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Just a quick question -

ATF cleaner can be used on Vista, correct? I am pretty sure that I read somewhere on here that it can be, but I just want to make sure, since on the site it says XP and 2000 only.

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Yes, it can. Originally their site (Atribune) said that it wasn't compatible, but it now says that it is, even though on part of the page it still says something like "for 2000 and XP only". But just below that on the same page, it says it works with Vista, which I can confirm as I myself use it on Vista x64 :) .

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@ Exile

Thank you for confirming this for me.

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No problem, this info from their site should prove useful as well:

Notes for Windows Vista users:

On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator"

Prefetch has been disabled on Windows Vista. As I'm not sure the effects that emptying prefetch on Windows Vista will have for the time being it I won't enable that function.

Be sure to run it as Administrator by right-clicking on ATFCleaner and selecting that option :) .

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I like ATF cleaner for cleaning other user's temp folder on a machine but I use another product which I'm not sure can be released to the public so I won't give the name. For cleaning off my computer in general, I use CCleaner. Much more detailed in what exactly it is removing.

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I'll bet I know the other product :) . It start's with a "T" correct? I agree on Ccleaner though, it gets a lot more than ATF, but I do use both on most computers that I work on :) .

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Sure does and I'm sure you have it and use it :) I agree on using both as I do the same (CCleaner and ATF)

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Yes, the other one actually froze up on an XP box that I initially tested it on. It's a bit too thorough for my taste. Ccleaner and ATF Cleaner will only delete the safest to remove files, which are generally the bulk of them anyway.

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@ Exile

Thank you for the additional information :) I will remember that.

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@exile,

Oh really? Did you let the creator know about that? So you think his tool is a bit too intrusive? It says it only deletes the contents of the temp folder and temporary internet files folder.

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It does much more than that, it also gets rid of Hotfix uninstallers and all kinds of other stuff. I let it run once for almost an hour and it kept retrying to delete some files that I guess were locked.

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:) Really? There should be some documentation on that because the way the GUI looks, it only portrays the temp folder and TIF folder.

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Another thing I don't like about it is that it is not descriptive of what exactly it deleted, like ATF. And there's no log file being created. I may need to stay away from that tool for awhile :) Thanks for the heads up!

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No problem, I watched it running and it shows a list going by in the window rather quickly as it runs, but I kept noticing it looping back on certain files and retrying and there was no way to cancel and task manager couldn't even kill it so I did a hard reboot, which I really hate having to do :) . I never tested it on my Vista box though, it might behave better there.

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after I saw TeMerc's post, I thought that that might be what you guys were talking about. :P

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Hello mountaintree16

ATF-Cleaner can be use on W98, ME, XP, Windows 2000, Vista and Windows7. Yes I used it on these OSs and it works.

Both CCleaner and ATF will complement each other, find what the other one misses. Run a test between the two you shall see the different results. :P

Beside using ATF, CC, I use the one IE provides(Tools>IE options> General> Browsing history) :)

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There is an urgent need for a new version of the ATF-Cleaner. Some of my friends are complaining that after using ATF-Cleaner, some sites are not displayed correctly in Firefox, as it was before.

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@exile,

I guess the cat has been let out of the bag :) So much for us exercising restraint!

@Maniac,

I know there was some dialog back in May from the creators of ATF looking for feedback and suggestions on a new version but I haven't seen anything since

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Hello Maniac

Do know what sites were affected by ATF via FF and if so, can you post some of them or pm them to me.

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@ sho-dan

Thanks :)

I clear the history from the browser too, and then after that I'll use ATF cleaner B) hehe. I haven't tried CC yet, haven't gotten around to it, but I will.

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@ Maniac

That's interesting. I haven't had any problems with ATF cleaner and FF so far. I would also be interested in knowing what sites are affected and anything else if it happens again.

Thanks for posting about that here so we can be on alert.

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Beside using ATF, CC, I use the one IE provides(Tools>IE options> General> Browsing history) B)

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

This applies to IE7 and IE8 :) .

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