About Disk Cleanup
How to use Cleanup Hard Drive?
Using our hard drive cleanup tool is easy. We'll show you how:
- Click on the "Disk Cleanup" button in My Faster PC.
- Click "Cleanup Hard Drive."
- Click "Continue" on the warning alert.
- Now the tool will automatically clean your hard drive.
Warning: Do not use Disk Cleanup if you have files you do not wish to delete in your Temporary Files or Temporary Offline Files or Internet Cache.
What does Cleanup Hard Drive do?
Our hard drive cleanup tool removes some of that hidden "junk" on your hard drive that takes up extra space and can slow your system down. In particular, it cleans up your internet cache, temporary items and files, memory dump files, and recycle bin.
Customizing Cleanup Hard Drive
You can customize exactly which types of things Cleanup Hard Drive cleans and when it runs.
Run Schedule: Cleanup Hard Drive will prompt you to run automatically each time you clean your registry. You can disable this feature by unchecking "Cleanup after Repair" in Settings. If you uncheck this feature, Cleanup Hard Drive will only run manually.
Cleanup Deletes: You can customize which parts of you hard drive get cleaned by checking or unchecking items in "Cleanup Deletes" in Settings. We recommend using the default settings, but you can change them as you wish.
- Active Setup Temp Folders: Temporary storage areas for setup files.
- Compress Old Files: This feature will identify rarely used files and compress them to save disk space. These files will be automatically uncompressed when needed again. Warning: This feature can take a long time to complete compression.
- Content Indexer Cleaner: A storage area for an index of local files used to improve search and find file funcationality.
- Downloaded Program Files: A storage area for downloaded ActiveX controls and Java applets saved during internet use.
- Internet Cache Files: A storage area for web page, images, movies, and all files temporarily saved to your hard drive during internet use.
- Memory Dump Files: A storage area for memory dumps saved during system errors.
- Microsoft Event Reporting: A storage area for event data and error reports.
- Offline Files: A storage area the holds local copies of networked files, enabling you to access them when not connected to the network.
- Offline Pages Files: The storage area for web pages, images, and files for those who use the offline internet feature.
- Old ChkDsk Files: Lost file fragments saved during disk error checking.
- Recycle Bin: Disk cleanup will delete any files you placed in the Recycle Bin.
- Remote Desktop Cache Files: A storage area for the Remote Desktop bitmap cache.
- Setup Log Files: A storage area for the log files saved during software installation.
- System Restore: A storage area used for files used during a System Restore. Warning: We do not recommend cleaning this area.
- Temporary Files: A storage area sometimes used by programs to store files and temporary information.
- Temporary Offline Files: A storage area for cached files used for offline internet use.
- Temporary Sync Files: A storage area for temporary files used during file synchronization.
- Uninstall Backup Image: A storage area for the uninstall backup image. Warning: We do not recommend cleaning this area.
- WebClient and WebPublisher Cache: This area contains a local cache of accessed files.