Why You Should Stop Using CCleaner to Clean Up "Junk Files"
CCleaner is an app based on deceiving statements that claim to “Speed up” your computer. Deleting Windows temporary files every 24 hours isn’t going to speed up your computer, at least the way you’re going to feel it.
With the latest updates, Windows 10 actually has a better feature that that actually helps to keep your computer clean without a need to install any third party apps.
Cleaning Up “Junk Files”
Microsoft introduced a new feature into Windows 10 with Creators Update (version 1709). This introduced a new option in a Windows 10 feature called Storage Sense. This will automatically delete any files in the Downloads folder, temporary files, or the Recycle Bin, that haven’t been changed in 30 days.
To enable this:
Click the Start menu and type Settings. Click on Settings.
Click on System and then Storage in the left navigation pane.
Turn on the Storage Sense feature.
This will always ensure that your Temporary Files and Recycle Bin remain free of clutter .
You can fine tune how this feature behaves by clicking on the Change how we free up space automatically link.
There, you can fine tune how often Windows cleans up these areas, and how long Windows allows unmodified files to remain in these areas.
This is just one more example of how features in Windows 10 make CCleaner obsolete.