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DIY FCleaner To Yours

December 19th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

FCleaner has supported ‘Custom Cleaner’ feature from this version 1.1.0.1215. ‘Custom Cleaner’ feature allows you to define your own cleaning tasks. Now you can DIY FCleaner according to your needs. You can download this new version here http://www.fcleaner.com/download.htm

In this version, you can find ‘Custom Cleaner’ in ‘Options’ tab. There is a button on the left panel for ‘Custom Cleaner’.

Click it, you will see a list window of custom cleaners you have defined.

Here, you can add new cleaners, edit or remove the existed cleaners, or browse the folder you used in your cleaners.

When you click ‘Add’ or double click an existed cleaner, you will see a form for you to define a new/edit an existed custom cleaner like below.

The ‘Name’ part is the custom cleaner name you want, each custom cleaner should have an unique name. The ‘Searching folder’ part is the target folder you want to clean. ‘Include/Exclude file types’ supports wildchars such as *, all file types should be separated with semicolon (;). If you check ‘Search subfolder’ option, all subfolders under ‘Searching folder’ will be scanned. It maybe takes a lot of time to do scan action if there are many subfolders in ‘Searching folder’. So we recommend you use a direct path in ‘Searching folder’ field if you need a quick scan. In ‘Report type’ part, there are three options for you to choose. You can select one of them as the report type for your custom cleaner.

After you define the custom cleaner, you will see it in ‘Cleaner->Windows->Custom’.

Now the ‘Analyze/Run Cleaner’ action will also include the custom cleaners you have checked. The report is like below. You can change the report type for each custom cleaner easily in ‘Custom Cleaner’ form.

You can define unlimited custom cleaners according to your task. All checked custom cleaners will be used in Analyze/Clean action.

The ‘Custom Cleaner’ feature gives FCleaner an unlimited expanding ability. You can DIY it now!

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  1. Ivan
    December 19th, 2008 at 18:18 | #1

    I like your cleaner, but I cannot find anywhere in the software where you may choose how many times it overwrites data, such as 3 time (DOD) or 7 passes (NSA) or 35 passes (Gutman). This would be a great help in your software if it is not there and if it is not, that option should be included. If it is there, perhpas you can write me and tell me where? I always use 7 or 35 passes to insure software or whatever I want overwritten is truly destroyed.

    But your software is very good, I like it…. Keep up the good work..

  2. December 20th, 2008 at 03:10 | #2

    @Ivan
    We will discuss this issue with our developers later. It seems like a ‘Secure Delete/Erase’ feature. 🙂

    Thank you and Merry Christmas Holidays!

  3. David
    December 21st, 2008 at 14:20 | #3

    I just downloaded FCleaner and thought that it was a Spyware or Virus Cleaner. Is that correct, or am I just confused? Probably a dumb question, but just needed to make sure that I was protected.

  4. December 22nd, 2008 at 03:25 | #4

    @David
    FCleaner cannot clean virus, you need an anti-virus software to do that.

  5. mcaleck
    January 4th, 2009 at 05:30 | #5

    any chance of a portable version anytime soon?

  6. January 5th, 2009 at 07:00 | #6

    @mcaleck
    I will talk this issue with our developers later.

  7. Steve H
    January 7th, 2009 at 07:12 | #7

    Very nice, clean piece of software! Sweet interface, flexible options, low OS overhead. Impressive! I agree that the only thing it needs is a ‘shredder’ erase option for deleted data. Or at least to delete data to the recycle bin where anothe rutility can do it.

    One question – I’d be interested to know what it does to the index.dat file and what precisely is removed.

  8. January 8th, 2009 at 07:34 | #8

    @Steve H
    Thank you Steve. The ‘shredder’ feature has been planned, it will be added in the future version of FCleaner.

    @mcaleck
    FCleaner portable edition is coming! You can get it next week:-)

  9. Michael Mak
    January 27th, 2009 at 10:53 | #9

    Hi,
    Can you tell me how to clear the “recent directories” record in IrfanView ?

  10. February 2nd, 2009 at 09:52 | #10

    We will test this later.

  11. preston
    April 24th, 2009 at 16:34 | #11

    what does the. f .mean. in fcleaner.

  12. April 29th, 2009 at 03:08 | #12

    It may be Free, Fast, Final, ….

  13. April 13th, 2011 at 18:21 | #13

    xfjU0c Kewl you should come up with that. Excelnlet!

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