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#1 sparkyrhett


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:03 AM

Good Morning, In an attempt to clean up unwanted files on my

computer, I know I should go to "Start>Search> For Files and

Folders>All files and Folders. Once I get to the prompt that says "All

or part of the file name, what are the file names I should search for in

drive "C"? to delete, and if I choose "More advanced options" what

should I make sure there is a check mark in (or not in). I don't what

to pull files that should not be deleted. Thank you in advance. My

OS is Windows XP Home

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:08 AM

CCleaner is a good tool for deleting un-needed files on your HDD. It does most of the hard work for you. I use it all the time and think it's a great piece of software - and it's free.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:47 AM

There is also a built-in tool for XP called Disk Cleanup. This is in Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:56 AM

Be extremely careful about using any application like CCleaner; unless you review each and every entry and have some computer understanding, you can delete files needed by an application or your operating system.

It is much safer to use Windows Disk Cleanup, and then browse through Explorer (use the show folders option) where you can also see the file structure and use that as a help in making deletion decisions.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:18 AM

Here is a safe way :
* Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:

* Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer
* Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tab
* Under Browsing History, click "Delete".
* Click "Delete Files", "Delete cookies" and "Delete history"
* Click Close below.

* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):

* Go to Tools > Options.
* Click Privacy in the menu..
* Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.
* Select all and click the Clear button again.
* Click OK to close the Options window

* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin

* Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok.
* Let it scan your system for files to remove.
* Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.
* Press OK to remove them.

Indeed using Ccleaner requires basic knowledge from computing. Stay away from the issues button which will edit your registry.

#6 sparkyrhett

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:20 AM

Thank You All

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