Removing Unnecessary or Redundant Files  


  1. Posts : 232
    Wndows 10
       #1

    Removing Unnecessary or Redundant Files


    I know how to delete "temp", "%temp%", and "Prefetch" files using the Run box, and I believe there is another set of files that can be removed, but I don't remember it. Anyone know the other one? Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 7,762
    windows 10
       #2

    If you download uncleaner it will do it all for you
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  3. Posts : 232
    Wndows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Is uncleaner the same as CCleaner? I have that already.
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  4. Posts : 7,762
    windows 10
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    No totaly different and bomb proof this shows what it remove Toolkit Item: UnCleaner Win10.Guru
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  5. Posts : 2,692
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #5

    There's also: PatchCleaner 1.4.2.0

    It deletes old files that are no longer used by the computer. I run it every few weeks.

    PatchCleaner download | SourceForge.net
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  6. Posts : 7,705
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    pepanee said:
    There's also: PatchCleaner 1.4.2.0

    It deletes old files that are no longer used by the computer. I run it every few weeks.

    PatchCleaner download | SourceForge.net
    Beware of PatchCleaner which broke the Office 2010 auto updates on two PCs for me. I had to reinstall Office and ditched PatchCleaner which hasn't been updated for a while. I now only use CCleaner & Wise Disk Cleaner.
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  7. Posts : 2,927
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #7

    Prefetch files aren't usually redundant. If you delete these your boot times and application launch times will suffer because those .pf files need to be recreated.
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