Instructions for using Disk Cleanup Wizard in Windows® XP
What are the tips and methods to use Disk Cleanup Wizard in Windows XP?
A Windows XP computer could slow down when there are unwanted files in the computer. In order to fix this issue, disk maintenance needs to be done regularly. Using Disk Cleanup Wizard regularly helps improve the system performance. When it performs the initial disk analysis, there are a number of different types of file categories that Disk Cleanup Wizard targets. Depending on the individual system, you might have categories like downloaded Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, temporary Remote Desktop Files etc. This Disk Cleanup software can clean up all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox Mozilla, Netscape, and AOL. It works with all the versions, both past and present. The Disk Cleanup software displays all your file statistics and improves the overall computer performance. It cleans up all the cookies, cache files, history files, ActiveX controls and java applets, search engine data and auto forms data, previous passwords and user id entries, index.dat files, MRU's, and the browser location bar.
Tips and methods to use Disk Cleanup Wizard in Windows XP:
- Run Disk Cleanup
- Select files that are to be removed
- Disk cleanup tools
Run Disk Cleanup
For both Home and Professional versions of Windows XP, disk cleanup is available. The disk cleanup utility can be accessed through various ways. In the first method, you first have to click on 'Start', then 'Programs', then 'Accessories', then on 'System Tools', and finally on 'Disk Cleanup'. The second method involves clicking 'Start' and 'Run', then typing 'cleanmgr' in the Open box and finally clicking on 'OK'. In the third method begins with Windows Explorer or My Computer; right-click the disk where you want to free up space and click “Properties”; then click the 'General' tab and then click on 'Disk Cleanup'.
Select files that are to be removed
After the analysis of files, instead of automatically proceeding with cleanup, Disk Cleanup offers you with a list of the different categories of files which can be removed. The file categories include downloaded program files, temporary Internet files, recycle bin, temporary remote desktop files, set-up log files, backup files for the previous Operating System, offline files, and compress old files.
There are plenty of disk cleanup tools which are available on the Internet today. One of them is Comodo System Cleaner. This disk cleanup tool does a SafeDelete of files. Some features of this disk cleanup tool might allow the users to safely recover any files that are deleted by mistake. The latest advancements in disk cleanup tools eliminate the risk involved in the process of PC cleaning. The tools can now clean deeper and more thoroughly and as a result, they improve the performance of your system.
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