Windows 10: missing icons and changing names of programs Solved

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  1.    08 Feb 2018 #11

    Thanks for the clarification. I've never used that or needed it, so didn't know about it. It seems that only renames the program in the uninstall list,

    1. In the Uninstall screen, select the name of the program you want to uninstall from the Programs to Remove list.
    2. Do one of the following:


    • Click Run Uninstaller to run the program's uninstaller.
    • Click Rename Entry to give the program a new name in this list only.
    Manage installed Software CCleaner Cloud Support
    CCleaner.com - Uninstalling programs
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  2.    08 Feb 2018 #12

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Still have a problem. I have to download ccleaner occasionally to change the names of my programs and then uninstall it again. I'd like a more convenient solution when it comes to changing the names of my programs.
    I don't use Steam so I don't know why it having it installed would interfere but you don't need to install CCleaner.

    You can use the portable version - just stick the folder from the link below somewhere and run it (click on CCleaner64.exe) when you want. It will not interfere with anything when you aren't using it.

    CCleaner - Portable
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  3.    26 Feb 2018 #13

    lx07 said: View Post
    I don't use Steam so I don't know why it having it installed would interfere but you don't need to install CCleaner.

    You can use the portable version - just stick the folder from the link below somewhere and run it (click on CCleaner64.exe) when you want. It will not interfere with anything when you aren't using it.

    CCleaner - Portable
    It's well known that ccleaner conflics with vac games on steam, see valves post.

    I think its a bit inconvenient to install/uninstall ccleaner whenever i want to rename my programs.

    That's why im looking for a better solution.
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  4.    26 Feb 2018 #14

    Then don't install it and use the portable version as I said.

    The post you linked to said
    If you are running any of the following software, please disable it while playing:
    CCleaner
    PowerShell

    etc, etc
    CCleaner can run as a service (if you bought the paid version) but normally it doesn't. PowerShell is not something you can disable at all - it is a part of Windows OS (like the cmd prompt). They clearly don't mean don't use PowerShell - just don't run random scripts in the middle of a game.

    Best solution - run CCleaner (portable just in case) when you are not in the middle of a game. Then you are covered.

    That is (to be clear): save and exit game, run CCleaner, start game again. Or just run it when you finish or before you start.
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  5.    26 Feb 2018 #15

    lx07 said: View Post

    Best solution - run CCleaner (portable just in case) when you are not in the middle of a game. Then you are covered.
    Yes, but then i have to uninstall it again, reinstall it when i need it and uninstall it again. It's not a good solution.
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  6.    26 Feb 2018 #16

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Yes, but then i have to uninstall it again, reinstall it when i need it and uninstall it again. It's not a good solution.
    No you don't. A portable program is not installed. It just sits there doing nothing like any other file (a picture of your cat for example).

    You tap on it - it does its thing then you close it and it does nothing. You don't have to uninstall it as it was never installed.

    That is what a portable program means. It means it is not installed.

    Just give it a double tap when you want it to run.
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       26 Feb 2018 #17

    lx07 said: View Post
    No you don't. A portable program is not installed. It just sits there doing nothing like any other file (a picture of your cat for example).

    You tap on it - it does its thing then you close it and it does nothing. You don't have to uninstall it as it was never installed.

    That is what a portable program means. It means it is not installed.

    Just give it a double tap when you want it to run.
    Exactly. I have never found the need to install, always use the portable version. It's a .zip file that is extracted into a folder whether on the same drive or in my case to a USB Thumb Drive, hence the portable part.

    I get it from CCleaner - Builds.
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #18

    Berton said: View Post
    Exactly. I have never found the need to install, always use the portable version. It's a .zip file that is extracted into a folder whether on the same drive or in my case to a USB Thumb Drive, hence the portable part.

    I get it from CCleaner - Builds.
    I guess that works, but I still find it a bit inconvenient to have a program laying around on my computer just to change the names occasionally. I'm going to go with this solution, but if someone has a better solution please let me know.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 6 Days Ago at 18:25.
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