19 responses

  1. sarvesh
    February 15, 2011

    I have faced the same problem. It is very dangerous for our system sometimes it may cause the crash of the hard disk.

  2. Jamie Konrath
    February 15, 2011

    I completely agree…. I have this CCLEANER software which i use to remove unwanted junk files…. & believe me the Computer starts working faster after the clean up…. I have incorporated the use of c-cleaner in my daily routine… due to which temporary n junk files are destroyed…

  3. Kristoffer
    February 17, 2011

    Nice post! Really got my brain working. And by the way, thanks a lot for the “Fighter”-series – they’re great!

  4. Pas
    February 22, 2011

    By also clearing out a lot of junk files and clearing up your memory, doesn’t that also make your computer run a lot faster and smoother?

  5. Patrick T. Rasmussen
    March 3, 2011

    There are many techniques that can make your computer faster, the one you mention is just one of them…

  6. Mike
    April 11, 2011

    Yes, clearing out certain files might make your PC run faster but the sad fact is over time the Registry gets so hosed up with junk that it can also affect performance.

    The other thing is when you uninstall programs most of the time files get left behind and after a couple of years this just adds to the problem.

  7. Julie
    August 2, 2011

    Mike,

    That is exactly why me and the hubby recently switched over to Macs and so far we are loving them. No regrets at all!

    J

  8. Steve
    October 21, 2011

    This junk files are very danger..I had lot of junk files on my computer and somebody HACKED my Computer.

  9. debra Sbhibier
    October 21, 2011

    These temporary files are created automatically in your computer and should be removed from your computer automatically as well. The software which generates the Temp Files should remove those files also as soon you close that software for example if you open Ms-Word and works on a document then you will see that Ms-word has created a temp file as well just for a backup and when you close Ms-Word, the temp files will also be removed automatically. But not all softwares follows the same procedure. It can be because of bad software that creates temp files or because of improper shutdown, System crashes or hanging problems that these temp files remains in your system and starts creating the problems

    All of your personal information get saved in these files when ever you fills a form on internet or do an activity similar to it. After filing such forms, the data remains saved in your computer and these websites fetch the data from your computer secretly and use it for their own purpose

  10. Florence
    December 15, 2011

    Cheers. Those f*ckin’ junk files kills me!!

  11. klaus
    July 25, 2012

    thanks a lot for the “Fighter”-series. i like the whole serie

  12. PC
    September 1, 2012

    Hi.

    I’m thinking of using PC Maximizer 3.0, it says it will delete junk files, what I won’t to know is that will it delete important files like photos, documents, games etc? :)

  13. Kim Falkner
    September 1, 2012

    Hi PC,

    Thank you for your comment. For removing junk files on a PC we would however recommend our very own FULL-DISKfighter: http://www.spamfighter.com/FULL-DISKfighter/. It will remove junk files and duplicate photos if you prefer that.

  14. Linda
    July 8, 2013

    Beware of buying Software over internet…read the terms. I was going to buy PCMatic until I read the terms and discovered that they automatically roll over your purchase the following year unless they receive written information from you not to automatically charge your card whatever amt. they like the following year. This information must be submitted in writing at least 15 days before the end of your original term. That is totally unacceptable to me. But it taught me a valuable lesson. I had gotten in the habit of just checking the I Agree Box without reading the terms because the writing always was so small and also plain lazyiness on my part. Thank goodness I did read it & will continue to do so from now on.

  15. Price
    October 23, 2013

    I agree with Debra. Why do the computer and program makers not have a built-in facility to delete the temporary “junk” files and so-called registry problems they deliberately when the program is being closed. It seems to me that the industry is hell-bent on protecting its future. It forces us to buy, buy, buy new software to protect us against junk files and other pervasive stuff which if and with honesty the makers could avoid. Eventually we are “forced” to buy a new and larger computer. But then we have to buy all the programs again. Then the cycle starts all over again with new junk files and other types. Little wonder that the computer industry is the one that makes the highest profits. And what was wrong with the older programs that made us want to buy the later versions that are no better than the older ones?

  16. Mertsi
    October 19, 2014

    Just removed OVER 30GB of junk files. Feels like I just bought a new computer!

  17. Kaushal Sehgal
    January 6, 2015

    Its vital for us and for our computer as well to get ride of these kind of files else it will cause you data crash or hard drive crash or both at the same time.

  18. Peter Ridgers
    January 14, 2015

    Why, why, why do so many people keep all their old digital photo’s on their hard drive. I have just erased 60GB of old photo’s from a friend’s pc – that was over 15,000 pictures. At ten seconds per picture it would take nearly two days just to scan them all. They all had the standard camera-generated name so he couldn’t even meaningfully search for a particular photo. For the average person, take your holiday snaps, show them to your friends. Store very special ones and throw the rest away!!!

    • Mie Pedersen
      January 14, 2015

      Agree – if you don’t want to keep the photos you should delete them. However, it’s this ‘clean-up’ that people rarely take the time to do before they’re in over their heads. Personally, I import my photos to a special folder dedicated to the given event. That way I can easily find the pictures and/or delete them if I want.

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