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CCleaner v4.07

The new CCleaner is ready to download! This month we've been busy keeping up with the latest updates from Microsoft. CCleaner version 4.07 is now compatible with Windows 8.1 and the newest Internet Explorer release for Windows 7. We've improved history cleaning for IE too, added support for a bunch of new programs, plus an assortment of tweaks and improvements.

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Change log:

  • Added Windows 8.1 compatibility
  • Added Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7 compatibility
  • Added old Windows installation folder cleaning
  • Improved Internet Explorer history cleaning
  • Added Baidu Spark browser cleaning
  • Improved debug mode notification
  • Added ABBYY FineReader 11.0, Corel PaintShop Pro X6 and Nero Burning Room 2014 cleaning
  • Improved WinZip, Java, UltraEdit, Macromedia Shockwave 10 and 11, Photodex ProShow Producer and RealPlayer SP cleaning
  • Minor GUI improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

For all our CCleaner Professional users, your installation will update automatically!

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Recuva tip: search for files

Have you ever deleted a file by mistake, or lost documents because your USB drive got damaged? Recuva can retrieve lost files, and you can even search for files by their contents.

Recover deleted files

So you've accidentally deleted an important document – you emptied your recycle bin and then spent a frantic 5 minutes trying to undelete your file! Your important document is gone for good…or is it?

Deleted files are only permanently lost when the space they occupy on the disk gets written over with new data – so your document could still be sitting there, waiting to get written over.

The good news is you can use Recuva to restore your deleted file. But wait – you don't remember what the file was called or much about it except some of the words in the document. No problem, in Recuva you can search for your file using the words you remember from it.

Search for content in a lost file

  1. Open Recuva. (Recuva usually starts with a wizard taking you through the steps of recovering files, but we don't need it this time. Click 'Cancel' and exit the wizard.)
  2. Open the dropdown menu next to the 'Scan' button. You get two options: 'Scan files' and 'Scan contents' – select 'Scan contents'.
  3. A window pops up – type in the content you want to search for. Enter your text next to where it says 'Search string'.
  4. You can restrict the search to a particular type of file by selecting from the 'File mask' dropdown menu. Select '.doc' or '.docx' to search only for Word documents, or '*.*' to search for all file types.
  5. Click 'Scan'.

Recuva will now go through your deleted files searching for the words you entered, and let you restore the files it finds.

Panic over.

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Defraggler v2.16

The new Defraggler is here and your favorite disk defragmenter is better than ever! Defraggler version 2.16 supports Windows 8.1 and SSD optimization, along with a suite of additional improvements.

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Release notes:

  • Added Windows 8.1 compatibility
  • Added SSD optimization for Windows 8
  • Added Samsung and JMicron SSD TRIM optimization
  • Enhanced solid state drive detection accuracy
  • Added additional SMART data to Health tab
  • Improved search procedure for finding small files
  • Updated translations
  • Minor GUI improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

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