Vivaldi and CCleaner



  • Really appreciate this browser and its speed, but cannot delete un-necessary files in cache using CCleaner. When will I be able to do this?


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    @pjgiv1:

    Really appreciate this browser and its speed, but cannot delete un-necessary files in cache using CCleaner. When will I be able to
    do this?

    Without knowing how/why it is that you can't do this, that's really hard to say.



  • CCleaner is unable to delete the cache. Only way to do it is manually.


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    Well, you didn't answer the question. How/why is CCleaner unable to do this?
    Can it not find/identify the file?
    Does it find the cache file and offer you the option to clear it, yet fail when you accept that option?
    Does the entire process happen in a black box so that you don't know what's failing? (ie - you tell CCleaner "clean everything up" and then it does something behind the curtain, declares the job done, yet when you check Vivaldi Cache, it's still full of data?)
    Do you tell CCleaner to clean up and receive an error message? What does it say?

    What do you DO?
    What do you then expect to HAPPEN?
    What ACTUALLY happens?

    With this data, perhaps someone can offer you an answer or solution.



  • CCleaner "auto-detects" and cleans the cache for the browsers that CCleaner supports.

    If you want Vivaldi added to their "detection", you should ask on their forum
    https://forum.piriform.com/

    Edit: It does detect Vivaldi on my system - but seems to think it is Chrome or Opera (which appears as seperate Browser) :whistle:
    I've never had Chrome installed, although did have ChrOpera installed some time ago to check it out. However, it doesn't delete anything from those browsers :whistle:


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    That's the answer, then. CCleaner has to be updated by its authors to actually support Vivaldi.

    Of course there have been a number of bitter complaints in the past that CCleaner royally screwed up Chrome settings, and I, personally, am always wary of programs that do automated "cleaning" of ANY kind, especially of registry or program files. Sooner or later they always screw up your system, (as I have learned over the years to my sorrow) so I have refused to use any such utility in the past fifteen years or so.



  • Yes - and mine just updated - and no longer shows entries for either Opera or Chrome !



  • All I have left of the Big O is The Opera Mobile Emulator that was found by cCleaner, but still no Vivaldi sightings.
    Nothing with BleachBit.



  • Really appreciate this browser and its speed, but cannot delete un-necessary files in cache using CCleaner. When will I be able to do this?

    Actually, you already are.
    You just have to use CCleaner's ability to add user-designated folders to its delete list.

    Go to 'Options', select 'Include', and add the path to Vivaldi's cache folder.
    It is usually inside your user profile, the path to which you can get from Vivaldi by entering
    vivaldi://about/ into the address field.

    For example, under Windows 7, your cache may be located at:
    C:\Users<yourusername>\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Cache</yourusername>



  • Sawo, thank you! This is EXACTLY the answer I was looking for, skipping all the mumbo jumbo crapola.


  • Moderator

    That is a problem of CCleaner, which is not programmed correctly.
    Please contact support of CCLeaner and report them their bug. https://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=46054&hl=vivaldi



  • I'm using Argente Utilities and Glary Utilities, both works fine, and since a few weeks Wise Care (I got the pro version as a giveaway)
    http://www.filepuma.com/download/glary_utilities_5.13.0.26-7550/
    http://argenteutilities.com/
    The best is Wise Care 365 http://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-care-365.html
    All of them are better than CCleaner and don't have problems cleaning cache and others



  • I realise this is the Windows stream, so i'm breaking all the rules by asking this question, but maybe someone might post the answer prior to me getting jumped on…

    In my profile Default folder there's 2 subfolders which include the word "cache"; Application Cache and GPUCache. Is the former one the one to which people usually allude when they say things like "you should clean your cache"? What about the second one; any housekeeping needed there? In either or both cases, would safe "cleaning" be accomplished by simply deleting the subfolders & letting V recreate them next start… or is more forensically targeted file-deleting needed? What typical circumstances / performance problems would be associated with a decision to perform this "cleaning"?

    Ta. Jump now [no, [i]soon, not now].
    …....................................................................................
    My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2.


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    It strikes me you could simply delete either or both with no ill effects to speak of with the possible exception of some temporary slightly slower page or video loading



  • Ta, that's pretty much what i thought too, but my larger conceptual ponder remains… What typical circumstances / performance problems would be associated with a decision to perform this "cleaning"? –> ie, WHY would/should someone want/need to do this?



  • Some people are concerned about backup size requirements and possible disk fragmentation.
    So they implement a regime of removing "temporary files" which are NOT critical and are usually multiple small files.
    All temp files, log files and browser caches are an "obvious" target as they are always recreated when required.
    Same for cookies etc (those NOT required for login/password).



  • Cookies and cache should not erase more than for interest of privacy or for reset informatión of a changed page. Not affect the performance, on the contrary, speed up navigation.



  • Thank you both.


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  • Also, make note of a potentially confusing aspect to CCleaners' support for Vivaldi (and apparently other Chromium based browsers): CCleaner doesn't detect Vivaldi

    So, if you were expecting to see an entry for Vivaldi in the CCleaner UI, you won't :-). You need to have exited Vivaldi so that CCleaner can get to the files without conflict, then observe the detailed results for the "Google Chrome" components to prove to yourself that it is cleaning Vivaldi cached files and such.

    Edit: thanks @Gwen-Dragon for calling attention to the update!


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