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Auslogics BoostSpeed: One Click Scanner for Disk Space Issues

Most of us think that we can leave junk files alone and they won’t cause any issues on our computers. However, over time, these pesky, unnecessary files can pile up. Unfortunately, PCs do not delete them automatically after they have served their purpose. So, they start to accumulate on your device, causing performance slowdowns, application glitches, or even system crashes.

What Are Junk Files?

After a task has been completed, leftover files remain on your PC. For instance, whenever you open a document, Microsoft ensures that everything will run smoothly by creating a temporary file. This file also serves as a backup for your work in case anything disrupts it. Whenever you access the web, your browser downloads temporary Internet files. So, when you visit a particular site, your browser will pre-load the saved files to allow the pages to open faster. Windows also creates system files even when you simply shut down or boot your computer.

At one point, these files were used for a certain purpose. However, they do not get deleted automatically after they’ve completed their task—that is how they become junk files. Eventually, your device will accumulate all these unnecessary files, which will lead to them hogging your device’s resources.

What Can I Consider as Junk Files?

  • Temporary Browser Files – These are created to shorten the loading time of web pages and remain on your computer permanently, cluttering your drive.
  • Thumbnails – These are previews of images. The next time you try to open a photo, you will see a shorter load time. Thumbnails are safe to delete, but loading the same images will take a longer time.
  • Downloaded Program Files – These are files that come with installers for applications or programs. They don’t get deleted automatically. So, they will start to accumulate and unnecessarily take up a lot of memory space.
  • System Memory Dumps – These are files that are stored whenever your PC undergoes a forced shutdown due to malfunctions.
  • Crash Reports – These are archived reports about system and application crashes that occurred on your computer.
  • Crash Data Dumps – While they are similar to crash reports, crash data files are bigger. So, they can quickly take up much memory space.
  • Recycle Bin – This is the folder where your system stores all your deleted files. It empties itself automatically only when you set a maximum size for it. Otherwise, it will continue to store data unless you manually delete the files.
  • Windows.old Files – These are files that your operating system stores in case you want to go back to an older version of Windows. It is worth noting that they can occupy at least 8 GB of RAM. Therefore, you should think about deleting these files, especially if you don’t see yourself using an older version of your OS again.

Why It’s Important to Delete Junk Files

Most people make the mistake of thinking that junk files are completely harmless. Unfortunately, the truth is, once your computer has become overloaded with these files, all sorts of issues will start to spring up like mushrooms.

One of the primary issues you’ll deal with is these junk files consuming a lot of disk space. If you’ve never cleaned up these unnecessary files since the time you first used your device, then you may be dealing with gigabytes of wasted space. The question is, what to do if disk space is full? It is worth noting that even relatively new PCs still have at least a gigabyte or two of junk files. You can start running out of space because of these files. It is vital to perform a disk cleanup regularly, especially when you have an SSD.

Another issue caused by junk accumulation is slower PC performance. Because of outdated temporary files, your operating system takes more time to open programs, locate documents, launch web pages, and perform other tasks. Your computer may even suffer from longer boot times because of too many junk files on your disk. So, aside from reclaiming valuable disk space, getting rid of junk files can also make your PC run faster.

How to delete junk files in Windows 10?

Leaving unnecessary files and programs on your PC simply puts valuable disk space to waste. What’s more, they make your computer work harder than it has to. Since your system has to sift and dig through these junk files, it takes a longer time to find what it needs to perform tasks.

Now, you can perform a disk cleanup to erase temporary and unwanted files. However, you need to go through a series of steps before you can successfully complete the process. Thankfully, there is an easier yet safe and reliable way to reclaim valuable disk space. You can use One Click Scanner. What’s great about this tool is it can resolve issues in the following areas:

  • Disk Space
  • System Stability
  • Overall PC Performance

Under Disk Space Issues, BoostSpeed can wipe out all kinds of unnecessary files, which take up valuable disk space and reduce system efficiency. It is worth noting that junk files can also cause various scans to operate longer. So, without regularly running a cleanup of your disk, you may notice that antivirus scans, search operations, disk defragmentation, and other similar operations are running slower than usual. So, we recommend that you perform a regular cleanup with BoostSpeed. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch Auslogics BoostSpeed 12, then go to the One Click Scanner tab.
  2. Now, to locate and delete junk files, the first thing you need to do is select the box beside Disk Space Issues. Make sure that the boxes for the other two sections—Stability and Performance—have been deselected.
  3. On the left, select Disk Space Issues. Doing so will show you a comprehensive list of the categories and sub-categories for the junk files that you can locate and remove. Go through the list and determine which ones you’d like to exclude from the scan and cleanup.
  4. Once you’re done selecting the items, start the checkup by clicking the Scan All button.
  5. After the scan process is finished, click the ‘See report and customize’ link. You will see a detailed list of all the junk files on your computer. If you want, you can exclude any of the items from the cleanup.
  6. Remove the selected junk files by clicking the ‘Resolve All Issues’ button.

After performing these steps, you will be able to reclaim valuable disk space that you can use for more important files! And we also recommend you to use Duplicate File Finder, which will help you to avoid any unneeded copies.

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Mark Oakley, Micro Mart (issue 1035, p.56)
"This system optimization tool suite takes an everything-plus-the-kitchen-approach to cleaning, optimizing, and potentially speeding up your PC. Auslogics BoostSpeed includes modules and wizards for just about any kind of tweak or optimization you can imagine..." Learn more "It is almost impossible to manually remove junk files and registry errors, but there are some handy tools out there that can do it for you. One of them is Aulsogics BoostSpeed. With this program you can maintain your PC at top speed with just a click of a button once a week." "To prevent system slowdown from happening, regular defragmentation of your disk and registry is recommended. You can defragment your disk with the built-in tool from Microsoft, however we recommend using the faster and more avdnaced version in Auslogics BoostSpeed." "Removing junk files manually can be a tedious process, but a nifty software from down under called Auslogics BoostSpeed can do it for you automatically. It will remove junk files and optimize the one-sit-fit-all Windows settings to your hardware. For additional speed boost it will fix registry errorrs and optimize your Internet settings." "Of all the optimisation tools I've tested over the past few years, I'm happy to write that Auslogics BoostSpeed is one of the most comprehensive and user friendly, ... I couldn't recommend it highly enough." "Speed up your slow computer and Internet with this Editor's Choice software." Learn more "BoostSpeed is an effective all-encompassing utility suite, combining some of Auslogics' popular freeware titles with services that they don't offer elsewhere... No doubt, BoostSpeed gives you your money's worth." Learn more "Another source of identity theft are files with sensitive information. Simply deleting them doesn't make them go for good. It's quite easy to "undelete" them and use in ways you probably will not be happy about. But if you delete a file, or a folder with Auslogics' File Shredder, you can be sure that they will be impossible to recover." "This meticulously written application is an ideal solution for anyone who wants to boost their computer for peak performance without costly hardware upgrades. BoostSpeed gives you a combination of 15 precision-engineered modules to clean-up and defragment your computer disks, fix registry errors and speed up internet connection." "Think of the best PC speedup suite you've tried. And then add more. More tools. More features. More depth, more extras, and more thought behind everything. That'll give you some idea of what to expect from this excellent program..." Learn more "All in one performance tool for your PC that is very easy to use." Learn more "Auslogics BoostSpeed will give you the ideal solution to keep your computer running smooth and fast." Learn more "Auslogics BoostSpeed can protect you from identity theft. Being a useful computer optimization tool, it also includes a number of very useful privacy and security applications. It offers advanced protection where anti-virus software can't help." "You can clean up, optimize and defragment your PC using Auslogics's OneButton Checkup. Tests showed an impressive performance improvement on a 4-year old laptop and its optimization techniques should work for a much newer computer, too." "This is a smart little program that novice users will find handy, and it does a good job of explaining itself and the various tweaks it offers."

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