Windows 10: Delete unused/unnecessary files

Discus and support Delete unused/unnecessary files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, Recently had to make some changes to associate files to programs. Have noticed in the list lot of unknown files, dont know where they came... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Motim, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Motim Win User

    Delete unused/unnecessary files


    Hello,
    Recently had to make some changes to associate files to programs. Have noticed in the list lot of unknown files, dont know where they came from. Previously (on win7) had installed "AVG tuneup" program, it had the exact function to clean these files, but did not insall that program again. Looked in "CCleaner" - it has not similar function.
    Is there some way to get rid of the 'unknown' files which are not associated to any installed program (except system files) ?
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks


    :)
     
    Motim, Oct 20, 2016
    #1
  2. Micah Bat Win User

    Delete Unused Prfetch Files

    Hi,

    To view the prefetch folder, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + R
    • Type in "C:/WINDOWS/Prefetch" without the quotation.

    By then, you can now view the list of prefetch on your Windows. You can determine which prefetch to delete by its filename and the date that it has been modified. You can also check its properties for the details of the said prefetch files. To delete it, right-click
    the said prefetch and then, click Delete.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Micah Bat, Oct 20, 2016
    #2
  3. BulldogXX Win User
    Delete Unused Prfetch Files

    Lol ... I've read a lot of nutty posts here ... this one takes the cake ...
     
    BulldogXX, Oct 20, 2016
    #3
  4. Neemobeer Win User

    Delete unused/unnecessary files

    All the files types are defined in the registry under the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. These don't really take up much space, so there really isn't any reason to remove them plus you could accidentally remove a needed file type.
     
    Neemobeer, Oct 20, 2016
    #4
Thema:

Delete unused/unnecessary files

Loading...
  1. Delete unused/unnecessary files - Similar Threads - Delete unused unnecessary

  2. "unnecessary files"?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    "unnecessary files"?: Hello Everyone: Today I do " Disk Cleanup". It processed very slow, it seems that there are too many file to clean. Later, the window said: The Disk Cleanup utility is cleaning unnecessary files on your machine....
  3. Can't delete unused partitian

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Can't delete unused partitian: I dual booted Linux on one of my hard drives, but had issues with it and removed the Linux bootloader. The problem is, I am unable to delete the partition in disk management, so that I can extend my Windows partition and get my space back [ATTACH]...
  4. Windows 10 Unnecessary Files Deletion

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    Windows 10 Unnecessary Files Deletion: Hello guys, I am having a full installation of windows 10 that is 18Gb in size. I need to delete some unnecessary files of windows 10 so there will be more space for other purposes. Is there any lists of those unnecessary files to remove them? submitted by...
  5. unnecessary and junk files

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    unnecessary and junk files: Please tell me how I to clean unnecessary junk files and software from pc? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/unnecessary-and-junk-files/8d39523d-ac2b-4416-a065-6eb50e896532"
  6. delete unnecessary files and apps

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    delete unnecessary files and apps: Delete unnecessary apps and files https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/delete-unnecessary-files-and-apps/3733fe49-cfd4-4a8e-910d-d6f70fa75751
  7. Removing Unnecessary or Redundant Files

    in Windows 10 Support
    Removing Unnecessary or Redundant Files: I know how to delete "temp", "%temp%", and "Prefetch" files using the Run box, and I believe there is another set of files that can be removed, but I don't remember it. Anyone know the other one? Thanks. 120889
  8. Deleting unnecessary partitions

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Deleting unnecessary partitions: So after some bad times the other week I have reinstalled windows. I now have some (probably ) unnecessary partitions. I really should have wiped the drive and started from scratch when I reinstalled Windows but hey ho. Which of these are safe to delete ? Presumably I will...
  9. Deleting an unnecessary UPDATE

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Deleting an unnecessary UPDATE: A tech operator deleted an update its been almost 7hrs so far says restoring registry and files how long could this take. A game I play won't play after loading that's why on remote session update was removed....
  10. How To Find And Delete Unnecessary Files?

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    How To Find And Delete Unnecessary Files?: Hi all, I want to find and delete files that are taking up space. I mainly want to find large files that I'm unaware of. I've already run the Windows 10 app "Disk Clean Up" and it deleted about 2GB worth of files. Any help would be great! 67680