When you upgrade your PC from an older version of Windows to a newer version, the installation does not delete the older installation files, but it saves them on the hard drive so that you can roll back to the older version of Windows if desired. Similarly, there are a dozen other things that Windows operating system saves and which are completely unnecessary for a majority of the Windows users. All these system files are never used and just take up hard drive space in the order of multiple gigabytes.
The free Windows Slimmer software from Auslogics can find and remove the unnecessary system files in WIndows to make the installation smaller and free up all the taken up storage space. The software offers to install a number of unwanted programs and you have to hit Decline to avoid them from being installed in your PC.
In the Auslogics Windows Slimmer, it has two sections – one time maintenance and regular maintenance. The former is for removing some of the files that can be removed only one time like the Windows installation files from an older version of Windows. The latter is for removing files that keep getting accumulated over and over again like the temporary files, the log files etc.
The software also comes with an App List Cleanup that shows all the installed software in Windows along with a rating for all of the installed programs. Strangely, it labels Auslogics Windows Slimmer as a “dangerous” software. This is perhaps because this software is an adware and displays ads regularly.
Conclusion: Auslogics Windows Slimmer can trim down your Windows installation and remove many of the files or folders that are no longer needed. It also removes some of the temporary files and junk files.
You can download Auslogics Windows Slimmer from https://www.auslogics.com/en/software/windows-slimmer/.