Your PC becomes the home of many unwanted and completely useless files and folders after long time of use. For example, the browser cache in your web browser gets filled with so many files and cookies, Windows installer files are copied every time you install something, many programs save their log files in your PC and so on. All these files are not necessary for the normal working of your computer and can be safely removed. The freeware application called KCleaner from KC Softwares can do this cleaning for you.
KCleaner is a very effective cleaning software for Windows. It is able to clean unwanted junk files from your hard disk in a very smart way. You can download it from the KC Softwares website. The download is available both in form of a setup installer and as a portable zipped application. After the installation you can run it from its desktop shortcut. The first screen you would see is the settings screen as displayed in the picture below:
In the settings window, you can choose the options to automatically run KCleaner at Windows startup, load the expert mode by default, deletion method of junk files, user interface language and what type of junk files it should search for. It is recommended that you select the default settings. As soon as you click on the Save button to save the options, the main KCleaner windows shows up.
Here you can either choose to do the automatic cleaning, which is very risky as it detects and deletes the junk files automatically without asking your permission. To stay on the safer side, you should select the manual mode and click on the Analyze button. When the analysis is complete, it would display how much megabytes or gigabytes of space can be recovered by cleaning the detected junk files. Now you can clean the files by clicking on the Clean button. But if you want to select which files you want to delete, then you can switch to the expert mode by pressing the hotkey Ctrl + E or by clicking on Show files.
Expert mode is similar to the automatic mode, it just allows you to select or de-select the files to be deleted. You can select all the files for deletion by clicking on Check all. Similarly, clicking on Uncheck all de-selects all the files from deletion. After choosing which files you want to delete, you can clean the files.
KCleaner also gives you options to perform analysis, cleaning and shutting down of your PC in one click. You can select this option from the File section of the menubar. It also allows you analyze, clean and close the program; or analyze, clean and reboot your PC.
KCleaner is a very small portable application that can help you get rid of the junk files that have been piling up in your hard disk. You can actually recover a lot of the disk space that has been taken up these unnecessary files. You can later use this freed up space to store your music collection, movies and other type of documents.
You can download KCleaner from http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?kcleaner.