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Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Professional Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Professional

Delete junk files on your computer.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 438 53 comments

Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Professional was available as a giveaway on April 19, 2008!

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The most Flexible and Sophisticated Media Player for Windows!

By cleaning your disk with Wise Disk Cleaner, your computer will run faster, and you won't have to worry as much about filling your hard drive and replacing it with a newer, bigger one.

Wise Disk Cleaner is a user friendly, fast and easy to use application developed to free up disk space by deleting junk files that are no longer used by any software on your system. Even the least experienced user can easily remove junk files with this tool.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/XP-x64/2003/Vista/Vista-x64/2008 Server





File Size:

1 MB



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Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Professional is a keeper it is very good,I had the free one for a long time work good,test on Win XP sp0 & sp2 clean all one game not work refit the file it ok very old game super fly dos,as for shortcuts it not it's MRU or History only make a doc & name it doc1.txt & open it just clean the MRU to bin you look in it say shortcut have a look doc1.txt is not in the bin so you ok.be for you fit software make system Restore & you PC will not die 100% safe if you do it right,yes ccleaner is good & fast only do C\drive,only think is it bit slow but dose good job.so befor you come to giveawayoftheday make system Restore & you be OK.

Reply   |   Comment by hotdoge3  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wise Disk Cleaner 3 works hard cleaning up junk files - even the undeletable ones, but be very careful with the checklist, better be a bit paranoid first rather than ended crying.

Use some common sense on checking the extensions. Doing BuBBy' suggestion above would be a wiser measure. I'm happy with this utility anyway :)

Reply   |   Comment by Taufiq  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Worked like a charm.Highly recommended

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks so much for this wonderful software. I've been looking for a program like this for a while. Oh and by the way thanks for the games too. I really love games. You guys are awesome.

Reply   |   Comment by LadyEmmaleth  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Here is the URL

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Folk,

I listed the 14 freeware disk cleaners I could fine, with some notes about the products, on three posts at DonationCoder. Including the Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Free version.

No, there are not reviews and comparisons, to really do that well you would almost have to do disk images and restore. However if somebody (Jonathan !) would do a mini-comparison review it would be a nice service. A few are from suites or companies that have a number of related prodcuts like Glary, Revo and AdvancedWindowsCare, most are standalone products.


Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

First I deselected ALL options but selected ALL the extensions and did a scan

Then I sorted the list on the extensions and decided which extensions that should NOT be included.

Did a new scan and delete a lot of junk to the Recycle.bin - for safety

Tested most of my major programs which performed OK.

Finally my Recycle.bin was cleared - lots of Megs gained :-)

Very easy program to use, thanks !

Reply   |   Comment by Ben Sando  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I just used this program ans it was amazing. It cleared over 3gb of space on my disk. I will keep this as long as a can and use it often. my computer now runs faster and smoother.

Thanks a lot!!

Reply   |   Comment by coolkid  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

the joys of san serif.

.LNK files are shortcuts.
.URL are internet "favorites".
.ILK, .INK are whatever they are.

Reply   |   Comment by 123  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't see how this is any worse the crap cleaner. At least it offers to save to the recycle bin or a designated folder.

I have seen crap cleaner want to delete duplicate .dlls before and its checked by default which can often lead to disaster.

All these programs should be used with care by their very nature.

Reply   |   Comment by Techgurl  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wow, I'm impressed. This is a very thorough program with all the extras you'd want in a disk sweeper program.

I too am a cCleaner user and really like that program. I ran cCleaner just before installing and using Wise Cleaner, and Wise Cleaner found 722 more files (40 MB) to be deleted. I examined the delete list, file by file, and every one was a good choice. Glad to have those off of my machine. Of course, I can tweak cCleaner so that it would have found those files, as well - but I'm just saying...

I have to agree, though, that for the new or non-technical computer user, this program would be intimidating. Being presented with that file extension list to choose from is just plain scary when all you know is that you've got "some stuff saved in Word" or "some stuff saved in my e-mail." To really accomodate the "least experienced user" I think I would include a wizard that mostly assured the user that no irreparable deletions would be made, that presented only a very few options, and that removed the files to a new folder in My Documents by default.

I can't put my finger on why, but I still prefer using cCleaner. Somehow the user interface seems nicer/more understandable/easier to me, but maybe that's only because I'm used to it. I'll have to use Wise Cleaner more and see if I can spot what I'm not comfortable with.

Another thing I'd like to see in these programs (for inexperienced users) is an explanation of how to delete cookies. Everybody knows they should do that, but then they delete their cookies, find their favorite web sites don't work the way they're used to, and so they quit deleting cookies. A little wizard or explanation that explained the exclusion list and had them do the process of delete all, visit favorite web sites, come back and add cookies to the exclusion list would help a lot of folks out, I think.

Very nice progam, GAOTD and Wise! Thank you very much!

Reply   |   Comment by dbear  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is a very handy piece of software, IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
As with any software of this type if you don't understand what it does don't use it.

I've read several suggestions here that Ccleaner does the same job as this but is better.
Ccleaner is a completely different tool

If you want to try a free and small application for this job try WildReplace (Google it) it is a manual process but very configurable.

Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Professional is a keeper in my book though.

Reply   |   Comment by Local  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Personally, I don't like automated processes cleaning up my disks. As I have a 160GB disk and I'm not close to saturation, the risks of breaking something make me see a risk/reward ratio of 'not acceptable.' So, thanks, but I'll pass. When I find myself getting lower in space, I'll manually clean out my 'temporary internet files' folder and my TEMP folder.

Reply   |   Comment by MarcLeLark  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Not bad, I think I will try this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Money Idea  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

WOW thanks i downloaded the free edition a few months ago and now here's the full. Thanks :)

Reply   |   Comment by Guest 32  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I would like to see how this works but I keep getting a runtime error during scanning. Changed the parameters and still will not complete scanning. Running XP sp2.

Reply   |   Comment by diana  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I too recommend the Steven Gould's Cleanup! which, on average, cleans up ~130 MB per run on my Windows ME machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

DL'd, run and tested OK on XP2. I wouldn't have a problem with it because I'm used to computers. However. . .

There are many newbies out there who for whatever reason, remain newbies. They don't want to be a geek. My wife is one. Ask her to identify which type of file should be excluded from a disk cleaner's operations and she'll have no idea.

It's for that reason that I couldn't recommend today's GOTD offering to anyone who doesn't know what they're doing. It's not that it has any intrinsic weakness -- quite the opposite, in fact: it has strengths which some may not be able to contain.

Contrary to many a glowing report about CCleaner on here, I've found it to have become 'stronger' and more 'aggressive' which each revision. So I've dropped it and gone with Steve Gould's CleanUp! instead.

Reason? No-one REALLY needs to scrub their computer of every last kb of waste. Just as no-one needs to take a diamond milling machine to completely re-hone their window glass.

A gentle, non-abrasive, and regular "wipe" is infinitely preferable to intensive, potentially destructive, and irregular "scrubbing".

Today's offering allows an experienced user to gently "wipe" or vigorously "scrub" -- but not all users are going to be in a position to know which is which.

And as I'm prone to make mistakes just like anyone else, the fact that I can tell the difference doesn't actually mean anything at all: if I goof, I goof badly. Hence why I've decided to stick with Steve's CleanUp!


It's small, light, fast, effective, free and I click on its icon every single day, safe in the knowledge that, unlike even the much-revered CrapCleaner, it's proved to be the best synthesis of the thorough and the gentle. Running that as the cleaner and the freeware JkDefrag GUI version as my defragmenter:


means that, fingers crossed, I'm able to maintain a clean, fast and efficient PC (and two laptops, too.)

Summary: today's offering is excellent for those who know what they're doing. But there are other cleaners out there just fine for those who don't know, don't want to, and (even if they do have some knowledge) would rather not put their computer at risk thanks to their own occasional human fallibility. . .

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

VERY IMPRESSIVE! Picks up where CCleaner leaves off. (I'm a cmoderately experience user...know something about registry, but not enough to meddle with it on my own).

I've been burned by these types of easy, so-called, "miracle" cleaners before, to the point where I've wasted hours undoing the damage they caused (damage which I didn't even understand, BTW). Since then, the only cleaning tool I trusted was CCleaner. Wise Disk Pro is now added to my favorites list.

I also liked the instant icon view that shows which entries may not be 100% safe to delete. Very user friendly and takes out the gamble.

p.s. It found 1,000 more useless reg entries than CCleaner did, even with me using Revo uninstall on advanced setting.

Reply   |   Comment by Josie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have had the free version for some time, although I rarely use it. Like some of you, I find the interface encourages me to delete essential files. It's an effective tool, but deleting the wrong file can result in problems that are very hard to diagnose. The Pro version's backup abilities is a partial solution, but the ease with which you can create problems is still a concern. CCleaner and AWC are more conservative, and they have never created a problem for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Harlan  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Untrustworthy As recommended above, I ran it after excluding the Windows folder from the scan. Nevertheless, a number of files from that very same windows folder were designated for removal after scanning.

No thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Roz  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Pro basically searches your hard drive (or drives – you tell it what to search) looking for certain file name extensions: i.e. “.tmp”, “.chk” etc... There is a suggested list of name extensions, you can select/de-select them individually, and you can have the program simply search for these files, listing everything it finds. Or you can have it automatically delete them (permanently or to the Recycle Bin), or move them all to a folder you specify. There are more options/features available, but I think that pretty well sums it up. Windows XP & Vista come with a similar tool called Disk Cleanup, though it doesn’t have as many options.

Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Pro itself seems to be an excellent program & does it’s job well. It does however suffer from the same weakness as every other program of this sort – it cannot tell what files are still needed & which ones are not. The same can be said for many registry cleaning programs & the keys/values they delete. Some programs may give you more info on what it wants to delete, but by & large that's just generic stuff, comments that may or may not really apply.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very Strange.

Cleared the exclusion list and ran it and it removed files from c:\windows folder. Put 'documents & Settings' & 'windows' folder in the exclusion list and it totally ignored me and removed files from Both excluded folders.

About to restore removed files from Recycle bin and remove this software in favour of good old 'crap cleaner'.

Thanks anyway GAOTD but this prog appears to me to be broken.

Reply   |   Comment by rizla01  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

First of all, I have read all comments. I like reading other's opinions. However, I must say that some of the people who posted the comments think that they are so big. Secondly, it is quite clear that Disk Cleaners should be used with heavy care. It is obvious that Disk Cleaners can damage your system by deleting important system files. I, as a computer administrator, use CCleaner, however, I do take care that only Internet Files and some other which are nor required and important are deleted. I must say that I do not use the Registry Cleaner which is incorporated into CCleaner. Basically, I never use Registry Cleaners. Also, although I have Tune Up Utilities 2008, I never use its Registry Cleaner as it can delete important registry keys that are used by other programs. For two times, I had to format my computer because of using a Registry Cleaner.

Next, I really do not agree with #22, who said that this program is Dangerous. The fact is, that he did not say WHY this program is dangerous. The real thing is, that a program can be dangerous if you use it INCORRECTLY. Personally, I even think that a virus is not dangerous at all. If, and only if you use it, it becomes dangerous for your computer.

I would like to thank GAOTD for all the products given, even if I did not install this program. Thank You. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Master Jedi Iavarone  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well I put my windows folder in the exclusion list but had the good sense to get 'wise disk cleaner' to chuck everything into the re-cycle bin, and guess what??

Yep. about fifty files from the windows folder in there!!

Now running WITHOUT any exclusions and will come back to let you know the outcome, but it ai'nt too promiosing so far.

Reply   |   Comment by rizla01  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

You shud all be careful with disk sweeping programs, because Vista seems to be quite affected, and last time I did a junk sweep with a program like this, it deleted many system files and I had to re-format Vista.

Reply   |   Comment by M@D  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

First off, it doesn’t do anything that many freeware utilities will not do. Ccleaner (www.ccleaner.com) are much more equipped to do the job this app is trying to accomplish. This giveaway isn’t something that is needed by me. Second, for $19.95 its a lil bit out of range for the app provided.

Reply   |   Comment by @lim  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Overall i recommend you use CCleaner above this piece of software.

Thankyou GOTD, but this time, i will have to pass.

Reply   |   Comment by @lim  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Many thanks for this latest addition to my arsenal of (Pardon my pun.) Junk Utilities. This, I believe, will be adaptable enough to work alongside my CCleaner, which runs at start-up, and Total Privacy 5, which runs at shut-down. The UI is clean and the extention list is impressive. Caution is ALWAYS advisable and this application will have to be properly setup in order to do its intended job. Just as with my other cleaners. Thanks again to Jonathans Toolbar and Grill for a fine (if cursory) review. I will hold off the run as I need to set exclusions based on both existing cleaners - Jonathan, your file choice is appreciated. :)

Finally, my Thanks to GOTD and WiseCleaner for todays gems. Yes, plural. I did not have to look for the free Wise Registry Cleaner since they offered to send it straight-away during the install process.

Reply   |   Comment by w2w_Webfly  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Easy to use, just be careful of what you allow to be deleted. Not so sure having a 'one click clean' is such a good idea. It is nice but can remove critical files. Not so cool that after install they offer you to download their registry cleaner, which is not free.

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I want to thank you for talking about the software. I have a habit sometimes of downloading and using it without the information and find myself with a problem. I now read the comments from others before i do that. I am not savy enough to know what I should and should not delete so its best I do not do todays program giveaway. Just wanted to thank you for talking and letting people know your opinions on what is being offered.

Reply   |   Comment by Paula  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

One word for this program: Dangerous

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Rowe  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Regarding the link thing, #9 you shouldn't just condemn a piece of software just because of what you read; you really need to check things for yourself. Shortcuts aren't even on the list of things to clean and it didn't touch ANY of mine. Yes, there are a lot of alternatives to this and I was skeptical about it too because I have several of the alternatives and didn't see this as useful. But I decided to try it and saved everything it cleaned just in case it got overzealous about cleaning. As it claims, it is user friendly and easy to use, you have a lot of control over what it does and how it does it. I'm meticulous about keeping my hard drive clean and didn't expect it to find much. It didn't fins a massive amount, around 500 meg, but it did find scraps of things I had removed a long time ago that my other cleaners and maintenance applications didn't see. Having said that, I will keep this even though I have other things that do the same things. The option to save the cleaned items to a zip file is a big plus which I'll use until it gains my confidence.

Reply   |   Comment by gms9810  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you, GOTD and Wise, for this very good offering. I just gave Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Pro a quick try-out. It installed easily (Vista Home Premium) and presented a simple start-up wizard. I was impressed by its interface, range of options, and speed. (The Move To Location option seems especially useful.) Effectiveness is harder to judge, but it seemed to work fine and I have not detected any harm to my computer. I recommend taking advantage of this program while it is free.

However, I do recommend that every user use any utility of this type thoughtfully, and especially examine the list of file types carefully. Also check the list of files that are about to be deleted to be sure nothing valuable gets thrown out (use manual mode). One drawback is the lack of a default list of excluded folders, so I recommend you set up your own. For convenience, I based my exclusion list on the default list in nCleaner, and it includes these subfolders in the C:\Windows folder: \assembly, \boot, \system, \system32, \security. (If you exclude the entire \Windows folder, you won't be able to delete old Windows update files, which are space hogs.) I also excluded C:\System Volume Information and C:\MSOCache. And in reviewing the list of files about to be deleted, I found some in C:\ProgramData\Skype\Plugins named "~Please do not deleted files from this folder", so I excluded that one, too. Warning: Your exclusion folder list can differ, and I don't promise my list is a good one.

It wouldn't be me writing this if I didn't observe that Wise Disk Cleaner has some highly regarded freeware rivals. I can't compare them feature-by-feature to today's giveaway right now (though I hope to review them all in a future post in my utilities blog), but my initial impression is that Wise Disk Cleaner certainly holds it own, at least, against any of them. However, if you miss today's giveaway or can't use Wise for some reason, consider CCleaner, nCleaner, Advanced Windows Care Personal, or Glary Utilities, among others (all free for personal use). (The paid Pro versions of both AWC and Glary were previous givewaways here.)

Wise Registry Cleaner also is a highly regarded program, so here's hoping that Wise offers its Registry Cleaner Pro here soon, too.

#4: I did not find ".ink" among the list of file types to delete. Anyway, shortcuts have the ".lnk" extension. If this program proposed to delete a ".lnk" file, perhaps it is because the file was in a Temp folder, where it is assumed that all files are temporary and can be deleted.

Reply   |   Comment by JonathansToolBarAndGrill  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Maybe this type app should go into the category of risk ware. Near as I can tell theres not much difference between the free and pro versions and #1, #2 and #4 are 100% correct. This type app presents dangers I'd rather not face even with a working clone of my HDD that can be recovered in under an hour. I only have 10 years experience working with windows computers and this app makes me nervous. Thanks but I'll pas today.

Reply   |   Comment by dark_troll  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Re: #4 (Daniel): Thanks for the precautions etc., I tend to take such kind of warnings VERY seriously, but when I installed the program and started it, I looked at the list of checked file extensions. Strangely, the extension *.lnk, which is the default for link files is not listed there at all. You are referring to *.ink, which is not known to me - it is not listed there, the closest to it being *.ilk, which is not even checked by default. What are you referring to? Thanks for the warning anyway, the removal of link files (*.lnk) would be really a disaster... Cheers!

Reply   |   Comment by H Ludens  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Something wrong with the rss-feed of this site today? It seems to me it doesn't update anymore. Might just be me.

After installing I have 2 shortcuts on my desktop.
One of it to just start the cleaner like in the programs-menu.
But the other one (only on the desktop is going to ["C:\Program Files\Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Pro\WiseDiskCleaner.exe" -a -p] named "Clean disk with 1 click".
So it seams there is some parameter control also.

In http://www.wisecleaner.com/news.html at july 7e 2007 it is stated:
"Wise Disk Cleaner 2.5 release: 1.Support run with parameters.
2.Add clear with 1 click." OK, that is there sometime already, but where can I read about it how to use it the way it fits me?
I tried http://wisecleaner.com/diskcleaner/help/ but nowhere any explination found. Anybody?

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Delete this

I was deleted for some reason of insanity on here. All I posted was that this program found a little over 3mb's of files to delete, after checking the options tab as suggested by #1. Nice. I ran CleanUp.exe and it found over 60mb's and were deleted.

Reply   |   Comment by Jer  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I agree with #5 this seems to be a well thought out program, cleaned out all the garbage from my drives as stated. Someone had said that the program removes .ink files (shortcut links) it only removed ones that were no longer tied to any program. As much as I enjoy “some” of the programs offered by this site and some of them are real must have programs it’s the views, recommendations and suggestions of alternate programs that I find so valuable. Thanks to GAoTD and its many users.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Rapini  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I downloaded this program and all went smoothly. I must admit I am a cleaning junkie. I clean just about everyday.I checked the options as recommended by #1 and excluded the Windows folder.This program found 3.86mb's to delete.Nice. Deleted witout a problem. Ran Steven Gould's freeware Cleanup, which I have had for a long time and it found 60.4mb's of junk files to delete.I have never, ever, lost a file with this program that was deemed necessary for my XP to run smoothly.

Reply   |   Comment by Jer  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have been using both free Wise Cleaners since version 1.
I have the Disk Cleaner set to clear all temporary files listed plus thumbs.db plus .chk and all old files.
I have the Registry Cleaner set to clear all.
Both programs are set to permanently delete.
I have never had the slighest problem with either.
They only started to do the Pro versions recently and as the extras that they offer are of no interest to me I will stick with the free versions.
I offer this information for anyone who is dubious about this type of software and have no connection with Wise except for the fact that I use their software.
One word of caution I would add is that I have never seen their Pro version so it is possible that they include added file types, my commemts all relate to the free versions which as I said I find perfectly adequate.

Reply   |   Comment by Pilgrim  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The freeware versions of the Wise Disk Cleaner and Wise Registry Cleaner were advised by the respectable AskSam software developer last December. I installed them at the time and use them regularly.

manual: http://www.wisecleaner.com/manual_wdc.html

manual: http://www.wisecleaner.com/manual_wrc.html

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have used CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com free) for years for the same task - so am not sure what this brings me more than that already provides.

Reply   |   Comment by Jazzy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

So what can this do that CCleaner can't?

Reply   |   Comment by Anon  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks to Bubby #1, Steven #2, and Daniel #4 and others for such useful specific cautions on the use of this program.

I certainly wouldn't be calling it a "little gem" if it deleted my shortcuts etc without making its intentions clear.

Reply   |   Comment by oliviab  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#4 Just checked the wizard and it does not go for .ink - it does .ilk - this is nothing to do with your shortcuts.

Reply   |   Comment by Warlock  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#5 continuing:
Bubby #1 gave a sound advice. Be very carefull with removing stuff.
I found a few files in my recycle bin (witch was just emptied before using the GAotD) witch I really want to keep. Select your options carefully and do inspect your recycle bin afterwards.
It worked great for my, northing wrong happend, but you have to be carefull !! And there can be a little surprise in your recycle bin.
Still this is a little gem for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

"When clicking the option that checked the “Recommended” file types, i found that .ink was one of these"

Exactly WHERE did you find that ?
There is no such box.

Reply   |   Comment by refi  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

At first I was a bit sceptical. Many freeware alternatives and already build in in XP. I just tried it and it really amazed me.
This is a 'must have' for everyone
It's small, it's fast, it's configurable and flexible and it's amazingly thorough. I like it very much and will definitly keep this one, a little gem, really !!
Though I am quite diciplined in disk keeping (well I wonder now), it freed up 1 Gb of diskspace in a minute of time !!!!
It downloads fine, it is nicely registrated and has a very clear GUI.
Thanks GAotD, you really surprised me with this one.

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After installing the software, i found the claim that "Wise Disk Cleaner is a user friendly, fast and easy to use application" to not be the case. On program open, the user is presented with a wizard that first asks which file types the user would like clean out. When clicking the option that checked the "Recommended" file types, i found that .ink was one of these, meaning it would clean out all shortcuts that i have previously placed on my machine.

Secondly, i found that the software scanned the whole of selected drives. While other cleaners may lack this function, they do this for good reason, as file types seen by Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Professional as junk, may be necessary for other programs to operate.

Back to the user friendly claim, I find that other cleaners, such as the acclaimed CCleaner, have a more friendly user interface, as you just check what you want cleaned, and click "Run Cleaner". In Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Professional, you have to check files, while there is a button to check all, the user would not necessarily know what each file is for, where as in CCleaner, the user knows what is being cleaned because in the check list, it says "Temporary Internet Files", for example.

Overall i recommend you use CCleaner above this piece of software.

Thankyou GOTD, but this time, i will have to pass.

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