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.
This handy little utility quickly targets and eliminates temporary files accumulated by Windows on any drive. Scans all accessible user accounts, deletes temporary Internet files, deletes cookies, deletes browser history, deletes recent files, deletes windows temp folders, deletes windows prefetch, deletes windows update uninstall files, empties Recycle Bin, and more! All removal options can be easily configured from the settings page. The process is not stopped by locked files, and will reset permissions if necessary. Counters total up # of files deleted and space freed, and a full list of deleted files is provided. There is no need to install, there is a single executable that can be run from anywhere! A detailed help file describes all of the folder being cleaned, and how to configure the various options.
Version 3.0.1 has command line switches have been added, making it easy to incorporate into scripts; Temp File Cleaner can now be run without a GUI, and supports recording a log to a file; A read me file is now included detailing the intended use of all of the options.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.0.1 has command line switches have been added, making it easy to incorporate into scripts; Temp File Cleaner can now be run without a GUI, and supports recording a log to a file; A readme file is now included detailing the intended use of all of the options.