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emma

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Disk Clean Up
« on: February 01, 2005, 01:58:35 PM »
Here is another one of my questions......the answer to which I am always the last to know.

I am inquiring about the Disk Clean Up.  I do it every once in awhile.....but I never do all the categories because I am not really sure what to delete. Some had a check beside them when I got my computer and some didn't.
Here is a summary of what I see as of now. You can tell by the 0's what I delete.  The information of the Disk Clean Up says do it to enable more space.  I have plenty of space. So do I need to delete everything, everytime I go there or just forget it?

Downloaded Program Files................0
Temporary Internet Files................13
Offline Web Pages.........................61
Recycle Bin....................................0
Temporary Remote Desktop.......10,236
Temporary files.........................4,821
WebClient/Publish..........................32
Compress old files................1,721,170
Catalog files for Content indexer.........0

darkparrot

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005, 02:33:49 PM »
You can generally delete more then is checked by default.

You should be able to check everything except "Compress old files" and still have your system run fine without problems. Though you should check to see if any programs use anything in those locations before you purge those files. Though those types of programs are rare, I come apon them every so often.

emma

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2005, 02:48:40 PM »
I like your new avatar darkparrot!!

I am not going to get click happy yet.
It always seems answers to my questions bring more questions :-\
How do I "check to see if any programs use anything in those locations"



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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2005, 03:13:17 PM »
One of the biggest space savers is keeping System Restore in check.

If you look on the More Options tab and click the Systen Restore, Clean Up button, this will get rid of all but your last restore point.
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Neron

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2005, 05:09:05 PM »
Can you tell me how to go in to this more options tab? ???

lee16

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2005, 05:20:31 PM »
Neron,

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Can you tell me how to go in to this more options tab?  ???

(See below)

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2005, 07:30:47 PM »
Thanks!I had 1.7 Gb's free disk space and now i have 3.01 ;D :D ;) :) ::)

Fast

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2005, 07:50:18 PM »
Hello Emma, may I suggest something ?
I use a tiny little program for SAFELY deleting temporary files in one click.
The program is called Clearprog and it can be obtained here: http://www.clearprog.de

It's German but also has an English interface and is really easy to use. You can choose what you want to clean and save the configuration.

I recommend it for quickly cleaning tempfiles.

Maybe you want to give it a try.

Bye, Fast.

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2005, 08:14:03 PM »
Thanks!I had 1.7 Gb's free disk space and now i have 3.01 ;D :D ;) :) ::)

System Restore is a huge resource hog, if every thing is running well then periodically clean it out.

With that amount of saved space, you may find your system more responsive and less prone to fragmentation.
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emma

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2005, 08:19:57 PM »
Thanks to all who have entered this little contest.  I am still trying to decide on the winner ;)

Fast, I went to the German site you suggested.  On the download page there were 5 ClearProg downloads.  Could you tell me which one would be the one you were referring to?

DavidR, I have never even clicked into the System Restore area.  I am not having any trouble, so guess I will try that (maybe tomorrow  ;D).  These things take working up to.

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2005, 08:28:16 PM »
Hello Emma, first please click on the little union jack in the upper left corner. The website changes to english now. Then you can click on downloads and choose the 1.4.1 final version.

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2005, 08:45:11 PM »
DavidR, I have never even clicked into the System Restore area.  I am not having any trouble, so guess I will try that (maybe tomorrow  ;D).  These things take working up to.

There really is nothing to it, just getting rid of all the detritus, accumulated by system restore.
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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2005, 09:24:06 PM »
Progress Report:
I Cleaned up the System Restore......done...finished

I downloaded the ClearProg.  But I must have forgotten to ask for Help. :(  Couldn't find any directions.  I cleared 1 item of IE but didn't want to do anymore.  I tried to clear something in Mozilla but it wouldn't let me.

I went back into the Disk Clean Up area and some #'s had changed.  See above in original question.

DL program file..................0
Temp Internet Files  .........0
Off Line WPage doesn't even exist as a category
Recycle................................0
Remote Desktop............stayed the same
Temporary Files..............changed to 0
Web client.......................same
Compressed....................same
Catalog............................same

Guess I will look for another topic to ask about. :)

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Fast

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2005, 09:56:29 PM »
In the menubar you choose: select > all
Then you go to plugins (the dustwiper icon)  en press the + button
Then you choose "save"

Then you choose clean-up and afterwards you choose finish

If you want to clear mozilla items you need to choose your profile from "extra" > mozilla > choose profile

Afterwards choose "save " and your set to go

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2005, 07:24:28 AM »
Hi
    I can't seem to find the system restore option in disk cleanup. (XPsp2)