Disk Cleanup - C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp


My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 build 23481.1000
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    self built
    CPU
    Intel i5-6500 3.5 Ghz quad core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-170-HD3
    Memory
    Corsair 16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung Curved 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    8 Drives total: One 1TB M.2 SSD (for OS) Three internal Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD's , 4 Western Digital External removable drives , 3 @ 1TB each and 1 8TB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender
It's maybe not necessary to be that clean these days. I think the need for clean might stem from the days of older computers that were slow with limited disk space. There could be no need to be quite so fastidious these days. Modern computers have lots of disk space, RAM and fast processors. Hard to get out of the habit of keeping it all lean and clean though. :-)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP QHD AiO
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel i7-1.70 GHz
    Motherboard
    89E9 0100
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics - Nvidia GeForce MX450
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 27" QHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD (OS and programs) - 1TB HDD (Storage)
    Browser
    Edge
It's maybe not necessary to be that clean these days. I think the need for clean might stem from the days of older computers that were slow with limited disk space. There could be no need to be quite so fastidious these days.

Mart,

Disk cleanup does not just affect the amount of space available but also performance.
Disk Cleanup - ElevenForumTutorials

The only quantitative assessment of this that I'm aware of was over a decade ago.
my ditty - DiskCleanup is as effective as snake oil (Registry cleaners) - #6 - TenForums
Whilst the aim was to compare Disk cleanup with so-called Registry cleaners, the results demonstrate the performance improvement due to Disk cleanup alone [the experimenter chose Boot time as the metric for the analysis].


All the best,
Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Mart,

Disk cleanup does not just affect the amount of space available but also performance.
Disk Cleanup - ElevenForumTutorials

The only quantitative assessment of this that I'm aware of was over a decade ago.
my ditty - DiskCleanup is as effective as snake oil (Registry cleaners) - #6 - TenForums
Whilst the aim was to compare Disk cleanup with so-called Registry cleaners, the results demonstrate the performance improvement due to Disk cleanup alone [the experimenter chose Boot time as the metric for the analysis].


All the best,
Denis

I always thought that seek times mattered where if there was junk on the disk and in the registry, the computer took longer to find what it was looking for, so the need clean it out and know that files and entries left are only those needed. What I mean is that modern computers can tolerate a bit of dross because they are so much better in performance despite that. No need to be quite so clean perhaps.

I used PrivaZer until getting this new computer but just let DELL support do its thing now. I'm sure PrivaZer would find a lot more to remove but the computer works fast enough, so I don't use it now. I might run it at sometime in the future but I doubt I'd notice a lot of difference in performance if I do.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP QHD AiO
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel i7-1.70 GHz
    Motherboard
    89E9 0100
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics - Nvidia GeForce MX450
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 27" QHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD (OS and programs) - 1TB HDD (Storage)
    Browser
    Edge
I use the Win11 (& W10) built-in Disk Cleanup application.
Of the 4 OSs on the Main rig that get updates it sure save a lot of space on my full PC backups,
especially by dumping the Windows.old folder.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self made in 2023
    CPU
    i7-12900K @ 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 APEX
    Memory
    2/16 GB Critical DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    Sound Card
    On board sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27 inch LED
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Samsung SSD w/ 3 partitions
    250 GB Samsung SSD for WSE 2016 BU OS
    1 TB Samsung SSD (Storage)
    PSU
    RM850x SHIFT 80 PLUS Gold Fully Modular
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Compact - Mid Tower
    Browser
    EDGE
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro x2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG gram 15, 15.6" Laptop
    CPU
    Core i5-1135G7
    Motherboard
    LG
    Memory
    16GB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated - Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Onboard sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" IPS Display
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB
    Browser
    EDGE
Just for grins I tried RunItOnce on my Windows 11 Home system. It worked fine. On my page there is also a companion RunIt utility to make using the Run registry key more convenient.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 S Mode (with S disabled)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    EV00
    CPU
    Celeron
    Motherboard
    WEIBU
    Memory
    2906 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    LC116LF3L01 (1920x1080@59Hz) Intel HD Graphics (Intel)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    11.6" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P
    Hard Drives
    Interface SD
    Capacity 28.8 GB
    Real size 30,937,186,304 bytes
    RAID Type None
    Keyboard
    Integrated Laptop
    Mouse
    USB wired optical
    Internet Speed
    28 Mbs down 35 Mbs up on a good day
    Browser
    Opera/Edge both chromium based
    Antivirus
    none
    Other Info
    I purchased this for $109 because it is the only Laptop I have seen with 1920x1080 resolution for the money. OK for streaming, email, etc..
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit (22H2 Build 22621.1413)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Ideapad 5
    CPU
    AMD K19
    Motherboard
    LNVNB161216 (FP6)
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon Graphics 2 GB DDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor on AMD Radeon Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SKHynix_HFS512GDE9X084N (SSD)
    Mouse
    has touchpad but I use USB wired optical wheel mouse
    Keyboard
    backlit
    Internet Speed
    100 Mb/s
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    none
    Other Info
    Windows firewall disabled
I always thought that seek times mattered where if there was junk on the disk
It is not seek times that are the problem but the drag on the system caused by the temp files that Windows scatters about with such abandon.
I don't know why they are a drag on the system. Perhaps Windows has to keep checking back on any temp files that exist to see if any of them are telling it to take some action or other.
Disk clean removes many temp files.


All the best,
Denis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
Another science test. Using Everything:
*.tmp showed 7007 instances
.tmp showed 7023 instances
tmp showed 7163 instances

:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W11 23H2 22631.3276
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 5-5600
    Motherboard
    ASUS B 550-F
    Memory
    2x8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce 710
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    TCL 4k 43" TV
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Crucial mx100, 2x WD 2TB
    PSU
    800 W
    Case
    Fractal Design Focus Mid-Tower Case (RED)
    Cooling
    3 120 mm Fan
    Keyboard
    Mafiti RK 100s
    Mouse
    GFT-S003
    Internet Speed
    940/940
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    MS Defender, MWB
Do ya know what "ROFL" means?
Well,that's me a lot of the time when I'm reading this (and other) forum.
If all the energy, expounded, to just avoid cleaning out the mess in y'alls computers, was bottled up, it could power the next moon shot.

There's a lot of yada, yada, yada, about temp files. Truth is that many of the temp files that build up by the thousands on everyone's PC, are not called Temp files. That's why Temp File cleaners don't even see them.

I've spent hours and hours, researching 'Where Edge stores its Temporary Internet Files" and likewise "Firefox", and several other programs.
If you play professional Games on your PC, it's very likely they are creating tons of garbage on your HD, every day.
If you have an NVIDIA video card in your PC, and you've installed the NVIDIA Driver pack, Or Windows installed it for you, you'll be horrified at how many garbage files that thing creates on your HD.
My Cleanup batch file, cleans out a pot full of those, every time I run it.
Since I got my first PC, a Commodore 64, I've been interested in making it run as efficiently as possible.
Likewise my first PC. I modified the ERSO Bios, to make it boot up faster.
I didn't climb on this bandwagon yesterday, I've been at it a very long time.
So when someone says to just leave the junk alone, because the new computers run so much faster. I just ROFLMAO!

If you ever run a virus, or spyware scanner in FULL Mode, it has to scan every file on your PC, including the junk files. That puts a huge strain on your cpu, ram, hard drives, or SSD's. I'd just rather not subject my PC to that extra load.
It's not new and state of the art anyway. It's old and tired, like me, and I want it to last as long as it can.

Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?
TM :cool:
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Another science test. Using Everything:
*.tmp showed 7007 instances
.tmp showed 7023 instances
tmp showed 7163 instances

:)
Regardless of what you call it, that's a lot of junk of just one name/type.
And, in less time than it took you to come up with those numbers, you could have removed all those files. Likewise the .bac and .old files.

It really gets me, that in the time some will spend telling me I'm wrong, they could completely eliminate all the junk on their PC.

And have a much better running PC too!

Now, it's time to run my own Cleanup.bat program to clean out the crap that has built up on my PC today.
Laters!
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
I'll never understand....why, when I give you the slickest, cleanest and most efficient way to get the Crap off'n your PC, you dance around it like it was a rattle snake ready to strike. ???
Or is it just because y'all don't understand what a Batch file is, or now to create one?
Maybe I need to open a new thread, "Batch Files 101".
Years ago, when I taught "Basic Computer Concepts" for "Adult Continuing Education" I showed my students, (most over 65) how to make simple batch files, Batch File Menus, with Ansi Color, etc.
Some of them got really creative and wrote some really great batch files.

Then I get here, to what is supposed to be the very 'Bastion' of Computer Knowledge, and I'm met with endless questions and negativity.
I'm sorry if I've offended anyone, but I'm just frustrated. Old folks get that way sometimes.

Cheers Mates!
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Does Windows Disk Cleanup clean this folder out or not? I have lot's of stuff in there that looks old and I run Disk Cleanup regularly. :unsure:
Obviously NOT!
But, I've added that location to my own Cleanup.bat program (batch file) and it gets cleaned out, whenever I decide to click on the shortcut to my Batch File.

I just ran my batch file for the first time in ~ 24 hours, and here's the end result:

Clean 4-19-23.jpg
Most of those files are generated by Firefox and Edge.

One hundred thousand + junk files in about 24 hours. That's no pittance!
Extrapolate that out to a year, which would be typical for a lot of users,
and that would over-run most average C: drives.
That's 36,756,595 junk files per year.
That is the kind of stuff I used to deal with every day, in my Computer Repair business. In many cases, the computer would have already logged an "out of space" error, and the user would have called me to come FIX IT!

This is JFYI, and not a sales pitch.
Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Does Windows Disk Cleanup clean this folder out or not? I have lot's of stuff in there that looks old and I run Disk Cleanup regularly. :unsure:

"C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp"​

Sadly, no. Even going the "Cleanup system files" route. Just gave it a try. Twice.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.

"C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp"​

Sadly, no. Even going the "Cleanup system files" route. Just gave it a try. Twice.
Any Temp files that may be in use will not be deleted. This is most likely why they aren't all deleted, any way you try it. Safe Mode you can delete all the files. But, as soon as you reboot into regular mode, the Temp Folder will be populated with new files, even before you do anything after reboot.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Personal Build
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700x
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VI AMD X370
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (2) AOC E2752Vh 27-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD M.2 and SATA
    Cooling
    Air cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech M705 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Download | 10 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Firefox Beta
    Antivirus
    Windows Security???
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 Family
    Macrium Reflect (Paid)
    eM Client
    Adobe Acrobat DC (Subscription)
Just a reminder to all: It's easy to set CCleaner to empty the empty-ables in any folder along with what you set it to ordinarily clean up. Just go to Options > Include > Add, and browse to your chosen target. Then go back to Custom Clean, and under Windows > Advanced, tick Custom Files and Folders. Done. And, of course, if you only want to clean that Temp folder once a week, say, you can un-tick the Custom Files ... setting when you run the Custom Clean regularly, then re-tick it when you want CC to empty that folder.

It's a great tool, but its default settings are terrible, so you have to use some educated judgment in setting the various jobs to run.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 3132
    Memory
    32GBDDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB NVMe SSD, 1 x WD_BLACK SN770
    250GB NVMe SSD (OS and programs), 1 x WD_BLACK SN770
    500GB NVMe SSD (Data)
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
    Browser
    Chrome, sometimes Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 3132
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 @ 2600MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe; 1 x Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
    Case
    Lenovo Think Centre SFF
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender, beautiful together
One hundred thousand + junk files in about 24 hours.
That's 36,756,595 junk files per year.

I think that with Storage Sense turned ON, most of those junk files will be deleted while the app is running in the background.

I relied on the Storage Sense app for N years (I almost forgot that the built-in app existed) and I have not accumulated N x 36 million junk files. How do I know? A full scan of Windows Defender has a far, far lower total file number count for both non-junk and junk files!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
So much work, and yada, yada, yada, just to avoid doing it the easy way!
I can't believe it!!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
So much work, and yada, yada, yada, just to avoid doing it the easy way!
I can't believe it!!!!

So much work? Beyond turning on Storage Sense, there is zero work, and your disk stays reasonably clean, and the built-in utility is safe ... good enough for me <insert shrug shoulders emoji>
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
It's that "Reasonably" that I don't like. Leaves too much junk laying around.
And, does that work on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
The Storage Sense utility is built into W10, W11. It is a convenient set and forget, it may even have been turned ON by default, I forgot :-)

There is always a trade-off in cleaning, not just for computers. There are gentle soaps and aggressive soaps, I prefer the former :-)

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
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