Originally posted by 1080p Gapefest:You cannot completely clean a save file. No matter what anyone on a forum tells you or modders who say use a clean save, you cannot clean a save. When a file becomes bloated and corrupted, you've basically crossed the point of no return and there is little you can do.There is no such thing as a clean save. It does not matter who tells you there is, it doesn't exist in Skyrim. You cannot remove any mod, not even the patch, without there being some data that's been permanently changed. Doing this repeatedly WILL damage your save and WILL eventually lead to it becoming corrupt and unusable. Bethesda's own developers have confirmed the only way to properly remove a mod is to load a save made BEFORE that mod was introduced into the game. If you started a new game with 10 mods installed, you're going to be stuck with those 10 forever.This is from Arthmoor one of the creators of the Unofficial Skyrim patches. Anyon who is curious, give that a read once or twice.