How to Clean the disk from unnecessary files: 5 disk cleaning methods

In the article, consider different ways how to clear the C disc on your computer or laptop to optimize its work.

Method number 1: Cleaning the C disk using the built-in Windows utility

The standard Windows utility clears only internal system files, but does not affect other software products.

To free the disk space with:
  1. Open this computer (my computer) (on the desktop or through the search in the taskbar); application
  2. Click the right mouse over the system (local) disk with and select from the list "Properties"; Transition to properties
  3. In a new window, locate the "Disk Cleaning" button; Click on "Cleaning the disk"
  4. In the "Delete the following files" field, check the ticks opposite all items, before cleaning the disk, check the basket and the download folder if there are important files in them, then remove the tick on the "basket" and "download";
  5. Confirm the action and wait for the process to complete.

For a deeper disc cleaning, you can delete copies of Windows updates, but in case of incorrect work with new updates, you cannot roll back to the previous version. Copies Windows Updates may occupy a significant place on the disk, for example in my case, it is 9 GB.

To clear update files, click the "Clear system files" button and confirm the decision to delete objects. Wait for the process to complete.

Clearing system files

The time frame of the process depends on the degree of disk spaceload. The utility is available for cleaning all logical partitions, and not just for local S.

Process completion

Method number 2: Deleting files in the TEMP working folder

All temporary files are stored in the TEMP folder. They do not affect the operation of the system, do not need and for the proper functioning of applications. You can delete them.

TEMP folder cleaning algorithm:
  1. Go to the taskbar search and enter the query "% TEMP%" in the search field and press ENTER; Search for Temp foldersImportant! Before performing any actions in the directory that opens, close all the working applications and programs, including the browser. If you have open programs, clean the folder will fail completely.
  2. In the folder that opens all the objects and delete. Deleting the contents of the folder

If you delete files through properties, the files will go to the basket, it is better to use the SHIFT + DELETE key combination.

Method number 3: Cleaning the disk using the command line (CMD)

The method allows you to work with the utility CleanMgr.exe (described in the first paragraph) in the extended mode. That is, use deeper cleaning.

Algorithm of actions:
  1. Through the search menu on the taskbar, call the command prompt using the CMD query; Search in Windows.
  2. Download the file and run it on the computer: https://yadi.sk/d/azv9kfo_yfpujq; Click on the specified button.
  3. In a new window, put ticks opposite all the list items in the "Disk Cleaning" block;
  4. Click "Clear System File".

Do not close the command line while cleaning disk space will not be completed.

Method number 4: Clearing the download folder (download)

This folder is released less often than other directories. It often accumulates many downloaded information. But before removing objects, open the folder, view whether there are important files in it.

Search Folder Downloads

To open the download directory, go to the search bar on the taskbar and enter the% load command (you need to enter with characters%). Press ENTER. Delete the contents of the directory.

Method number 5: Using third-party utility

Use third-party software to free disk space is convenient, but less safe. It is necessary to closely monitor the fact that the "cleaner" installed on the computer will be removed. Programs do not share files and objects by type and importance, and simply clean the sections, directories, wheels specified in the settings. Therefore, without careful contact, losing passwords, important documents or media files are very easy.

DISM ++ program

Useful software for those who actively use a computer or laptop. The software product helps to control the system images containing disk spaces.

Features Utilities:
  • Optimize the work of Windows OS;
  • monitor autoload;
  • configure and track OS functions;
  • Restore the system image of the Windows OS.

Distributed online for free. The advantage of software in commenting options when they are selected. Carefully read the "Description" block in the right corner of the program window.

DISM ++ Utility InterfaceCCleaner program

The program before each disk cleaning procedure, offers the user to create a file to restore the system in case that something goes wrong. Previously, the software product was free, now the developers have released an additional Pro version with a trial period and an extended functionality by removing some options from the free option.

Features Utilities:
  • Helps to control the disk resources;
  • Tracks up updates (updated automatic mode);
  • Provides 100% software removal (removes even traces);
  • Automatically cleans history.

Installed in a standard way. The interface is very simple and understandable. Newcomers are not recommended to change the preset cleaning options. The advantage of the program is able to choose what to delete, and what is not.

CCleaner utility interface

Computer cleansing procedure is very important. But in the pursuit of a free space should not be removed and immediately. Before proceeding with the procedure, especially using third-party software products, think about your actions. Thoughtless cleaning lead to data loss.

How to Clean the C disk from unnecessary files

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How to Clean Disc C in WindowsIn this manual for beginners, we will look at a few simple ways that will help any user to clear the C system disk from unnecessary files and make it easier for a hard disk, which can be useful for something much more useful. In the first part of the ways, the disk cleaning appeared in Windows 10, in the second - methods that are suitable for Windows 8.1 and 7 (and for 10-ki too).

Despite the fact that HDD hard drives are becoming more and more in terms of volume, some amazing way they still manage to fill out. This may be a problem to an even greater extent if you use SSD solid-state drive that can store a significantly smaller amount of data than a normal hard disk. We will proceed to clear our hard disk from the rubbish accumulated on it. Also on this topic: The best programs for cleaning a computer, automatic cleaning of Windows 10 disk (in Windows 10 1803, it also appeared the possibility of manual cleaning with the system tools, also described in the specified manual).

If all the options described did not help you release a disk on the C drive in the desired volume and, at the same time, your hard disk or SSD is divided into several partitions, the instruction can be useful how to increase the disk C due to disk D.

Cleaning the C disc in Windows 10

Ways to make a place on the system section of the disk (on a C drive), described in the following sections of this manual, are equally operating for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. In the same part, only those features for cleaning the disk that appeared in Windows 10, and That appeared not enough. Also, the latest version of Windows 10 highlights 7 GB under the reserved storage, you can clean them, more: how to disable the reserved Windows 10 storage.

Update 2018: In Windows 10 1803 APRIL UPDATE, the section described below is in the parameters - the system - the device memory (and not storage). And, in addition to the methods of cleaning, which you will find further, the item "Clear place now" appeared there for quick disk cleaning.

Windows 10 repository and its settings

The first thing to pay attention to, if it took you to clear the C disk - this is the "Storage" settings item (device memory), accessible in "all parameters" (through the click on the notification icon or the Win + I key) - System.

Windows 10 storage settings

In this section of the settings you can see the number of busy and free space on the disks, set the places of saving new applications, music, pictures, videos and documents. The latter can help avoid fast disk fill.

If you click on any of the disks in the "storage" in any disk, you can see more detailed information about the content and, it is important to delete some of this content.

Using the C disk in Windows 10

For example, at the very end of the list there is a "temporary files" item, when you select which you can delete temporary files, the contents of the basket and the download folders from the computer, thereby freeing the additional location on the disk.

Clear Windows 10 temporary files

When you select the "System Files" items, you can familiarize yourself with how much the paging file ("Virtual Memory" file), hibernation file, as well as system recovery files. Immediately, you can proceed to configure the system recovery parameters, and the other information can help when making decisions about the hibernation or configuring the paging file (what will happen next).

In the "Application and Games" item, you can familiarize yourself with the programs installed on the computer, the place occupied by the disk, and if you wish, delete unnecessary programs from the computer or move them to another disk (only for applications from the Windows 10 store). For more information: How to delete Windows 10 temporary files, how to transfer temporary files to another drive, how to transfer the ONEDRIVE folder to another disk in Windows 10.

Compression File and Hibernation File Functions

In Windows 10, the Compression File Compression File Compact OS is presented, which allows to reduce the number of space occupied on the OS disk. According to Microsoft, the use of this function on relatively productive computers with a sufficient amount of RAM should not affect performance.

At the same time, if you enable compression Compact OS, it will be possible to free up more than 2 GB in 64-bit systems and more than 1.5 GB in 32-bit. More information about the function and use of the Compact OS compression instructions in Windows 10.

There is also a new feature for the hibernation file. If it was possible only to disable it before, freaking a place on the disk equal to 70-75% of the RAM, but having lost the functions of quickly launching Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, now you can set a reduced size for this file so that it Used only for quick launch. Details about the actions in the Windows 10 hibernation manual.

Delete and move applications

In addition to the fact that Windows 10 applications can be moved in the "Storage" settings section, which was written above, it is possible to remove them.

It is about deleting embedded applications. You can do this manually or with the help of third-party programs, for example, such a function appeared in the latest versions of CCleaner. Read more: How to delete embedded Windows 10 applications.

Perhaps this is all the fact that it has appeared in the Plan of Liberation Plan on the system section. The remaining ways to clean the C disk are equally for Windows 7, 8 and 10.

Run Windows Disk Cleaning

First of all, I recommend using the built-in Windows utility for cleaning the hard disk. This tool deletes temporary files and other not important to operating system data. To open the disc cleaning, click on the My Computer window on the disk with the right mouse button and select "Properties".

Hard disk properties in Windows

Hard disk properties in Windows

On the General tab, click the "Clearing Disk" button. After within a few minutes, Windows will collect information about which unnecessary files have accumulated on HDD, you will be prompted to choose those types of files that you would like to remove from it. Among them are temporary files from the Internet, files from the basket, reports on the operation of the operating system and so on. As you can see, 3,4 gigabytes can be released on my computer in this way, which is not so little.

Cleaning the disc C.

Cleaning the disc C.

In addition, you can clear the Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7 system files (not critical to system operation) from the disk, for which press the button with the text below. The program will again check that it is possible to remove it relatively painless and after that, in addition to the same tab, the "Clearing disk" will be available yet - "Optional".

Clearing system files

Clearing system files

On this tab, you can clear your computer from unnecessary programs, as well as delete data to restore the system - with all the recovery points are removed, except the last one. Therefore, it should be previously convinced that the computer works fine, because After that, the actions return to earlier recovery points will not work. There is another possibility - to start cleaning Windows disk in the extended mode.

Remove unused programs that occupy a lot of disk space

The next action that I can recommend is to remove unnecessary unused programs on your computer. If you enter the Windows Control Panel and open the "Programs and Components", then you can see the list of programs installed on the computer, as well as the Size column, which displays how much space each program occupies.

The size of the program occupied on the disk

If you do not see this column, press the settings button in the upper right corner of the list and turn on the view "Table". Small Note: This data is not always accurate, since not all programs report the operating system about its exact size. It may turn out that software occupies a significant amount of disk space, and the "size" column is empty. Remove those programs that you do not use - long-established and still not deleted games, programs that were installed simply for samples and other software in which there is no special need.

Analyze that it takes a place on the disk

In order to accurately find out which files take place on your hard disk, you can use specially designed programs. In this example, I will use the free WindirStat program - it extends free of charge and is available in Russian.

Main Window WindirStat

After scanning your system hard disk, the program will show which types of files and which folders take all the disk space. This information will allow you to more accurately determine what exactly remove to cleanse the C drive. If you have a lot of ISO images, the movies you downloaded from torrent and other things that are in the future, most likely will not be used - boldly remove them . Hold on your hard disk the collection of films for one terabyte is usually no one needed. In addition, in WindirStat you can more accurately see what program how much space is on the hard disk. This is not the only program for these purposes, other options, see the article How to find out what is employed on the disk.

Clear temporary files

"Clearing disk" in Windows - no doubt, useful utility, but it does not delete temporary files created by various programs, and not the operating system itself. For example, if you use the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser, then their cache can take several gigabytes on your system disk.

Main window CCleaner program

Main window CCleaner program

In order to clear the temporary files and other trash from the computer, you can use the free CCleaner program, which you can also download free from the developer's website. You can read more about this program in the article How to use CCleaner with benefit. I will only inform you that you can clean up much more unnecessary from the C disk than when using standard Windows tools.

Other disk cleaning methods C

In addition to the methods described above, you can use and optional:

  • Carefully learn the installed programs on the computer. Remove those that are not needed.
  • Remove the old Windows drivers, see how to clear the driver packages in DriverStore \ FileRepository
  • Do not store movies and music on the disk system section - these data occupy a lot of space, but their location does not play roles.
  • Find and clear file duplicates - it often happens that you have two folders with movies or photos that are duplicated and occupy disk space. See: How to find and remove file duplicates in Windows.
  • Change the disk space assigned to the recovery information or generally disable the saving of these data;
  • Disable hibernation - when the hibernation is enabled on the C disk, the Hiberfil.sys file is always present, the size of which is equal to the volume of the computer's operational memory. This feature can be turned off: how to disable hibernation and remove hiberfil.sys.

If we talk about the last two ways - I would not recommend them, especially novice users of the computer. By the way, keep in mind: the hard disk never happens as much space as written on the box. And if you have a laptop, and when you bought it, it was written that on a 500 GB disk, and Windows shows 400 with something - do not be surprised, this is normal: part of the disk space is given to the laptop recovery section to the factory settings, and completely Clean disc on 1 TB, purchased in the store, actually has a smaller volume. I will try to write, why, in one of the nearest articles.

And what if it will be interesting:

In the process of its work, the operating system creates a variety of time data that are stored on the disk (usually disk C) as files and registry entries. These may be files of packages of updates, archivers, shadow copies, downloaded from the Internet content, etc. In the same way, third-party programs behave, for example, browsers that save web sites in the cache. Some temporary files are deleted automatically after a certain time expire, others remain on the disk until they are deleted forcibly.

If the user does not perform regular maintenance and cleaning of the C disc, the free space on it is becoming less and less, up to the point that the disk is eventually completed by temporary files under the prominent, which eliminates the further record on it any data and Reduces its performance. Output from the current position two - or increase the size of the system partition due to the user volume, or perform its complex cleaning, which is more preferable. Let's see how in Windows 7/10 to free the place on the local disk C.

What can be deleted if the disk is full

System volume contains many important files providing normal Windows operation, so it should be approached with maximum caution. What can be removed from the C disk to free the place and not disrupt the operation of the system? All its contents are conventionally divided into three groups. The first includes files that can be removed without any fear. The second constitutes files, the removal of which though does not hurt the system, but under certain circumstances can still cause certain problems. The third group includes files, which cannot be removed, as it can make programs and the system are non-working. Clear C drive C without negative consequences can be removed:

  • Basket contents.
  • Library catalogs.
  • Temp folders and downloadded Program Files in the Windows directory.
  • Cache browsers and some third-party programs.
  • Sketches of icons.
  • Memory logs and dumps for system errors.
  • Old chkdsk utility files.
  • Error reports.
  • Files created by Windows Debugger.

With some care, you can delete shadow copies (recovery points), created during installation of updates and stored in the WINSXS folder backups, files of previous system settings (Windows.older), unnecessary components and applications, folders of uninstalled programs in ProgramData directories, Program Files and Roaming, MSocache Microsoft Office folder. If hibernation and quick start are not used, you can delete the file Hiberfil.sys At the root of the disk with, after turning off these functions in the settings. Permissible but undesirable to delete paging file Page File.sys. . Other files and folders on the disk with delete cannot be not disturbing the operation of the system.

Cleaning from garbage and temporary files using Windows

First, let's see how to clear the C disk from unnecessary files in Windows 7/10 by means of the operating system itself. For these purposes, Windows has a built-in utility. Cleanmgr.exe , To run which can be both through the properties of the selected section and via the "Run" dialog box. After the utility scans the disk on outdated files, check the checkboxes on the "Clearing disc" tab of the required items and click "OK".

Cleaning the disk with via properties

If you press the "Clear System Files" button, reports, device drivers, error dumps and additionally - recovery points will be available to delete it.

Clearing system files

For deeper and thorough cleaning of the deck C from garbage, you can use the built-in console utilities DISM. и vssadmin. . The first allows you to delete temporary data from the WINSXS folder, including backups created before installing Windows updates. To do this, use the following commands performed in the CMD console administrator:

  1. Dism.exe / Online / CleanUp-Image / StartComponentCleanup
  2. Dism.exe / Online / CleanUp-image / spsuperseDed
  3. Vssadmin Delete Shadows / All / Quiet

The first team does the same as the cleanmgr.exe utility, only more carefully.

Clearing WINSXS folder using the DISM utility

The second removes all backup update packages from the WINSXS folder.

Deleting backup update packs from the WINSXS folder

The third command can remove all recovery points, including the last.

Removing recovery points with vssadmin

Use these tools, however, with caution, since after executing the designated commands, you can no longer be able to roll back the system to the working state or the same version.

Note: Before cleaning the WINSXS folder, it is recommended to install its true size, making sure that it really needs cleaning. To do this, run the command on the command prompt Dism.exe / Online / CleanUp-image / AnalyzeComponentstore and compare the actual size of the component storage with the size indicator in the properties of the conductor.

Install the true size of the WINSXS folder

After updating Windows to a newer version, a folder appears at the C root Windows.old. which can occupy a significant place on the disk.

Folder Windows.old.

The contents of this directory are represented by copies of the system file settings of the previous version of Windows. If you firmly decided not to return to the old version of the system, the Windows folder can be deleted. This is done again either using cleanmgr.exe or using the command line. In the first case, you need to find and mark on the "Optional" tab "Previous Windows Settings", in the second - run in the CMD Console administrator on behalf of the CMS administrator RD / S / Q C: /Windows.old .

Deleting a Windows folder from the command line

It is possible to get a bit of an additional disk on the disk using unused components, the most, access to which provides a classic installation applet and removing programs.

Windows components

It also involves a regular DISM utility. To select and uninstall an unused Windows component, follow two such commands in the CMD run-up:

  1. Dism.exe / Online / ENGLISH / Get-Features / Format: Table
  2. Dism.exe / Online / Disable-Feature / FeatureName: Name / Remove

The first command displays a list of all components in the system, the second removes the selected item. In this example, its name must be substituted instead of the Name string item.

Obtaining a list of components using the DISM utilityRemoving components using the DISM utility

Manual removal of programs and files

With the exception of universal Windows 8.1 and 10 applications, almost all desktop programs are installed in the folder Program Files. . If the program has become no longer needed, it should be deleted, so as not to occupy the location on the disk, just you need to do either using the standard uninstaller or with the help of special third-party programs. However, after uninstalling applications, their folders with configuration files can remain on the disk, whose weight can reach several hundred megabytes. Such data must be deleted manually.

Suppose you deleted Microsoft Office or Skype from a computer and want to get rid of all of them remaining on the disk from "tails". To do this, carefully check the Program Files and ProgramData catalogs at the root of the disk with, as well as folders. C: / Users / user_name / AppData . If the folder name matches the name of the remote application, you can delete it.

Folder left after removing the application

With the AppData folder, everything is more complicated. This hidden directory contains three subfolders: Local, Locallow and Roaming. The first stored files created during the work of various programs. It is impossible to clean it entirely, as it will certainly lead to the loss of saved application settings, however, the semi-empty folders of uninstalled programs can be quite safely removed. You can also safely clear the contents located in it folders. Temp. .

Temp folder with temporary files

Deleting the contents of the TEMP folder

The same goes for the Locallow and Roaming folders, only those directories that belonged to previously uninstalled applications are permissible to remove from them.

Directories Local, Locallow and Roaming

Note: Cleaning the contents of the Local, Locallow folder and roaming folders, you lose custom settings and data saved in their cache. For example, after removing Skype and its folders in the user profile you will lose the current messenger settings and part of the message history.

As for the removal of universal applications, they are uninstalized by the staff of the system itself or the CCleaner program, which will be said below. You can also transfer some universal applications from the disk with a D disc if they support this feature.

Move applications using the parameters utility

Transferring to another volume of desktop programs is also possible, for these purposes there is a special utility Steammover. which you can download from the developer site www.traynier.com/software/steammover .

Using the CCleaner program

Many novice users are interested in how to remove unnecessary disk files using third-party programs, as well as which of these programs are more efficient and safe. Such can be recommended CCleaner - Simple, fast, convenient, and most importantly secure disk and Windows registry key. This program allows you to delete internet temporary data and Windows itself, sketches and DNS cache contents, index.dat files, memory dumps, chkdsk file fragments, different system logs, outdated Prefetch files and many more minor data.

Cleaning the disk with through CCleaner

With the help of CCleaner, you can clear the system registry from incorrect entries, optimize autoload, enable, disable or delete browser extensions, analyze the contents of rigid disks, perform the search for duplicates and, of course, unwanted unnecessary applications, including universal.

Disk Analysis in CCleaner

Removing programs in CCleaner

The CCleaner interface is very simple, so dealing with its unaccompanious functionality will not be difficult for even the novice user.

Considering, however, that the main purpose of CCleaner is still cleaning, all its additional tools have limited functionality. If your C disk is unclear than, and you want to find out exactly how it is, for these purposes it is better to use specific utilities, for example, Scanner. , JdiskReport Or their analogues showing more accurate information about the carrier file structure with the possibility of transition to nested directories.

SCANNER interface

Other ways to free the disk space with

Cleaning the storage of drivers

The actions described above are usually enough to release space on the system volume in sufficient volume, but what if the C disc is overflowed? What can be done else to get an additional space? One option - Clear the contents of the folder FileRepository. located at C: / Windows / System32 / DriverStore .

FILEREPOSITORY folder with drivers

This directory contains copies of devices drivers that have ever connected to a computer, it can also be stored outdated versions of drivers. Before deleting the driver packages from the FileRepository folder, it is highly desirable to create a full list of their list and find only outdated versions in it, and the others leave intact. It will not hurt to create a full copy of all installed in the driver system. To display the driverStore driver list to the file, run this command in the commander running with increased rights:

pnputil.exe / e> c: /drivers.log

Display drivers

Compare the versions of the drivers in the list and remove only outdated.

We are looking for old versions of drivers

To delete the selected driver immediately in the console, perform the command Pnputil.exe / D OEM№.INF where number is the driver name in the list.

Remove drivers

If an error is issued when removing the driver in the console, it means that the driver is used by the system. Do not touch such a component.

Alternatively, a modular utility can be used as an alternative. Driver Store Explorer. , just intended to delete old unused device drivers.

DRIVER STORE EXPLORER utility to search out obsolete drivers

Disable hibernation

Thanks to the hibernation mode, the user can quickly return to operation in running applications, on the other hand, its use requires a significant location on the system disk, slightly smaller or equal to the amount of RAM. If the availability of free space on the hard drive for you is priority, the hibernation mode can be turned off, thereby deleting the Hiberfil.sys file container.

Hibernation and swap files

Run on behalf of the administrator CMD console and run the command in it. PowerCfg -h off. . Hibernation will be disabled, and the cumbersome hiberfil.sys is removed.

Note: The hibernation file can be compressed as twice as a command. PowerCFG Hibernate Size 50.

Turning off the paging file

In addition to other hidden system objects, the C root C is another file that can be removed under certain conditions. This is a paging file Page File.sys. . This file plays the role of the RAM buffer and if any application is missing for its work of RAM, its data is temporarily written to the paging file. Accordingly, if there is no paging file, the heavy application will slow down either simply hangs waiting for the release of faster RAM. Therefore, to disable and delete the paging file is not recommended, except in cases when the computer has a very large amount of RAM.

If your PC has more than 10 GB of memory or you are not going to run resource-intensive applications, you can try gently disconnecting the paging. To do this, open the additional parameters of the system and on the Advanced tab in the "Speed" block, click the "Parameters" button.

Go to parameters

This opens another window. Switch to the "Advanced" tab, and then click the Edit button in the "Virtual Memory" block.

On the Advanced tab, click the Edit button

Remove the bird "Automatically select the size of the paging file", turn on the "Without paging file" radio button, save the settings and reboot. PageFile.sys file will be deleted.

Turn off the use of the paging file

Delete MSocache folder

Users who have installed the Microsoft Office package, in the root of the system volume there is a hidden folder Msocache. whose weight can reach several gigabytes.

The contents of the MSocache folder

This folder is a cache of an office package and contains files that may be needed to restore Microsoft Office if it is damaged. Neither in the launch of Microsoft Office, the MSOCACHE is not involved in the document, therefore it can be removed in the standard way. Consider only if Microsoft Office for some reason is damaged, you will have to restore the package operation from the installation disk with its distribution.

Compressing system volume content

Loose a bit of a free space on the disk with you can not remove anything with it at all. Instead, all system files can be compressed. To do this, it is enough to open the disk properties with, on the General tab, set the checkbox "Squeeze this disk to save space" and click OK.

Turn on system volume compression

To compress system files in Windows 10, you can use the function Compact OS. By running in the CMD console administrator running on behalf of the CMD administrator:

  • Compact / Compactos: Query
  • Compact / Compactos: Always

Forcedly turn on system file compression in Windows 10

The second team performs the same actions as the first, but in compulsory mode. It is used if you really want to compress the system volume, and the first command deflects the operation, considering it inappropriate. Compression is quite reversible and to return the file system to normal status, it is enough to perform a reverse command Compact / Compactos: Never .

In addition to NTFS compression, the LZX compression function is available in Windows 10, but it has a number of shortcomings, due to which it has not been widespread. LZX compression Applicable to files and directories, but a whole system volume cannot be compressed from it because of the risk to get an unloaded system.

For several months, years, we throw on the computer all that once attracted attention - programs, movies, pictures. In this case, temporary files are automatically saved, error logs, software trash remains.

Over time, there are signs that the C disk to which all this is discounted is overloaded - the computer begins to work slowly, it hangs, no updates are installed. Solving the problem - cleaning. How to clean the disc with on a computer and make a place? There are many ways to get rid of unnecessary computer garbage. Each of them is analyzed in our article.

  1. Manual disk cleaning
  2. Windows temporary catalogs
  3. Long non-used programs
  4. Release basket + fine tuning
  5. Download or download folders, MSocache, Library, Favorites
  6. System Updates and Delivery Optimization Files
  7. Deleting driver repository manually or using Driver Sweeper
  8. We free from garbage Magazines and memory dumps for system errors
  9. About extra sketches of icons, reduced graphics graphics
  10. Chkdsk utility trash
  11. Recovery control points
  12. Google Cache Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
  13. Transfer the paging file to another drive
  14. Turn off hibernation
  15. Activate the TV cleaning of the disk
  16. Unnecessary large documents, duplicates
  17. Automatic way to free disk space
  18. Built-in Windows utility
  19. CCleaner and Advanced SystemCare Free
  20. Revo Uninstaller, Iobit Uninstaller, Your Uninstaller
  21. REG ORGANIZER, SOFT ORGANIZER
  22. NCleaner, Glary Utilities, 360 Total Security
  23. Wise Disk Cleaner, PC Booster, Ashampoo Winoptimizer Free
  24. Auslogics Boostspeed, Slimcleaner Free, Comodo System Utilities
  25. Kaspersky Cleaner and Clean Master for PC
  26. Freespacer, Bleachbit, System Ninja Free, Xtr Toolbox, Tron
  27. Compressing system volume content
  28. Deep cleaning
  29. What not to do
  30. Expansion of computer memory as an option to solve problems
  31. Acceleration of PCs after cleaning the system partition
  32. Tips for the future - how not to litter
  33. To whom and why you need to freely free
  34. About file sizes
  35. findings

Manual disk cleaning

Information on how much such or another folder weighs, allows you to determine which document negatively affects the performance and speed of the computer. It helps to assess the feasibility of storage utilities, find out what can be painlessly removed.

How to manually clean the disk with

Find out that the disk space is filled with, clogged, you can, if you press the right mouse button, then on properties. In Win 8, the oval will open, where the busy place is highlighted in blue - free.

You can get rid of the contents of the PC, manually analyzing the volume of the disk, the expediency of saving, destroying too much. Check the contents of the basket, favorite, hidden, temporary elements, download, browser cache, software traces, error information. This will allow you to leave valuable documents on the computer and at the same time get rid of extra.

Below is the analysis of all methods that allow you to unload the computer manually. The features are listed, instructions, basic recommendations, the location of the garbage.

Windows temporary catalogs

To store temporary content on the hard disk, there is a TEMP folder. Traces of installed updates, applications, i.e. garbage.

To get rid of it and clean it correctly, you need:

  • Go to Temp. They find it through the WINDOVS catalog or by pressing the "Start" and in the search prescribing% TEMP%;
  • Select content;
  • Delete.

To destroy some trash, you will have to go with administrator rights.

Long non-used programs

Each computer usually accumulates a large amount of excess software. Users forget about him, leaving him hanging dead cargo and take a place on a PC hard disk or laptop.

To get rid of the rubble and clean everything:

  • through the "Start" to enter the "Control Panel", select "Programs and Components";
  • A list of installed software will appear. Choose unnecessary, click "Delete".

Users Win10 must go to the "Start" menu, click "Parameters" and below - "System". In the list that appears, determine the excess prog.

Release basket + fine tuning

Basket - an ordinary hidden folder on a hard disk, in which the elements lost the urgency move. Not everyone is aware that if the documents are simply placed here, they continue to occupy a place. Once the basket is clogged and prevents PC.

Disk with crowded how to free a place

To get rid of garbage finally, you need:

  • Find basket icon on desktop;
  • Click the right mouse button;
  • Select "Clear Basket".

In most Windows utilities and cleaners there are thin settings. This option allows you to configure the parameters manually.

In the properties of the "Basket" you can configure the parameters:

  • Determine the maximum content size that moves to the basket;
  • Allow destruction without the basket.

Download or download folders, MSocache, Library, Favorites

In the Favorites folder, there are several subsections - "Downloads", "Desktop". You need to consistently check their contents, destroy unnecessary.

How to delete downloads

First it is recommended to clean up "downloads". Here are stored downloaded utilities, photos, video.

There are two ways to release:

  • Cleaning inactive content - it is sent to the basket and destroy;
  • Loading to disk d. Click on the right mouse button on "Downloads", select "Properties", go to "Location". Then manually driven a new address or use the search, at the end click "Apply".

Next, analyze the desktop and other resources located in the "Favorites".

The folder that many are considered superfluous - msocache. The contents are intended to restore MS Office applications in the event of a critical error.

For the cleaning:

  • Find a folder on the hard disk, highlight, press delete;
  • Run the command line, dial CleanMGR, specify a system disk or find it through the Start menu. Then mark the desired folder, confirm the elimination.

The library is cleaned, consistently checking the contents of the subfolder "Video", "Music", "Images". Get rid of traces of pictures, films, audio records can be programmatically.

System Updates and Delivery Optimization Files

When updating the OS, the Windows.old or WinSXS folder remains. It contains outdated versions of the operating system.

You can get rid of them as follows:

  • Windows Update Cleaner. Open the parameters, go to the system, then - to the "Device Memory", select "Release the place now", to note the option "Clearing Windows Updates", click "Delete Files". In Win 7, the cleaning manager needs to be installed manually. This is the update KB2852386;
  • Go to the administrator rights, on the command line, write: "{stextbox id = 'grey'} RD / S / Q C:] windows.old {stextbox}."

You can destroy the delivery optimization files needed to jump Windows updates from different sources.

How to clean on the disk:

  • Open "Start", then "Parameters";
  • Click "Update and Security";
  • Open "Advanced Parameters";
  • go to "delivery optimization;
  • Disable the "Allow download from other computers" option.

Deleting driver repository manually or using Driver Sweeper

On with there is DriverStory and in it the subfolder FileRepository. This is a place where equipment drivers are saved, which can potentially be installed on the PC.

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Instruction:

  • go with administrator rights;
  • Start the command line;
  • enter "pnputil.exe / e> c: \ drivers.txt", click on entering;
  • Notebook will open with a list of drivers;
  • Select unnecessary by copying the number - indicated in OEM№.INF;
  • open a command line;
  • Register "pnputil.exe / d oem #inf. There will be a message about the liquidation of the driver.

If you wish to remove excess manually, the algorithm is:

  • Find FileRepository, open properties by clicking the right mouse button;
  • go to the "Security" tab, click "Advanced";
  • Find the "Owner" field, choose "Change";
  • Enter the username;
  • Talk options for the replacement of the "owner of subcont deskers and objects" and "all subsidiary permissions", confirm;
  • Go to "Security", click "Change";
  • In the Add "field, enter your account and note" full access ";
  • Press "OK".

You can free on PC from irrelevant drivers using Driver Sweeper. Prog swings for free in Russian. It is enough to run DriveW Sweeper, select the driver, click "Clear".

We free from garbage Magazines and memory dumps for system errors

Memory dumps contain error data in Windows.

Clean the memory dumps and the magazine can be utility "Cleaning the disc".

Another way - in the conductor to register "% Systemroot% \ minidump". All that will appear can be destroyed. If an error occurs, it is recommended to do the same in safe mode or disable antivirus.

Through the "cleaning" release Windows logs. They are clogged with information about everything that happened on PC. The PowerShell utility is also used.

About extra sketches of icons, reduced graphics graphics

By default, in the WINDOVS conductor, images are displayed as thumbnails, miniatures.

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To turn off:

  • Register: "Rundll32.exe shell32.dll, options_rundll 7, click" Enter ";
  • Open the View tab;
  • Mark "Always display badges, not sketches";
  • Confirm.

Another way:

  • on the command line to dial "exe";
  • go to "visual effects";
  • Remove the checkbox with the "Sketch output instead of the icons."

In Win10, shutdown is possible via the local group policy editor:

  • In the command prompt to dial "gpedit.msc";
  • Go to the conductor, after clicking on the computer configuration, administrative templates, Windows components;
  • find "Disable sketches display and display only icons";
  • Mark "inclusive."

In each individual folder, you can open "View", specify "small badges".

Chkdsk utility trash

CHKDSK retains fragments of information that appeared due to software errors, failures in the system. The utility stores them in the case if the necessary information remained.

They are removed during the cleansing of disk space, using CCleaner, Reg Organizer.

Recovery control points

When updating the operating system, control points are created with which you can return to the previous state. The frequency of creation is regulated by the user. You can remove from the disk the points created for several months or days ago.

For this:

  • Open "My Computer";
  • Click on "Properties";
  • go to the "System Protection" tab;
  • Click "Set up";
  • Select "Delete" and confirm the cleaning action.

Google Cache Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox

In modern browsers there is a caching tool - with its help, copies of Internet pages viewed are saved. Gradually, the hard disk memory is filled, the pages begin to boot slower.

How to clean the cache

To avoid this, copies of old pages are destroyed.

Do it like this:

  • In Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox simultaneously pick Ctrl + Shift + Del. A window opens in which elements choose for destruction, press "Clear history";
  • Internet Explorer go to the "Service" section, then sequentially "browser properties", "General", "view history", choose what you need to eliminate, click "Delete".

For liberation from the rubble, spackers are used, for example, CCleaner.

Transfer the paging file to another drive

The paging file, or virtual memory, is a system file on a hard disk of a computer that Windows uses to compensate for the lack of RAM if applications are missing. This is usually a large element. You can free on the disk space by the way it is transferred to another place.

To transfer pageFile.sys:

  • Go to the control panel, select "System", go to the Advanced Settings tab;
  • Go to the "Advanced" tab, then "speed" and "parameters";
  • In the window that appears, Open "Advanced", "Virtual Memory, click" Change ";
  • Remove the checkbox from the option "Automatically select the volume of the paging file";
  • specify a place that is used to swipe currently;
  • Click on the "Without paging file";
  • Select a transfer place, specify the size and click "Set";
  • Confirm the action, restart the PC.

Turn off hibernation

Hibernation is an energy-saving computer mode of a computer that saves the contents of RAM to a non-volatile memory storage device (hard disk) before turning off the power.

The hibernation function is turned off like this:

  • In the search bar write cmd;
  • In the opened command line - PowerCfg.exe / hibernate.off.

Teapots are better not to produce such manipulations.

Activate the TV cleaning of the disk

Windows 10 received a new tool "memory control", in versions of XP, 7, 8 it is not. It is intended to eliminate unused resources.

To activate the function, you need:

  • go to the "Start";
  • enter "Parameters";
  • click "System";
  • Open the "Storage" and "Memory Control";
  • Click on the "Change the Fashion Release Method" function, mark the desired parameters.

Unnecessary large documents, duplicates

Over time, the computer is clogged by the Large Documents. This is usually cinema, TV shows, disk images, archives, distributions.

To clear the volumetric content:

  • open a sequential folder;
  • sort the content descending;
  • Get rid of unnecessary.

Do not store the same films, programs for PC. If this happens, the disk cleaning, special cleaners or destroy manually start to eliminate duplicates.

Automatic way to free disk space

The destruction of unnecessary elements manually takes a lot of time. There is a risk to accidentally delete what is necessary for the normal operation of Windows. To avoid possible trouble and facilitate the process, it is recommended to use software methods for cleaning.

Next will be told about the main cleaners, their features, are step-by-step instructions.

Built-in Windows utility

There is a utility intended for free disk space.

Used like this:

  • through "My (this) computer" select the desired disk;
  • Using the right mouse button, click on the "Properties";
  • Click "Cleaning the Disk";
  • As soon as the list of recommended to eliminate content will open, note unnecessary, confirm.

CCleaner and Advanced SystemCare Free

One of the best cleaners is CCleaner.

Functions:

  • cleaning basket;
  • Liberation of cache;
  • removal of superfluous;
  • exemption from duplicates, volumetric software;
  • Purification of the startup;
  • Help in uninstalling prog.

After starting the utility:

  • Close on the computer all except CCleaner;
  • Check the list of components on the Windows tabs, Applications;
  • Mark the ticks unnecessary. To first go to the "service", check that they occupy the most place;
  • launch the analysis;
  • Enable duplicate search feature (Tool Service);
  • remove unnecessary;
  • Reload PC.

The Multifunctional Advanced Systemcare Free utility works on Windows XP, 7-10. Allows you to improve the performance of a PC, get an additional free space on the hard disk, delete system, blocked, garbage files, clean the cache.

Works like this:

  • After installation, click twice the right mouse button on the icon;
  • Open the "Clearing and Optimization" tab. Mark the desired options check mark;
  • Press "Start";
  • Click "Fix".

Revo Uninstaller, Iobit Uninstaller, Your Uninstaller

Assignment Revo Uninstaller - full cleaning of software, games from a hard disk. As a result, no traces should remain.

Use like this:

  • Install the boot file;
  • The main window will appear a list of utilities, games installed on the PC;
  • In the menu, go to the section "View", click "Details". This will allow you to find out the size, storage location;
  • double-click on the program you need to remove;
  • Confirm deletion, choose further and again "Yes."

At this stage, programs were removed from the computer. Next scan OS. As a result of the scan, a list of file marks appears. To get rid of them, click "Delete" and "Next".

Free Iobit Uninstaller will fully clean the computer from plugins, programs, malicious applications, balances, registries, folders.

Work algorithm:

  • Install, run;
  • The main window will appear list. In the left window, the elements are grouped into several sections. In the "All Programs" section there is a sort of installation time, size, frequency of use. After clicking on the section "All panels and plug-ins" a list of all extensions. In Win Manager, updates are indicated. In "Tools" there is an option to purify Windows Cache, labels;
  • Click "Delete". In the "All Programs" section there is a batch removal tool;
  • Scan PC for disk residues.

The functions of forced deletion allows you to specify yourself from which shortcut, folders need to get rid.

For full-fledged, youruninstaller is required to specify the serial number. Once the utility is established, select unnecessary software icons. Labels can be searched for manually on the disk or using the auto-job.

The utility erases programs, hidden resources, corrects damaged keys.

REG ORGANIZER, SOFT ORGANIZER

The next two utilities are available in the free and paid version.

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The tasks of the Russian-speaking program REG ORGANIZER includes cache cleaning, personal data, disk space, registry, transition listings, the history of the "Run" command.

Tools are available:

  • Casual and maximum hard disk cleaning. Maximum erases recovery points, basket contents;
  • manual and automatic cleaning;
  • Thin setting. Allows the user to independently configure the utility;
  • Restoration of broken data.

Tools are included in two large partitions on the left part of the menu. These are "functions for all" and "for specialists". Newcomers and people without experience with PC better choose the features from the first partition.

Another effective cleaner is Soft Organizer.

It includes:

  • Clearing programs, including several minutes;
  • Search and eliminate traces of erased applications;
  • Create copies in order to restore erroneously broken data.

To take advantage of the prog, you need:

  • launch it;
  • Select unnecessary objects. You can choose them one or several minutes;
  • Upon completion, click "Find";
  • Relo from residual garbage.

NCleaner, Glary Utilities, 360 Total Security

Free NCleaner is installed. The disadvantage - software is not Russified, so many are incomprehensible how some functions work.

The clever has more than 90 functions, including:

  • liberation registry;
  • Removing software and its remnants from the hard disk;
  • Detection and elimination of malicious software.

The GLARY UTILITIES utility exists in two versions - paid and free. Task - Optimization of PC operation.

The main tools are in various sections of the Modules tab:

  • With the help of the "Cleaning" section, they are cleansed, the registry, disk space, erase the software;
  • Using "Security", erases tracks on the Internet, documents, restore and decrypt them;
  • Through the "Programs" section are looking for duplicates, empty folders.

The option of one click is available, with which the registry is cleaned, the labels are corrected, get rid of the temporal content, malicious software, the history of movement on the Internet.

360 Total Security differs from previous cleansers. This is an antivirus that protects against viruses, at the same time optimizes the computer, destroys the trash, plug-ins, temporary docks. Part of the tools is available only in the paid version.

Wise Disk Cleaner, PC Booster, Ashampoo Winoptimizer Free

The task of the Clear Cleaner Cleaner from Wise is to determine what can be painlessly removed from the computer's hard disk.

Disk Cleaning Programs

For this:

  • open utility;
  • run scanning;
  • Mark elements to remove. It can be cache cleaning, checkpoints, cookies;
  • For deep cleaning, go to the "Cleaning System" section, mark all the components, click "Delete".

The main task of the PC Booster is computer optimization. The cleaner eliminates the unused, temporary elements, duplicates a hard disk, cleans the cache, incorrect labels, uninstalists the damaged software. Performs defragmentation, recovery. Installed on any versions of Windows.

Ashampoo Winoptimizer FREE consists of more than 20 functional blocks.

Here are some:

  • Internet Cleaner removes tracks in the network;
  • Drive Cleaner removes extra elements;
  • Disc Space Explorer analyzes the site used, indicates the largest utilities, items.

Work algorithm:

  • Set a cleaner, register;
  • go to the desired module;
  • Mark tasks.

Auslogics Boostspeed, Slimcleaner Free, Comodo System Utilities

For the use of the full version of Auslogics Boostspeed will have to pay. Only a trial version is available for free.

To free the system partition on the hard disk:

  • launch a program;
  • Go to PC cleaning;
  • turn off the "PC speed", "Register and Stability";
  • Click "Scan";
  • Click "eliminate everything".

Clever SlimCleaner Free can be downloaded for free. There is no Russified version.

Functions are broken down blocks:

  • Registry optimization. Records are deleted, errors are corrected;
  • Cleaning disk space. Duplicates are destroyed, unnecessary trash;
  • Built-in scheduler. Adjusts automatic cleansing.

Additionally, there are blocks for analyzing the usefulness of programs, optimization, finding lost sections.

To free the computer, click on the cleaning first, then on the analysis.

Another utility, Comodo System Utilities, downloaded for free in Russian.

In the left part of the menu lists the registry cleansing tools, personal data, disk space. Destroy unnecessary, temporary resources, unused labels.

There is a forced and irrevocable removal. In the latter case, all information will disappear. There will be nothing to restore it, even using specialized software.

Kaspersky Cleaner and Clean Master for PC

The Kaspersky Cleaner cleaner is designed to clean the screw from the garbage and the history of the user's actions, the restoration of the system.

Program for cleaning unnecessary files

If you select the "Cleaning System" section in the menu, it will be possible:

  • erase the terminal client, browsers;
  • eliminate http errors, magazine content;
  • destroy information about the latest session;
  • Delete Adobe Application Update Protocols.

The program also finds problems in the operation of the system, restores it, forms a report.

PC cleaning - Clean Master for PC function. Downloaded in Russian for free. The utility cleans the registry, cache, removes extra programs, files. To scan, it is enough to press one button, while you can continue on the computer.

Freespacer, Bleachbit, System Ninja Free, Xtr Toolbox, Tron

Russian-speaking Freespacer with a clear to each interface is designed to release disk space from garbage.

Quickly performs the following tasks:

  • Deletes Windows temporary documents, software;
  • Looking for erroneous labels;
  • detects control points;
  • Determines empty catalogs.

The cleaner places garbage in, basket on the hard disk, erases, moves to the archive.

To take advantage of them, you need:

  • close all the programs;
  • run free spaceer;
  • choose "Search";
  • Confirm the deletion of documents found.

In Russian, Bleachbit is available for free. There are versions for Windows, Linux.

After starting in the left window, a list of components will appear for optimization, on the right side - a description of each element and tip. To clean the garbage in the application directories, settings, go to the "Main" tab, launch support for Winapp2.ini, then the program is restarted.

System Ninja Free is Russified.

Eliminates:

  • temporary, recent elements;
  • cache games, sketches;
  • cache, Internet history;
  • WINDOVS catalogs;
  • memory dumps;
  • Settings folders.

By default, search for TMP format documents, DMP. The utility has a built-in software uninstall tool, duplicate search, autorun manager. Additionally, an extension is set to clean the registry.

When you select the "Cookies" files from the browser's memory, the account data and password will disappear.

There is no Russian-language version of the XTR Toolbox utility, but it has an advantage - it does not need an installation for startup.

Externally, the application looks like a set of functional blocks, one of which contains cleaning tools:

  • Directors containing trash. Located in the Junk Files Cleaner section;
  • programs that were installed from Application Store 10 - Module Store App Manager;
  • Win 7.8 updates - Removed Telemetry Updates module. Does not work in the 10th version;
  • Different software - Software Manager block.

The TRON application weighs 600 MB. It is a set of utilities, each of which performs a specific action and starts at a certain stage.

These steps:

  • Preparation for creating a backup;
  • Temp Clean - Delete caches, magazines, temporary content;
  • Protection against viruses - malicious programs are removed;
  • Treatment - testing for viruses, malicious resources, elimination;
  • registry restoration;
  • PATCH - system errors are corrected, updates are installed;
  • Optimization - defragmentation, reset the resource of the paging;
  • Creating a report;
  • Additional tasks - cleaning spam in mail, promotional products.

After starting the throne, it is advisable not to use the computer until all the stages of the script execution are completed.

Compressing system volume content

Free space on the hard disk increase, not only removing unnecessary. Another way is to compress system resources.

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For NTFS compression it is necessary:

  • go to "my computer";
  • Press the right mouse button;
  • Open "Properties";
  • go to the "General" tab;
  • Mark "Squeeze this disk to save space";
  • Confirm action. Compressed is blue.

In Windows 10 there are additional compression tools:

  • In the command prompt, you will register Compact / Compactoc: Query or Compact / Compactos: Always. The team is reversible. To restore the previous state, COMPACT / COMPACTOS: NEVER is typing;
  • LZX compression. Applies not to system volumes, but to files, catalogs. In the command prompt, you are prescribed: Compact / C / A / EXE: LZX "Specify the name".

Compression is recommended only if the command line is running with administrator rights. You can not apply this tool to the C: \ Windows directory or the entire system disk. As a result, the computer can stop loading at all.

Deep cleaning

To purify the PC to the maximum use the WINDOVS functionality.

For this:

  • Press "Start";
  • search to dial CMD on Latin;
  • A window will open, in it to register "% Systemroot% \ System32 \ cmd.exe / Ccleanmgr / Sageset: 65536 $ CleanMGR / Sagerun: 65535", click input;
  • The maximum full list of elements for destruction will appear;
  • Mark the necessary.

The window is not closed until the procedure is completed. It is done not very quickly.

Deep cleaning is also produced by software methods.

What not to do

Before you start cleaning the system, it is recommended to pay attention to the following restrictions:

  • then the contents of the disk that appeared there without user intervention must be left;
  • It is better not to touch Windows folders and Program Files;
  • Do not remove an unknown;
  • Without having experience, it is better not to turn off the hibernation function;
  • No need to change and disable the paging file.

All documents, programs that are on the PC, before eliminating, it is better to check for that if they are no longer needed, and is it possible to destroy them without damaging the system.

Expansion of computer memory as an option to solve problems

In some cases, cleaning events does not solve the problem. Free space appeared, but it is not enough.

You can correct the situation by purchasing a new hard drive or SSD and installing it on the PC. Additional use removable.

Another option is to cross part of the information on the cloud.

Acceleration of PCs after cleaning the system partition

As soon as the PC is released from garbage, it is recommended to carry out additional activities to optimize work:

  • carry out defragmentation;
  • Clean the list of autoload;
  • disable autoloading of unnecessary fonts;
  • establish additional RAM;
  • Clear the system unit from dust.

Tips for the future - how not to litter

To exclude in the future the situation when the PC turns into the garbage storage filled with garbage, the following measures are recommended:

  • do not load excess software, video, bulk images;
  • distribute software, games, movies on various disk spaces, stored on the SD;
  • Regularly remove unnecessary content, not forgetting to clean the basket;
  • After watching the film, it needs to be removed;
  • It would be nice to periodically clean the unnecessary files, while remember that it is.

To whom and why you need to freely free

When the computer is new and clean, the applications fly on it. But over time it is filled, and then the user faces the problem of lack of memory on a C. disk

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It stores system files, applications. There are a new software, photos, videos, presentations. Here is the contents of the basket, temporary documents.

Once a disk space clogs to such an extent that working on a home, office computer becomes difficult or impossible. To solve the problem, it is required to clean the Disc from garbage: unnecessary games, programs, temporary, hidden, not until the end of remote documentation, error information.

It is strongly recommended to do this under the following conditions:

  • No operating system updates are installed, software;
  • It is impossible to put a new program, the game;
  • The computer constantly hangs, it thinks for a long time, it works slowly, it is buggy;
  • no place to save the documentation;
  • There is a message about the lack of space.

About file sizes

The main parameter to which you want to pay attention when cleaning disk space is the amount of documents.

This term determines how much memory does the document takes. It is expressed in byte derivatives (kilobyte, megabyte). To check how much space each element occupies, it is enough to press it with the right mouse button, open properties. The volume is indicated here.

File size

It is easier to check the size of the folders immediately, then analyze the contents:

  • Open Disc C. A list of folders will appear;
  • Right-click Mouse Select Properties. The "General" tab will appear;
  • Sequentially choose the largest, check the content size.

findings

Cleaning the C disc - the process required for the normal operation of the computer. Manual and software methods are performed. Manually delete large documents, video, unnecessary applications, Windows logs, memory dumps, the contents of the basket. This often remains software, file traces. Global cleaning is made using CCleaner programs, Revo Uninstaller, Disc Cleaner, Auslogics Boost Speed. Many of them have a deep cleaning tool that allows you to achieve maximum effect. Cleaning manually recommended weekly.

When the signs of littering of PC are detected, cubs are used. If there is little memory on the computer, you can replace the hard drive to the larger or CCD device, cross part of the files on the cloud or other partition.

Computers have been so rooted in our lives that it is simply impossible to imagine the world without them. Despite this, many users do not know how to care for their "iron horse". For example, not everyone knows how to cleanse the C. Fill the gap in knowledge will help this article.

Why clean the disk with?

Filling the system disk can lead to the emergence of a number of inconvenience. If on a disk with little space, then the following problems may occur:

  • You can not install new programs;
  • No space for operating system updates;
  • The speed of the PC is reduced.

The first problem is easily solved. If there is not enough space on the C, then you can set new programs to other sections (D, E, etc.). But what to do with the second and third point? Output one - you need to clean the system disk. How can this be done? How to make a place on the disk with? The answer can be found in this article.

Cleaning a disc

How to free the place on the system disk?

Many have no idea how to clean the local disc S. People mistakenly believe that it is very difficult. Computer cleaning is a fast and simple process that does not require any specialized knowledge in the IT area. However, it is not necessary to neglect this procedure. The cleaning of the system disk should be carried out at least once a month.

There are many ways that allow you to clean your trash from garbage. We will consider the most effective in this article. Before starting, it should be noted that the methods below can be used to clean the disk from garbage on Windows 10, Windows 7 and other versions of this OS.

Removing unnecessary programs manually

Of course, the most space is the software. Therefore, when it is required to clean the disc from the garbage, first of all attention should be paid to the software.

How to clean the disk from unnecessary files? To uninstall the program, you want to use the built-in Windows utility. To start it, you must enter the "Start" menu and select the Control Panel in the drop-down tab. Then you need to go to the "Delete Programs" section.

Programs and components

A new window will open, containing information about all the programs that are on the computer. They can be sorted by size, date or title. What can be deleted? First of all, the uninstallation is subject to software that is not used at all. As a rule, these are covered games. In order to delete the program with PCM on it, after which the corresponding tab will appear.

Built-in Windows utility

You can free up your garbage from the standard Windows utility. It is done very simple. You must go to the "computer" and press the PCM to the disk that we will clean. In the drop-down list, click on the "Properties" item, after which a new window opens with information about the memory section. We are interested in the "General" tab. Go there and click on the "Clearing Disk" button.

Properties

The built-in utility will begin to analyze the data and search for unnecessary files. It will take a certain amount of time. After the program analyzes the computer's memory, it will give a list of unnecessary files. They need to be ticked and then click "OK".

Clean.

In this way, you will not free a lot of memory, but you can win a couple of dozen megabytes.

Temporary files

To carry out correct installation or update of programs, antiviruses, etc. Temporary files are created on the computer. The operating system stores them in the TEMP folder, which is on the disk of C. For the daily operations of the programs, temporary files are not needed. Therefore, the software that uses intermediate resources deletes them upon completion of the installation or update in automatic mode.

Temp.

However, sometimes fails, due to which temporary files are not deleted. This leads to the TEMP folder begins gradually clogging and occupy on the system disk more and more space. To fix it, you need to delete intermediate files manually. It is done very simple. You need to go to the Temp folder, which is located at the address "Computer"> Disc with> Windows folder. To free up the memory on the disk C, you must uninstall the contents of this folder.

SecondTemp.

In Windows 10, Windows 7 and other versions there are two folders for storing temporary files. You can get to the second by menu "Start". It is necessary to simply enter the search query% TEMP%. The folder needs to open and clean. It is worth noting that sometimes the operating system can issue a warning that some files are not deleted. This suggests that at the moment they are used by some program. If such messages appeared, then simply press the Skip button.

"Basket"

"Basket" is a special folder, which is a temporary storage for remote files. All that is stored there takes up the computer memory. Therefore, the "basket" should be cleaned from time to time. To do this, you need to press the PCM to click on the folder and click on the "Clear Basket" point in the drop-down list. After that, the folder will free from the garbage, and the memory on the disk with will become more.

"Downloads"

Users often download movies, music, games through the standard browser bootloader. Files from the Internet are automatically saved to the "Download" folder. And she, as you know, is located on the S. disk. If the user often downloads some files from the Internet, then the free disk space is dried very quickly. To prevent you from clogging the C, you need to check the boot folder from time to time for the presence of bulk files. Downloads

You need to open "Computer" and go to "Downloads".

It is necessary to check the folder for the presence of large files and if any, they need to be deleted or moved to another disk.

File Podchock

There is a paging file in Windows. How does it affect memory and why is needed? Sometimes the system for performing certain operations is not enough operations. In such cases, the file takes a certain number of permanent memory from the disk and uses it as an operational.

To release the disk C, you need to make the paging file to take resources elsewhere. You must go to the "Computer" folder, then press PCM. In the Click tab that appears on the "Properties". A window will appear. It is opening "additional system parameters".

system

Then click on the "Parameters".

options

In the new window, go to section "Advanced" and click on "change".

Performance parameters

Install the disc from which the paging file will take memory. This is done as follows. We highlight the disk and put a label opposite the "without paging file". To confirm the click on the "Set" button. With another disc, we do the other on the contrary and note the property "Size of the choice of system".

Virtual memory

If the window does not allow to change properties (the field with disks is highlighted with dim), then removing the checkbox opposite the parameter "Automatically select the volume of the paging file."

Hibernation

To save memory on a disk with, you can turn off the hibernation on the computer. It is necessary to activate the command line (combination Win + R) and write it in it: PowerCfg.exe -h OFF. We click Enter and Voila - hibernation is disabled. After rebooting the computer, you can notice that the memory on the system disk has become a little more.

command line

However, without extreme need, the hibernation mode is better not to turn off. This is an extremely useful feature that allows you to restore the work of previously running programs, even if the computer has been turned off. To re-activate hibernation, you need to write a PowerCfg.exe -H ON command to the console and restart PC.

Control Points

Control points are created after various changes in the system (update drivers, installing new software, etc.). They allow you to roll back the system in case of any problems. But for such an opportunity, you must pay system memory. To release the disk with you can delete control points. It will give a pair of megabytes of memory. In this video, you can learn how to remove the recovery points and thus clean the local disc from:

Output

The memory on the disk with rather quickly clogs. This can cause a number of trouble. To avoid problems, you need to follow the number of free space and clean the system disk from time to time. Cleaning the disk with a positive way affects the performance of the computer and does not take much time. There are many free ways to make a disk space with overcrowded memory. Moreover, these methods are the same on all OS from Microsoft. That is, cleaning the disk on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista is identical.

Quite often, users arise the problem of filling the hard disk C: \ on which the operating system is installed. As a result, Windows begins to work very slowly, some applications hang, or do not start at all. In addition, there is not enough space to download important system updates or other necessary files.

In this article, consider ways to clean the system disk at the maximum.

How to free the place on the disk from: \ (delete everything too much)

1. Delete temporary and system files.

  • Open "My computer" , in the explorer, press the right mouse button on the C: \ disk and select the item "Properties"
  • In the window that appears, click the button "Clearing disk"
  • We are waiting for an assessment of the volume of space that we can free on the disk
  • In the window that opens, click the button "Clear system files"
  • in the window "Delete the following files" Opposite all items, install the checkboxes and click the "OK" button
  • Confirm the deletion of files with the button "Delete Files"
  • We wait for the disc cleaning. Depending on the number of files deleted, the duration of this procedure may take from a pair of minutes to several hours.

Below, in pictures, all the steps are sequentially listed:

Select the item "Properties"
Select the item "Properties"
Click the "Disk Cleaning" button
Select the item "Properties"
We are waiting for an estimate of the volume of space for liberation
Select the item "Properties"
Click on the "Clear System Files" button
Select the item "Properties"
In the "Delete the following files" window, everywhere we put the ticks and click "OK"
Select the item "Properties"
Click the "Delete Files" button
Select the item "Properties"
We wait for disc cleaning
Select the item "Properties"

2. Clean the "TEMP" folder

  • In the conductor introduced C: \ Users \% UserName% \ APPDATA \ LOCAL \ and move to the folder Temp.
  • Select all the contents of the folder "Ctrl + A" and permanently removed "SHIFT + DELETE" . Some files may not be removed due to the use of their system, so you can skip them
How to free the place on the disk from: \ (delete everything too much)
  • Go to the folder C: \ Users \% UserName% \ APPDATA \ Locallow \ and find a folder there Temp. , then remove all files from it as in the previous paragraph
  • Go to the folder C: \ Windows We find a folder there Temp. Delete all files from it

3. Transfer the paging file to another disc.

If the paging file is installed, then it also takes place on a hard disk. File is hidden and called Page File.sys. . We transfer it to a local disk D:

  • Press the right mouse button on the icon "My computer" And choose paragraph "Properties"
  • Select item "Advanced system parameters"
  • In the tab "Additionally" and in the section "Speed" Press the button "Options..."
  • In the next window, select the tab "Additionally" and in the section "Virtual Memory" Press the button "Change ..."
  • Choose C. C. :And specify item "Without paging file"
  • Choose Disc d: And specify "Original Size (MB)" ,"Maximum size (MB)" then press the button "Set" and "OK"
  • The system for applying the parameters will offer to restart the computer. Reboot.

Below, in pictures, all the steps are sequentially listed:

Select "Properties"
Select "Properties"
Select "Advanced System Parameters"
Select "Properties"
In the "Speed" section, press the "Parameters ..." button
Select "Properties"
In the "Virtual Memory" section, click the "Edit ..." button
Select "Properties"
Select a C drive: and specify "without paging file"
Select "Properties"
Select a D: and indicate and "Source Size (MB)", "Maximum Size (MB)", then click the "Set" and "OK" button
Select "Properties"

4. Turn off the hibernation mode

If there is no need to use the hibernation mode, then it can be turned off, as it also takes place on the disk. Hibernation file is hidden and called Hiberfil.sys . For this:

  • Open the command prompt on behalf of the administrator. Press "Start"> "Service - Windows"> "Command Line"> "Advanced"> "Run on the name of the administrator"
  • In the command line we prescribe a command PowerCfg -h off.
Open the command prompt on behalf of the administrator
Open the command prompt on behalf of the administrator
We prescribe the PowerCFG -H OFF command
Open the command prompt on behalf of the administrator

5. Turn on the creation of recovery points on another disk

  • Press the right mouse button on the icon "My computer" And choose paragraph "Properties"
  • Select item "Advanced system parameters"
  • In the tab "System Protection" In chapter "Protection Parameters" Choose Disc d: \ and press the button "Tune..."
  • We will turn on the system protection and indicate, at your discretion, the maximum use of disk space to create recovery points. Press "OK"
  • Choose C: \ and press the button "Tune...
  • We delete all the previously created recovery points by pressing the button. "Delete" ,Press "OK", then "Proceed"
  • We are waiting for the end of the removal
  • After all of the above actions, it is recommended to specify Disc d: \ And create a new recovery point on it.
Select "Properties"
Select "Properties"
Select "Advanced System Parameters"
Select "Properties"
Select the D disc and click "Set up ..."
Select "Properties"
Turn on system protection
Select "Properties"
Select the C: \ disc and click the "Set up ..." button
Select "Properties"
We delete all previously created recovery points.
Select "Properties"
Press the "Continue" button
Select "Properties"
We are waiting for the end of the removal
Select "Properties"
How to free the place on the disk from: \ (delete everything too much)
Select "Properties"
Create a new recovery point on D: \
Select "Properties"

6. Additionally, cleaning using the CCleaner program

Also additionally, you can use the free program to clean the disk. CCleaner

After starting the program:

  • Choose tab "Simple cleaning "
  • Press the button "Analysis"
  • Press the button "Clear all"
  • We wait for the end of the cleaning
In the "Simple Cleaning" tab, click the "Analysis" button
In the "Simple Cleaning" tab, click the "Analysis" button
Press the "Clear All" button
In the "Simple Cleaning" tab, click the "Analysis" button
We expect the cleaning process
In the "Simple Cleaning" tab, click the "Analysis" button
How to free the place on the disk from: \ (delete everything too much)
In the "Simple Cleaning" tab, click the "Analysis" button

7. Transfer documents from the disk C: \ to another disk

All that is stored in folders "Downloads", "Documents", "Video", "Images", "Music", "Desktop" ,are located on System disk C: \. Therefore, to release the disc can be transferred to the stored documents in these folders on Disc d: \

How to free the place on the disk from: \ (delete everything too much)

The problem with the garbage on the computer delivers inconvenience from year to year to almost all users. In this article I will tell you how to clean the local disc S.

If your PC has become noticeably slower to work, you will be useful to clean out unnecessary files and thereby speed up the computer.

To find out how to make it right away, read the article completely or watch the video at the end of the article.

Introduction

A lot of people wondered by the slow work of the computer and the clock is looking for information on the Internet. One of the main reasons is the litter of a local disk S. A slower PC begins to work because it is on this disk an operating system is located, which is responsible for all the actions performed.

As a result of clogging of the operating system files, we begin to notice errors in the work processes and the slow response of programs. Imagine on the life example: you are in sneakers, sports shoes run to improve physical form. And now take, throw on every shoulder on the bag of potatoes and try to run, well, how? I think the difference will be tangible, the same thing on the local disk until the empty works quickly, a lot of garbage began to work slowly.

That is why you should at least sometimes make order on PC and delete unnecessary files.

Clean desktop and its influence on the local disk with

Dear friends, first I want to draw your attention to your desktop of your PC, because many do not understand how to use it correctly. And its correct condition is its purity.

Screen desktop

All files and folders located on the desktop are recorded on the memory of the local disk C, so think ten times before throwing out the albums of music and new movies, work correctly now, transfer all data from the desktop to the local drive D or other things that are significantly It will facilitate the operation of the operating system and free the disk memory of C. If you need quick access, to some programs or files, make shortcuts so that will be correct.

Examples of shortcuts

Next, you need to know that all the data you delete fall into the basket, and many of them forget that, which also leads to the clutch of the disk with, after removing the files, clean the basket !!!

Clean the basket

Cleaning temporary, unnecessary files from a computer manually

Before proceeding to this stage, you need to understand a little that when you work any programs on your computer, the operating system creates temporary files, even when you just sit on the Internet part of the data is written as temporary files.

Is it really done to accelerate work, how? Suppose you have discovered classmates website, the system recorded several large pictures from the site to the folder with temporary files and when you go to classmates. The computer does not download information from the site server, and takes several large pictures from the previously recorded temporary files.

Yes, it is useful, the folder with temporary files "flops" to such an extent that it starts to slow down the PC and the large part of the local disk is clogged with, which sometimes leads to errors.

To delete these temporary files, you can just go to the desired folder with these temporal files and delete everything from there. By the way, do not worry, there are no system files and you do not remove anything right, boldly go and clean.

To do this, go to the directory:

My computer / Local disk with / windows / temp

Delete temporary files

They went to this folder, circled all the files and deleted, cleared the basket.

Analysis and removal of old, unnecessary programs, games and files

This section can be divided into two stages. The first is quite simple, it includes the removal of old already unnecessary games and programs. To do this, simply go to the program control panel and delete, those applications that you once installed themselves when you see familiar names exactly do not confuse.

1. Go to the Startup Control Panel and Components menu and see such a window:

Removing program

We find the programs unnecessary to us in this window, choose them and press the remove / change button on top of the button so in turns with each unnecessary application or play. This process will also capture the memory of the local disk S.

2. But the second stage can be considered difficult, not every beginning user will be able to use it, but I still tell you about this little trick, I often use it myself.

The meaning of the action is to identify a problem folder or a file, and for us these are objects that occupy a significant amount of memory. Not quite clear? Now I will explain everything.

Go to the local disk with and see the folder in front of yourself, the amount may be all different

Local disk files

Now we start the analysis of each folder in turn, first check the volume of the first folder

folder properties

Our goal is to know how much memory it takes on a computer

Folder size

We looked, saw that the folder takes only 8.13 MB, we are not interested in such a size, we are looking for only huge files that weigh from several GB.

What to do if I do not understand anything in the sizes of files?

If you hardly understand the files of files or do not know how to distinguish them, I recommend using my online tutorial: how to master the computer from scratch. In it you will find answers to all your questions.

A little distracted, but nothing, we continue, go to the next folder and also check its weight until you find the folders of which scares you. Most likely, it will be two folders: Windows and Program Files.

As soon as we revealed a folder that takes a lot of space go to it and also analyze everything that is in it through the definition of weight. In the end, you will find files or folders that occupy a huge amount of local disk memory with, copy their name and look at the Internet what files and from which program will most likely be surprised how many junk will find.

ATTENTION If you are a very novice user, do not use this method, simply skip it, because in the process you can delete the necessary components or programs, which will lead to deplorable circumstances.

Use the built-in local disk cleaning capabilities.

The creators of the operating system did not forget about users and added initially in Windows basic capabilities for simplified cleaning of local disks. It is not always effective, but this method will also be useful, besides, it will not take you a lot of time.

To do this, you need to go to my computer, select a local disk for cleaning and click on it with right mouse button and select a list of properties.

Properties of a local disk

Now we will see the disk information before you click on the Clear Disc button.

Cleaning a disc

For some time you need to wait until the program starts, you will see about such a window:

Purifying window

When the program starts, you will see a window in which you need to place the ticks in front of the sections that you want to clean, I just put all the checkboxes and click OK.

We put ticks for cleaning

Automatic Cleaning Kesha and Registry Using CCleaner

Now you can relax a little, then the automatic cleaning program will work. It is called CCleaner, how to download it right and from where, you can read in the article, how to clean the computer registry. After you installed it, run. Click to the Cleaning section, select the Windows heading first and only after that click the Analysis button.

Analysis using CCCleaner

Now we will see all the files that the program can be cleaned not to harm your PC, from above where it will be written the analysis is complete. You can see how much about the place will free the program for you. Click the Clear button

Clean using the CCCpleaner program

We agree with the removal

We agree with the removal

After that, the same actions should be done with the application category

Cleaning applications using CCCleaner

Next, you need to clean the registry, for this return a little higher and click on how to clean the registry of the computer.

Resuscitation or acceleration of the computer after cleaning the Bardaka

After you have done this tremendous work, you just need to bring the computer in feeling, for this you need to decompose all the files in your shelves. This will speed up the computer and relocate you from some errors. This process is defragmentation. I recently devoted a whole article recommended to read you.

Yes, I want to make defragmentation

And now it's time to consolidate knowledge, see the video in which I myself do all the stages of cleaning the local disk with in order. Good luck friends and do not forget to subscribe to the news of my site, the subscription is slightly lower, be competent in everything!

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1. Delete temporary files accumulated by system programs.

As Windows usage, temporary system software files are accumulated on the disc, the contents of the basket, old images for the restoration of the OS and other data. You can delete them.

Click on the Explorer with the right mouse button on the system disk (usually the C drive C) and select "Properties" → "Cleaning the disk". In the next window, mark the items that occupy the most space, click OK and confirm the removal.

How to Clean Disc in Windows: Delete temporary files accumulated by system programs.

To erase even more temporary files, including update data and outdated recovery points, press "Clearing Disk" and click "Clear System Files". Mark the largest objects in the list that appears and delete them. Then go to the "Advanced" tab, click "Clear" in the section "Restore System and Shadow Copy" and confirm deletion.

How to Clean Disc in Windows: Delete temporary files accumulated by system programs.

Especially useful to perform such cleaning after the updates, since the computer can remain a volume backup copy of the previous version of Windows.

2. Activate the disk auto clean (Windows 10 only)

How to Clear Disc in Windows: Activate the disk auto clean (only Windows 10)

In Windows 10, Microsoft added the memory control function, which automatically clears the disk from unused files. Activate it to less often experience problems with a lack of space. To do this, go to the "Start" section → "Parameters" → "System" → "Storage" and click on the "Memory Control" switch. To configure the function to your discretion, click "Change Place Liberation Method" and select Suitable Parameters.

3. Remove the volume games and programs in which you do not need

How to clear the disk in Windows: Remove the volume games and programs in which you do not need

Surely on your computer there are games or programs without which you can do. Find and delete the most voluminous of them. To do this, open the "Control Panel" and go to the "Programs and Components" section. When the list of installed software appears, sort it up in descending size. Then remove unnecessary programs and games that will be displayed at the top.

To delete programs completely, leaving no tails, use special uninstallasts.

4. Delete third-party temporary files.

How to Clear Disc in Windows: Delete third-party temporary files.

Browsers and other installed programs eventually fill the system with temporary files. Sometimes this data may occupy a significant amount of drive. But you can quickly clean your computer from such garbage with free utilities like CCleaner.

5. Find and erase large files that you do not need

How to Clean Disc in Windows: Find and erase large files that you do not need

On your computer can be the bulk files that you do not need and only in vain occupy disk space. Search for them manually - the matter is ungrateful. Moreover, there are utilities that analyze the disk and displays a list of all folders and files on a computer, ordered in size. Use one of them to find and remove unnecessary objects.

6. Lay and delete file duplicates

How to clear the disk in Windows: Lay and remove file duplicates

During the years of using a computer, duplicates are usually accumulated on it: accidentally copied pictures, songs downloaded several times, and other objects. You do not need these copies, and together they can occupy a significant amount of drive. To do not look for them yourself, use one of the utilities for this to search and delete duplicate files.

7. Release the location on the C drive, squeezing system files (Windows 10 only)

How to Clear Drive in Windows: Free the location on the C disk, squeezing system files (only Windows 10)

The Compact OS utility is built in Windows 10, which can make a system less. This is due to the removal of optional OS elements and the compression of the other data. Thus, it is possible to free up to 6 GB on the local disk to which Windows is installed (usually the C drive C). If you are interested in, just in case, back up the important data and use the Compact OS.

Read also

Recently met a survey "How much space on your disk with", it pushed me to show you how to cleanse the disk from unnecessary files at the same time nothing superfluous.

As the survey showed, most people have only 100 GBs are allocated under a disk with, of which there are free pairs of GB. It is not surprising, the OS and the necessary software occupy 50 GB, plus the garbage, temporary files and eventually the memory is all busy. Let's proceed and in order to remove all the trash from the computer.

Fast cleaning Windows 10

Clean downloads

I think everyone knows what the folder is, and why she was filled. If anyone in the "Downloads" tank is, the place where all your files that you downloaded are / saved on the Internet. To find this folder on your computer, open the "Computer / My Computer" and in the left menu will be "download".

If for some reason in the left menu there is no folder, then go to: drive C, users, "username of your PC", downloads.

Now, as you understand, I propose to delete everything from this folder, except what you need. The remaining files that will be more useful to you, it is better to move to another disk.

To move the files to another section, clamp the "Ctrl" key and the left mouse button to press the files / folders you need. After you all allocated, click "Ctrl" + "x" (Cut) Then open the folder where you want to move and press "Ctrl" + "V".

We carry the download folder to disk D, E, F

If you have little space on the disk with and you can't / want to expand it, it will be logical to move the download to another disc, where the volume allows. Just to move will not be transferred, so you will have to use the following way:

  1. Go to the C drive, users, the "username of your PC", "downloads".
  2. Right-click on the "Download" folder and select "Properties" in the menu.
  3. In the top menu, go to the "Location".
  4. Before you the path of your folder that can be changed manually or click "Find Folder".

  1. After you have chosen the folder on another disk, click "Apply" and everything is ready!

Delete temporary files

Temporary files are stored in the "Temp" folder and all of them unnecessary trash that clogs your computer. These files remain after installing programs, updates, etc. You can remove them absolutely all, without even looking, which is there.

First, let's open the Temp folder. Open the "drive C", then "Windows" then open the "temp" folder. Highlight all files with the key combination "Ctrl" + "A" and remove them.

Perhaps Windows will notify you that you can delete a specific file with administrator rights. Click Yes / Continue.

If you have Windows XP, then go to the next item, if Windows 7-10, then we do the following:

In the search, write "% Temp%" on the Start panel and open the folder.

Alternative opening option: In the address bar, enter "C: \ Users \ Username \ AppData \ Local \ Temp". Where "UserName" need to enter the username of your PC.

In this folder, delete everything you can delete. Personally, I have, for 1 month almost 2 GB of temporary files gathered.

Cleaning the CCleaner utility

I want to offer you to use the program called "CCleaner". This is a very powerful utility that makes half of what is mentioned above, and also cleans the cache, the story of the browser and a lot more. If you have something unnecessary to you, for example, the history of the browser, it can be turned off in the settings.

In any case, I advise it to use it, so let's see where to download it and how to use it:

Put the official website "https://download.ccleaner.com/ccsetup541.exe" and download the program.

Install and run the program. During the installation, remove the gallery near unnecessary programs (Avast, etc.).

Click the Options tab, then "SETTING" and instead of English, select Russian.

Go to the Cleanup tab and remove the checkbox everywhere that you do not want to clean (browser magazine, etc.). After that, click "Cleaning".

You will be pleasantly surprised, after cleaning the program will show how much MB has released your computer.

Remove unnecessary programs

Over time, a large number of software is collected, which is not in fact. Something you installed yourself, something installed itself (viruses from mail.ru, avast and other ...). Earlier, I already wrote «How to remove avast », so let's consider on his example:

We delete the program in Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and click on the Control Panel. Now find in the list "Programs and Components".

  1. In the menu in front of you all programs that are installed on your computer. Select "Avast" among them, click on it 1 time and in the top menu, click "Delete".

  1. You will open the program installer in which at the bottom there is an inconspicuous remove button. Click on it. After that, the antivirusman will try to convince you, but you continue starting and do not believe him.

  1. Ready! Next time, be careful, while installing software and games.

Remove Avast in Windows 10:

  1. Open the "Start", then "Parameters", after System.

  1. Find in the "Avast" list, click on it, then click "Delete".

In this way, delete all the programs that you do not use. Do not delete Nothing that is not sure, especially by from "Adobe" and "Microsoft", and the rest is not particularly important.

We increase the disk space with

It is recommended that there is always free space on the disk with at least 30 GB. This is necessary for the correct operation of the system and in cases of updates, backups, etc.

Increase the location on the disk from the other disk is quite simple and so as not to make a million screenshots I propose to see a small video:

Clean basket

After you delete any file or folder, it falls into the basket in case, suddenly you change your mind. These files accumulate there before you do not clean the cart manually or not restore them back.

After such a global disc cleaning C, be sure to clean the basket. In general, I recommend to do it regularly (once a week will be enough), especially since it does not take a lot of time.

To Empty trash , Look on the desktop icon with a trash bucket and the corresponding inscription, after clicking on it right-click and select "Clear Cart". Ready! The case is 10 seconds. And there was more disk space.

What not to do

Here I will try to list all possible errors of inexperienced users, as well as mention the advice of other sites and explain why you should not do this (if I forgot something, add in the comments):

  • In no case delete any files and folders on the disk C if they are there without any action. Those. You can only delete those folders that you created. Otherwise, it can lead to an OS fail.
  • Do not do anything with the hibernation file. Do not disconnect it, do not delete. Only experienced users can turn it off correctly, so that in the future it is not encountered with a system error. Won megabytes are not worth it.
  • Do not disconnect and do not change the size of the paging file - it will affect the speed of your system.
  • Standard disk cleaning. In the properties of the computer there is a standard utility that allegedly cleans the disk from garbage. Yes, it is so, but for example, for 1 year the use of a computer there will be collected by 60 MB files (this is very small). Just not easy it is already not relevant And do not waste your time.
  • Delete the programs completely (it is written in detail above), using special uninstall.exe installation files. You do not need to delete programs together with the folder in the "Program Files" section otherwise there will be many other files of this program on the disk.

Conclusion

As you yourself can see, a lot of unnecessary files, programs and folders have been removed. Now you have a lot of free space on the disk of S. I also recommend cleaning the computer so that it does not slow down:

How to clean the computer in order not to brake

How to Clean the disk from unnecessary files: 5 disk cleaning methods

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