BetaNews helpfully details that there are now more options available than simply using the old Windows 7 disk cleanup
Free up disk space: The Disk Cleanup
tool helps you to free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer.
Complete the disk cleanup
and defragmenter procedures once a month using the Accessories Tool.
The most efficient disk cleanup
, defragging, file compression, file encryption, data recovery, keyboard macros and file management utilities are also recommended to increase efficiency.
CleanCenter is a powerful, fairly easy to use alternative to the disk cleanup
utility that comes standard with Windows.
To place Disk Cleanup
on the maintenance schedule, click Yes, delete unnecessary files regularly.
The fourth tool, Ontrack SystemSuite, empowers end users and/or IT staff to diagnose, fix and maintain PCs through PC maintenance tools such as disk cleanup
and system registry optimisation.
Disk Defragmenter shuffles the data on your hard disk for better performance; Scandisk looks for, and repairs, corrupted files and folders; and Disk Cleanup
frees up disk space by getting shot of temporary files.
For everyday use, a Maintenance Wizard lets you schedule regular disk checking with ScanDisk, disk optimizing with Disk Defragmenter, and cleanup of temporary and other unneeded files with the new Disk Cleanup
. Windows 98 fixes bugs from the previous version and has two and half years' worth of patches and additional features on one CD-ROM.
Develop context menu extensions, property sheet extensions, infotip extensions, thumbnail extensions, "Send To" extensions, icon extensions, overlay icon extensions, drag-drop extensions, disk cleanup
extensions, background menu extensions, drop extensions, etc as well as Active Directory extensions and IE toolbands and horizontal/vertical explorer bars.
Windows includes a disk cleanup
tool, but it is neither thorough nor does it highlight the space that you yourself could be wasting.
You'll see Disk Cleanup
. Click on that, and it'll show you just how much junk has accumulated.