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CCleaner Tools Settings Tutorial post will show you how to set up and configure the following tools, uninstall, startup, file finder, system restore and drive wiper.

Last Updated: July 25, 2016

Latest News: I have updated the images.

CCleaner Tutorials:

  1. Settings
  2. Tools Settings
  3. Options Settings

CCleaner Tools Settings Steps

Step 1 ) Start CCleaner and click on Tools -> Uninstall tab. This window will display all your programs, tools, utilities software and more.

You then have the option to select Programs to Remove and perform the following options.

  • Uninstall
  • Repair
  • Rename
  • Delete
  • Search
  • Save to text file    ccleaner-tools-uninstall-new-layout

Step 2 ) Start CCleaner and click on Tools -> Startup tab. This window will allow you to configure how you want your programs to run when Windows starts. You can make changes to the following.

  • Windows
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Schedule Tasks
  • Context Menu

Important: Your list above might be slightly different.

You then have the option to select from the following options.

  • Enable
  • Disable
  • Delete
  • Save to text file


Step 3 ) Start CCleaner and click on Tools -> Browser Plugins tab. This window allows you to configure and remove plugins from the following browsers.

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Step 4 ) Start CCleaner and click on Tools -> Disk Analyzer tab. This window allows you to search for files that take up a lot of space in your hard disk.


  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Documents
  • Video
  • Compressed
  • Email
  • Everything


  • Acer (C:)
  • New Volume (E:)

Note: You will have different Drives displayed.


Duplicate Finder

Step 5 ) Start CCleaner and click on Tools -> Duplicate Finder tab. This window allows you to search for duplicate files found in your computer. You can select from the following options.

Match by

  • Name
  • Size
  • Modified date
  • Content


  • Zero byte files
  • Read only files
  • File size under = select what size you want in MB “Megabytes”
  • File size over = select the files that have a size above MB “Megabytes”
  • System files
  • Hidden files

Include or Exclude drives or folders.

Here you will have your hard disk drive to select i.e C:, D:, E: drive etc. You can carry out the following options.

  • Add
  • Edit
  • Remove
  • Search
  • Reset


System Restore

Step 6 ) Start CCleaner and click on Tools -> System Restore tab. This window allows you to manage all your system restore points created during all your sessions. You can also Remove any system restore created.

Information: You might not have any system restore point created because you might have disabled that options in Windows.


Step 7 ) Start CCleaner and click on Tools -> Drive Wiper tab. This window allows you to securely erase the content of free space on your drives. Once you have selected what you want to do click on Wipe.

Warning: You have to be very careful here. You could easily remove or delete very important data. So please handle with care. Make sure that you have a current backup just in case you wipe out important data.


You have two options to select.

  • Free Space Only
  • Entire Drive (All data will be erased)


You have four options to select.

  • Simple Overwrite (1 pass)
  • Advanced Overwrite (3 passes)
  • Complex Overwrite (7 passes)
  • Very Complex Overwrite (35 passes)

Remember: The more passes the more it is going to take to complete the task. Plus it will make sure that the data you want to remove “delete” will not be recovered that easily and possibly never The ultimate security option to prevent your data from being viewed or stolen.


Click on the following link CCleaner Options Settings to complete the third part.

I will be updating this post from time to time, so keep coming back for the latest news.

If you have any questions please let me know.


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Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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