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Clear Harddrive

By john.cb1 ·
Can anyone tell me how i can clean up my hard drive(getting rid of obselet files, temps etc).

Where can i put a screensaver file in Windows XP.

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by SFHSGrad00 In reply to Clear Harddrive

The easiest way to clean up unnecessary files is to use the disk cleanup utility. I'm assuming, since you asked a question about XP that that is what you're running. Here's how to get to the utility. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Clean up. Other cleaning utilities you may want to look into is Symantec Norton CleanSweep.

You can save Screensaver files to the following location.

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by dmiles In reply to Clear Harddrive

* Disk Defragmenter The most important Windows tuning program is the Disk Defragmenter. As it defragments your disk, this program can also rearrange your executable programs so they can start and run faster.

* Disk Cleanup As time passes, your computer's hard disk gathers junk such as unneeded files. Windows slows down and may act strangely if too many of these unneeded files have accumulated, especially if they are in your temporary storage folder (usually C:\Documents And Settings\user name\Local Settings\Temp). The Disk Cleanup utility deletes these troublesome files.

Tip: One of the biggest space waster of the bunch is Internet Explorer, which is usually configured to occupy as much as 100MB of your hard disk with temporary files. Two options can help to reduce this waste. First, reduce the amount of space that Internet Explorer uses for its temporary files. Choose Start> Control Panel> Network And Internet Connections and open the Internet Options icon. Or choose Tools> Internet Options from the Internet Explorer menu bar.

Go to the General tab of the Internet Properties dialog box. In the Temporary Internet Files section of the dialog box, click the Settings button and reduce the space allocation to something more reasonable, like 40 to 60MB. Click OK.

Now click the Advanced tab and scroll down to the Security section of the settings. Select the Empty Temporary Internet Files Folder When Browser Is Closed check box to tell Internet Explorer to remove all old files automatically

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