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Select different filetypes for deletion (with recommendations)#16

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It would be great if CCleaner can contain a module such as an Advanced Cleaner to delete certain file types.
Today, for CCleaner, the user have to write all file extensions to delete and may not be the optimal situation for this kind of cleaning. Threre are nothing to select by recommendation.
The idea is to have a kind of Advanced Cleaner such as what we can find in Wise Disk Cleaner. The user can quikly select the file extension to delete, has several modes to select (Recommended, All, None), among other setting features.

7 months ago
Changed the status to
Under consideration
7 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion Famontero! Do you see this as a feature for ‘Custom Clean’ in CCleaner?

Please could you give an example of how you would use this, specifically?

Note to others: if this is a feature you would like to see, you can vote for it and share any comments you may have!

7 months ago

I have edited the title from “Advanced Cleaner module“ to “Let me choose files for cleaning by file extension (and give recommendations)“ so others can find this idea, share their thoughts and vote on it.

7 months ago
Changed the title from "Advanced Cleaner module" to "Let me choose file types to delete and give me recommendations"
7 months ago
Changed the title from "Let me choose file types to delete and give me recommendations" to "Let me choose files for cleaning by file extension (and give recommendations)"
7 months ago
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Hello Stephen, thank you for your comments. I agree with the change in the title. I know the feature “Custom Clean” and I used it but this feature is maybe for experimented users. A medium user won´t be able to know which exactly filetype can find to safely delete. It would be great if CCleaner with its big experience can present a list of lots of filetype with different profiles. Each profile will include a number of selected filetype depending on the level of safety; example of 3 levels: recommended, warned, all. Different quantities and types of filetypes would be selected by default in each profile. And of course if the user want, he will be able to check/uncheck them for a personalized profile.

7 months ago
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On the other hand, the tool must have an Ignore List (folder and files which won´t be scanned for safety reasons) by default, with the possiblity of checking/unchecked/add/delete items by the user.

In addition, CCleaner must be keep the capacity to clean all user accounts like the current version nicely do.

The most applicable examples of the proposed utility from other software are: Ace Utilities (Remove Junk File tool) and Wise Disk Cleaner (Advanced Cleaner tool). The first software would be of preference because it has more setting options. I invite you to see those softwares and their settings. These would be the ideas.

The “new tool” in CCleaner can be another “Tool” inside the tool lists on the left of the user interface, or a new button in the list of them on the left.

7 months ago

Hi again and thank you for the additional information and the examples from other products. I’ve added a screenshot from Wise for reference.

To help us understand more fully, please could you tell us: “What is your main reason for using CCleaner?”

7 months ago
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Hi Stephen, thank you for uploading the image of a good example. As I said it would be important to simultaneously consider one Ignore List containing some files and folder by default (to avoid the scaning on them) according to the decision of CCleaner because of its experience. With regards to you question, I´m using CCleaner because of the following main reasons: it is safe, it perfectly cleans all user accounts, it has an excelent cookie settings with an include/exclude list and edition, it has very clearly each item to clean and one very important thing is that it is continuosly updated been compatible with the last Windows 10 versions.

7 months ago
Changed the title from "Let me choose files for cleaning by file extension (and give recommendations)" to "Choose whc"
7 months ago
Changed the title from "Choose whc" to "Select different filetypes for deletion (with recommendations)"
7 months ago