DriveCleanup

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DriveCleanup

#1 Post by guinness » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:14 am

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Re: DriveCleanup

#2 Post by guinness » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:31 am

There is an article at Ghacks about DriveCleanup.
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Re: DriveCleanup

#3 Post by I am Baas » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:54 pm

DriveCleanup is at version 1.2.0
Registry cleanup works again

http://www.uwe-sieber.de/drivetools_e.html#DriveCleanup
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Re: DriveCleanup

#4 Post by Midas » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:30 am

Apparently, DriveCleanup is a CLI tool -- should it be in the database?

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Re: DriveCleanup

#5 Post by Midas » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:15 am

Another update, another question that goes unanswered... http://www.portablefreeware.com/faq.php#six :?:

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Re: DriveCleanup

#6 Post by Midas » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:00 am

3rd time might be the charm: let me ask again, should DriveCleanup be in the database, in view of it clearly being against site rules? :?

See https://www.portablefreeware.com/faq.php#six for the reason.

Without any hint of personal animosity, I motion for the database entry to be made private and this topic be moved to "Resource & Links"...

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Re: DriveCleanup

#7 Post by __philippe » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:42 am

Let it be known Urbi et Orbi : Verily, verily, I say unto thee - 3rd time's the charm indeed, ... Imagemy son.

Motion seconded !

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Re: DriveCleanup

#8 Post by Midas » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:33 am

:lol:

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Re: DriveCleanup

#9 Post by webfork » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:42 pm

Midas wrote:3rd time might be the charm: let me ask again, should DriveCleanup be in the database, in view of it clearly being against site rules?
I think this one is an exception to the CLI rule because there's really no "interface" to speak of. You run the program, it does a few things and then self-destructs. It just so happens that the output is displayed in a CLI window. There's no typing in commands, which I believe is the essence of why Andrew set that policy that at the site's inception.

I'm sorry it took so many for me to notice this and reply. I have no idea how this one slipped by me.
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Re: DriveCleanup

#10 Post by __philippe » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:03 am

webfork wrote:
Midas wrote:3rd time might be the charm: let me ask again, should DriveCleanup be in the database, in view of it clearly being against site rules?
.. There's no typing in commands, which I believe is the essence of why Andrew set that policy that at the site's inception.
Mind you, DriveCleanup can definitely be run on its own, yet there are quite a few optional parameters allowed for this CLI utility :

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Usage:

DriveCleanup [-t] [-n] [-u] [-d] [-c] [-f] [-v] [-r]

no params:  cleanup all
-t          test mode
-n          no wait for keypress when finished if started standalone
-u          only USB mass storage devices
-d          only USB Disk devices
-c          only USB CDROM devices
-f          only USB Floppy devices
-v          only USB Storage Volume devices
-r          only registry items of USB volumes
-w          only USB WPD devices
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Re: DriveCleanup

#11 Post by Andrew Lee » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:25 am

I am OK with it getting voted into the DB, as long as enough people find it useful.

For example, TestDisk is arguably a CLI (or console) app, but is also in the DB.

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Re: DriveCleanup

#12 Post by __philippe » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:32 am

BTW,

The current "Security - Privacy Tool" category might not be the most appropriate classification for this DriveCleanup utility
dedicated to cleanse USB devices tree and related Registry keys.

Instead, wouldn't "System - Disk Cleaners" or "System - Registry" be possibly more pertinent ?

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Re: DriveCleanup

#13 Post by Midas » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:30 am

Having the reasons for DriveCleanup inclusion publicly stated, my pickle here is thoroughly chewed and I'm happy to stand down... :)
__philippe wrote:Wouldn't "System - Disk Cleaners" or "System - Registry" be possibly more pertinent ?
  • I agree with the last. Go ahead, make [undisclosed third party]'s day. ;)

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Re: DriveCleanup

#14 Post by __philippe » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:33 am

@Midas

Hey, wait a minute...you got me in a frightful pickle of my own here :
that's one hell of an Easy Lesson in How to Befriend [undisclosed third party]... :o

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Re: DriveCleanup

#15 Post by __philippe » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:18 am

Meanwhile, ...cheers to Good Ol' [undisclosed third party] who quietly updated DriveCleanup's category, even as we spoke... :)

All's well then... 8)

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