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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    86,362
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 03, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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5 stars

"A real lifesaver!"

December 23, 2016  |  By TheTankstore

2016-12-23 08:56:14  |  By TheTankstore

 |  Version: PatchCleaner 1.4.2

Pros

Easy to install
Easy to use
Finally solved a problem I've been living with for a long time
Freed up 37.2 gb

Cons

Pay attention when you use the software. If you move the files, make sure you pick the right folder.

Summary

Where do I even start? First: I registered after years of using Cnet for no other reason than to post this review.

TL;DR I had a 47.24 gb Installer folder and this thing freed up 37.2 gb.

The long story: I have an ultrabook which came with a 128gb SSD. I was only able to use 92gb. After a while, I upgraded to a 500gb SSD. But the problem was that I was not able to make one huge partition-instead, I had to keep the original-size partition and add a new one.

That was okay for a while, except the Installer folder kept GROWING and GROWING! It was infuriating! I researched the problem, and found other people had it too. Windows support didn't care. Meanwhile, I was afraid of deleting files for fear of breaking one of my programs. I didn't know what went where.

It was like this for a long time. I don't know how long, easily over a year. I found workarounds. Cloud storage, moving programs, uninstalling unnecessary files. But I was always living with a tiny sliver of my primary drive available. It came to a head today when I tried to patch a program and had only 32kb available.

I began my search again, and found this program. And after just a few minutes downloading, installing, and analyzing, I moved the unnecessary files to a backup folder. I feel like I have air to breathe once again! Thank you so much for creating this software!

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5 stars

"Removed 24.7Gb from Windows\installer folder"

November 27, 2016  |  By carlapuckett

2016-11-27 07:28:38  |  By carlapuckett

 |  Version: PatchCleaner 1.4.2

Pros

took 5 minutes to download, install and run software

Cons

Been looking for something like this for months

Summary

Dell latitude Z with a 64Gb SSD. It started life as Win 7 - then upgraded to Win 8 - then Win 10. My programs folder is slightly over 2Gb as I use it mostly for web surfing due to very little room for data. NO music or videos...yet I was still running short on room. Two weeks ago I was down to less than a Gig of free space. All MS "disk cleaner" could do is gain back 4Gb. Found this download and after due diligence spent 10 minutes to regain 28.47Gb of space. Program moved all this to an accessible folder for safe-keeping until I'm ready to move it to an external HD. Keeping it around just in case its needed for a later upgrade, but no need to keep it on my SSD. Will update my review if it causes problems.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4.2
Version 1.4.2:
  • Fix for object not found crash in UI.
  • Fix for crash on Cannot convert Null to System.DateTime
  • Error handling for vbScript not configured on PC.
  • Fix for duplicate patch files appearing
  • UI enhancement for missing files.
General
Publisher HomeDev
Publisher web site http://www.homedev.com.au
Release Date March 03, 2016
Date Added March 03, 2016
Version 1.4.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.5.2
Download Information
File Size 1.26MB
File Name PatchCleaner_1.4.2.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 86,362
Downloads Last Week 1,578
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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