How to Clean iTunes Junk on Computer for Free

iTunes junk can easily take up huge hard disk space even up to 100GB of hard drive space. When this happens, your iTunes will become sluggish and slow to run. However, that’s not the only effect of iTunes junk files; they can clog your PC’s operating system thereby making your computer to run slowly and sluggishly too when using other software or running a program.

Nevertheless, there is a good news for you: iTunes junks are cleanable on Mac and Windows PC, and it can be done without costs.

What is iTunes Junk?

iTunes junk files are created by iTunes program when it writes temporary files during installation, running, syncing or backing up iOS device media files to your hard disk which it needs to do in order to work efficiently.

iTunes has several functions and uses such as transferring music, downloading applications, backup iOS data, restoring or updating iPhone, dealing with some system problems, sharing your files across multiple iOS devices, etc. Hence, when iTunes is performing any of these functions, it writes a temporary file to in your system hard dick in order to remember its path. All these files can accumulate to become tones of gigabytes of data occupying your computer hard disk.

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How to Clean up iTunes Junk Quickly in 1 Click

How and where to clean up iTunes junk can be easily answered using an automatic iTunes cleaner program called iMyFone TunesFix. It's an iTunes repairer and cleaner that fixes all iTunes issues and errors, cleans iTunes data to release space and improve iTunes performance.

You are recommended to use iMyFone TunesFix program in cleaning iTunes Junk files from your Mac or Windows PC. This program would not erase your important files but will work to keep your PC in optimum performance.

Run TunesFix to Make Your iTunes Clean and Fast

  • Clean all iTunes junk in just one click, including cache, cookies, logs, used software updates, and other useless files.
  • Remove old iOS backups (including those created by third-party software) selectively in bulk or all at once.
  • Completely uninstall iTunes and its related software components without leaving leftover pieces.
  • Fix iTunes install/update errors, iOS backup/restore errors, iTunes connect issues and any other unknown iTunes errors.

You don’t need to manually search for iTunes junk files since TunesFix does all the scanning and cleaning jobs for you.

Using Steps to Clean iTunes Junk Quickly with TunesFix

Step 1: Launch iMyFone TunesFix and it will automatically detect your iTunes and its related components. If your iTunes is damaged, it will allow you to fix the damage before proceeding.
Step 2: Once you’re in the home interface, click “Quick Clean” and the scanning process will commence.
Note: To delete third-party software backups, choose “Deep Clean”.

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Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, TunesFix will display a window showing you all the iTunes files and junks that are occupying your PC’s hard disk. You can mark the ones you want to erase, and click “Clean” to start erasing them. It will show how much space you’ve reclaimed at the end of the cleaning process.

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How to Clean up iTunes Junk Manually

Whether your computer is giving problems due to iTunes junk files or not, you need to be proactive and stop the possibility of privacy leakages and sluggish system junk files can cause by erasing them from your computer.

Cleaning up iTunes junk in the manual way is much more complicated. But if you want to try, just follow.

Here are 6 computer folders where you can see iTunes junk files to clean manually:

  • C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer
  • C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Apple
  • C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Apple Computer
  • C:\ProgramData\Apple
  • C:\ProgramData\Apple Computer
  • C:\Users\username\Music

To clean the iTunes junk files in these folders, just enter each folder in your search bar to locate it, then go through the file to fetch out the iTunes junks in them, You can then erase them by right-clicking on the file, and scrolling down to “Delete” option on the drop-down menu to erase the junk file.

Note that cleaning junk file manually comes with many drawbacks, and you may end up deleting important file instead of junk files. It’s more convenient and advantageous to use iMyFone TunesFix in cleaning iTunes junks from your PC for better performance.