Just like your car, Windows also requires cleaning and oiling from time to time. After some time of use, Windows gathers all kinds of junks files and registry entries. You can hose it down and clean Windows using the free Synei Disk Cleaner. It is a small but powerful tool for Windows that can clean junk files from Windows, your web browsers and more than a thousand third party applications like VLC Media Player, Microsoft Office etc.
You can download Synei Disk Cleaner from the Synei software website. The download is available both in form of a setup installer and as a portable application. The portable application does not install anything on your system and can be copied to your USB key for using with any computer. After you have downloaded the portable edition of Synei Disk Cleaner, extract the files from a ZIP archive to a folder and run DiskCleaner.exe from there.
You can select various subitems under different browsers from the left-side list to be cleaned. From the same list, you can also select many areas of Windows operating system and other common apps. Under the Advanced category (which is not pre-selected), you can choose many different third party applications to be cleaned. Synei supports more than a thousand different third party applications. If you want to just analyze how many files would be removed and just run a simulation then check the checkbox labeled Analyze Only. But if you want to actually clean all the found junk files, then un-check this checkbox. Finally, you can click on the Clean button. After a prompt to create a restore point, it would start detecting and cleaning the junk files.
In addition to this basic cleaning (which involves finding the junk files in the known locations for browsers, Windows and other third party applications), Synei Disk Cleaner also has some other tools – Deep Cleaner, Disable Hibernation and Privacy Cleaner. All of these tools can be launched from the Tools section of the main window. The Disable Hibernation tool disables the hibernation option in Windows, so that you can clean the hibernation file and gain disk space. The Privacy Cleaner tool is same as the Disk Cleaner and if you try to launch it, you are shown information explaining about how Disk Cleaner works like a privacy cleaner.
The Deep Cleaner tool is a tool to throughly scan your hard disk, find and delete any junk files. Unlike the regular Synei Disk Cleaner which looks only in the predefined folders, the Deep Cleaner tool looks all over your hard disk for junk files. In the Settings, you can add folders names that Deep Cleaner should ignore. By default, all folders containing Windows, Favorites and Documents in their name are excluded from search for safety reasons. You can choose what type of files should be searched in the wizard and click on the Scan button. When the junk files are listed, you can select which ones should be removed. You can click on the Clean button to remove the found files.
Synei Disk Cleaner is a very effective and fast tool to detect and remove junk files from your computer. It supports detection of junk files not only for Windows and web browsers but also for thousands of other third party applications. You can use it to easily free up disk space and make applications run faster in Windows.
You can download Synei Disk Cleaner from http://www.synei.com/.