How to Remove Junk Files from Windows Computer

If you want to speed up your computer, it’s important to remove junk files from your Windows Computer. Before I explain to you how to remove junk files from your Windows Computer, Let me first explain to you what all different types of junk files present in your computer can be safely removed. So, you should understand which files you can remove safely before you actually go ahead and do the cleanup of your windows computer.

Windows Junk Files Which You Can Safely Clean

  • Previous Windows Installation Files

if you upgrade your windows from any old windows to the latest ones then you would see some previous Windows installation files. It is located on your C drive with the name of Windows.old. You can recover any file from your previous windows like Documents, Pictures, or Downloads folder. Otherwise, you can delete all installation files because they are of no use and they occupy a lot of space in your C Drive. These files can be deleted manually. Just Go to the C Drive on your computer. Find Windows.old folder and delete it. Sometimes your web browser saves some web pages offline so that they can load faster next time you visit the same web page. These offline pages occupy space in your C Drive and can slow down your computer. It may increase your internet speed but it will slow down your computer. Nowadays almost everyone has a good internet connection. So, it’s better to clean these offline web pages so as to increase the speed and overall performance of the computer. Whenever you go online to access any website. There are a few files that download to your computer automatically. These files are known as cookies. Cookies contain information like your sessions, how much time you spent on one particular website, which pages your visit, your browsers, your IP address, and other details. Other than cookies temporary internet files also contain your saved forms, passwords, bookmarks, browsing history, etc. So, It totally depends on you which information you want to keep or which information you want to delete. You can delete some automatically downloaded files, Browsing History, etc, and keep others like bookmarks, saved passwords and forms, etc. Thumbnails are the small pic of the original image for a representational purpose. Whenever you save any image to your computer. Windows will automatically create thumbnails for each image. But when you delete images, these thumbnails still remain on the computer. So, you need to delete these thumbnails manually. These thumbnails create junk on your computer and slow down your computer. So, it is safe to delete all thumbnails from your computer. Your windows computer creates logs for every event like when you download, install, or uninstall any program, or when your Windows encounters any error, it creates error logs files or dumps files. This also includes setup log files, Delivery Optimization Files, Error Logs, etc. These all are just the log files in your computer and they do not have any impact on any installed program or windows feature. So you can safely remove all the log files from your computer.

How to Remove Junk Files on Windows Computer

  • In Windows Disk clean up you need to run scans manually whereas, in CCleaner, it automatically scans your computer for junk files at a regular interval of time.
  • Windows Disk Cleanup doesn’t scan third-party browsers like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • Windows Disk Cleanup only does the basic cleanup of the drive whereas CCleaner cleans the deep areas of your windows.
  • Windows Disk Cleanup also not able to fix registry problems whereas CCleaner fixes all registry errors efficiently.

How to use Windows Disk Cleanup Utility

  1. Open the Run Box by pressing Windows Key + R
  2. Type ‘cleanmgr’ in the run box and click OK.
  3. Select the drive which you want to clean up. Select C Drive.
  4. It scans and shows you a detailed view of all junk files.
  5. Choose the files which you want to clean up.
  6. Click the OK button to remove junk files.

Cleaning all the junk files from the computer, you not only free up some space on your computer but also increase the speed and overall performance of the computer.


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