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0.NRG
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0.NRG
19 March 2019, 16:19

Hi, Belim.

I just noticed that if you close Cleanmgr+ and  launch it again that the +more items are remembered.  That makes the situation better.  So, apparently, once you run the "Check installed scripts" under the +, the ones that are found are remembered unless/until you run the "Check installed scripts" again.  That is good.

Initially, how to get the +more items to have the "space to gain" calculated is still not intuitive.  That is still a hurdle I think you need to address.

Maybe the option under the + should say:

   "Check which +more scripts are installed"

    or 

   "Check which +more scripts your Windows account is using"


See my message below for other thoughts.

-0.NRG

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0.NRG
19 March 2019, 16:07

Hi, Belim.

Thank you for the message.  I was able to get Cleanmgr+ to calculate the "space to gain" for those +more items.  ;-)

As you know, this probably isn't intuitive or easy to figure out.  What you have currently works, but I wouldn't necessarily expect most users to figure out how to have Cleanmgr+ calculate the "space to gain" for the +more items.

For the items under the Disk Cleanup tab, the "space to gain" is calculated automatically if you click on the ____ link after gain >.  So, it makes sense that if you go to the +more tab and click the ____ link after gain >, then Cleanmgr+ would calculate the "space to gain" for the +more items.

Also, if "space to gain" has been calculated for the Disk Cleanup tab or the +more items already while Cleanmgr+ is open, then it would be nice if those results were remembered despite switching between the Disk Cleanup tab and the +more tab.  Currently, I can calculate "space to gain" for the Disk Cleanup tab and then for the +more items, but then if I go back to the Disk Cleanup tab, the "space to gain" results are gone and I have to calculate them again. 

Some users might leave Cleanmgr+ open for an hour or two or even longer.  In those cases, perhaps the "space to gain" results should be re-calculated.  However, it would be nice if the results were remembered for each tab for at least for a few minutes or until the ____ link after gain > is clicked again.  If you update Cleanmgr+ so that the +more items can also be calculated manually using the ____ link after gain >, then it would be no big deal for a user to re-calcuate "space to gain" for the Disk Cleanup or +more items if they wanted to.  But, the user might prefer the results to be remembered if/when switching between tabs.

Thank you for all of your work and effort on Cleanmgr+.  ;-)

-0.NRG

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0.NRG
19 March 2019, 13:37

Hi, Belim.

In the release notes for v1.0.3.249, you mention: 

"Added function to calculate the "space to gain" in "+more/Scripts" tab (this is optional and the space is automatically calculated after hitting the "+more" tab)"

I don't see how to enable this optional function.  I would like to test it.

-0.NRG

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0.NRG
24 February 2019, 16:43

Hi, Belim.

Thank you for helping me to realize that Gain amount was a link to click.  I had not noticed that.

I do think it would be better if the amount of storage space for each item was listed next to the item.  For example:

[ ]  Windows Update Cleanup (1.13 GB)
...
[ ] Temporary Internet Files (111.3 MB)
[ ] Thumbnails (342.1 MB)
...


Or maybe it is best to list the number of files too:


[ ]  Windows Update Cleanup (653 files, 1.13 GB)
...
[ ] Temporary Internet Files (191 files, 111.3 MB)
[ ] Thumbnails (40 files, 342.1 MB)
...


The Preview window works okay, but I don't think it as easy for the user because you do have to look for each item in the Preview or go back to the left side (listing with checkboxes) and check the items you decide to "cleanup".  This is an inconvenience for me because I usually use the storage amount estimate to aid in deciding what I am going to cleanup.  It doesn't really matter if I am going to clean certain items without concern for the storage space amount that will be gained.  I hope that makes sense.

Currently, there are missing items in the Preview.  Notice in my screenshot that Previous Windows Installation(s), DNS Cache, Print Queue, and other items are not listed in the Preview window.  Everything on the left side (with checkboxes) should be listed in the Preview.  If you cannot calculate the amount of storage space to be freed/gained, then you should say "Preview was skipped for performance reasons" or something.

Another problem with this current implementation is the Preview does not show any "Gain" estimate for "+ more" items (Google Chrome Cache, Microsoft Edge Cache, etc.)  It would be good to know how much storage space these items are using and one might then decide to go ahead and "cleanup" some of these.

Thank you very much for all of your work and time on Cleanmgr+.  Please do not let my constructive criticism discourage you.  I simply want Cleanmgr+ to be the best for me and everyone else and I want to use it.  I will gladly donate some money as well, especially once the program is a bit more polished.

Have a great remaining weekend.

Sincere blessings,
0.NRG

Cleanmgr+ example showing missing items in Preview
Notice that Previous Windows Installation(s), DNS Cache, Print Queue, and other items are not listed in the Preview window.
Cleanmgr+ example showing More items missing from Preview
Notice that "+ more" items are not listed in the Preview window. No "Gain" estimate is given for these.
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0.NRG
24 February 2019, 00:21

Thank you, Belim, for the updates to Cleanmgr+.  It continues to get better.

As I have reported before a couple of weeks ago, there is one BIG missing feature/aspect to me compared to Microsoft Disk Cleanup (Cleanmgr) and that is the lack of an estimate of the storage space that EACH ITEM (that could be cleaned) is using and, therefore, the storage space that would be freed up if an item was selected and cleaned.

You added a total amount of storage space that is potentially free (gained) after cleaning, but Cleanmgr+ still does not provide the amount of storage space that each item accounts for.

When I use Microsoft Disk Cleanup, I look at #1) how much storage space each item is using and #2) what each item is to decide on which items I am going to select and have cleaned.  I do not necessarily worry about items that I am unsure about, especially if little storage space will be freed (gained) from cleaning those items.  See the example picture below.

With Cleanmgr+ currently, I have no idea how much storage space each item is currently using and which ones I really want to focus on.  I need and want that information to decide which items I want to clean, or at least which ones are more important to me.  I cannot use Cleanmgr+ in its current form.

Disk Cleanup (Cleanmgr) example
Disk Cleanup (Cleanmgr) example showing the amount of storage space being used by each available option to select. Notice that the total is only for the items selected. If one selects zero items, then the total amount of storage space to be gained is zero.
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0.NRG
10 February 2019, 15:55

A few days ago I saw a post about Cleanmgr+ 0.4.0 and I have been checking out the releases since.  I have seen improvements.  Thank you, Belim!

There is one BIG missing feature/aspect to me compared to Microsoft Disk Cleanup (Cleanmgr) and that is the lack of an estimate of the storage space that each item (that could be cleaned) is using and, therefore, the storage space that would be freed up if an item was selected and cleaned.

When I use Microsoft Disk Cleanup, I look at #1 how much storage space each item is using and #2 what each item is to decide on which items I am going to select and have cleaned.  See the example picture below.

With Cleanmgr+ currently, I have no idea how much storage space each item is currently using and which ones I really want to focus on.  I need and want that information to decide which items I want to clean, or at least which ones are more important to me.

Disk Cleanup (Cleanmgr) example
Disk Cleanup (Cleanmgr) example showing the storage space being used by the available options to select.
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