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  1. Posts : 835
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       #1

    cc cleaner


    when i run cc cleaner and delete files where do they really go?

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  2. Posts : 13,137
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #2

    Depends on what they are, I suppose permanent deletion. But next time you run CCleaner [originally called Crap Cleaner] empty the Recycle Bin first and check if any files land there after deletion.
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  3. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #3

    Berton said:
    Depends on what they are, I suppose permanent deletion. But next time you run CCleaner [originally called Crap Cleaner] empty the Recycle Bin first and check if any files land there after deletion.
    For me, on 3 systems, they aren't.
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  4. Posts : 869
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #4

    CCleaner doesn't send file anywhere. They are overwritten. You have the option of running 1 pass and up to 35 passes for complete overwrite.
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  5. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #5

    Lance1 said:
    CCleaner doesn't send file anywhere. They are overwritten. You have the option of running 1 pass and up to 35 passes for complete overwrite.
    Secure deletion isn't the default. (It is an option.) I believe that CCleaner does the equivalent of a full Windows delete (as if you sent the file to the recycle bin, and then emptied it.) The files may be recoverable, but I have no successful experience with undelete utilities. You could try Recuva, from the same people as make CCleaner.
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