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:
- Click Start, and then click My Computer.
- Right-click the disk in which you want to free up space, and then click Properties.
- Click the General tab, and then click Disk Cleanup.
- 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.
- Click Yes to the proceed with this action, and then click OK.
Otherwise you can use the Run line command also.
- Press the Windows key and R key on your keyboard together.
- Now you will get a Run window.
- Inside that Run window type cleanmgr and press on Ok.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.