Posted 27 June 2005 - 01:20 PM
Here, remove yourself of many files you dont need, temp, prefetch, things like that. If your trying to clean up the computer this will give it a great speed boost.
To open the address bar in explorer, right click the top explorer bar and in the list of options check address bar. The address bar might not just appear, but will have to be dragged out from the side.
Empty Temporary windows files:
Open my computer, and click the address bar so that you can type in it. Type %temp% This will bring up the temporary files for the user you are currently on. Delete them all, if you cannot delete some its ok because some programs leave files in temp while they are running.
Windows stores files in this directory so that when you click an icon or start up a program, it doesnt need to search your harddrive for it. It just opens it up, this can be useful. But also very space and time consuming if theres files that havent been used in a while. So open explore, and paste this is the address bar C:\windows\prefetch Delete any files there for programs you havent used in a week.
Internet explorer 5 temp files:
If your using IE5 or even if you havent used it ina while, chances are there are still files there that arent needed. Paste this in the explorer address bar C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
Internet Explorer Cookies:
Cookies if you use internet explorer, are good to be cleaned out new and started over every once in a while. Paste this in the explorer address bar C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies
And delete anything there.
This is internet explorer historyand windows history.....consumes alot of space. Paste this in the address bar.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\History
Delete anything there.