The main task of PC Manager is to improve Windows performance. To do this, it will, among other things, remove data that could be considered redundant. We still need to agree on what can and cannot be eliminated. Microsoft teams seem to disagree on this point.
Indeed, when the user chooses the option “ Deep cleaning », Computer Manager offers to remove the Windows Prefetch folder. However, as our colleagues from… NewenExperts from the American company have been advising against this for years, and for good reason.
The purpose of this file is actually to improve system performance. By saving app data, it allows it to restart more quickly each time it is used for a smoother experience. However, removing Windows Prefetch content does not harm Windows and may save some disk space, at least initially.
In fact, applications whose data has been deleted will run more slowly the next time they are opened, before gradually re-occupying the same disk space as before.