If you’re tired of constantly running out of disk space, especially on smaller SSD’s, and Windows Disk Cleanup doesn’t do much and you don’t want to use magic all in one optimizers that usually just break everything, maybe it’s time for you to check out Auslogics Windows Slimmer. It’s a very focused tool that doesn’t do anything magical, but it does focus on Windows stuff that gets accumulated the most. WinSxS libraries, Old Windows versions which always remain after larger Windows updates, Windows Update remnants and System Restore points. Under Regular Maintenance you’ll find few more usual entries like Memory Dumps, Recycle Bin, Temporary Files and old Windows Logs. Over time, all this can accumulate quite a lot of stuff and this is by far the easiest (and free!) tool to remove all that clutter. CCleaner generally does similar, but this one focuses on few more areas not covered by CCleaner.
Just a word of caution, installer of Auslogics Windows Slimmer offers bunch of their other apps which you have to manually decline during installation, so watch out what you click during installation.
Has your Windows FileRepository folder grown into an enormous monster over the months and years of using same Windows installation and regularly updating device drivers like graphic drivers? Windows stores copies of old drivers in FileRepository folder, but those drivers may no longer be needed and they just take up disk space.
Well, here is a solution and it’s called Drive Store Explorer. It’s a tool that checks the FileRepository folder for stored drivers and presents them to the user in a nice and clean interface that gives you ability to delete all the unnecessary drivers that are probably long outdated and not needed ever again.
Be warned though that deleting wrong driver may cause problems. Create System Restore point before cleaning or inspect the driver name, date and version before deleting it. You can save yourself a lot of trouble if you take few seconds to inspect that well…
And lastly, if you are not experiencing disk space problems because of this very specific feature in Windows, it’s better to leave it alone. Don’t fix it, if it ain’t broken 😉