Using the Junk File Removal Tool, you can opt for a Quick Clean, a Deep Clean or specify custom settingsThis article is also available as a TechRepublic download.
Routine system maintenance tasks often consume the seeming few gaps between crises. While it's often tempting just to steal a quick breather between outages, performing regular maintenance can help eliminate future failures. Do yourself a favor. Leverage maintenance opportunities to prevent future trouble.
Of course, a wide variety of tools are available to help. From native Windows applications such as Disk Defragmenter and Check Disk to an unending list of third party programs, support professionals have many resources at their disposal. Iolo Technology's System Mechanic 6 is one example. The software's Mobile Toolkit edition collects numerous utilities on a single CD to help simplify PC maintenance.
As covered in an earlier article , the Mobile Toolkit license enables using the software on multiple systems and locations without requiring software purchases at each site. Check out TechRepublic's System Mechanic 6 Photo Gallery for more information on the software's maintenance capabilities.
In addition to System Mechanic's Drive Medic hard disk scanning and repair utility and Spythonantispyware program (covered in greater detail in Tap System Mechanic 6 to recover failing systems), three Mobile Toolkit applications also prove helpful when performing system maintenance:
- Junk File Removal Tool
- Disk Defragmentation Wizard
- Process Manager
Junk File Removal
Access the Junk File Removal Tool by clicking the Clean button from System Mechanic's Home menu. When you click the Junk File Removal Tool, the Remove Junk Files menu appears, as shown above.
Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president of Eckel Media Corp., a communications company specializing in public relations and technical authoring projects.