how to Run the disk cleanup

how to Run the disk cleanup

Disk cleanup is used to remove files stored on your hard disk that you no longer use. follow these steps to do it:

  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. Right-click the disk in which you want to free up space, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the General tab, and then click Disk Cleanup.
  4. Click the Disk Cleanup tab (if it is not already selected), click to select the check boxes next to the files that you want to remove, and then click OK.
  5. Click Yes to the proceed with this action, and then click OK.


Otherwise you can use the Run line command also.

  1. Press the Windows key and R key on your keyboard together.
  2. Now you will get a Run window.
  3. Inside that Run window type cleanmgr and press on Ok.
  4. Now you will get a Window Like this where you can select the drive you want to do the Disk CleanUp. Select the Drive you want to Clean Up and press on Ok.
  5. Or you can type c:\windows\cleanmgr.exe /d<drive>in the Run Window
    where <drive> is the drive letter of the hard disk you want to clean.
  6. Now select all of the Items in the following window and press on Ok.

A disk cleanup will free up space on your hard drive, and as a side effect make virus and spyware scanning faster, as fewer files must be scanned. Also, some networking problems may be a result of the temporary file folders being too full, and a disk cleanup will alleviate these problems. In conjunction with a disk cleanup, the Internet Options dialog should be used to clean the Temporary Internet Files folder.



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