Forum Thread: Question about CCleaner cleaning Win TMP files in MS Win XP Pro

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mtodorov Question about CCleaner cleaning Win TMP files in MS Win XP Pro
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Hi

I have currently a great problem with Piriform CCleaner latest version, 3.12.0.1572.

After "Analyze" it showed something like 2.5 GB tmp files to remove, but when "Run Cleaner" was started, only something like 50 MB was actually deleted.

Any idea why this happens?

Also, is there a utility to clean Firefox cache and Windows TMP files of all users, since they are obnoxious to delete from user to user.

Thanx.

Mt


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ddmarshall RE: Question about CCleaner cleaning Win TMP files in MS Win XP Pro
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I can only think the files are in use or you do not have permission to delete them. Are there many files or just a few large ones?

There is a forum for CCleaner: http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?act=idx


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mtodorov RE: Question about CCleaner cleaning Win TMP files in MS Win XP Pro
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The problem is that no tool erases C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp\*.*

I was running CCleaner regularly and this files remained for two years, which is a privacy and security issue.

Can this be a security exploit report?

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taffy078 RE: Question about CCleaner cleaning Win TMP files in MS Win XP Pro
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Hello.

There's also a limited forum on FileHippo. I'm not technically able so I've no idea whether any of the people posting there are capable of helping you. Worth a look though?

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/comment...


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mtodorov RE: Question about CCleaner cleaning Win TMP files in MS Win XP Pro
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I've subscribed to Piriform, since they are authors of the software, and filehippo is just download provider.

Thanx.
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