How to Clean the Junk Files In Your PC

June 30, 2018

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What are junk files?

These are the unwanted or useless files that accumulate in your personal computer or laptop over time. They could use up valuable memory space that would lead to your personal computer becoming ever so slow. These unwanted documents or items could affect the total performance of your PC. Finding them manually is impossible as they could be residing anywhere in your computer. You could run a quick scan in your PC and discover how many gigabytes of unwanted files you have on your hard drive.

How do you acquire these junks in your PC?

Unwanted items, folders or programs are actually temporary records designed to back up your work every time you use your computer. So if you use your Word program for instance, a temporary record is created to make your work smooth and to protect it from loss. When you are browsing the internet, various details about the sites you visited are stored in the browsers: “Cache, History and Cookie”. Installing and uninstalling useless or unnecessary programs would cause traces of these files to remain in your PC in the form of junk. However, these temporary items are not automatically deleted when you shut down your PC. They accumulate and cause speed problems in your PC as they take up memory space. Therefore, frequent clean up is a must to maintain the speed and performance of your PC. Plus, the memory space would be available for use to more valuable programs.

As these junk items reside everywhere, there would be several places you could delete them from. Here are some of the things you could do:

1. Generally, you could do the following steps: Click the Start menu. Under All Programs, choose Accessories and under that, System Tools. The Disk Clean up would appear. From the selection, choose the drive from which you would like to clean up the junk folders in your PC. Press “OK”.

These are the programs or folders you could select to delete in the Disk Cleanup tab.

* Temporary Internet Files

* Offline Webpages

* Recycle Bin (take note however, that deleting the items in the Recycle Bin is a permanent action. Therefore, the deleted items would not be recovered anymore. You may prefer to just delete them one by one. Do not press the delete button in the files you think might be of use to you later on.)

* Temporary Files

2. You could also uninstall any program that you no longer use or need. Simply click Start menu. Press the Control Panel icon. Choose the Add/Remove Programs. From the list, you would see the programs that you do not use anymore. If you are not sure, you could also check the importance of that particular program by checking the “Last Used On” tab to see how frequently you use that program. Then, uninstall the unused or unwanted programs.

3. Another place where there are usually lots of junk items acquired is the “My Documents” folder. To ensure that you would not regret deleting useful documents later on, you might want to make a copy of those important items in a CD before you proceed with the cleanup. How to remove junks from your My Documents folder? Simply select and delete the documents that you no longer need. Do the same with “My Pictures”, “My Videos” and “My Music” folders. Videos and pictures actually take up so much of the hard disk space.

4. Windows could also help you speed up the process of clean up by simply deleting the items that it has already checked for you to delete. These items are usually from the Downloaded Program Files, Thumbnails, and Temporary Internet Files. Simply press the OK button and the clean up would begin.

5. Old files and previous installations could also be free from junk files if you would use the Clean up system files. However, this type of clean up is usually discouraged if you are a newbie in computer use as you might delete a useful program or folder unintentionally or accidentally. Recovering of these things would then be difficult or even outright, impossible. How to do a system cleanup? Click the “Clean up system files”. The entire content of your hard drive would be available to be deleted at your disposal. Click the items you wish to delete. Kindly read the description of each file, folder or program before you press delete. Then, just press OK for the clean up to begin.

Cleaning your computer of its junk files is important to maintain its speed and quality of performance.


  • xGshikamaru June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I love this cooking revolution 😉 looks tasty

  • Duncan O'Sullivan June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Love the cooking vids but as an enthusiastic home cook the one cal spray and low fat cheese makes me sad. I would rather see real cheese and oils and some discussion of portion control instead.

  • nerdexproject June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Guess I'm gonna cook that!

  • cheese sandwich123 June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I am not an expert cook by any means but that looks fantastic !

  • Graham Barker June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    poor advertising link…lol…pancakes look good tho…

  • LisaPet June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Will try both with spinach and (#gcnhack 🙂 ) zucchini.
    Low fat for faster recovery with a bit of extra salt in cheese, not to mention sweat-driven loss of calcium: yes, that's a right recovery meal.

  • Luke Hayden June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    GCN is getting on board with the Cooking Revolution

  • Craig Paterson June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Did you break in to his house and film this series in Peter sagans kitchen

  • Tonytruand09 June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Another recipe full of cholesterol, saturated fats, animal hormones, blood, feaces, antibiotics and vaccines… drop the animal products. Stop promoting them, they are sources of incredible UNNECESSARY violence.

  • CreRay June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Wow… looks easy enough and super tasty! Gonna give it a try next week:-)

  • Jam Daly June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    i got home from my ride today and ate 30 bananas and i feel great 😀

  • Alexis McCormick June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    But…but why? There’s spinach, and then there’s pancakes. If I’m going to eat spinach, I’ll put it in a salad or smoothie. But pancakes? I can’t even imagine spinach-less savory pancakes!

  • Traceygail Hulak June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    This looks delish 😊 thanks Emma I will definitely have a go at these 👍🏻👀

  • ft rider June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Soooo hungry after watching that !

  • Vee_DT June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Soooooo, Bora, apart from sponsoring Peter Sagan & Co, also sponsors Emma Pooley??

    rush to install a Bora kitchenware

  • Mail June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Emma’s portions are humongous🤪 I don’t know why she isn’t the size of a Tank🤣🥞🍧🍯

  • Rory Johnson June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    got a recommendation for an alternative to replace mushrooms?
    great vid btw

  • Hardi Erstu June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    If it was with true forest mushrom, some boletus maybe would be nice, then I would eat, if someone cooked it to me.. I think I would like birch bolete ^_^

  • Sheldon Wiebe June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Emma only eats pancakes?

  • Richard Andersen June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Emma, my wife and I have made all your meals to date and they are great!!! Time permitting we only ride 200 to 250 miles per week and your recipes are now part of our training. We will try this as soon as we can. Thank you so much!

  • Elliot Reed June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    At first I didn’t like Emma when she became a GCN presenter, but now I’ve realised she’s just a legend. Keep doing these healthy recipes, they’re great!

  • John Schaffer June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm


    mmmmm, mmmMMMmmm, MMMmmmHHHmmmmmmm

    So much improved over Julia Child’s … “Bon Appetit”

    That has GOT to be YOUR SIGNATURE “go to” PHRASE from now on, Emma … !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nero Wolfe June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Always looking for more oat-based recipes. Nice.

  • Nathaniel Rosa June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Oh wow. Did you not need an extractor above the cooker? 😉

  • Mc Jcg June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Ok now that looks good I was inspired by one of for other oat pancake recipes to make oat tortillas and they didn't turn out could you please do a video on how to cook oat tortillas thank you

  • Benjamin Zachwieja June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Doubling down on hau(oat)e, with let's get crackin' 🙂

  • Rudolph Spieltfurgot June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    @gcn would you also make some nice videos for us glutenfree riders? My wife has an gluten intolerance and would also like some options

  • Oscar Lopez June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    have you seen chef b0ss?

  • Console Failure June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Trust me go with low carb to no carb and no dairy pre ride

  • Damian Kimmins June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    'Baldrick, have you been eating dung again!'
    Looks grand, must give that a go!

  • John Casas June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Nice! … love this recipe.. needed to make a run to the store.. but easy after that

  • tai ram chupak June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    You should really do another collab with SORTED.

  • Ninja biker June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Could you use those foam bike grips for chain protectors when you go riding what do you think have a look at this for your bike. ?

  • Dave Pratt June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Saint Patrick's Day breakfast!

  • Ondra Stehlík ll. June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Did anyone say low fat???

  • 0Gotland4Ever0 June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Looks awesome! 🙂

  • Danfuerth Gillis June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Is Emma Single lmao. Stewed mushrooms with some onions oh man !!

  • larshelmin June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    If you only tune into GCN on Saturdays you would think GCN stands for Global Cooking Network 🙂

  • David George June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I like spinach and cheese crepes.

  • Voornaam Achternaam June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Emma, can you do also an episode of The Naked Chef? 😊

  • MateoCA June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Emma, kcal per 1 portions? or all?

  • mrfuertestrong June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    How many calories?

  • willo June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    she must love pancakes shes made a few videos on them hahaha

  • Derek Smith June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Really, really loving this series 👍

  • coldforgedcowboy June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Aka…. Emma's Popeye Pancakes!

  • Ashley Easton June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I wonder how they 'stack up' as ride food?

  • Ray G June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    So the pancakes are garnish for the cheese. Cool.

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