Clean Up Hard Drive in Windows®
What is the role of disk cleanup tools in a Windows operating system based PC?
The disk cleanup tools for Windows operating system based personal computers can be viewed as the option to free up the disc space in the system. The disc cleanup tools for Windows operating systems is present in the system as default options. The users can also use third party tools for disc cleaning purpose if the tool in Windows is not effective. The disc cleanup tool searches the system for the available files that can be safely deleted from the system and thus frees up the disc space. The users can choose the delete option for the files that are found in the system by the tool. The role of a disc cleanup tool in Windows operating systems includes the option to perform the tasks like removing temporary Internet files, downloaded files, Windows temporary files, Windows components that are optional and have not been used for a long time, other installed programs that are not being used in the system etc and also empty the recycle bin.
Following are are some tips to use these tools:
- Steps to start tool
- Methods to use tool
- Tips to remember
Steps to start tool
The users can start the disc cleanup tool in Windows operating system by following any of the steps mentioned below. Open 'Run' command box and type 'cleanmgr' in the provided text area. Then click 'Ok'. Another option to launch the disc cleanup is to access the utility from the system tools in All Programs section in the Start menu. Yet another option to cleanup the hard drive is to right click on the hard drive partition and select the 'Properties' option. Then from the General tab choose 'Disk Cleanup'.
Methods to use tool
The above mentioned steps will start the disk cleanup utility in Windows systems. The users should select the files or the programs that should be deleted from the system while the disc cleanup utility runs. The correct option should be selected for the purpose of avoiding the accidental deletion of wanted files. Click on more options in the disc cleanup wizard and select Windows components that should be deleted from the system.
The disc cleanup tools in Windows-based systems is devoid of any of the issues with the operating system and other utilities. But the use of third party tools may create issues. The users should install the tools only after checking their compatibility with the systems. The correct files should be selected and the users should keep in mind that the selected files would get deleted from the system.
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