Clear Out with CCleaner
1. START CLEANING
Launch CCleaner. Go through the “Windows” and “Applications” tabs in the “Cleaner” section, reviewing each item, unchecking those you wish to keep. Pay particular attention to the “Windows Explorer” section. Once satisfied with what you’ve selected, click the “Analyze” button, and wait for the scan.
2. REVIEW CAREFULLY
When complete, a summarized list is displayed. Be sure to right- click any questionable items and choose “View detailed results.” You can protect individual files from being deleted by right- clicking them and choosing “Add to Exclude list,” or uncheck the list and click “Analyze” to perform a fresh scan.
3. RINSE, THEN REPEAT
When you’ve finished reviewing everything, click “Run Cleaner.” Read the warning—this is your last chance to turn back—and click “Yes” to delete the files. Going forward, you can run further scans, or quickly right- click individual categories in the list, and choose “Analyze” or “Run Cleaner” for a targeted clean-up.