What is Yahoo! Autosync?

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Yahoo! Autosync is published by Yahoo!. You can find out more about Yahoo! Autosync at its official website or at Yahoo!'s website.

How do I clean Yahoo! Autosync?

Yahoo! Autosync may store excess, temporary data on your computer that can take up valuable space. It may also store private data such as passwords or browsing history in the registry or on the file system. The easiest way to erase this data is by downloading AppCleaner, it is 100% free and about 1MB in size. A portable version is also available.

Clean Yahoo! Autosync
with AppCleaner

If you want to clean Yahoo! Autosync manually, you can follow the steps outlined below. There are two locations in the file system where Yahoo! Autosync stores data that can be cleaned.


To clean your file system from files stored by Yahoo! Autosync and to gain free disk space, examine the following file system locations. First of all, open a command prompt window:

  • Hit the Windows key , usually located in the lower left of your keyboard between the Ctrl and Alt keys.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7: Click Run...
  • Type cmd
  • Hit Enter

Now list all the files stored by Yahoo! Autosync that can be cleaned:

  1. Type dir %ProgramFiles%/Yahoo!/Yahoo! Autosync/Logs/*
    • On 64-Bit also: Type dir %ProgramFiles(x86)%/Yahoo!/Yahoo! Autosync/Logs/*
  2. Type dir %LOCALAPPDATA%/VirtualStore/Program Files*
    • Windows XP: Type dir %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data/VirtualStore/Program Files*
  3. For all the folders that were listed in the previous step:
    Type dir {folder}\Yahoo!/Yahoo! Autosync/Logs/* where {folder} is one of the folders listed in the previous step.

Once you have identified the files stored by Yahoo! Autosync that you want to clean, delete them using the del command or Windows Explorer.