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OPINION: Best free (not trial) program for cleaning up hard drive/gaining disk space?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HUBIE, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. HUBIE

    HUBIE Thread Starter

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    Okey Dokey so the computer is running a wee bit slow, and one of the things I have been meaning to do anyway was a defrag and run a program to clean up the darn thing.

    I am seeking opinions on a good program that does just that, and also gains/creates the most space on the HD.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you to all who help on these forums also.(y)
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Disk Cleanup is the safest. Many apps and the OS use the temp folder for logs or other intermediate objects that should not be deleted. Disk Cleanup only deletes those temp items that have not been used for a while.

    I certainly would not pay any money for any cleanup programs. There are 100's of them and the pay ones are no better.
     
  3. Dr. Chauncey

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    Usually, used disk space is not the reason for a slow computer, too many processes loading at startup or insufficient RAM are probably to blame.
     
  4. grouse

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    DownLoad EasyCleaner http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html

    Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons – I do not recommend
    using the Duplicates files button
    as many dupes are there on purpose.

    Not all files will delete – that is normal.

    In the unnecessary button I check the top 4 entries
     
  5. ozrom1e

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    Actually the real best is the restore, recovery or install software for the operating system that you have is best. After a backup of all of the important data from your computer a clean install of your operating system using the aforementioned disk(s) is the best way.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    I don't recommend running EasyCleaner's registry cleaner, either, for reasons so often stated in this forum: Registry Cleaners are dangerous and perform no useful function.
     
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