Cleaning up unused data

To launch the Unused Data Cleaning Wizard:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. Click the More Tools button in the lower part of the main window to open the Tools window.
  3. In the Tools window, go to the Clean and optimize section.
  4. Click the Unused Data Cleaner link to launch the Unused Data Cleaning Wizard.

The Wizard consists of a series of pages (steps), which you can navigate through by clicking the Back and Next buttons. To close the Wizard after it finishes, click the Done button. To stop the Wizard at any step, click the Cancel button.

Let us review the steps of the Wizard in more detail.

Starting the Wizard

The first page of the Wizard shows information about the clean-up of unused data.

Click the Next button to start the Wizard.

Searching for unused data

The Wizard searches the computer for unused data. The search may take a while. Once the search is complete, the Wizard proceeds automatically to the next step.

Selecting actions to delete unused data

After the search for unused data has been completed, a window displaying the list of actions opens.

To make the Wizard perform a certain action, select the corresponding check box next to the action. By default, the Wizard performs all recommended and strongly recommended actions. If you do not want to perform a certain action, clear the check box next to it.

Clearing the check boxes that are selected by default is not recommended. This may jeopardize the safety of your computer.

After you define the set of actions for the Wizard to perform, click the Next button.

Cleaning up unused data

The Wizard performs the actions selected during the previous step. The clean-up of unused data may take some time.

After the clean-up of unused data has been completed, the Wizard automatically proceeds to the next step.

While the Wizard is running, some files (such as the Microsoft Windows log file and Microsoft Office event log) may be in use by the operating system. In order to delete these files the wizard will suggest that you restart the operating system.

Wizard completion

Click the Done button to exit the Wizard.

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