Editors' reviewThis simple utility deletes unwanted files created in Windows, but a help file should have been included. Temp File Cleaner doesn't require installation, but you will need Java Runtime Environment 1.6 installed on your system. The program's interface is straightforward. Simple checkbox ticks in the program's settings allow you to select the areas to clean. In addition to Windows temp files, this software deletes temporary Internet files, cookies, the recycle bin, history, and others. The program quickly freed 500MB of disk space in just a few minutes during tests and it offers force deletion. Temp File Cleaner also displays a success or error notice after file deletion so you can easily trace files that weren't removed. While the program is relatively easy to follow, a help guide to outline deletion areas like prefetch, system restore data, and Windows update uninstallers needs to be included. Temp File Cleaner features an excessive search option to look in subfolders, but it isn't clear what methods it's using. With its speedy operation and cheap price, this application is suitable for intermediate to advanced users for efficient file cleaning.
Temp File Cleaner was designed to give users the power and flexibility needed to effectively manage temporary files on their machine. It is built on a robust engine that allows for complex cleansing scenarios and rules to be created with ease. Brace yourself for your computer to feel gigabytes lighter after you unleash the TFC temporary file destroying ninjas. More than one drive? No problem, TFC will allow you to clean any or all of your drives. The cleaning engine scans all accessible user accounts, deleting temporary Internet files, cookies, browser history, recent files list, Windows temp folders, Windows update uninstall files, empties the Recycle Bin, and more. You can customize your desired cleaning through the selectable options within the application. The process is not aborted by locked files, and can reset permissions if necessary. For convenience, the application is distributed as a Windows installer, and can be easily uninstalled at any time from Add/Remove program. Alternatively, a portable version is available on our website, which does not require an installation, and can be run directly from a USB flash drive (or anywhere). A detailed help page describes all of the paths being cleaned, and how to configure the various options. The Temp File Cleaner can easily be incorporated into scripts by using the command line arguments as documented. To achieve the best results, close all other running applications before running the Temp File Cleaner. For the most thorough cleaning, run as an Administrator account that has the permissions necessary to clean all of the locations on the disk. This software is available free of charge for personal use. Donations are welcomed, and are necessary for me to cover server costs.
What's new in this version:
- Fixed a bug causing the /appdatapath cmd line arg to fail in some cases
- Fixed the in app purchase link
- Added support for MSP licenses
- Added a command line argument for specifying the settings file
- Now signing the application assembly with a strong name key file
- Added ability to specify directory and file name for logs
- Added ability to override config file path with registry key
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