Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner?

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  1. Posts : 282
    Win 10 21H2 LTSC
       #51

    I do question the benefit of removing things like logfiles, thumbnails cache, windows update folders for trivial amount of space. Do I think its worth seeing thumbnails get regenerated so I can get 4 meg of space?
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  2. Posts : 5,471
    Windows 11 Home
       #52

    Chrysalis said:
    Do I think its worth seeing thumbnails get regenerated so I can get 4 meg of space?
    It is not about saving the space, it is about preventing problems.
    Do you prefer a vaccine or do go for a treatment after you get ill?
    Problems are usually solved by clearing corrupted caches and etc.
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  3. Posts : 1,201
    11 Home
       #53

    TairikuOkami said:
    It is not about saving the space, it is about preventing problems.
    Do you prefer a vaccine or do go for a treatment after you get ill?
    Problems are usually solved by clearing corrupted caches and etc.
    To me, personally, getting the vaccine implies that one should be able to fix that which causes those caches to get corrupted, such that those caches will no longer get corrupted. Harsh, I know...
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  4. Posts : 32,028
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #54

    Quesito said:
    ....using the "disk cleanup C: already deletes more files than CCleaner Pro.
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    Really? That's not what I find. For example, Disk Cleanup will not clean up Temporary Files that are less than 24 hours old but CCLeaner can. Run disk Cleanup, then see how much more CCleaner can find...

    Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner?-image.png


    Security experts recommend not using this program or similar ones. If you use them, your Windows 10 will give errors in the long run....

    Never, ever, use the registry cleaning function of any 'cleaner'.
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  5. Posts : 1,201
    11 Home
       #55

    Chrysalis said:
    I do question the benefit of removing things like logfiles, thumbnails cache, windows update folders for trivial amount of space. Do I think its worth seeing thumbnails get regenerated so I can get 4 meg of space?
    As a matter of true fact, I actually even went as far as to DISABLE the thumbnail removal by Automatic Maintenance (Task Scheduler).
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  6. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #56

    Bree said:
    Really? That's not what I find. For example, Disk Cleanup will not clean up Temporary Files that are less than 24 hours old but CCLeaner can.

    Never, ever, use the registry cleaning function of any 'cleaner'.
    I agree with Bree, especially the last section as it has NO impact on performance etc. If you have a problem with the Registry, sort it out manually.

    Every Friday [ and sometimes in between ], I cleanup my Event Viewer, run Disk Cleanup - Advanced Mode, run CCleaner, and then run Glary Utilities. It is surprising what a difference it makes, especially if you are a heavy computer user.

    I hope this helps.
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  7. Posts : 2,979
    Windows 11
    Thread Starter
       #57

    @Paul Black

    How do you clean up Event Viewer?
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  8. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #58

    Hello @Kol12,

    Kol12 said:
    How do you clean up Event Viewer?

    I use a Batch script.
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  9. Posts : 32,028
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #59

    Cleaning the event logs is also an advanced option in CCleaner (by default not selected). Though personally I prefer to leave the event logs intact (just in case I need to refer to them unexpectedly).

    Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner?-image.png
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  10. Posts : 56,858
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #60

    Kol12 said:
    @Paul Black

    How do you clean up Event Viewer?
    Shawn has a nice Tut for that.

    Clear All Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows


    Option One: To Clear All Event Viewer Logs using a BAT file
    Option Two: To Clear All Event Viewer Logs in Command Prompt
    Option Three: To Clear All Event Viewer Logs in PowerShell
    Option Four: To Clear Individual Event Viewer Logs in Event Viewer

    One not listed, a by-product of an in-place repair/upgrade is it clears all event logs. Not recommended for regular maintenance.
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