Articles tagged: disk cleanup

How to Speed Up Your Older Computer: Five Options

Here are five common options to speed up and extend the life of an older computer.

Using Windows Disk Cleanup

Windows Disk Cleanup is a handy tool for freeing up space on your hard drive. I’ll show you how it’s done.

Windows Disk Cleanup

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Tip of the Day: Free Up Space with Disk Cleanup

Why Am I Getting “Open Block” Errors from My Photo Program?

This feels like a hard-drive failure to me. There are several things you can check, but the most urgent thing to do is back up!

Is It Safe to Delete Log Files?

In general, it’s safe to delete log files, but is it really a necessary risk? You know what I’ll say… be sure to back up first.

Scheduling CCleaner

CCleaner is a useful and powerful system-cleaning tool that can help recover disk space as well as clear general clutter. It can be run manually, but in this article, I’ll show you how to set it up to run once a week automatically.

Does an Unstable System Imply a Hardware Problem?

System instability is often the result of what we call “software rot.” It can be the result of installing and uninstalling lots of programs – and the cure isn’t easy.

Can I use a backup image to wipe free space?

There’s an app for that! An easy combination of programs can help you clean a computer before you sell it or give it away.

Why Might an Update Take a Large Amount of Space?

An update can leave a large amount of temporary files, and even the old copy of the software still on the computer. After understanding what might be left, a cleanup tool might be called for.

Should I Use Windows File Compression?

Windows File Compression automatically compresses files so they take up less space. In the best of circumstances, it can free up a lot of space, but all too frequently it’s not as much as you might expect, and there is a cost.