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Disk Cleanup

by shoots2 / July 7, 2007 9:57 PM PDT

I have a Compaq Presario Pentium 4 using Windows XP Home Edition.
When using Disk Cleanup to free space on Presario (C) which options should be checked? Temporary Internet files and Recycle Bin are the only two I currently have checked.

Thanks for your help.

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by tomron / July 8, 2007 12:19 AM PDT
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You could add temporary files to your list.

This LINK may help explain.

When you highlight any of the options you will see description which will help you to decide,and sometimes you will see view files.

To open disk cleanup faster,start>run>cleanmgr


You might want to consider using CCLEANER in lieu of disk cleanup.ccleaner has many features.What I do is run it every time I shutdown.

You'll notice that ccleaner has three versions avaiable,I use the slim version,no yahoo tool bar and english only.


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by caktus / July 8, 2007 1:51 PM PDT
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Two options I would not select are Compress old files and Indexing, as these will slow things down. After running Disk Cleanup you may still find Temp files at Start > Run > type in "TEMP" w/o the quotes > OK. Also
They are all safe to delete.

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What about WINDOWS 98 SE user?
by NeelabhBisen / July 22, 2007 8:24 PM PDT
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I use windows 98SE and regularly cleanup options "Recycle Bin+Temp+Downloaded Classes" ;also I use RegCleaner for removing dead reg entries.But still what are the precautions I must take if I use ToniArt's EasyCleaner which has a option "Unneccessary files" but I still can't configure which files are un-neccessary as it shows files of *.sys,dll,.exe etc. except when I check only Clean IE Cookies+History+Recent+IE Temp".

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