Unnecessary Files is a straightforward piece of software which enables users to remove junk or unused files from the computer, in order to clean up space and ultimately boost the system's performance.
The installation operation is quick and does not require special attention. Once it finishes, you are greeted by a regular window with a simple layout, representing Unnecessary Files' interface.
All items that require cleaning are neatly organized in the main application window, according to their category - general files and folders, Internet-based items, or miscellaneous data.
Therefore, you can empty the Recycle Bin, clean user-defined folders and active setup temporary directories, as well as remove the temporary remote desktop cache, zero-length files and dead shortcut links.
It is also possible to clear web browser history, cache, cookies and typed URL history, downloaded ActiveX and OCX items, offline web pages, the Windows Clipboard, Microsoft Office registry history lists and Opera web browser data, among others.
Other tools of the program allow you to activate a system power management function (e.g. turn off, restart), manage plugins, disable apps which automatically run at system startup, edit file associations, uninstall software, locate and delete duplicate files, as well as delete or reconcile orphaned DLLs. Moreover, you can delete invalid file and path references in the Windows Registry, manually remove files and folders from the system, as well as empty the Internet Explorer cache, among others.
As far as program settings go, you can make Unnecessary Files automatically run at system startup, clean on startup and on exit, delete or wipe the Recycle Bin, specify which drives to search for unnecessary, empty and dead link files, ignore files with specific attributes, create a file/folder exclusion list, create automatic backups, and so on.
As you can see, Unnecessary Files comprises numerous options and configurable settings when it comes to cleaning your computer. It has a good response time and carries out scan and clean tasks rapidly and without errors, while using a barely noticeable amount of CPU and system memory. Unfortunately, Unnecessary Files has not been updated for a very long time.