Cleaning windows files with CCleaner


  1. Posts : 232
    Windows 10 HOME SINGLE LANGUAGE 21H1 19043
       #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. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 Home - Version 21H1- Build 19043.1266
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    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. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #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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  4. Posts : 56,100
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #4

    tomseys said:
    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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  5. Posts : 2,311
    Windows 10
       #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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  6. Posts : 56,100
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #6

    Helmut said:
    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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  7. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #7

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