File Cleaner does not work

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Pennylindy
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File Cleaner does not work

Post by Pennylindy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:43 am

When I run file cleaner (no matter what setting, safe to maxium) file cleaner runs and runs. It finds thousand of files to clean. Then when I click on the selection button it will not open. it freezes. Can anyone explain this. Thanks.

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Re: File Cleaner does not work

Post by tullik » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:59 am

It is likely that the program found so many files that your system's memory and virtual storage (pagefile.sys) are overtaxed. If you wait and wait, the program will probably eventually finish marking all the lines as selected.

You can change the settings to look for a smaller set of files. For example, a*.tmp will just list tmp files which have an "a" as the first character in the name.

Also, none of the options in the other tabs should be checked. Otherwise, the program will be doing multiple things at the same time.

Be sure you heed the program's warnings. It is not safe to delete files just because they are on the list. You have to know what you are doing.

If you do delete anything, make sure you say Yes to the backup question!
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airborne
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Re: File Cleaner does not work

Post by airborne » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:36 pm

ok

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