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"When a computer crashes there are 2 kinds of people. Those that say "Sure glad I backed up yesterday and those that say "Oh no, what about all my pictures, documents and emails"

Update Alert

Since this Tipsheet was created we have been using CCleaner. It is a free program that makes cleanups easier.  There are some links below with info on CCleaner. The methods described in this Tipsheer are still valid and do a good job. CCleaner does it more efficiently and quicker

Info CCleaner

Using Windows Disk Cleanup and Internet Explorer Tools to Clear Useless Files and Cookies From Your Computer.

Disk Cleanup

Cleans up files that are no longer needed:

  1. Click Start

  2. Click Programs

  3. Click Accessories

  4. Click System Tools

  5. Click Disk Cleanup

  6. Use the spin box (drop down menu) to select the drive you wish to clean

  7. Click OK

  8. A dialog box will open showing the areas that can be cleaned and the amount of disk space it will save.

  9. Choose the areas you want cleaned (choosing temporary internet files and temporary files is safe to do) If you single click on the other items the description box will give you information that will help you decide if you want to remove them.

  10. Click OK

  11. Click Yes

  12. The files will be removed, and the disk cleanup window will close.

It is not a good idea to use Disk Cleanup to clear the recycle bin. It is best to clean the recycle bin manually. This way you can check the delete date of the files and not permanently remove them until you are sure you have no further use of them. 

For information on deleting from the recycle bin see the Recycle Bin Tip Sheet

 

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