How to clean your local C drive of debris
In Windows there is a Temp folder, which stores temporary files (these are temporary files that are created when you install programs, update the necessary files while running a program to store temporary data and cache, and other files that were necessary operating system or program as a temporary data storage). During his time in this folder accumulates many unnecessary files that are essentially waste. The volume of these files sometimes reaches tens of gigabytes.
Of course there is no sense to keep this junk on your hard disk. It is useful from time to time to clean the hard disk of debris. Below I will discuss how to clean the drive C, so as not to harm the operating system and the most free of unnecessary files local disk.
There are 2 variants of the cleaning disc. The first option — it is cleaning the disc with the help of special tools, the second — cleaning disk manually.
Disc Cleaning by hand — a more efficient and reliable way, but at the same time requires a large number of actions and at least minimal training. Cleaning with utilities does not require a lot of time picking the settings of the system and any computer knowledge. However, this method is not always effective in cases such as when a hidden folder debris viruses. In this case, the virus files most likely will remain in place.
Cleaning a disc With the debris using CCleaner utility
Consider how to clean the disk of debris with the help of the program CCleaner to clean the disc. You can download it here .
Unpack the archive and run the program (no installation required).
Select the tab on the left of the program window Cleaner is (hard drive cleansing). Tick marked elements to analyze the presence of unused files and garbage. It is better to leave everything here without changes. Click the Analyze , to start the analysis.
After analyzing the files on the hard disk, the program will display a list of unneeded files and the approximate total amount of vacated space on drive C. Click the Run Cleaner to start the disk cleanup of debris.
In the window that appears, warned that the deleted files might not be restored. Click OK to continue cleaning.
After the hard drive clean report will be displayed. Now the program can be closed. In this example, it was released almost 4.5 gigabytes of disk space on drive C.
How to clean your local C drive manual
To clean the drive C, you must first manually open the access to the system and hidden files and folders . Now you need to manually remove the debris from the temporary folder the Windows . It is advisable to clean the system disk pre-loaded in safe mode . To do this, turn on your computer, press F8 and select the line Safe Mode .
Location folder to store temporary files in Windows XP and Windows 7 is different. Below will be given a folder that you want to clean up in Windows XP and Windows 7.
To clean the system disk of debris go into each of the following folders and delete them all nested files and folders. To select all the contents of the folder, go to it through my computer and press the key combination CTRL + A (or CTRL + F for the Russian keyboard layout). All files and folders to stand out. Then press the key combination SHIFT + DEL, once to permanently delete these files instead of moving them to the trash. After cleaning, folders, empty the Trash.
In Windows XP, this folder (some may not be):
1. the C: \ the Windows \ the Temp
2. the C: \ the Documents and the Settings \ % the username% \ the Local the Settings \ the Temp
3. the C: \ the Documents and the Settings \ the FOX \ the Local the Settings \ the Temporary the Files of Internet
4. the C: \ the Documents and the Settings \ the FOX \ the Local the Settings \ the Application the Data \ of Opera \ of Opera \ cache
5. the C: \ the Temp
where% username% — the user name
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, this folder (some may not be):
1. the C: \ the Windows \ the Temp
2. the C: \ the Temp
3. the C: \ Users Offline \% the username% \ the AppData \ the Local \ the Temp
4. the C: \ Users Offline \% the username% \ the AppData \ the Local \ of Opera \ of Opera \ cache
5. the C: \ Users \% username% \ AppData \ Local \ Temp
6. the C: \ Users \% username% \ AppData \ Local \ Opera \ Opera \ cache
where % the username% — the user name