How to Clean the Junk Files In Your PC

October 16, 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 undesired documents or items could affect the total performance of your PC. Finding them manually is impossible as they could be staying 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 remain everywhere, there would be several places you could delete them from. Here are some of the things you could do:

1. Typically, you could do the following steps: Click the Start menu. Under All Programs, choose Accessories and under, 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. 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 accepted 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 removing the items that it has already checked for you to delete. These items are typically 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 typically discouraged if you are a newbie in computer use as you may 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.

49 Comments

  • TechTutorialGuide October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

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  • Aizee Gaming October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    it shows " No media "

  • Arjun Jopaliyas October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    I even had corrupted sd card. Its does not show me on my pc and not even in disk management

  • Gilla Mahi October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    thanks a lot bro

  • Thubten October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    I have seen several different problems of micro sd card. One of them is very funny. If you try to delete all the data on the card, it shows the normal deleting process and when you open of card on computer, it shows as empty. But if you re-insert the card, your data comes back! If you format the card, formatting would be successful, but data comes back when you re-insert the card! There is no write protection. So, you can't get rid of data on the card and you can't write new data.

    As per my experience:
    1. If you get "Windows could not complete the format", try it do full format in disk management. If still showing the same error. Throw it away.
    2. Card not getting detected on either mobile or computer. It also doesn't show in Diskmanagment. Try another card with same card reader. If the other card is showing, your problematic card is faulty. Throw it away. I haven't found any solution for this problem.
    3. Your phone shows a notification saying "damaged sd card". Throw it away.
    4. Data on your card comes back after deleting or formatting. You can access the undeletable data, but you can't write new data on it. Keep the card with you as backup (your data is still there) or throw it away.

  • A k October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Bro plzzz can uh tell me doing this method and how to recover in this memory data bro plzzz help bcozz my memory data is so important for me please halp me

  • deep IN October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Loading disk configuration information how I do

  • Guss Kika October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Thank you! Super!

  • fV Boy October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Window was unable to format 😣

  • Sjoerd Wesselius October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Nope doesn't work for me

  • habib khan October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    i was formating my card with cptr and using software usb format tool then eclectriccity has gone when it came card was curpted and not showing card no partition any solution sir kindly

  • habib khan October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    sir main cptr k sath card laga kar format ker raha tha k achanak bijli chali gai us k bad card lagata hn to card show he nai hota koi hal sir isss kindly usb format tool k satha kr raha tha

  • Ayaz Chep October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    But after doing This steps, or after formatting sd card can i recover data ?

  • Pratik Shirore October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    It worked Thanks Buddy

  • Adity Rana October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    My disk isn't showing. So what to do

  • fayyaz fayyaz October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    sir mene pura process kia lekin card computer me wo format ni horha or uski memory is process ke bad b computer o mb dikha rha ha ab me kia kru

  • venkat thota October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    my sd card not showing format option, then how to repair my memory card bro. it has some important photos

  • gulfam raza October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Please dont upload fake videos waste of time

  • gulfam raza October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Not working

  • Basnet Akela Baadshah October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    thanku so much bro 🙂

  • Kanishka Nuwan October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    hello ,my sd card is showing on the pc but it is not reading ..so how can i fix that problem .plz help

  • Puri Sahab October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    thnkew u just saved my 32 gb sd card

  • Rightside R3HROAST ANONYMOUS October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    thank you soo much!

  • PotatoGuy October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    this doesn't help at all. I have 32gb sd card ant it can't be formated

  • nick ham October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    mine showing UNALLOCATED and there is no option for format??? what to donow

  • Your Tech October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Thanks Bro

  • Glenn Roub October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    cant understand that language whatever it is

  • Rohit9891826754 Kumar October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    thank sir

  • Joseph Barangan October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    when i try to format it, it only shows "Windows cannot format the volume because the volume is offline. Please try to online the volume by assigning a drive letter or path to the volume first." please help.

  • yo bro hy fliers October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    the computer is not showing my memory card

  • Dinesh soni October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Not work not show not format

  • Kotha Kummari Gangasailu October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    I denied SD card full control permission. after that SD card not showing in phone and system what to do

  • Vijay Nishad October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    sd card not show on diskmgmt.msc pleass help

  • Dominic Taboada October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    thank you it works !! it saves my sd card ! you deserves more subcribers and likes keep it up! so many videos that i watched on how to fix sd card finally i saw this video! good job man!

  • Partha Shil October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    bhai data keise recover karu wo v batao.. mera SD card to laptop pe show v nehi karta

  • saurabh lal October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    If i format it, then how can i save the data inside it.

  • fionafoxXscourge4eva October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    this didn't work at all

  • VIGNESHWARAN GENIUS October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    this method is not working bro
    ican't open

  • Rithesh Chandra October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    after clicking the run option i got diskmanagment there i didnt get any option to format it is showing no media option

  • tanu shotra October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    but in disk management he show me no media

  • mehmoodpur videos top fun October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    sd card me sabhi songs videos sab ka virus ban gaya why

  • Gangstar Supam October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    In my laptop even disk 2 is not been shown though i followed the procedure described in the video

  • dileep kumar October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    question is whether formatting deletes data in it

  • rex ad October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    sd card is showing but dosent working how to slove it

  • Syed Amar Raza October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    there is no disk 2 option! so what should I do now?

  • psyrelljeff santiago October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    how did'nt work

  • Piyush Srivastava October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Format ka option hi ni aata h

  • Nandhu sweety October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    In disk 2 the format option not there what to do?

  • Amrit kalwar October 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Is it work?

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