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Before I begin this guide, I fully know that CCleaner is not that difficult to understand and run. However, for first time users it is always great to have a guide so you do not have to discover things for yourself. Also, I do not claim to know it all about this program and everything it does. All I can offer you is the product of my research and experience with the program. If somebody else writes a better guide, then I hope the mods will feel free to delete this guide. But until then, I think this guide does a decent job of explaining CCleaner and how to use it. Enjoy :D

--Change Log--

Added in the Description of IE Last Download Location

Started Q and A section to answer any questions


NOTICE: I hosted the images on some webspace Road Runner gives me for free (that is where I host most of my images). However, I do not know the bandwith limits on this space. Hopefully the images will not disappear, but if they do maybe somebody could host them for the guide?


1. Downloading and Installing

2. Familiarize yourself with the CCleaner Interface

3. CCleaner Options (Go here First)

4. Setting up the Windows Tab in CCleaner to Clean your system

-> Subtopic: Custom Folders How-To

5. Setting up the Applications Tab in CCleaner to Clean your system

6. The Issues Tab

7. Tools menu (that add/remove type program)

Lets get started with where to download the program and what it is all about

CCleaner Description (From CCleaner website)

CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization tool. That removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free. :)

Cleans the following:

  • Internet Explorer Cache, History, Cookies, Index.dat.
  • Recycle Bin, Temporary files and Log files.
  • Recently opened URLs and files.
  • Third-party application temp files and recent file lists (MRUs).
    Including: Firefox, Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Office XP, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and more...
  • Advanced Registry scanner to remove unused and old entries (includes backup).
    Including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more...
  • This software is completely free and contains no Spyware or Adware.

1. Downloading and Installing

CCleaner can be found on the download page of their website (click here). It is a freeware program, but they ask for donations with the advantage of having the latest version before the general populus. What you do in this respect is up to you.

To install, run the exe file you downloaded. First, choose your language (a promt asks you) and just follow the directions of the install process (all self evident).

2. Familiarize yourself with the CCleaner Interface

Here is a screenshot of the CCleaner interface. This is what you see when you run CCleaner


Here is a brief explanation of all of the elements of the window:

Windows Tab: This contains all of the objects that are built into the windows platform. It has options for Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, System, and Advanced.

Applications Tab: Contains a list of applications that you have on your computer (automatically generated, contents may vary).

Issues Tab: This tab has options for scanning the registry, start menu, and desktop and finding problems or other discrepancies.

Tools Button: This is a list much like the Add/Remove Programs list that Windows has. It also has a few more options than that in the Windows OS, check the section in this guide to find out more.

Options Button: Appropriately contains options for the operation of CCleaner.

Exit Button: Closes CCleaner.

"Check for updates now..." link: Checks for updates on the CCleaner website (opens in an internet browser window).

"Online Help" link: Goes to the CCleaner help files located on ther website (Opens in an internet browser window).

3. CCleaner Options (Go here First)


Language: Set when you first installed, if you wish to change it do so here.

Other Options (the check boxes):

  • Close Program after Cleaning: Closes CCleaner immediately after you run the Cleaner in any category. For the purposes of this tutorial, leave this unchecked
  • Automatically Clean on Computer Boot: This runs CCleaner when you boot up your computer. It will automatically run cleaners to the specifications you made while setting it up. As for Windows and different user accounts, it is thus far unclear if it cleans all acounts or just the account when you start it.
  • Add 'Run CCleaner"/"Open CCleaner..." option to the recycle bin context menu: Adds these options to your recycle bin's right click menu. Clicking the Run CCleaner will run CCleaner according to the options you set (it will run the cleaner program completely, not just on the Recycle Bin -we will see more about this later on-). Clicking Open CCleaner will open CCleaner.
  • Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 48 hours: When you run the cleaner, it will only delete temp files located in the windows temp folders (X:\WINDOWS\temp) that are older than 48 hours (e.g. not in regular use). Checking/Unchecking this is a matter of personal descretion. I myself have since unchecked it.
  • Hide Warning Messages: The warning messages appear while setting up CCleaner, they tell you what will hapen if you select some options (this is explaned later on in ths tutorial). Leave it unchecked for now.


As of the writing of this tutorial, the cookie options only apply to Internet Explorer Cookies. You will want to find the cookies you want to keep in the "Cookies to Delete" window and then highlight them and click the "->" button (to move them over to "Cookies to Keep" window). Unless you do this, CCleaner will delete all cookies in Internet Explorer (if you set it to delete cookies). Do so now, before you run CCleaner.


This is where you can designate CCleaner to run on any folder you choose. If you do so, CCleanr will delete every single file in that folder when run. We will see more about this later on (when we go into your first cleaning under the Windows tab). For now, leave it alone.

4. Setting up the Windows Tab in CCleaner to Clean your system


Check the options according to your personal preferences (what you want to delete). I will give my reccomendation as well

Internet Explorer

  • Temporary Internet Files: Temporary internet files are images and other files stored on your hard drive when you load webpages. Windows will often accese these to load up pages faster (its called caching). This is great if you are on a 56k line, but most people with high-speed connections do not need this. For one it takes up an increasing amout of disk space. Secondly, it may cause some pages to actually load slower. I Suggest you check this.
  • Cookies: Cookies are placed on your computer by many websites to keep data about you. Login information is kept in cookies, and that is what allows you to not have to log in every time. Other cookies are unnecessary, and some are spyware (they are intended to spy on what you do while browsing). Go into options and click the cookies tab to tell CCleaner what cookies to keep, then check this box to delete cookies while Cleaning.
  • History: This will delete your history. I have it checked, but if you utilize the history often to find pages you forgot to bookmark, then uncheck this item.
  • Recently Typed URLs: These are the URLs that appear when you click the arrow on the address bar (and a dropdown has a list of URLs). Checking this will delete that list every time you run CCleaner (so it will appear blank when you go to it). I have it checked because I do not use it, if you do, uncheck it.
  • Delete index.dat files: Index.dat files are files that contain a list of everywhere you go on the internet and also everything you run on your computer. Microsoft cannot explain why these files are generated, and since it serves no purpose to you other than being a security risk, I strongly reccomend you check this box. Additionally, index.date files can be come extremely large and are said to slow down IE performance.
  • Last Downloaded Location: (Answer Provided by Djohn) This is where you click a download to save to your drive rather than run. In IE the last location you used, [Desktop for example] will be the default destination next time you download something. Placing a tick in the box will clear that from the memory.
  • Autocomplete Form History: This is the IE feature where you being typing in text on forms, and it automatically completes the form object (or gives you a list). This includes usernames and passwords that are autofilled in when you begin typing. Quite frankly I only see this as a securtiy risk (God forbid you get hijacked). I suggest you check it and take the time to write down all your usernames and passwords.

Windows Explorer:

  • Recent Documents: This is the list of recently opened documents that appears in your start menu. Some use it, however I do not. If you check it, the list will be cleared when you run CCleaner. This is 100% personal preference. (documents will not be changed in any way from this option).
  • Run (In start menu): Some people open applications in the Start>Run window. Also the window is used to open things like regedit, command prompts, and other Windows applications. Checking this will delete the list of last used commands in the run window. If you use Run alot, or do not always remember exactly what the windows commands are, leave this unchecked.
  • Search Assistant Autocomplete: This is for searching in the Explorer. It keeps track of recent searches and tries to autocomplete the words you last searched (and appears in a drop-down list in the search pannel). I do not use it, so I have it checked. Again, this is entirely up to you.
  • Other Explorer MRUs: MRU stands for Most Recently Used. This option will delete all other lists (like the search one) that contain your last opened documents, entries, etc. I have it checked, if you find that you frequently use MRUs, leave it unchecked.


  • Empty Recycle Bin: Does just what it says, it empties the recycle bin when you run CCleaner. I have it checked, if you often try to recover files from the Recycle bin, leave it unchecked and continue to manually empty the Recycle bin.
  • Temporary Files: Temporary files that are generated by programs you use can be deleted by CCleaner. Usually these files are deleted when you exit the program. If you shut down the program improperly, these files can be left behind. CCleaner's site says by default it does not delete temp files that have been used in the last 10 days. It is safe to check this in order to keep your hard drive cleaner.
  • Clipboard: This will clear the windows clipboard (the text you copy are temporarly stored on the clipboard, that is how copy/paste works). The clipboard uses up memory, and you may not need ot use the stuff you copied more than once. It is reccomended you check this, because personal information you copy often remains on the clipboard longer than you need.
  • Memory Dumps: Memory dumps are carried out when windows crashes or you get a blue screen of death. They often contain information about why the crash occured. Regular uses will never use these. Unless you are having many problems with your computer, and you need the memory dumps for a tech support person to look over, you can go ahead and check this option.
  • Chdisk File Fragments (From CCleaner site) Chkdsk (CheckDisk) is the utility windows uses to scan the hard disk for files errors. Sometimes it finds fragments of files left on your system. These are saved as .CHK files on your system drive. In most cases these files are never needed and may be safely deleted. Selecting this option will remove these files.
  • Windows Log Files: Windows creates log files when you install new programs. It is highly unlikely that you will ever need this, it is safe to check.
  • Old Prefetch Data: (From CCleaner Site) In Windows XP a Prefetch file is generated each time an application is run. This helps Windows optimise the application the next time it is executed. Unfortunately these files are not deleted when the applications are removed. This option removes these files for programs that haven't been accessed in 14 days. (This process is very safe and Windows will recreate the files as necessary.)


(Note, when you check some of these, a warning will popup to tell you about it. These warnings can be turned off in options, see above)

  • System Order Cache: This is the custom order you set for your start menu (like, if you ordered all your files in the start menu by type). Checking this will undo any ordering you have done. I reccommend you do not check this option.
  • Tray Notification Cache: (From CCleaner site) In Windows XP the System Tray (the set of icons next to the clock in the bottom-right corner) orders and hides items automatically for you. Whilst this is useful, it records a list of every program that has been run from the tray. This option clears the list of previous programs and removes any custom display/hide options. (Warning: This won't have any affect until you manually restart the explorer process from the Task Manager.)
  • Windows Size/Location Cache: (From CCleaner site) Windows Explorer stores the view formatting and ordering settings for each folder on your system. After some time, this can contain a large amount of redundant data and may even slow down browsing for files on your system. Selecting this option will clear this data and reset the Windows Explorer display settings to their default option.
  • User Assist History: This is that list of programs that appears on the start menu (above the programs popup). It keeps links to the most recently or frequently opened programs. Some use it, some do not. I have it checked because I do not use it. If you always click start and select programs off of this list, leave this box unchecked.
  • IIS Log Files: (From CCleaner Site) IIS (Internet Information Server) is the service Windows uses to display web pages. This comes with most XP Pro and Windows 2000 installations and is generally only used by web developers or designers. Every time someone requests a page it gets logged to a text file. Unless the computer is a web server, these are generally not needed, and may be safely deleted. This option will safely delete these files.
  • Custom Folders: Check this to have CCleaner clean out custom folders you designate in the Options menu. We will go through a short tutorial about this later on.

Time for your first Cleaning

After you have gone through all of the options here, it is time for your first cleaning. Take heed to the following Note first:

NOTE: If you run CCleaner while you have FireFox open, it will cause a problem with the page you are viewing (e.g. all images will disappear when you refresh, and you will not be able to click back). This only occurs if you run CCleaner while FireFox is open. I do not know for sure if this applies to other browsers, but to be safe, make sure you close any and all internet browsers (Including this one) before you scan.

NOTE: Before you do your first scan, I highly recommend you make a system restore to be on the safe side.

NOTE: The Cleaner does not just scan and tell you what can be deleted; it will delete them according to the check boxes you selected in the menu.

Something Fun To Do: Before you do your fist scan, go to My Computer and right click on the main hard drive (The HD that stores most of these files). Go to properties and in the general tab, take a note of how much free space is there. After you run the scan, check back to see how much space you cleared up. On my computer, after running it on three accounts, I freed up well over 600 MB of space.

To run the cleaner, while the Windows Tab is selected (Make sure the windows tab is selected), click the "Run Cleaner" button on the lower right of the window. Congratulations, you have cleaned your system of all unnecessary files, and may have increased the speed at which you operate.

Custom Folders

You can set CCleaner to delete all files in a folder when you run it. This could be useful for applications that CCleaner does not support or detect, like some internet browsers. However, if you want a folder cleaned out for whatever reason, you can.

To designate what folders you want cleaned, click the options button in the main CCleaner window. From here, click on the "Custom Folders" tab:


To add a folder, simply click "Add Folder" and browse to the folder you want cleaned. If you want to see what CCleaner does then keep reading, if you don't care skip this section.

On your desktop, right click and go to New>Folder. Name it CCleaner_tut (or whatever you want to). Open the folder, and right click anywhere in the file window and click New>Text Document. Name it CCleaner_tut.txt (or whatever you want). Copy the file, and paste it back in the folder 5 times:


Now, in the CCleaner main window, on the Windows Tab, check "Custom Folders" at the bottom. If you just want to check out CCleaner clearing the folder, uncheck ever other option on this menu. Run CCleaner and then check the folder again. You will see that it is completly empty. CCleaner deletes every file in a "Custom Folder" without discretion. This includes any subfolders found inside the designated folder.

This is useful for applications (such as internet browsers) that CCleaner does not support. Say you wanted to clear your cookies from a 3rd party browser, this is the way to do it. Be forewarned, CCleaner has no options to save any files in the folders you designage (unlike with the IE cookie manager it has).

5. Setting up the Applications Tab in CCleaner to Clean your system


This is where you will find a list of applications that CCleaner supports. Their website says that it deletes temp files, logs, and lists (things of that nature), but it does not specifically tell you what it cleans for these applications. Use discretion, if you find that you frequently use MRUs or log files in these applications, then make sure you uncheck them from the list. Since this varies from user to user, all I can say is to figure out what you want cleaned, and check it off. Once you run the cleaner (carried out in the same way as the Windows Tab cleaning described above), it will clean out these applications. I have had no problems with the programs that I have checked there.

6. The Issues Tab


This is a very touchy area. For one, it makes changes to your registry! It deletes things left behind by programs you have gotten rid of long since. However, as with any registry tampering, nothing is infalliable. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGLY recommend you make a backup of your registry before even touching this with a 100 ft. pole. If you do not know how to do it, or you do not have a reg backup program, follow the directions on this page of the symantic (norton's internet security creators) website: (click here)

Not only should you make a registry backup, you should copy it to a CD-RW (a Floppy will not work if you make a conventonal backup because it will be quite large). That way, you have it safe from your computer should something go wrong and it gets deleted or whatever. Always prepare for the worse possible sequence of events.

After you have made a backup of the registry, begin this section.

First, we will go through each check box and what it means. In the interest of completely informing you, I will explain it in my own words, then give you a link to webpages that also explain it:

NOTE: The information about these is limited. However, if you keep reading, I tell you how CCleaner explains each problelm and gives you the option to fix or skip it. So if my best guesses and research don't cut it for you, the CCleaner explanations may put your ill mind at ease. I will suggest what to do about this when I talk about scanning and fixing below.

Registry Integrity

  • Missing Shared DLLs: Shared DLLs are DLLs that are used by multiple applications in order to save space (e.g. instead of putting more than one copy of the dll, it just uses the same one for multiple programs). "If a shared DLL is deleted or moved to another folder, the functions that are stored in this DLL become inaccessible to applications because the corresponding registry entry in the SharedDLLs section no longer points to the actual location of the DLL. This can cause problems for the applications that use functions stored in the missing DLL file." (source). Simply put, the registry points to the DLL that the program is using. If the DLL is not where the registry is pointing, then CCleaner reports it as a "Missing Shared DLL." After a quick look through my registry, I saw that alot of the Shared DLL file entries are from the same applications, but just many different parts of the application (e.g. if you isntall a game, it might have one dll that is used by 20 different processes). What might actually happen then, is that if you uninstall an application, it may leave the registry entry in the Shared DLL section. This would be entirely unnecessary, and CCleaner will probably delete it. Again, it is not clear what CCleaner does exactly, so the best advice I can give you here is to check over every entry and see what the missing shared dll is referring to. If it is from a program you uninstalled ages ago, get rid of it.
  • Unused File Extension: From what I understand, unused file extensions can show up if you had a program that had its own file extensions assicated with it, and you unstalled that program, but it left the registry keys that define these extensions. Ergo, there is a key for a file extension that no program is referencing to. (source). It seems perfectly safe to delete these, but just make sure you know what they are before you delete them. Again, with a backed up registry, you should not have a problem getting the information back.
  • ActiveX and Class Issues: Again, there is little support from CCleaner themselves about what the heck these things do. From some searching around, I found this: "The above keys contain references to COM and ActiveX objects. Before a COM/ActiveX object can be used by applications, a reference to this object must be created in the registry. If a registry reference describing a COM/ActiveX object points to a non-existing file, this reference is considered invalid." (source). I do not know what CCleaner does about it, but I would guess with some confidence that it deletes the registry keys that point to the missing COM/ActiveX objects. Again, read what these COM/ActiveX problems are referring to. CCleaner is pretty reliable, so you can feel relatively safe allowing it to fix the problems, and also since you made a registry backup you can always undo what you did.
  • Applications: I have absolutely no idea what this is for. I kind of know what the App. Paths one is for, but this one contains absolutely no descriptive title so I cannot even begin to research it. If somebody knows, please tell me so I can add it in :blush: Its too bad that there is pretty much no support directly from CCleaner.
  • Fonts: Looked it up on that site that has been giving me good information, and this is what it says: "This section contains references to all the fonts installed on your computer. If you move or delete a font file referenced from this section using a program other than Windows Explorer, the registry entry pointing to this font becomes invalid as it refers to a font file that no longer exists." (source). Again, check over the entries to make sure you have an inkling about what it is referencing. You also made a backup of your registry, so you are safe. I have had no problems with CCleaner fixing these problems.
  • Application Paths: "If you delete an application directly from the Program Files folder instead of using the Uninstall function in the Windows Control Panel, references to the application path and uninstall information will still remain in the registry. This may cause problems when you try to uninstall the application from the Control Panel." (source). My best guess is that CCleaner deletes the registry entry that points to the missing app.
  • Help Files: Best guess: deletes registry keys pointing to help files that do not exist. To be honest, I do not know and I cannot find anything about it because searching "help files" is pretty much pointless. Here is a glib from that reg cleaner site that seems pretty much the same program that CCleaner is: "These registry keys store the paths to the help files registered by the applications installed on your computer. The corresponding registry entries are created when you install an application. The first key contains references to .hlp files and the second to .chm files. If you delete a help file or move it to another location, the registry entry referring to this help file becomes invalid because it no longer refers to an existing file." (source)
  • Installer: Best Guess: registry keys left from a program's installer application that is no longer in use or on your system. To be honest, I do not know for sure. Again, CCleaner is pretty reliable not to mess your system up, plus you have that registry backup. I suggest you leave it unchecked until you find out for sure. Or take the plunge like I did and give it a whirl. I have had no problems with it and plus, I backed up my registry in case I do.
  • Obsolete Software: Best Guess: deletes registry keys from software that is not on your system anymore. Again, I am left in the dark from the lack of CCleaner support actually available.
  • Run at Startup Best Guess: registry keys from startup applications or files that you took off your startup list or deleted. From a website of a comparable product: "egistry keys contain references to the executable files that are run automatically when your computer starts up.... If you move or delete such a file, the registry entry referring to this file becomes invalid since it no longer refers to an existing file." (source).
  • Start Menu Ordering: Well, I suppose this would be a registry key generated when you created a custom start menu order, and if you deleted or undid your ordering, this key would be obsolete. Quite frankly I have no clue. I suggest you leave it unchecked until you find out for sure. Or take the plunge like I did and give it a whirl. I have had no problems with it and plus, I backed up my registry in case I do. Its totally up to you.

File Integrity

  • Start Menu Integrity: Best Guess: Check registry for keys pointing to things in start menu that are not there, or things pointing FROM the start menu that are not there (e.g. shortcuts to uninstalled programs).
  • Desktop Integrity Best Guess: Same as before, keys for shortcuts pointing to apps that are no longer on your computer.

I apologize if what I have put here is not complete enough for you. The best I can offer are the 3-4 hours of research I did plus my best guesses. As long as you back up your registry you are fine. CCleaner is not the kind of app that changes vital registry keys anyway, just keys that are probably obsolete, and if you delete a key that you needed for an app, it wont be integral to the OS and you can always go back to your registry backup.

Anyway, on to doing the scan. Once you have decided what you are scanning for, click the "Scan for Issues" button on the lower right hand side. Unlike the other two tabs, this one generates a list of issues and then you have to check off what to fix yourself. If you want to try a shotgun effect like I did (which I do not recommend unless you have a full registry backup), then when the list is generated, right click any entry and click select all. You can also select all of the same type.

The one thing that CCleaner does do right is that after you select the problems you want to fix, it asks you if you want to back it up. Do it, even if you had a backup made already. One tip I found online is to right click an entry and select all of type. Then click the "Fix Selected issues...." button, and make a backup. Name the backup like:


and then fix the problems. That way you can undo any section you did, and also you have a backup.

Once you have selected some things to fix, and when you click the fix button, you get this window:


Now, the great thing about this is that it tells you what the problem is. You can fix only what you want by using the >> and << keys to go between problems and then fix them one at a time (read the description about what it says the problem is). So despite the total lack of support explaning what the different checkboxes mean, the cleaner tells you the problem. The downside is to check them all could be time consuming, as I had in total, about 400 problems that needed fixing.

My suggestion is that you right click an error, click "select all of type" and then click the "Fix selected issues..." button. Then, read what CCleaner says is the problem and decide what to do. Also, you can feel 90% safe selecting all problems and letting CCleaner fix them as it sees fit, because it is a pretty reliable app. Also, you always have that Reg backup you made!

You may have to run through this process multiple times. The first time I scanned I found somewhere in the vacinity of 300 problems. Then I scanned again and it found 150 problems, then I scanned again and it found like 10 problems. Now that I have fixed all problems it finally comes up with no problems.

7. Tools menu (that add/remove type program)


Here is the thing about this list. It has more entries than the regular add/remove built into windows does. This can be bad if you do not know what you are doing.

If you want to use this list, then its pretty self evident. Select the app you want to uninstall, and then click "Run Uninistaller."

Rename Entry: What I find useful in this is the Rename entry button, which allows you to change how the name appears on the list (it also changes in the windows add/remove). This can be useful if you wan't to add a note like: (Don't Delete) to an application on that list so you or somebody else does not get rid of it by mistake.

Delete Entry My best guess on this one is that it simply deletes the entry off the list. This is useful if you incorrectly got rid of a program and the add/remove application cant "uninstall it" (even though the application is deleted off your computer) so the item just stays on the list. Maybe somebody can confirm this, but until somebody does, I wouldn't mess with it.

8. Questions and Answers

Q- Does CCleaner clean for all user profiles or just the one you run it in?

A- If you have multiple XP users, CCleaner will only clean the user account it is run on. The exceptions to this are the options under "System" in the "Windows" tab and any changes made to the registry in the "Issues" tab. This is helpful because you can change the options for each user if you decide to have it run on startup. For example, if you use FireFox and your family member uses IE, it is safe for you to check all of the IE cleaning options on your account, but you can uncheck them on the other's account.

Q- Does CCleaner replace Webroot Window Washer?

A- Having checked Webroot's website real quick, it appears that Webroot provides many more options than CCleaner does. Some of the options include the right-click "shreading" of folders. CCleaner simply, and indiscriminately, cleans out all Temp files, MRUs, cookies (except those you tell it specifically not to), and stuff like that. It comes down to personal preference. Obv. Webroot's extra options come at a price, but if those options are of value to you then it may be worth the money.

Well, That is it. I hope some of you found this to be of some use. I apologize that all I could give you were best guesses for some of the stuff. I started writing the guide but I myelf do not use every aspect of the program, and the support available on the CCleaner forums and elsewhere on the web is lacking at best. Hopefully some people can confirm or correct my best guesses and research.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Excellent Guide Zfactor, very well done. :)

You asked a question regarding "Last Downloaded location" This is where you click a download to save to your drive rather than run. In IE the last location you used, [Desktop for example] will be the default destination next time you download something. Placing a tick in the box will clear that from the memory.

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  • 8 months later...

Wanna get your system extra clean? Get winapp2.ini and place it into the Program Files\Ccleaner folder. For details and download see http://forum.ccleaner.com/index.php?showtopic=1110 - the download link is near the bottom.

What is it? Although new applications are constantly added to Ccleaner with each new version, there are countless applications that are not part of the standard Ccleaner. winapp2.ini adds a vast number of additional applications with cleanup informattion.

I have installed winapp2.ini last week, and I was positively surprised when it cleaned an additional 500MB from my system!

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