Cleaning windows files with CCleaner

  1.    24 Mar 2017 #1

    Cleaning windows files with CCleaner


    I need suggestion about cleaning windows files with CCleaner, what files can i remove safely without damaging my OS. And which one should i checklist from menu. I am adding some screenshots.

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  2.    24 Mar 2017 #2

    Not sure about all the other stuff but I do know if you keep windows defender checked defender will ask you to do a scan soon after stating it hasn't been done in a while.
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  3.    24 Mar 2017 #3

    You need to spend some time going through the options and deciding what you don't want cleaned.

    I would uncheck all the Windows Explorer options if you want to keep those features.
    Leave the System section settings as they are.
    You might want to keep jumplists

    Basically if you don't want ccleaner to mess with certain programs you have installed then untick them. Generally what this section of ccleaner does is remove things like cache, temporary files etc.

    Take the time to go through ccleaner.
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       24 Mar 2017 #4

    tomseys said: View Post
    Not sure about all the other stuff but I do know if you keep windows defender checked defender will ask you to do a scan soon after stating it hasn't been done in a while.
    This one is quite true! Windows Defender uses it's log files (actually .etl files, I believe) to determine when and how deep to scan. Removing them gives Defender the false impression you haven't scanned in a while. Best to leave that one unchecked. Defender will clean up after itself.
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       24 Mar 2017 #5

    These are all pointless little tasks that will make no difference to Windows.
    They can be done from within Windows without CCleaner.

    It's your choice as to what you want to delete, some you might not want to, and in most cases re-appearing in time.
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       24 Mar 2017 #6

    Helmut said: View Post
    These are all pointless little tasks that will make no difference to Windows.
    They can be done from within Windows without CCleaner.

    It's your choice as to what you want to delete, some you might not want to, and in most cases re-appearing in time.
    Perhaps. But we were addressing the OP's question, not it's merit. No offense intended.
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       24 Mar 2017 #7

    I clean everything for years, except mentioned jumplist and explorer's size, it would reset explorer's view.
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