refugi0 wrote:Ran dm to clear 2 items, temp files and temp internet files, and first time it seemed to hang, and it opened after IIRC a forced closing, and opened Chrome with a file report. Found that odd since Chrome is not my default browser, so is that supposed to happen? And it reported
Maintenance Completed (Manual)
Completed: Deleting Temp Files...
0 MB deleted!
dMaintenance Home Premium v3.0
Not only did the above seem odd, I don't use anything Chrome for email, and do not recall setting up a email alerts. And then it seems like dm never did get to temp internet files. I never got a report that it deleted any temp internet files?
I'm not so sure I can pin point (or duplicate) any "bug" you encountered, though I'm all ears if you can duplicate your experience; but more importantly if you can tell ME how to duplicate your experience.. (beyond simply installing and running maintenance on Windows XP, because for me that behaves completely as expected...)
Regarding it not removing temporary internet files, my question to you is why did it seem to hang, and are you saying you forced the app to close, because the I'm pretty sure it wouldn't finish the delete routine... I would wonder what a subsequent attempt produced provided you let it go and do its job instead of forcefully closing the app when it appears to hang.
---A Note on Application "hangs"
With 'hanging' applications, typically in Task Manager you will either see them use 0% CPU or 99% CPU (or a fraction of that if on a multi-cpu/threaded system with a single threaded app like dMaintenance...) but the point is that this percentage will stick consistently for an extended period of time. I'm positive if you would have observed dMaintenanceHome.exe in Task Manager, you would have observed the CPU utilization fluctuate if observed for more than a few seconds..
It is possible that security software could interfere, but I doubt it at this early stage. It is also possible that dMaintenance could hang trying to delete an in-use file, but that wouldn't last long because this is a common occurrence with deleting temporary files of any type.
Finally one thing you may have observed was the 'hang' wasn't a hang at all, but rather it was dMaintenance just taking a long time to delete a crap ton of files. I've see it do that when there are a ton of files to delete in one folder. What occurs is that dMaintenance loops itself in a delete operation for each file in that folder recursively through the structure. It doesn't process a "doevents" statement during that time as it would significantly slow down deletion. What "doevents" in programming does, is inform Windows that the "form" of the app (the GUI) is ready for user interaction, being clicked on, etc. What happens when Windows doesn't get a "doevents" in the middle of a long operation like deleting a lot of files, it will put a "Not Responding..." message in the titlebar of the application in question. It doesn't mean that the app is in any way "hung" but rather that it cannot accept user input at this time because it is busy elsewhere. This is a common issue with single-threaded applications, which is what dMaintenance is -- as there is not another CPU thread utilized to process the user events on the form.
I doubt that was your issue either, as you said you run other temp file cleaning apps.
---Regarding the report opening in Chrome,
but it not being your default browser, yes something is amiss with your system there -- I do not open the report in any particular browser, nor do I even know what browsers are installed on your PC -- (lol that would take way more effort than what I do, which is use Microsoft's ShellExecute API which utilizes the system default for that file type; WAY easier than trying to figure out what and where the browsers are located...)
So in this case, your system default for .HTML files must be Chrome for some reason, even though that isn't your default browser for actual internet browsing...
Most likely the install for Chrome takes over that file type, however when you make another browser the system default, it does not update that particular file type, since that isn't the internet at all, it is a file system setting and a completely different ball of wax... does that make sense?