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Cleanup Windows Clutter

April 18th Fact-of-the-Day

Windows clutters computer hard disks with many unnecessary files. For example, detailed program setup steps are logged each time you install a program, so someone can determine what went wrong if a setup program fails. There is no reason to save those files after a program has been successfully installed. Windows saves information about each error that occurs as your computer runs, so Microsoft support personnel can see what happened if you call for help. There is little reason to save those files after a problem has been resolved. These are just a few of many possible examples. Windows has a built-in function to cleanup the unnecessary files it creates that many users don't know about. Open My Computer, right-click Local Disk C, select properties, and click the Disk Cleanup button. It generally is best to delete only the file groups that Windows pre-checks for deletion after that process runs unless you are nearly out of disk space. Deleting only those files will clear 1GB or more of useless trash off many computer hard drives. ©2005 Martek International All rights reserved.

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