Find Junk Files

Find Junk Files

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 54 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.51 build 1318
  • Total Downloads:
    211,739
  • Date Added:
    July 21, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    145
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Find Junk Files may not be an imaginative software name, but it's an accurate one. This free tool finds junk files on your PC, mostly temporary files and folders. It scans for more than 100 file types, even obscure stuff like DOS and Windows 3.1 files, but you can choose what to scan and what to exclude. It's easy to use, maybe too easy; while it doesn't target anything dangerous like system files, it can find and remove logs, caches, settings, and other files and folders that, while not exactly "permanent," you'd prefer to keep, if only for the sheer nuisance value of replacing them. Find Junk Files also includes a privacy scan.

Find Junk Files has a basic interface with a wizard mascot and three main buttons: Scan Computer Now, Privacy Protection, and Check for Updates. On the left side, buttons let you select files and folders to scan or exclude, start scans, and access the program's settings, which include allowing multiple instances, playing sounds, and moving files to the Recycle Bin or deleting them directly.

We started a scan, which turned up a wide range of files. We were pleased to see nearly everything Find Junk Files found was in fact a junk file, mostly inside Temp folders. We could sort the list by size, type, attributes, date, name, and other headings. We could simply highlight a file, folder, or range of items to remove them, or we could click a button labeled Remove All Files. We don't recommend doing this until you're sure about what's being removed. The scan also found some folders. Most were safe to delete, but there's no harm in keeping an empty program file just because the program in question hasn't used it yet. Weigh that against the chore of restoring a lost file in a corrupted program, and those few kilobytes hardly seem worth recovering.

Find Junk Files offers no access to a Help file from the interface, other than an active link from the developer's logo. That's a shame because it has considerable online resources, though some of the entries we clicked on were blank, suggesting a work in progress. Used carefully, Find Junk Files can help you clean out the junk that clogs up your system.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"so far so good"

June 17, 2013  |  By jimi1952

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

easy to use,seems to help speed

Cons

none so far

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4 stars

"Have purchased this Product/ more than happy"

February 27, 2012  |  By mountain nan

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

The Program Found Junk Files that I had no idea were there. Got 6gb space back / admittedly I had not done any Junk File clean out for 3 years!!!

Cons

None that I can think of

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1 stars

"Not free, not free"

February 08, 2012  |  By pumkin54

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

not free, not free

Cons

Why does CNET lie and say a product is free when it's actually a 14-day trial and you then have to BUY it for 19.95.

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4 stars

"Excellent tool"

November 15, 2011  |  By westra

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

Cleans verry fast

Cons

Until now I fond none

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4 stars

"I find this to be an excellent addition to my Computer"

November 08, 2011  |  By mojok

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

Finds stuff I never knew I had ,And cleans them out..

Cons

Everything good

Summary

Recommended it to my friends who now use it too..Good work

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1 stars

"virus virus"

November 06, 2011  |  By edtsu1

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

none none none

Cons

nortons 360 keeps rejecting it as a virus

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4 stars

"no problems yet"

November 05, 2011  |  By svsummerwind

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

got rid of 180 megs

Cons

could have problems in future

Summary

taking a chance they know what they are doing!

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5 stars

"Outstanding Software!"

November 02, 2011  |  By theonesource4

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

Finds almost every piece of garbage file that is not needed and taking up disk space. Very straightforward and easy to use software with little chance of mucking up your system if you are careful.

Cons

None found yet.

Summary

Very easy to use software with no problems.

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5 stars

"great little prog. finds files i didn't know i had"

November 02, 2011  |  By urjokin

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

simple to use, very efficient

Cons

none that i can think of

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3 stars

"Useful but slow"

November 01, 2011  |  By jbenoliel

 |  Version: Find Junk Files 1.51 build 1318

Pros

Found me extra gigs on my HD I didn't even thought

Cons

Slow, sometime hangs when deleting lots of files

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.51 build 1318
Version 1.51 build 1318 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher eyeClaxton Software
Publisher web site http://www.eyeclaxton.com
Release Date July 10, 2011
Date Added July 21, 2011
Version 1.51 build 1318
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.47MB
File Name fjf151.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 211,739
Downloads Last Week 145
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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