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Saving item/s?


PatG

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Version 5/DeepScan/Privacy Sweep:

 

Is it possible to have an item/s saved before "Repair" and having them all deleted? Am losing all file references in Word and Excel every time. Have checked and it is this application that is doing the deletion. What is the work around?

 

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Hi Pat

Please take a look at your settings for privacy in both quick and deep scan and remove the ticks for MsOffice and any other you want to keep.

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

Version 5/DeepScan/Privacy Sweep:

 

Is it possible to have an item/s saved before "Repair" and having them all deleted? Am losing all file references in Word and Excel every time. Have checked and it is this application that is doing the deletion. What is the work around?

 

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Hi Pat

Please take a look at your settings for privacy in both quick and deep scan and remove the ticks for MsOffice and any other you want to keep.

Cheers

solbjerg

 

Thanks for the reply, solbjerg. However, looking to save just 1 or 2 files, not the total of each category. I know Privacy Sweep can be un-ticked to save 'em all, but what if I want to save/ignore just 1 entry in a particular heading? Really don't see a way of doing this.

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Hi Pat

In that case I think it is not possible to do automatically, and manually I think you would have to ignore the file(s) during a scan every time, by clicking on "Problems" and select those that you do not want cleaned.

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

Thanks for the reply, solbjerg. However, looking to save just 1 or 2 files, not the total of each category. I know Privacy Sweep can be un-ticked to save 'em all, but what if I want to save/ignore just 1 entry in a particular heading? Really don't see a way of doing this.
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Hi Tim and Toppack

Pat was talking it turned out about saving a single file in both Word or Excel from deletion without unticking the privacy sweep of the Office program in the privacy settings.

Does any of you know of a method other than what I have already said?

Cheers

solbjerg

 

Me To! ???:shock:
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I guess I'm still not getting it.

 

If you save a normal Word file, or many files, in, for instance, Word, why would ASC ever delete it/them? A regular old *****.DOC file? Not unless it is a *****.BAK file, which would be a backup of a changed Word *****.DOC file.

 

Now there is also the Word recent file list that you see at the bottom of the File pull-down in Word. As far as I knew, these files in the recent file list were the only files deleted by ASC due leaving the boxes checked in the Privacy Sweep, Quick Care or Deep Care areas. Am I wrong about that???

 

Why would ASC delete any normal *.DOC file created in Word??

 

(And PatG, you're probably not as old a me. I'm so old I take a Viagra each day just to keep from pissing in my slippers.)

 

Thx!

 

CT

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I guess I'm still not getting it.

 

If you save a normal Word file, or many files, in, for instance, Word, why would ASC ever delete it/them? A regular old *****.DOC file? Not unless it is a *****.BAK file, which would be a backup of a changed Word *****.DOC file.

 

Now there is also the Word recent file list that you see at the bottom of the File pull-down in Word. As far as I knew, these files in the recent file list were the only files deleted by ASC due leaving the boxes checked in the Privacy Sweep, Quick Care or Deep Care areas. Am I wrong about that???

 

Why would ASC delete any normal *.DOC file created in Word??

 

(And PatG, you're probably not as old a me. I'm so old I take a Viagra each day just to keep from pissing in my slippers.)

 

Thx!

 

CT

 

And the EXACT files you mention are the one's I'm trying to retain! ;-)

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hi Pat

You must mean the record of that exact file being used, which is what privacy does, so that others will not be able to see what file you have looked at today.

It will of course not delete the actual file regardles of it being a .doc file or a .xls file. It will only remove the record of it having been opened recently.

This record is kept in the recently used file list, - but if it only is the record of 1 specific file you want to keep in the recent folder list I think you must try to find it in the "problems" found during scanning and place that specific item in the ignore list. I do not quite know if that is possible.

One should be able to check that though, I will try - maybe mañana. :-)

Now I will go to bed. :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

And the EXACT files you mention are the one's I'm trying to retain! ;-)
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Hi Pat

I just tried, - it was not possible to ignore the entries in the found "Problems" in Privacy.

But I were able to untick the privacy item Documents under Windows in the privacy settings so that the .xls file I had opened to test it with didn't get deleted, if I had opened more documents they would all have been visible in the most recently used list though.

So in conclusion I do not think it is possible to save a single file in that list by that method (i.e. in ASC/privacy)

It will be possible if you yourself delete all other records of recently used files except the one(s) you want to keep in your list over those by hand

(Easiest done through the recent documents in the start menu, right click start and properties and select recent documents to be shown in the start menu.) and untick the cleaning of Windows/document in privacy, I think.

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

hi Pat

You must mean the record of that exact file being used, which is what privacy does, so that others will not be able to see what file you have looked at today.

It will of course not delete the actual file regardles of it being a .doc file or a .xls file. It will only remove the record of it having been opened recently.

This record is kept in the recently used file list, - but if it only is the record of 1 specific file you want to keep in the recent folder list I think you must try to find it in the "problems" found during scanning and place that specific item in the ignore list. I do not quite know if that is possible.

One should be able to check that though, I will try - maybe mañana. :-)

Now I will go to bed. :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

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Hi Pat

I just tried, - it was not possible to ignore the entries in the found "Problems" in Privacy.

But I were able to untick the privacy item Documents under Windows in the privacy settings so that the .xls file I had opened to test it with didn't get deleted, if I had opened more documents they would all have been visible in the most recently used list though.

So in conclusion I do not think it is possible to save a single file in that list by that method (i.e. in ASC/privacy)

It will be possible if you yourself delete all other records of recently used files except the one(s) you want to keep in your list over those by hand

(Easiest done through the recent documents in the start menu, right click start and properties and select recent documents to be shown in the start menu.) and untick the cleaning of Windows/document in privacy, I think.

Cheers

solbjerg

 

It is same conclusion I had also. In the past w/ver4, I had the Privacy box unticked, thus saving ALL the recent documents. Concluded this was really the best way for me. Then when upgrading to 5, Privacy was ticked by default and just hit me recently and thought perhaps I was missing something. Thanks solbjerg for the investigating of this minor issue. Maybe something to add in an upcoming build?

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Hi Pat

I think that it could be made possible to ignore or delete one ore more of the items found in the privacy scan prior to cleaning the recently used list.

If IObit wants to do that - that is!

You are the only one that have raised that question to my recollection. :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

 

It is same conclusion I had also. In the past w/ver4, I had the Privacy box unticked, thus saving ALL the recent documents. Concluded this was really the best way for me. Then when upgrading to 5, Privacy was ticked by default and just hit me recently and thought perhaps I was missing something. Thanks solbjerg for the investigating of this minor issue. Maybe something to add in an upcoming build?
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It is same conclusion I had also. In the past w/ver4, I had the Privacy box unticked, thus saving ALL the recent documents. Concluded this was really the best way for me. Then when upgrading to 5, Privacy was ticked by default and just hit me recently and thought perhaps I was missing something. Thanks solbjerg for the investigating of this minor issue. Maybe something to add in an upcoming build?

 

Ah! Finally! We are talking about removing the Word and Excel, Recent Documents lists that show up at the bottom of those applications' File pull-down menus.

 

PatG, from what I think you're saying, you only want one (1) entry to show up in those Word and Excel recently used files list after ASC does a scan and removes edited or created documents and spreadsheets that may be privacy issues for you. Well, this isn't, or might not, really be the best way to handle things, but would it be OK if only one file EVER shows up in those Word and Excel lists? It would only be the very last fille you ever create or edit in each of those applications. Is that OK, PatG? If so, untick the IObit ASC Privacy Sweep box for MS Office files, then try this. (This next part may vary depending on your version of Office. I'm using Office 2003 and it should work for it.)

 

For MS Word:

  • Open Word
  • Click the Tools pull-down menu.
  • Click the General tab.
  • Look for a option in the window that says "Recently Used File List" and has a box to the right of it where you can select the number of entries it will keep.
  • Change it to one (1) and click the OK button.

 

These exact same steps should work for Excel while it is open, but the layout of the General window will look different. It will, however, have that same option of how many files to keep in the recently used files list.

 

This might not be exactly as you would want things to work for you, PatG, since there may be times when you would prefer a longer recently used files list in those applications. It depends on your situation of who else is using the computer, how private you want to be, etc. I hope this attempt at a solution works for you, or gives you some ideas of other ways you may be able to set this area up to work for you.

 

Good Luck!

 

CrazyTim

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Hi Tim

Yes you may have hit upon a solution for Pat.

I didn't think along those lines, it saves the 4 most recent by default - isn't that so?

Sometimes when I am working with a specific subject in Office I temporarily have set it to save more than 4, but the possibility didn't come to mind by Pat's question.

Thumbs up for you!

Cheers

solbjerg

p.s. It shows the 4 most recent documents in the application, but does it also show them in the most recent list? I haven't checked yet :-)

 

 

Ah! Finally! We are talking about removing the Word and Excel, Recent Documents lists that show up at the bottom of those applications' File pull-down menus.

 

PatG, from what I think you're saying, you only want one (1) entry to show up in those Word and Excel recently used files list after ASC does a scan and removes edited or created documents and spreadsheets that may be privacy issues for you. Well, this isn't, or might not, really be the best way to handle things, but would it be OK if only one file EVER shows up in those Word and Excel lists? It would only be the very last fille you ever create or edit in each of those applications. Is that OK, PatG? If so, untick the IObit ASC Privacy Sweep box for MS Office files, then try this. (This next part may vary depending on your version of Office. I'm using Office 2003 and it should work for it.)

 

For MS Word:

  • Open Word
  • Click the Tools pull-down menu.
  • Click the General tab.
  • Look for a option in the window that says "Recently Used File List" and has a box to the right of it where you can select the number of entries it will keep.
  • Change it to one (1) and click the OK button.

These exact same steps should work for Excel while it is open, but the layout of the General window will look different. It will, however, have that same option of how many files to keep in the recently used files list.

 

This might not be exactly as you would want things to work for you, PatG, since there may be times when you would prefer a longer recently used files list in those applications. It depends on your situation of who else is using the computer, how private you want to be, etc. I hope this attempt at a solution works for you, or gives you some ideas of other ways you may be able to set this area up to work for you.

 

Good Luck!

 

CrazyTim

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Tim, thank you for the reply. However, as you've stated, there are times when the "recent files" list contain one or more entries that I would like to be preserved. Sorry to cause such a stir over a very minor problem, and apparently I'm the only one that is asking about it. Will keep the Privacy box unticked as before and the problem is solved! Appreciate the replies from both you and solbjerg! :smile:

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Hi Tim

Yes you may have hit upon a solution for Pat.

 

Looks like not. :cry:

 

I didn't think along those lines, it saves the 4 most recent by default - isn't that so?

 

Could be 4. IDK. I've had mine set to 8 for so long I can't remember. Probably since Office 1990. (Hahahahahaha <grin>)

 

p.s. It shows the 4 most recent documents in the application, but does it also show them in the most recent list? I haven't checked yet :-)

 

Now I'm confused again. By "It," do you mean Word or Excel, or any other program like Adobe Reader? By, "but does it also show them in the most recent list?," do you mean the Windows' "My Recent Documents" list on the Start menu?" (If not there, tell me where you mean.) If you do mean there, I believe that is totally controlled by right clicking the Start button or Desktop Task Bar | then Properties | Start Menu tab | Custom... button | Programs section, and I think the files that appear from that setting are the most recent opened no matter if they were edited, created, saved, or just opened, and there is no preference to any particular file type or the program in which the user created them. Actually, having just checked, it appears that the files are selected by the bit set with an Open, and no editing, saving, etc. is involved. I guess even a viewing of the file, even with some other program might flip the bit.

 

I also think that, for Word for instance, only *.DOC files are considered for the list under the File pull-down menu there. Interesting point you've now got me thinking about from this, Sol. I wipe my Windows's Start menu's My Recent Documents list with each reboot and have for years, and with IObit Privacy Sweeps (I only use it manually), so I've never thought about it before, but even if one doesn't regularly clean/wipe that list one could have a file many years old showing up in Word's list, for instance, and not have been seen in the Windows list for years, too.

 

Actually, the only recent files lists I really need to wipe/clean often are the pic viewing, video play lists, and interwebs site history. :lol: <grin> Sometimes the Google searches if I'm feeling frisky.

 

CT

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Hi Tim

I meant:

In most programs you can in the properties set it to show four or more of the recently opened documents/pdf's/pictures/whatever.

But is this synchronized with the Windows most recently used list?

I still haven't checked - maybe tomorrow

Goodnight :-)

 

I do not think much about privacy as I do not have anything to hide from the people that may stumble over some file I have looked at.

 

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

Looks like not. :cry:

 

 

 

Could be 4. IDK. I've had mine set to 8 for so long I can't remember. Probably since Office 1990. (Hahahahahaha <grin>)

 

 

 

Now I'm confused again. By "It," do you mean Word or Excel, or any other program like Adobe Reader? By, "but does it also show them in the most recent list?," do you mean the Windows' "My Recent Documents" list on the Start menu?" (If not there, tell me where you mean.) If you do mean there, I believe that is totally controlled by right clicking the Start button or Desktop Task Bar | then Properties | Start Menu tab | Custom... button | Programs section, and I think the files that appear from that setting are the most recent opened no matter if they were edited, created, saved, or just opened, and there is no preference to any particular file type or the program in which the user created them. Actually, having just checked, it appears that the files are selected by the bit set with an Open, and no editing, saving, etc. is involved. I guess even a viewing of the file, even with some other program might flip the bit.

 

I also think that, for Word for instance, only *.DOC files are considered for the list under the File pull-down menu there. Interesting point you've now got me thinking about from this, Sol. I wipe my Windows's Start menu's My Recent Documents list with each reboot and have for years, and with IObit Privacy Sweeps (I only use it manually), so I've never thought about it before, but even if one doesn't regularly clean/wipe that list one could have a file many years old showing up in Word's list, for instance, and not have been seen in the Windows list for years, too.

 

Actually, the only recent files lists I really need to wipe/clean often are the pic viewing, video play lists, and interwebs site history. :lol: <grin> Sometimes the Google searches if I'm feeling frisky.

 

CT

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But is this synchronized with the Windows most recently used list?

 

I'm not sure what could be synchronized, and/or with what or in what way. I would assume the Windows list is totally determined by the Date Accessed. There is a setting for such a column in Explorer when you view a list of files and right click the Column Headers and then click the More selection at the bottom of the drop-down list. So, it would be the most recent however many files. I have my Windows recent list set to 20 files. So, it would be the most recent 20 data files on my hard disk, regardless of what type of file (e.g.: *.DOC, *.EXE, etc.), or any of countless types of files, I may have opened. That's my guess.

 

Let me know if you learn differently.

 

CT

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