It deletes specific types excess files whereas defragmenters rearrange data on the hard drive to make it more accessible.* An alternative to Disk Cleanup is CCleaner, though it's nice to be And can / should I delete the *idx files? Just prior to trying your solution, I did the procedure recommended by John Savill at the top of this page, got rid of an additional 3000 temp files, to no avail. Ctr. http://winhq.net/disk-cleanup/disk-cleanup-xp-fix.html
I now have bunches of them on the root C:/ drive and my Dell 4560 is running relly slow. Alex Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Yep, CCleaner Will Do Quite A Bit.. It takes some major hard drive space to copy all the files necessary to back up a previous system's core files, drivers, etc. If you're unsure if you want to delete the files in a category from the description, use the [View Files] button. http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm
I will write this down for future reference! If you're unsure about a few files, send them to the Recycle Bin, then run the computer for a few days before deleting them completely. If a clean install of XP was performed then this category will not exist. Those files that appear in the main document folders must have been from all those sub folders within my document folder..This is a significant bug...
Worse than taking up space, the sites often contain outdated information. As always, I strongly suggest you read about any update prior to installation, especially updates carrying a less than 'Critical' rating, and have a current system and data backup available in Temporary Internet Files This refers to Internet Explorer's cache of Web pages that are stored on the hard drive for quicker viewing. Disk Cleanup Utility Windows 7 During this two-day training all of the key new capabilities of Windows Server 2016 will be explored in addition to how they can be used in customer environments.
Thank God I had made the recovery discs prior to the incident, or else Sony might charged me an arm, a leg, and a lung (if I was lucky). Microsoft Disk Cleanup Windows 8 I didn't .. Click Properties Go to the General tab Click Disk Cleanup Run from Command Prompt To open Disk Cleanup via Command Prompt, follow these steps: Open Command Prompt Type this command: c:\windows\cleanmgr.exe click very time-consuming and I am not doing this until I am sure they are done working on this.If it isn't done by tomorrow, I am cancelling my payment to their organization,
if it is eating up memory for no reason95%ish it is the virus! Windows Xp Ccleaner Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Aug 11, 2005 regedit worked great thanks Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on XP Index >>> A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | Use drag and drop to move any files you want to save to a safe location and leave the category selected.
Bad Thing. From the Start menu, click Run and type %temp% to open the Temp folder on your computer. Disk Cleanup Windows Xp Command Line Click the Yes button to remove all but the most recent restore point, which is a safe move. Disk Cleanup Windows Xp Download Deleting them will necessitate downloading the remote systems icons and wallpaper the next time a connection is established.
they are no longer even in the list and that isthe category that had thousands of files to be cleaned up I am at a loss about this.. news Windows Components The Cleanup button in the Windows Components section launches the Windows Components Wizard. John, try defragging your hard drive, I've read that can also help. no System or Application errors..Email and Audio and Printer all work.. How To Clean Windows Xp Without Reinstalling
Thank you Mark for the tip. Many users shy away from maintenance tasks, thinking it is a long, drawn out manual affair, but the Disk Cleanup Utility can easily determine which files on a hard drive may On most of my machines, I don't use CCleaner. Windows Xp Cleanup Utility Check your system restore functions and task manager for how often it is backing up the system.
Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest Newsletters RSS Toggle navigation Search Submit San Francisco, CA Brr, it´s cold outside Learn by category LiveConsumer ElectronicsFood & DrinkGamesHealthPersonal FinanceHome & GardenPetsRelationshipsSportsReligion LearnArt This would be an excellent time to run Disk Defragmenter to organize the hard drive into contiguous sections. The difference between using this option and going directly to System Restore is that you have no option to selectively delete restore points with this method. http://winhq.net/disk-cleanup/disk-cleanup.html You other nasty guys take all your nasty comments back and apologize Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Dec 10, 2004 I take back my
I have been having problems with my Windows 2000 pro Hanging when I do Disk Clean up Every one kempt telling me the same thing ( clean out temp folder ) by NorthBeachnik / July 25, 2007 1:37 AM PDT In reply to: Disk Cleanup And Defragmenter Are Different Grif, that's what I thought the difference was between cleaning and defragging. Place check marks by all items you want to remove. Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Oct 30, 2004 Thanks Mark, cured my disk cleanup problem, you are the man.
and not onehad found the virus/worm/bug.My computer friend downloaded a TROJAN REMOVER and that did thejob as far as worms and bugs.But .. Or for cleaning up cookies? Thanks! It will betrial and error on my part.
everything!I re-booted the machine and found that it had eaten its self alive - the OS wouldn't start and I had to repair from the set-up disk. show toc Windows XP Professional Product Documentation > Windows componentsUsing Disk CleanupDisk Cleanup helps free up space on your hard drive Disk Cleanup searches your drive, and then shows you temporary If the "Big One" (earthquake) ever hits, I'll grab the Maxtor and toss it into my red emergency backup (which is already packed by the door next to my emergency bucket The issue seems to be directly tied to the cleanup of those entries.
Thanks again for the great information. Any other thoughts are appreciated.. They can be examined by opening these.......MyComputer> chooose drive letter that Vista operates from:> Windows> Downloaded Program Files. The difference between using this option and going directly to System Restore is that you have no option to selectively delete restore points with this method.
Each operating system is a little different so you'll need to become familiar with the one you're on but the link below, which was originally created for Windows 98 and Millenium If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post).