You certainly enjoyed that new computer when you first took it out the box. Why? It allowed you to place all of your photos of celebrations and kids, videos, and all of your favorite music so as to make the computer truly your own. You could also play your favorite games. But after a while your computer can begin be a bit sluggish. Maybe it’s due to all of those old computer files. So what exactly are old computer files?? Well to simply put it, they are files that occupy space with no function. Some of these files could include old photos, videos, programs, or documents. Even files that have been downloaded from browsing the Internet, temporary files, could be slowing down that once very fast computer. So how exactly can you remove those old computer files to make your computer what it once was??
Before any deleting and removing occurs, check your files several times to make sure that it is something that can be remove permanently from your computer.
Removing Unused Software: Removing old or trial software is easier than some think. If you are a Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 user, you can go to the Control Panel from the Start menu, and click on “Add/Remove Programs”. From there follow the instructions of the uninstalling program.
Use Deleting Programs: If you are not at all confident enough to old computer files yourself, you can use cleaning programs such as CC Cleaner or Microsoft’s built in program, Disk Cleanup. The programs clean out old files from your Recycle Bin, as well as browser cache files so you won’t have to.
Alternatives: If there are old computer files that you don’t use now, but want to keep for a rainy day you can always back them up using CD’s or Rewritable DVD’s. Another way to keep those file but to also clean your computer is to use a high capacity USB drive or external hard drive.