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How to Clean Up Your Computer Hard Disk

Introduction

Step 1: Choose Hard Disk

Step 2: Set Cleaning Options

Step 3: Start Cleaning


Introduction

Sometimes you need to clean your computer's hard disk to keep things running smoothly. A number of unnecessary files can make your hard drive run sluggish and unstable. PCMate Free Disk Cleaner is a free disk cleaner tool that can clean your computer's hard disk to make it run smoothly once again. In a few simple steps, you will make your computer running like brand new. Download and install PCMate Free Disk Cleaner and then follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Choose Hard Disk

Launch PCMate Free Disk Cleaner and you'll find a list of hard disks in your computer, (including USB flash drives if they are connected). Check one or more of them for cleaning.

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Choose Hard Disk


Step 2: Set Cleaning Options

Click "Options" to set how the cleaner runs. In "General" tab, you can decide how you want the junk files dealt with:

Normally remove - the deleted files does not go into Recycle Bin and gets wiped away from your hard drive. It is just like the way you use Shift + Delete to remove the files. Actually, it does still leave traces but they are just a little harder to find. Some recover tools may be able to recover them.

Move to recycle bin - move the useless files to recycle bin. It is a safer choice in case some errors occur after cleanup. You can restore the deleted files.

Shred - overwrite files with random data and erase them to make sure the files are permanently gone. This is useful when you need to delete some stubborn files or need to protect your privacy and eliminate the possibility that someone might see or recover them.

Check "Display confirmation dialog" if you want to confirm whether to delete the file or not.

The "Browsers" section has a list of all your browsers installed in your computer such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, and so on. Check the browsers needed to be cleaned. Then you can choose to include or exclude items like cookies, cache and history from the cleaning process.

Some additional options are also provided here:

File search masks - delete all files with wildcards in the customizable list
Temporary directory - empty all the temporary directories
Recently used documents - remove the history of recently used documents
Recycle bin - empty the recycle bin
Old update files - remove Windows update source files (make sure that all patches have already been installed before you do this)
System log - delete system log files

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Set Cleaning Options


You will notice a second tab next to the "General" tab, labeled "Advanced", which displays a list of additional cleaning options if you have sufficient knowledge about the settings such as file search masks, file exceptions and directory exceptions. If you are inexperienced, skip this tab.

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Advanced Cleaning Options


Step 3: Start Cleaning

Click "Run" and the program will scan your selected hard disks and list all the files that need to be deleted.

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Scan the Selected Hard Disks


You can check one by one or click "Enable all" to select all of them. Click "Disable all" if you do not want to delete all. Click "Next" to start deleting the selected files.

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Start Cleaning


Within seconds, the process will be finished.

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Delete the Selected Files


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PCMate Free Disk Cleaner is an advanced hard disk cleaner for Windows to clean all hard drives of your computer, flash-memories as well as USB flash drives. It safely removes any junk and redundant files from your computer system with customizable settings to free up extra disk space and keep your system running at peak performance. Download and try this program for free now!

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