Windows 10 Built in Cleaning Tools

 

Windows 10 has it's own built in Cleaning Tools, so there is little need for CCLEANER.

The popular system-cleaning tool now always runs in the background, nagging you and reporting anonymous data back to the company's servers. Here is what you should use instead:

Free Up Space

Windows has a built-in Disk Cleanup tool, and it works very well. Microsoft has been improving it, and it works even better in the latest versions of Windows 10. This tool removes temporary files, previous Windows installations, log files, old Windows updates, thumbnails, and various other cache files. If you have never run it, you can probably free up a few gigabytes of space by doing so.

To access the Free Up Space tool on Windows 10, head to Settings / System / Storage and click Free Up Space Now under Storage Sense. Windows will automatically scan for files you can delete. Check the files you want to delete and click Remove files to get rid of them.

Warning: If you check Recycle Bin, Windows will also empty your Recycle Bin. Be sure you do not want to recover any deleted files from your Recycle Bin before checking this option.

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Manage Startup Programs

Windows 10 has this feature built in. To access Windows 10’s startup manager, head to Settings > Apps > Startup. You can see how much “impact” apps have on your startup process and toggle startup programs on or off from here. A startup program with “high impact” slows things down more than one with “low impact.”

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Clear Your Web Browsing Tracks

You don’t need a third-party program to wipe your browser history, cookies, and cache files. Your browser can handle this for you. In fact, you shouldn’t even need to clear your browsing data in the first place. Just use private browsing mode whenever you want to access a sensitive website without any history being saved to your computer. If you never want your browser saving any private data, you can make your browser always start in private browsing mode. This is better than clearing your browsing data, as it prevents that data from being created in the first place.

All Browsers have this feature.

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Find the Files Wasting Space on Your Compute

To hunt down what’s actually using up space on your computer you do not need to install a third party program. Windows 10 has a built in tool that will show you your files and how much space they are taking up.

Head to Settings > System > Storage. Then Click on the Drive you want to examine

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- This page last updated on 28 Oct 2018