Master the Windows 10 Clean Up Tips

By , last updated December 15, 2019

Though hard drives are getting larger in size, we still face issues such as filled up space, disorganized data, tons of clutter and duplicate files. The newly launched Windows 10 is also prone to host unwanted junk which should be removed occasionally to keep your computer running at its optimum performance. Here are the ways to deep-clean your system: :

Use Disk CleanUp

Double click “This PC” icon on Desktop and right click the drive you want to clean.

This opens up a new list of options. Select Properties to fire up Drive Properties dialog box.

In the new dialog, click Disk CleanUp button. You’ll be guided through the entire procedure.

WinSxS Windows 10 Components

WinSxS cleanup of components is required to fix mess with space hogging component files.

1. In Search Box on Taskbar, type “Task Scheduler”
2. Open that from Search Results.
3. Locate following console tree: Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\Servicing\StartComponentCleanUp
4. Click Run under “Selected item”.

Clean Duplicates

Duplicate files are not necessarily junk files. They, however, make your files collection disorganized and consume valuable disk space. If you are looking to clean up duplicates of files such as photos, songs, videos, itunes tracks, you should consider using a duplicate file remover utility.

  1. Download Clone Files Checker for Windows 10 (It’s one of the few comprehensive tools available online)
  2. Install and open the program.
  3. Add new folders to perform scan. Adjust scan options according to your needs and then initiate the process.
  4. Finally, you’ll be guided through removal wizard. You may either choose to delete duplicates or move them to some different location. It is also possible to review each file and take actions accordingly.

Delete Temporary AppData Files

Application data files are temporarily used by several programs for different tasks. The files may still left undeleted after the application is closed. It is safe to delete these kind of files.

  1. Exit all open applications first.
  2. Press Windows Key + R; type “AppData
  3. Click OK.
  4. Open following location:
  5. Delete all files, subfolders that you see in the “Temp” folder.
  6. Open following directory:
  7. Delete all files, subfolders from this folder too.

Delete Temporary Internet Files, Browser Cache

Besides deleting temp application data files, remove temporarily downloaded Internet files, web cache, cookies, browser data such as form fill-up information, saved passwords, history. One good software that does this job instantly is the features-rich Intel Software Partner, RegInOut for Windows 10. It speeds up your computer by cleaning and optimizing computer services. You can download it or do the manual steps below to clean up your Windows 10 PC.

  1. Press Windows Key + R; type “inetcpl.cpl
  2. Click OK.
  3. This opens up Internet Properties dialog box.
  4. Click “Delete” button in General tab.
  5. Check-up all boxes in subsequent dialog box.
  6. Click “Delete” to confirm and delete.
  7. If you wish, check-up the box named “Delete browsing history on exit” (Optional).
  8. Finally, click Apply | OK.