What are junk files and what problems can junk files cause?
With time and usage, temporary files, unneeded files and remnants of the uninstalled programs accumulate as junk on the hard disk. These junk files wastes gigabytes of valuable disk space and your PC gets sluggish and shows diminishing performance. Remove these junk files to improve speed and performance of your PC. Advanced System Optimizer’s System Cleaner tool makes this task easier and quicker.
Advanced System Optimizer 3 has new multi-functional utilities essential for today’s improved machines – to clean, protect and optimize your PC. In this article we will discuss how System Cleaner- Advanced System Optimizer tool can help in cleaning unwanted and useless files effectively, quickly and easily, improving your PC performance.
Launch System Cleaner – Advanced System Optimizer tool
To launch System Cleaner click on Disk Cleaner & Optimizers in the left panel of Advanced System Optimizer, where you can find System Cleaner.
Step 1 : Scan your PC for junk
Scan your PC for junk files accumulated on it by clicking on ‘Start Scan Now’ button. By default, all the disk drives are included in the scanning process. In order to change the default areas to be scanned, you may use the options under the “Settings” tab.
You can view the progress of scanning. System Cleaner analyzes all the files and folders in the hard disk and detects the obsolete data and lists them. The lower half of the screen shows the status of areas being examined.
Any time during the scanning process, you can click on the ‘Stop Scan‘ button to stop the analysis.
Step 2 : Scan results
Once the scan is complete, it displays detected number of issues that are classified under three main categories: Junk Files, Temporary Files and Empty Files.
- Junk Files – Junk Files are unused files on your system’s hard disk, remnants of the applications incompletely uninstalled. These pile up in time, cause fatal errors and also consume disk space needlessly.
- Temporary Files – The system generates temporary files for any application or file currently in use. These are created for user’s convenience to quickly access the file or application. When the application or the file is closed, the temporary files are not removed from the temporary folder. These files remain there unused and consume space.
- Empty Files – Empty Files are zero-length files which have no data in them.
Step 3 : Clean detected issues
Each category has a list of junk files, you can view all the detected junk items listed in the respective category. By default, all the junk items are selected for cleaning. You can uncheck the box to un-select the item that you do not want to be removed.
Either individual files can be selected to be cleaned, or all the files listed under a category can be cleaned at once by checking the category option and clicking on the ‘Clean System’ button.
To remove them all in a click, click ‘Clean System‘ button at the bottom right corner.
The selected files are cleaned in this step, and the Progress bar shows the progress.
As cleaning process completes, it shows clean-up summary, displaying total junk files found and removed with the estimated disk space saved.