It’s common for Windows users to uninstall applications from their computers. It’s pointless to keep applications on your disk if you no longer use them. Unfortunately, when you uninstall an application, some of its data may remain on the hard disk. To make matters worse, these application remnants sometimes contain sensitive data.
In this article, I’ll show you where in your system old application data may continue to exist. Finding the leftover application data is the hard part — once you find it, you can simply select and delete it. That’s why this article will primarily focus on the places where you’ll find the hidden software data.
It’s important to note that these aren’t the only places you can find this data. But, these are the most common locations where leftover application data exists. Let’s first look at the some initial preparations before we jump in.