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Keep Your PC Clean With Wise Disk Cleaner

Some computer users say that there is not really a need to run disk cleaners like the popular CCleaner or the lesser known FixBee regularly on a system thanks to Terabyte-large hard drives. And while that may be true in some cases, it may not be true for all. Users with Solid State Drives built-in their computer for instance will have a couple hundred Gigabytes tops on that drive available, which can get filled rather quickly with games, large applications, or media.

Wise Disk Cleaner is a free program for the Windows operating system that PC users can make use of to remove unnecessary files from their system that take up disk space. The program uses a clean interface that is divided into three tabs at the top.

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The Common Cleaner tab resembles CCleaner's functionality. It is basically a list of locations where temporary files or files that leave traces are saved in. A click on a group opens up a detailed selection list. You find the usual file locations listed here, from web browsing cookies and history information to temporary file locations that Windows uses automatically.

The list is nowhere near as comprehensive as that of CCleaner, but it covers many major locations. It needs to be mentioned that only Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome are covered by the cleaner.

The Advanced Cleaner basically searches select hard drives for temporary file types, invalid shortcuts and empty files, and offers to remove them.  It is possible to add custom file extensions here to have them included in the cleanup automatically from that moment on.

Wise Disk Cleaner offers to run these two cleanup modes manually or on schedule. It is for instance possible to run an automatic cleanup once per week.

The Slimming System options offers interesting options to cut down on the size of the Windows installation folder. Here it is possible to remove components that you may not use at all. This includes Windows Help files, language packs, or the Windows Installer Baseline Cache which usually has quite a large file size.

On a one month old installation of Windows 7, the slimming system option offered to free up 1.3 Gigabyte of disk space.

The program settings offer some interesting options. You can first add folders here that you want emptied regularly. Whatever is in that folder, will be cleaned by the program when you run it. You can furthermore add folders to the list of exclusions, so that they are not targeted by the cleaner at all, and have the program create a one-click shortcut on your system to run cleanups manually with a click on that shortcut. Non-SSD users can furthermore enable secure deletion here to make the data unrecoverable after deletion.

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Slimming System feels like a genuine feature, especially since it usually frees up more disk space than the other cleaning options. This feature sets it apart from other cleaners that do not offer it.  Please note that you can download a portable version of the PC cleaner by clicking on the Alternate Download link on the program website.

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Comments

  1. jay said on May 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm
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    The slimming down feature caught my attention maybe the main feature on this program that others don’t and need

  2. ilev said on May 22, 2012 at 8:55 am
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  3. [email protected] said on May 22, 2012 at 9:49 am
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    yeah! I’m already using its portable version, its good

  4. ComicHippo said on May 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm
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    Wow !! Loved the slimming down feature :)

  5. pd said on May 23, 2012 at 7:02 am
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    Very good review, thanks.

  6. wim said on May 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm
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    If you have tools like this on your desktop,and you really want to clean up.REVO UNINSTALLER.

  7. Tomas said on May 27, 2012 at 7:19 am
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    Wise Disk Cleaner is a chinese background program. if you want to be controlled by them, you can choose them.

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