Do You Use Windows Disk Cleanup?

The Windows Operating System is one generous operating system for it comes built-in with lots of optimization tools that can really help you to have a better Operating System. Better here means faster, less space wasted, fast boot up, and also fast shut down.

Today I am going to talk about one of the optimization tools which had helped me a lot throughout my time when I suffered from insufficient hard disk space. The tool I am referring to is the Windows Disk Cleanup. Basically, the Disk Cleanup tool helps you to delete unused files such as your temporary files, unused system files, garbage inside your Recycle Bin and many more. So, why do you need to use the Disk Cleanup?

It clears space by removing unnecessary files

As I had mentioned, it cleans up all the unnecessary especially your temporary files. Those files usually are not needed anymore after certain process specifically Windows Update. I had cleared lots of space after a Windows Update patch process.

Besides, it also cleans up your temporary internet files. If you look carefully, the one advantage here is you save a lot of time simply because you don’t have to manually locate those files to remove them.

It clears space by compressing unused files

Just in case you might not know, apart from removing unnecessary stuff to give you more space, the disk cleanup process also compress those unused files so that those files do not consume so much space.

It might take a little longer for you to open back the compressed file, but the tool does not simply compress your files. It only compress those files which have been untouched for probably from months to years.

So, the benefit?

Ultimately, the benefit of performing Disk Cleanup is to free up some hard disk space. There is one thing I need to remind you here is the methodology to free up hard disk space is not just about deleting some personal large files such as movies, MP3’s, or even high quality photo which you think you do not need anymore, but you who knows you might need them later?

The best way to do so is to remove things that you are sure that you don’t need. Even the computer experts who are extremely proficient with their computer skills will use Disk Cleanup to do this tedious stuff, so why not you?

Alan Tay is  the author of IT Security Column, a blog that features on IT security news, tips and tricks and also security product reviews. If you are interested to learn more about IT security, pay his blog a visit and subscribe to it by email to get the latest cool stuff about IT security.