~xyz folders and Index.Dat folders

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~xyz folders and Index.Dat folders

Postby rmetzger » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:07 pm

Hi Steven,

First, Thank you deeply for the work you are doing. Your product seems so much better the CCleaner and others I have tried.

Been working with Cleanup! v4.5b4 and found something interesting.
(Basic default settings in place, except I leave Cookies undeleted.)

F:\General\AV1\McAfee\Foundstone\Util\Index.Dat - deleted
F:\General\AV1\Util\Index.dat - deleted
F:\General\AV1\Util\www.utdallas.edu\~a.persons.name - deleted
[actual name edited for privacy]

These are from the log file (run in /demo mode). Each of these are not files but directories.

Fortunately, /demo was running and I did not actually delete anything. However, the Index.dat folders contain forensic recovery utilities. ~a.persons.name is a directory that I can rename, and is not a major problem.

However, I was surprised to see these listed as they are Directories not files.

Clearly Index.Dat is getting deleted based on cleaning index.dat files.
And, ~a.persons.name looks like a temporary file.
Each are actually folders.

This did not happen with v4.0

Was this deletion intended?

If I can help in any way, please post back and let me know.

Thanks,
Ron Metzger
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Postby sgould » Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:23 pm

Sorry for taking so long getting back to you. :oops:

Thanks for the feedback. That's an interesting observation too. Your reasoning is correct about "index.dat" and "~*" matching the (default) temporary file specifications. As far as I recall, I didn't specifically change the logic to include or exclude directories between CleanUp! 4.0 and 4.5. Would you mind running some additional test to verify that they behave differently - on the same machine and with the same settings?

Thanks,

Steve
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Postby rmetzger » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:03 pm

Sure Steve, no problem.

Just let me know what tests you would like.

BTW, I've been busy too, so the delay wasn't even noticed.

Again, thanks for the product.

Check whether a bit-mask has been changed, in an effort to improve performance. I have done this with some of my utilities, inadvertantly. Caused little damage, but got thru my initial testing.

I will help any way you want me too. If needed contact me via the private messages or you probably have my email.

Thanks,
Ron Metzger
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