Add new Applications to CCleaner

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 17, 2008
Updated • Feb 5, 2013
Software, Windows

While I was researching one topic I stumbled upon another that is related to CCleaner that might be of interest to everyone who is using that application. CCleaner comes preinstalled with the ability to clean temporary files and data of several applications such as Paintshop Pro, Macromedia Flash or Symantec Antivirus. New applications can be added to this list and there is actually an improved ini file available on the CCleaner forum that adds several new applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader or DC++ to the list of applications in CCleaner.

All you need to do is download the new ini file called from the CCleaner forum where it is made available on, unpack it on your system and extract it into the CCleaner directory. It will overwrite the old ini file if it exists or simply be added to the directory. The old file has a size of 40K while the new one one of 60K, that should give you a rough idea on how many new applications are added by using it.

The Beginners guide contains an extensive chapter that explains how you can add your own ini entries to CCleaner to extend the functionality even further. It does not sound to complicated at first glance but you need some basic understanding of Windows, the Registry and file parameters.

You can alternatively download a winapp2.ini file from the Winapp2 website that is not affiliated with Piriform, the makers of CCleaner in any way. Just move the file into the CCleaner directory after you have downloaded and unpacked it to make use of it automatically.

If you prefer an automated option, try CCEnhancer which downloads the latest available version of the ini file automatically and adds it to CCleaner so that you can use it right away.


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  1. magazine subscriptions said on July 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    This is great thanks.

  2. Magazines said on December 20, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for the info, any idea where what to add to delete the firefox history?

  3. KMJB said on March 18, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Cool tip man, thanks a lot! :)

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