how to clean junk files in windows7!! help:(

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kittu8_in2002, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. kittu8_in2002

    kittu8_in2002 MDL Junior Member

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    I have x86 win7 ultimate 7600 build. the prob is that my space in c: goes on decreasing. its not that i keep installing softwares. in xp i used to clean temp folders and document and settings>temp...( am not good with paths) . so how do we clean junk files in WIN7. where does it get deposited!
    is there any software via which i can clean my harddisk..and get bak my space.
    please help!!!
     
  2. SirSilentBob

    SirSilentBob MDL Senior Member

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  3. 4D696B65

    4D696B65 MDL Member

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    CCleaner is a good little app. I recommend the portable version.

    Also look at deleting some old restore points. They can take up a lot of space.
     
  4. SirSilentBob

    SirSilentBob MDL Senior Member

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    Good advice! I always forget to mention that good tidbit to people because as soon as I install I always disable system restore. :D
     
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  5. dlonra

    dlonra MDL Novice

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    different cleaners

    besides Ccleaner, Iobit Advanced System Care, Auslogics Boostspeed, Pointstone Systemcleaner I also use TuneUp Utilitities to clean old restore points, uninstallers for updates and disable Hibernate. Tune Up creates a lot of space.
     
  6. kittu8_in2002

    kittu8_in2002 MDL Junior Member

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    thnx buddies:) u all are great :):D
     
  7. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    i'll suggest windows 7 manager for win7 :D
     
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  8. jimmy2x2x

    jimmy2x2x MDL Novice

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    Thats a lot of utils! What do they all do!

    How do you remove the uninstallers for updates?
     
  9. dlonra

    dlonra MDL Novice

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    unfortunately Windows needs a lot of cleaners

    In order to keep Windows at maximum speed you really need more than 1 cleaner. Not only for temp files but also for old registry files. Besides those mentioned I use RegistryGenius, RegCure and RegistryMechanic. Really good registry cleaners and they all find different files. Never had any problems after cleaning.

    You can clean remove the uninstallers for updates with TuneUp under "free up disk space/unnecessary files and backups" and disable Hibernate (if you don't use it) under "free up disk space/windows functions".

    After cleaning I use Vopt and Perfect Disk as defrag tools. Maintainance is a "must do" in Windows to avoid a slow system.
     
  10. SixKillerLV

    SixKillerLV MDL Novice

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    Also go to "WINDOWS > SoftwareDistribution > Download" folder and delete all files in it. This folder contain old update files downloaded from MS download center.
     
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  11. dlonra

    dlonra MDL Novice

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    last one (I think)

    If you use MS Office delete the file under MSOCache. It's not needed after install. You have to unhide the map first.
     
  12. kittu8_in2002

    kittu8_in2002 MDL Junior Member

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    you guys are great :) cheers ! i got my space back.... hey any idea if win7 home premium is out ...
     
  13. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    A little guide

    You may use the Windows built-in cleaner too!
    Go to start > accessories > system tools > disk cleaner; right click it and run as administrator.
    Click "OK" and wait the calculations be completed.

    You will see a screen with two tabs, choose the "more options" tab and at "system restore and shadow copies" click the button "clean". This will clean all the restore points less the last one.

    Return to the "disk cleaner" tab and click "OK", this will delete all the temp files.

    After that is recommended you clean your registry, you may use any sugested tool (I like tuneup utilities). Defragment your files (perfectdisk is a must) and your maintenance is done. Do that regularly and your system will work smoothly.

    I hope it is helpful.:D
     
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  14. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    im another one to recommend ccleaner (aka. crap cleaner), its free too
    it now has the option to look at the restore points you have and delete the ones you dont want
    and also i found ccleaner to be the safest cleaner around, it's not to harsh and dont delete anything that is important

    some cleaners out there can mess up your system
    so ccleaner is my thumbs up, and the same company makes defraggler to defag your drive, and can even pick out single files to defrag.
     
  15. jimmy2x2x

    jimmy2x2x MDL Novice

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    Ive got to look into this more, I was just using ccleaner

    Im amazed that you use so many utils to keep on top of things, its just incredible to me!
     
  16. ShareAll

    ShareAll MDL Member

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    i can also STRONGLY recomend "Your Uninstaller Pro 2008" it has an easy "1-Click Cleaning" and it find a LOT of junk to delete. Very nice 1...
     
  17. dlonra

    dlonra MDL Novice

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    Did you also remove some Windows parts like Games and TabletPc ?
     
  18. Joe45

    Joe45 MDL Junior Member

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    OMG THIS ALSO HAPPENS TO ME!! i used a lot of software but it still happens ..