How to Clean the Junk Files In Your PC

December 7, 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.

8 Comments

  • SeeWhatYouSee December 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    i can not continue when choosing partition recovery, it not allow me to continue recovery partition, in list no drive to show, above there is drive what i want to recover but i can not do nothing.

  • abdalkader boukhris December 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

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  • OldgamerROAR! December 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I need help. trying to recover a 5tb partition but nothing shows up when I use automatic. When I try manual and select the partion it never gives me the option to proceed. Please help.

  • Roger London December 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Brilliant BUT Inaccurate by HOURS. The PROGRESS BAR IS often Very Pale (Almost Invisible to spot) and is MUCH MUCH Slower, so Pale and so Slow that you think its not working, and you quit before even seeing the bar move, and you quit thinking the Proceed button should already be available. My Haswell i7 with 16Gb RAM SSD Rig still slowly moving the (WD Black Drive) progress bar to "Proceed" (which is GREYED OUT), and I am Still waiting after trying to find out what the problem was for around a year (when the same thing happened when I cloned a 2Tb Drive to a 4Tb Drive (2Tb VANISHED off the Drive). Basically; If you use a clone machine to clone a 2Tb Drive to a 3Tb/4Tb drive, it makes almost 1Tb Impossible to access without HUGE Patience (Noticed at 1-min 06-seconds of this [unrealistic] Video). EDITED…… A few Hours have passed by, and its still progressing in pale blue REALLY SLOW.

  • Praveen Kumare December 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

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  • Ibo December 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I couldnt format my USB 2.0 Flash driver from FAT32 to NTFS.. I tried from Computer Manager = didnt work.. Right clicked on the driver from My Computer and tried to format from there and didnt not work.. tried with CMD and still didnt work. 3 attempts with 3 different methods and yet it wont format. I was told to use this Program u are showing here but im not quiet sure how to change from FAT to NTFS.

  • YourCool ButImHot December 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    +easeus software can you please help me for formating my sd card? My sd card wont open and when I'm trying to format it, it shows that the windows was unable to complete the format. What should I do? Please help me!

  • Orange-teeth December 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Trying to use the software But i am running into abit of trouble. I have an external Hard drive that turned into Raw data. When i plug it in. it's asking me to format the hard drive. I always click on No. I found your software and decided to try Partition recovery wizard to try recover the lost partition but manual mode. I am up to select partition and click next but your software is not letting me click next. next button is greyed out because under disk type it says unformatted. How do i get around this?

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