(Clean up junk.) This page was updated 10th April 2021.
How to clean up useless files and junk from your Computer - Clean my PC Free
Your PC is stuffed with junk and useless files!
When we first began to clean up the PC, we used the PC Checkup option. This at the time cleared out some basic un-needed junk and stuff. Since we have done some more work such as clearing out the registry, installing antivirus etc.
These actions leave new junk files such as temporary files which the installing software created to load its computer code into before execution. It is now time to clear out the cache that these applications set up. To do this, click the System Cleaner tab at the top.
Here you will see on the left-hand menu, several new options to use to clear out even more junk such as Common Cleaner and Advanced Cleaner. We will use the other options at a later stage. For now, click on the Common Cleaner tab.
In the new window you will see more options such as under the Files In Computer tab, ‘Windows System, Browser cache etc. On your first visit, only the Web Browser Cache tick box is checked. The other tick boxes are not checked, this is because Wisecare is giving you the option to clear out these areas.
For example, if you didn’t want to clear out the cookies on the PC, you simply leave this option unchecked. We need to clear out the lot so, check each box individually until all boxes are checked.
Once all the options are checked, click the link to Scan these entries. If the system finds any browser windows open, it asks If you want to close them. Click yes to close, if you don’t, the system will not clear out the cache for these browsers which is what we want to do.
This step could take a little while depending on the amount of junk there is in your PC. Closing the browser where your step by step guide shows will need restarting. Click the shortcut on your desktop to load up Clean my PC for free and come back up this page.
Once the scan has completed, it will show you what it will be able to recover from the drive, the number of files and the total size of the files.
Now it is time to clear that lot out, to do this simply click the link to the right-hand top of the screen to clean out the system.
The next step will throw a new window at you asking if you want to clear out the cookies on your computer. This is an option open to you and will be your personal preference as to if you wish all your passwords cleared. Clearing them will cause you to have to log on to other websites and re-insert your user name and password.
I use Chrome as my browser and like the automatic save, automatic insert password when I log on to other sites so, my choice is not to clear the cookies, it is up to you to decide this.
Once the cleaning has been completed, the system shows you exactly what was cleaned, the size of the files and the number of the files. I personally on this run, saved almost a gigabyte of space on my PC. Now it is time to move on. .
You can either take a break and close Wisecare then, proceed to the next step or, you can move directly on to clear out some more stuff. If you decide to carry on, click the link on the left-hand side of the screen to Advanced Cleaner and load the step by step guide to the Clear Advanced tab on Clean my PC for free and carry on from there