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 Post subject: HDCleaner 3.142 Beta
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:54 pm 
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http://www.majorgeeks.com/HDCleaner_d1287.html

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 Post subject: HdCleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:57 am 
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HdCleaner
This program is a very comprehensive Disk Cleaner which stands comparison with all the major players.
When I first encountered it, the program was not portable. I corresponded with the author and either coincidentally or as a result of my enquiry, he brought out a portable version.
I encountered a few minor snags at first but these have been resolved in version 1.031b.
I am still corresponding with the author on some matters.
For example. the program includes a file - PortableUninstall. I have yet to find out why this is included. It occurs to me that perhaps it is not truly portable!

The program is available from...
https://kurtzimmermann.com/index_e.html

There are two other "portable" programs on the Site...
1. TweakPower
This is an extremely powerful and comprehensive tweak tool.
Full details are available from the MajorGeeks site.
Unfortunately I have yet to be able to download an English version

2. RegCool
A registry editor with some advantages over the standard Windows offerings.
It seems perfectly usable but some German till remains.

I'd be interested in what TPFC experts think


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 Post subject: Re: HdCleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:19 pm 
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EDIT: Feature summary (and there's a lot of them):

    Plugin Cleaner - deleting Internet traces, Windows tracks and program traces. Support for over 700 plugins.
    1-Click Maintenance and Automatic Maintenance - can be with the "Auto Maintenance" and "1-Click Maintenance" multiple optimization steps run automatically, to ensure a tidy, reliable and fast operating system
    Registry Cleaner - Cleans registry, eliminates errors and optimizes the performance of the computer. NOTE: The settings made are applied to the "1-Click Maintenance and Automatic Maintenance"
    Make room on your PC - Remove Unnecessary Files
    Optimize services - Disabling unnecessary services lowers the background activities, win system resources and shoveling memory free, which can be used for other programs
    Find Duplicate Files - In time duplicates of all kinds accumulate on the hard drive, which needlessly take up space and can down the entire system
    AntiSpy - disable settings in Windows, which will autonomously contact the Internet.
    DiskDoctor-lists and corrects errors on the disk
    Defragment Registry- Analyze and optimize the registry database
    DirToHTML - output contents of a selected directory as an HTML file
    Backup & Restore - complete backup and restore the registry ..
    DLL Cleaner-Frees the system from unnecessary and old DLL files
    Hive backup backup and restore the registry
    Browse registry - Browse the registry in turbo mode
    Creating and Editing System Restore Points
    Wipe files and folders

https://kurtzimmermann.com/hdcleanerext ... msg-box5-1

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 Post subject: Re: HdCleaner
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:04 am 
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Thanks to webfork (who else!!!) for a useful addendum

Further to my OP, the author informs me that settings are kept in...
\AppData\Roaming\HDCleaner in a file 'inifile.ini'.
A number of folders were also stored there.
I have indicated to the author that this is against the ethos of portability but of course he may not wish to make the necessary changes. I am totally ignorant as to what might be involved.


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 Post subject: Re: HdCleaner
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:20 pm 
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JohnW wrote:
Thanks to webfork (who else!!!) for a useful addendum

Sure thing. Also it turns out this was mentioned before in the forums but without any detail why it should be considered. I have merged the threads.

JohnW wrote:
Further to my OP, the author informs me that settings are kept in...
\AppData\Roaming\HDCleaner in a file 'inifile.ini'.

Thanks for that. I'll go ahead and push to the not-portable thread for the time being.

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I have indicated to the author that this is against the ethos of portability but of course he may not wish to make the necessary changes. I am totally ignorant as to what might be involved.

Most of what I do for programs I'd like to see go a portable direction is make a case with the developer, noting how it will attract more users and solve problems. If you're already in touch with the developer you can point out a few reasons why this change is useful.

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 Post subject: Re: HdCleaner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:51 am 
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Most of what I do for programs I'd like to see go a portable direction is make a case with the developer, noting how it will attract more users and solve problems. If you're already in touch with the developer you can point out a few reasons why this change is useful.


Wise words webfork! I did in fact take this approach with a developer of another program. It worked successfully with significant code changes and correspondence during this period.

With the HdCleaner developer I am reminded of the old proverb...
"You can lead a horse to water but...!

In case others take a look I should add one other point.
The program includes a file 'PortableUninstaller.exe'.
This does indeed remove the program's AppData entry and if this was all it did I suspect it would be tolerated by this forum. But it requires a system reboot and it also removes the program folder. You couldn't make it up!


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 Post subject: Re: HdCleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:55 pm 
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Quick post to note that updated info on RegCool was posted to viewtopic.php?t=3055 ...


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