Does CCleaner analyze and delete music files?

December 27, 2010 at 06:00:54
Specs: Windows XP

I downloaded CCleaner and ran it. A bunch of potentional deletions came up. Rather than just deleting I selected Analyze. Although a long list of Temporary file information came up, I just don't know if it's safe to just "delete." Any suggestions in this regard? Sorry to sound uninformed, just don't want to delete any music or itunes, etc. I appreciate any expertise because I don't want to delete other important files to save space. I was hoping that CCleaner could distinguish the difference.

Thanks so much.


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#1
December 27, 2010 at 06:10:49

It doesn't delete music files etc, unless you configure it to do so. I've used it for years and never had a problem with what it cleans out.

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#2
December 27, 2010 at 06:13:55

But just to be on the safe side, you should have everything backed up(music included) before running CCleaner or any other program similar to it.

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#3
December 27, 2010 at 06:16:48

"don't want to delete any music or itunes, etc."
No, but you still need to do your homework. I use it all the time.

Tutorial
http://www.ccleaner.com/help/tour/


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#4
December 27, 2010 at 08:04:10

CCleaner deletes garbage & garbage only. When it was 1st released it was called "Crap Cleaner" but I guess that name offended some people so it was changed to CCleaner. When you 1st open it, there's a list of the types of files it deletes in the left column. You'll find that there's nothing there that's critical, it's all "crap". It's safe to delete everything it finds.

Out of curiousity, after you ran the analysis, how much did it say it would remove?


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#5
December 27, 2010 at 08:21:07

I don't remember how much, but most seemed to be from my Temporary files.
I clicked on analyze to see if I could determine was some of the items were, but it doesn't click down for more clarification. I can try to print a screen shot and post it on this site?

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#6
December 27, 2010 at 08:24:40

It's supposed to clean out things like temp files and internet cache. Once you download a song and it's on the hdd, it won't be deleted.

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#7
December 27, 2010 at 08:32:41

You don't need to post a list. Just delete everything it finds - you'll have no problems. I think most of the regulars in this forum use CCleaner & I don't think I've ever heard of a problem caused by it. Take out the trash!

You can safely use the Registry scanner too - delete everything it finds. If you're concerned, you'll be given the option to create a backup, but I've never found it to be necessary.


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#8
December 27, 2010 at 08:32:46

Just a little concerned it will delete something of importance

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#9
December 27, 2010 at 08:34:25

Thanks, Mickliq....fyi I'll have to download it via Firefox since my Internet Explorer doesn't work. Is that ok as well?

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#10
December 27, 2010 at 09:06:02

Doesn't matter what the browser is. It's the same program.

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#11
December 27, 2010 at 11:46:23

" fyi I'll have to download it via Firefox"
It's all part of the CCleaner program. In the left hand column, you have > Cleaner, Registry, Tools, Options.
Tutorial
http://www.ccleaner.com/help/tour/
Screenshots
http://img830.imageshack.us/g/cclea...


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