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How to clean up your hard drive using Windows disk cleanup

As we use our computer the hard drive of our PC accumulate temporary files overtimes. These temporary files are created when you run a particular program and delete it when you close the program normally. Temporary files are used by the system especially when the program you execute cannot allocate enough memory to do its task. Your Internet browser also creates temporary files when you browse the internet and overtime this file amasses on the computer hard drive and slows down your computer.

Ideally, once a week is good enough for you to run disk utilities to remove these temporary files and cleanup your trash bin on your drive, by doing this, aside from making your computer healthy you also regain the space on your drive used by this temporary files. Using Windows Disk cleanup utility can do these job easily and also other third party software such as ccleaner is also a good choice in cleaning your computer temporary files.

In this tutorial includes
Using Windows Disk Cleanup in Windows Xp
Using Windows Disk Cleanup in Window 7
Using Windows Disk Cleanup in Windows 8

Step by step guide in using Windows Disk Cleanup in Windows Xp
Click on Start >> Run, under the RUN command box type “cleanmgr.exe” without the quotes.
Under Disk Cleanup tab check on Download Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporay Files, you can also check other files to delete by just clicking on the checkbox and then click on OK button.

Disk Cleanup More Options

  1. Windows Component – Click to start Windows Component Wizard which you can add or remove windows component, if you are not using a particular component, you can save disk space by removing it.
  2. Installed Programs – Click to open Add or Remove Programs which you can use to remove installed program. If you are not using a particular program, you can save disk space by removing it.
  3. System Restore – Click to open System Restore, which you can use to remove saved system restore points. If you have several system restore points, you might not need the older one, and you can save space by removing them. The Clean up button purges all but the most recent system restore point on the specified drive.

    Step by step guide in using Windows Disk Cleanup in Windows 7

    1.Click on Start >> Run, under the RUN command box type “cleanmgr.exe” without the quotes.
    2.Select the drive you want to cleanup and click on OK.
    3. Under Disk Cleanup tab check on Download Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, Offline webpages, Recycle Bin and Temporay Files, you can also check other files to delete by just clicking on the checkbox and then click on OK button.

    Disk Cleanup Other Options

    1.Clean up system files – Clicking this button deletes previous Windows installations, Windows Defender files, and Windows upgrade log files that you might no longer need.

    2. View Files – Clicking this button shows you the content of your PC Downloaded Program files.

    Step by step guide in using Windows Disk Cleanup in Windows 8

    1.Right click on Start by sliding your mouse pointer at the lower left edge of your screen then click on Run, under the RUN command box type “cleanmgr.exe” without the quotes.

    2.Under Disk Cleanup tab check on Download Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, Offline webpages, Recycle Bin and Temporay Files, you can also check other files to delete by just clicking on the checkbox and then click on OK button.

    Disk Cleanup Other Options.

    1.Clean up system files – Clicking this button deletes previous Windows installations, Windows Defender files, and Windows upgrade log files that you might no longer need.

    2.View Files – Clicking this button shows you the content of your PC Downloaded Program files.

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