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Offline DavidR

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2005, 01:50:31 PM »
If you have found disk clean-up, then you are presented with two Tabs, Disk Cleanup (default) and More Options you need to click on this Tab, to see the options (see the images above).
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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2005, 02:37:28 PM »
I have rid myself of old Restore Points and a few files in the Disk Clean Up.  Now to the WHY? part. (I just keep whipping this horse  ;D )

Info from the Windows Help and Support Center:   Disk Cleanup helps free up space on your hard drive.
From that short sentence I interpret it to mean just what it says "free up space on your hard drive".
Now suppose one has space galore on their hard drive.  I guess I look at that little fuchsia and blue circle under C..properties??  I see one tiny sliver of blue.  I assume that means I have plenty of space??

I liken this to drawers, cupboards etc. in my home.  I keep stuffing them with more clutter.  I collect useless items and store them here, there and everywhere.  But they aren't in my way.They don't bother me. I have plenty of space to gather more (plus an understanding husband).  If I took the time to clean out all those drawers etc, I feel I would be wasting my time and fretting over nothing.

So given my set of circumstances, am I fretting over nothing when I go to to Disk Cleanup and try to clean everything in sight?  Or is Cleaning Up the disk a task that will make my computer run better?

I love simplicity.  ;)
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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2005, 02:55:43 PM »
Simply said:
A clean workbench with tools organised, is a lot easier to work on ;)

Or see it like a conversation by phone. It is a lot easier if there is no noice on the line.

Computers a very simple machines. They like to have things nice and clean and organized. They will perform better if this is the case.
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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2005, 03:14:02 PM »
Eddy, thanks for the Short and Sweet.
But don't expect to be seeing me around the Forum for many a day.  I will be too busy cleaning out my drawers and closets and stuffing everything under the bed. ;D

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2005, 05:32:36 AM »
I have found disk cleanup but there is no " more options tab". I tried attaching a picture of disk cleanup but I got a message saying. "The upload folder is full.Please try a smaller file and or contact an administrator.
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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2005, 02:12:52 PM »
What your OS is and how you got to the disk cleanup options?
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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2005, 03:08:00 PM »
To see the more options tab you have to open it from start menu programs accessories system tools disk cleanup

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2005, 03:40:44 PM »
The quicker way is (Explorer) right click on C: and select properties and disk cleanup
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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2005, 03:51:18 AM »
DavidR
          I found out why I couldn't see the "options" tab on disk cleanup. I wasn't logged on as an administrator. Thanks for your help

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Re: Disk Clean Up
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2005, 03:06:19 PM »
Happy to help, hope you saved sme HDD space and thanks for letting us know why you couldn't see the More Options tab.
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