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Dec 6, 2022 at 12:03 am #20485261AshrafKeymaster
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Is it a Pro version or not?Dec 6, 2022 at 9:57 am #20487352GraemeGuest
Since in ?-Options-Settings the option called “update detection” is checked by default, I’d guess this IS the PRO version. According to the developer’s website the main difference between the free and PRO versions is the Pro version self-updates. However in my case I don’t want to lose the free version registered under SWoS so I’ve UNchecked “Update detection” until I’ve tested it more and decide to purchase a copy.Dec 7, 2022 at 1:11 pm #20497954Peter BlaiseGuest
Caution, this happened to me: KCleaner deleted everything on the drive, the only warning was no warning at all, just that it found 4GB of data … I negligently did not scroll to INSPECT what I EXPECTED to see that the entire drive had been marked for deletion, and I just clicked to proceed, presuming it fond crap like tons of old Windows updates and stuff – nope, Windows, Programs, Users, all deleted, ouch!
I do not think the programmer knows to INSPECT what the program EXPECTS in the resulting list of matching files, just presuming that whatever is found matches the look-up, like sending the dog to fetch our newspaper, and not checking if it brought the neighbor’s newspaper, I suppose – there does not seem to be an internal results-audit function in the programming.
I also never had a problem before – or since – but now I SCROLL the results myself to check just in case it selected good things.
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Here’s how I use it now:
– I do NOT use the [ Automatic Mode ] [ Start ] – I consider it blind and dangerous.
Instead, I select:
– Options, Expert Mode = Ctrl E
– Options, Setting = Ctrl S
– [ √ ] Expert mode by default ( shows results before deleting )
– UNCHECK [ ] … Installer cache, or we will NOT be able to delete and upgrade the relevant installed programs,
– [ Save ] to exit options and go to the main program window,
– [ Simulate] ( scans and shows results )
– wait . . . then inspect results by scrolling
Keep reading, we’re not done, here’s where we have to INSPECT what we EXPECT:
BUG –> for me, it pauses on every single empty SD-style card socket, saying there’s no disk in the drive ( Duh! ), asking if I want to continue, which is weird because it seems to ONLY CLEAN DRIVE C: anyway, and I can’t seem to ‘aim’ KCleaner at backup drives that I WANT to clean, so I just hit [ Continue ] and move on It displayed NO itemization of [ Recycle Bin ], and when asking it to [ Open containing folder ], it brought me to the KCleaner program folder, NOT the recycle bin, oops! Again it complained that it can’t read the SD-style empty sockets It warned that it can’t delete browser cache files, telling me to close the browser and retry, even though I unselected everything BUT the MHAudio dumps, apparently it wanted to delete everything I had unchecked anyway <– BUG
I terminated the program in FREE Sysinternals Process Explorer.
So, NO success for me today.
Note: as you can see, I ONLY use the FREE program features. The paid-for features offer to facilitate updating to newer versions, which I always do manually for all my programs anyway.
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It’s a useful tool under strict and controlled circumstances, such as clean rebooting, making restore points, and backing up to image restore files, nothing else running, perhaps in safe-boot mode, and after careful inspection of the results list, keep a task manager open in case we want to kill it quickly, but it’s not smarter than the user.
Recommendations for improvement:
– fix the BUGs as noted,
– allow us to ‘aim’ it at any drive or directory-as-a-drive,
– offer to change options when manually unselecting items of groups in the results list.
Thanks for letting us explore this and share.
.Dec 8, 2022 at 6:12 am #20518438B.pGuest