Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner?

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    Hi TC,

    I wrote one MANY MANY years ago when I was using Vista, and then updated it for Win 7, and now Win 10. It also Deletes the entry created by the Batch Script run.

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    f14tomcat said:
    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.
    Rather than merely zapping them altogether, I simply move the ones that are slowing me down, onto a Ramdisk that uses Dynamic Memory Management (i.e., per usual, Romex Software Primo Ramdisk will get the job done nicely─albeit you could also opt to use the free ImDisk instead). Look:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/tro...ewer-log-files
    And, to deal with their continuous growing in sizes, wevtutil also gives you the epl (export-log) and al (archive-log) commands to work with.
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       #63

    Paul Black said:
    Hi TC,

    I wrote one MANY MANY years ago when I was using Vista, and then updated it for Win 7, and now Win 10. It also Deletes the entry created by the Batch Script run.

    Many ways to skin the cat.
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    f14tomcat said:
    Many ways to skin the cat.
    Very TRUE.
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    Hello @Kol12,

    Kol12 said:
    How do you clean up Event Viewer?

    When I said that I use a Batch Script, I should have also said that if I need to [ I personally NEVER do though, my preference ], I also have a Batch Script that can Backup the Application, Security, and System logs.

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    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.
    I still think ccleaner is more likely to break something than fix it, I have never heard of a corrupt thumbnail cache. Have you actually had this issue or just read about it on the internet?
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    Chrysalis said:
    I still think ccleaner is more likely to break something than fix it, I have never heard of a corrupt thumbnail cache. Have you actually had this issue or just read about it on the internet?
    Looks to be prevalent enough that Shawn has a Tutorial for fixing it.

    Clear and Reset Thumbnail Cache in Windows 10
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    f14tomcat said:
    Looks to be prevalent enough that Shawn has a Tutorial for fixing it.

    Clear and Reset Thumbnail Cache in Windows 10
    The reason why it's fairly prevalent is because a lot of people still don't understand the fact that, more often than not, broken/misconfigured video codec installations tend to be the culprit. This is among multiple reasons why I always recommend to grab K-Lite Codec Pack from codecguide.com website, which acts like the best vaccine that one could possibly imagine, probably better.
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    hdmi said:
    The reason why it's fairly prevalent is because a lot of people still don't understand the fact that, more often than not, broken/misconfigured video codec installations tend to be the culprit. This is among multiple reasons why I always recommend to grab K-Lite Codec Pack from codecguide.com website, which acts like the best vaccine that one could possibly imagine, probably better.
    That's a good plan for a user of your level. Bob and Mary Homeuser would just give you a blank stare. Their issues arise from being click-happy, and letting other family members use their lappy. Then they have no idea what's happening.
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    f14tomcat said:
    That's a good plan for a user of your level. Bob and Mary Homeuser would just give you a blank stare. Their issues arise from being click-happy, and letting other family members use their lappy. Then they have no idea what's happening.
    Of course that's true. I usually try my best to explain to them the reason why being click-happy is a major no no, and, if it turns out that they don't want to listen to my explanation, then if they still continue to ask for my help, I can't resist the urge to just give them a blank stare, as that simply is part of how my brain works.
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