You can use Disk Cleanup to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your drives, which can help your PC run faster. It can delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need.
You can also delete unnecessary system files on your PC. This option, in addition to cleaning up the files associated with your account, allows you to delete previous Windows installations, Windows Defender files, and Windows upgrade log files that you might no longer need.
To Clean up Drive C Do the following:
- Press + E to open the File Explorer.
- Right Click on Drive C and display Properties.
- In the Drive C properties Window Select “Disk Cleanup”
- The system will scan the drive C for files that can be deleted and after a while display the list of items and their size that can be deleted.
- Now to delete the system files select “Clean up System Files”. The System will then rescan the files that can be deleted and show you another list. This time the list window will show more files that can be deleted. Now select the tab “More Options” to select some more files like System Restore Points for deletion.
- Now Click “Cleanup” to delete unnecessary System Restore Points and other system files.
- Click OK to all dialog boxes to complete Disk Cleanup.
Defragment The Hard Disk
Over a period of time as Hard Disk gets used files are created and deleted. This leads to non-contiguous use of disk space. This is called Fragmentation of Data stored on the disk. Fragmentation makes your hard disk do extra work that can slow down your computer. The process of Disk Defragmentation rearranges fragmented data so your disks and drives can work more efficiently.
Disk Defragmenter program can be set to runs on a schedule. However you can also analyze and defragment your disks and drives manually if desired.
- To Start the Defragmenter press + W to open Setting Search and search for Defragment and select Defragment and Optimize .. .
- The Optimise Drives Window will open.
Select Drive C: and Click on Optimise to Defragment Drive C:
- After a while (A Long time if this is the first time you are optimising) the process will complete. (It goes through 10 passes)
- You can select the other Drives in Sequence and defragment the complete hard disk.
- You can set a schedule to automatically defragment drives. After the defragmentation is completed Click Change Settings.
In the Optimisation Schedule Select Check Boxes as shown and Select Daily Schedule.
Daily Optimisation takes very little time and your disk always remain in top condition.
This completes the process of Cleaning up your Hard disk