB 850 EVO + 1TB 860 EVO SSD. Sabrent USB-C DS-SC5B docking station: 6TB WDC Black, 6TB Ironwolf Pro; 2x 2TB WDC Black
    PSU
    750W Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium Plus
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2 dark tint glass
    Cooling
    EK-AIO 360 D-RGB w/Phanteks T30-120 fans, Noctua NF-A14 Chromax case fan
    Keyboard
    Glorious GMMK TKL - Brown mechanical, lubed modded
    Mouse
    Logitech G305 wireless gaming
    Internet Speed
    370 Mb/s down, 12 Mb/s up
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender, Macrium Reflect 8 ;-)
    Other Info
    Logitech C920e Webcam (crap don't buy)
  • Operating System
    Mac OS
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple 13" Macbook Pro 2020 (m1)
    CPU
    M1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2560x1600

geneo

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
6:26 AM
Posts
3,147
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Pro x64
BTW, deleting these items will not reduce the life of an SSD in any significant way.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    10900K, 5.2 GHz all-core
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Maximus Hero XIII Wifi
    Memory
    64GB (2x32) G.skill TridentZ RGB 4266 MHz CL18
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus ROG Strix 2070 Super A8G
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio, Vanatoo Transparent One; Klipsch R-12SWi Sub
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo CG2730, ViewSonic VP2768
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440p x 2
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB nvme, SK-Hynix 2 TB P14 nvme, Samsung 980 1TB nvme, Raid 0: 1TB 850 EVO + 1TB 860 EVO SSD. Sabrent USB-C DS-SC5B docking station: 6TB WDC Black, 6TB Ironwolf Pro; 2x 2TB WDC Black
    PSU
    750W Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium Plus
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2 dark tint glass
    Cooling
    EK-AIO 360 D-RGB w/Phanteks T30-120 fans, Noctua NF-A14 Chromax case fan
    Keyboard
    Glorious GMMK TKL - Brown mechanical, lubed modded
    Mouse
    Logitech G305 wireless gaming
    Internet Speed
    370 Mb/s down, 12 Mb/s up
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender, Macrium Reflect 8 ;-)
    Other Info
    Logitech C920e Webcam (crap don't buy)
  • Operating System
    Mac OS
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple 13" Macbook Pro 2020 (m1)
    CPU
    M1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2560x1600

TechnoMage2021

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
6:26 AM
Posts
219
Location
Central Florida, USA
Visit site
OS
Win-11/Pro/64
Meaning no disrespect, but, I used CCleaner twice over a period of time, and both times it left my OS inoperative.
So now it's on my sh** list!
With much experimenting, over a period of time, I finally found "Win Utilities". I bought the Pro version, with a lifetime lic. and I use it on all my 12 PC's. It's never removed anything that I didn't want it to, and it helps me keep my PC clean and running in top shape.
Get the FREE Version:

It's a multi-functional program, that does a lot more than just clean out junk files and fixes registry bloat.

I also use a little program, called simply "Temp Cleaner", in my Startup Folder for a daily temp file cleanup.
I got it from a friend, who works for the US Govt.

And I use "Super Anti Spyware" to keep my PC clean of Tracking Cookies, that can build up at an alarming rate. The FREE version, works Great!
But, has to be run manually. The Pro version can be set to update and run a scan daily.

A clean machine is a happy machine!
I do a massive cleanup on my PC before I do my weekly Ghost Backup.

:cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer AX1200
    CPU
    AMD 2 Core/Athlon/64
    Motherboard
    Acer/AMD
    Memory
    Crucial, 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB
    PSU
    non OEM
    Case
    SFF Slimline
    Cooling
    OEM
    Keyboard
    eMachine, 101 key External
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless
    Internet Speed
    varies
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    I refurbished it, with a new SSD and max ram, and it's running Win-8.1 today.

Berton

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
4:26 AM
Posts
1,695
Location
Buffalo, Wyoming
Visit site
OS
Win11 Pro RTM
Meaning no disrespect, but, I used CCleaner twice over a period of time, and both times it left my OS inoperative.
That can happen any time one works in the Registry and with any program, one misstep can kill Windows so knowing what can help adds to caution in using it. Or maybe I've just been lucky in not needing the backup of the Registry that CCleaner prompts to make first.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 14 (3400)
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

TairikuOkami

Brony
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:26 PM
Posts
641
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Home
CCleaner with CCEnhancer is a deadly combination, but Privazer rules them all, I would not use it though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC @48FPS (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" AOC G2460VQ6 (01/19)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@75Hz + FreeSync (DisplayPort)
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB + 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K Keyboard (04/22)
    Mouse
    HP Wireless Silent 280M Mouse (05/21)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) + TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Edge with Neeva (No FB/Google) + Brave for YouTube + LibreWolf for FB
    Antivirus
    Panda Free + Binisoft WFC + NextDNS
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)

KevTech

Member
Member
Local time
3:26 AM
Posts
60
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Meaning no disrespect, but, I used CCleaner twice over a period of time, and both times it left my OS inoperative.

I do not see how unless you were just cleaning without reviewing first what was going to be cleaned.
Both the files cleaner and registry cleaner have review options.
Registry cleaner also gives you the option to make a backup of what it removes that you could import back into the registry.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro

Bree

Well-known member
Guru
VIP
Local time
11:26 AM
Posts
8,361
Location
S/E England, UK
Visit site
OS
Windows 11 Home
CCleaner with CCEnhancer is a deadly combination, but Privazer rules them all, I would not use it though.
PrivaZer is a great app if used cautiously, probably the only one I know that can easily and safely remove all entries for deleted files from the MFT.

I would never, ever, recommend anyone to use any cleaner on the registry though!

1664396253729.png

1664396757803.png
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

WAI

Well-known member
Member
Local time
5:26 AM
Posts
248
Visit site
OS
WiN11 Pro
I now don't use but windows storage clean tool in settings. I don't bother with the reg scan on CCleaner. That's a no no
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WiN11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom 775 System
    CPU
    Xeon E5450 3.0GHZ (OC 3.7GHZ)
    Motherboard
    ASUS PQ5-EM
    Memory
    8GB (2GBX4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD R5 430 2GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1TB|750GB USB, 3 SSDs 2 240GB 1 128GB, 750GB HDD
    PSU
    650WATT Rosewill
    Case
    Rosewill with side Window
    Cooling
    5 Fans and a big HSK for cpu
    Keyboard
    Rosewill RGB
    Mouse
    Rosewill RGB
    Internet Speed
    AT&T 150MB DL\UP
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    I'm lucky to even be here after 6yrs from my car accident
  • Operating System
    WiN10 LTSC
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hp 8460p
    CPU
    i7 2670QM 2.20GHZ
    Motherboard
    Hp 161C
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DUAL Channel
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    Sound Card
    Intel high Def (basically onboard)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    OS 128GB l Storage (caddy) 320GB
    PSU
    AC (IDK the watts)
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    A USB 3.0 in the Express Card Slot

Latest Support Threads

Top Bottom