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Clearing out all the 'old' files and folders

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  • Started 1 year ago by smithy1294
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smithy1294
Posts: 26

Hey guys wondering if youve got any quick tips to get rid of all that junk you dont need, for example my program files has so many folders of previously used apps which are now uninstalled, i have used CCleaner but that mostly gets rid of temp files, wondering if you guys knew any other applications that would make this process quicker or do i have to delete manually..?

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Personally, I do it manually. That way, you know it is done.
And I use this,
http://www.freecommander.com/
you can really whizz round your system with it.

And uninstall programs with this, (free version)
http://www.revouninstaller.com/
Use Advanced option.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

LH is right - the manual method is the best.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

2 other very useful tools for your task,
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....n-windows/
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/regscanner.html

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0xMalloc
Posts: 10

A clean install always feels nice too. OS's install so fast now(not xp). Unless you have software you are not able to re-install, This is my fav option. Keeping your data seperate (server or seperate HDD) makes this more painless.

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