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    More powerful file cleaning program

    I'd like to know if anyone has any suggestions on program like CCleaner only more powerful in it's cleaning procedure? I love CCleaner and have nothing but good things to say about it. I just want to do a good thorough clean of extra garbage on my PC, so it runs like a butterfly

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    Hope you know this but removing junk files or emptying caches and temporary directories does not improve performance. The amount of files on the HDD do not impair performance, unless it is competing with the pagefile, or trying to display all those file. In some cases emptying caches and temporary systems would have inverse effects of slower performance.
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    Yeah I know, I want to remove files clean up HDD space.

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    If you want to clean up hard disk space, empty out the previous system restore points (if you are confident you don't need them), you could uninstall software you don't use anymore, check the hard disk manually for software you uninstalled but remnants remain, go to the two temp folders (c:\windows\temp) and (c:\users\yourname\appdata\local\temp) and delete anything inside them. You could also do a search for *.tmp files as well

    Those are just a few tips of manual cleaning... but truthfully CCleaner does the job as well as (possibly better than) any of the commercial products out there.

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    I know CCleaner does a excellent Job I'll just clean using the manual way, BTW how do you clean the boot loader ? I have a few old stuff in there I want to clean out.

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    I could give them a shot. How do you clean the bootloader of a computer of old windows start ups or other OS ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiberianHuskey View Post
    How do you clean the bootloader of a computer of old windows start ups or other OS ?
    What does it show when you boot up? What OS(s) are you running?

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    SiberianHuskey, those programs allow you to edit the boot list, you can remove products which would load. Also you may want to check out msconfig (start > run > msconfig) which is a built in product that lets you really work some mojo under the hood

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    Will do, thank you again Alex.

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    Just on a side note with msconfig and the other startup programs which I have mentioned, be careful what you mess with and back things up, tweaking under the hood comes with the risk that things might go wonky and your machine might have issues booting. Deleting startup bits you don't understand is a game of russian roulette. Always do your research before you start wiping products from the boot list.

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    I noticed this. It would be nice if there was a friendly GUI based program that could do all this plus back up your settings in case things go wonky, and if so you could just load the program up and back up. Maybe I'm just requesting too much of the impossible or maybe it's a good idea that one day will come to surface.

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    Well I use a product called TuneUp Utilities 2009 which has an excellent boot manager, though the two products I mentioned above have a GUI and backup.

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    I like TuneUp I may use it as well

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    I use two powerful programs - Mil Shield and Webroot Washer:

    http://www.milincorporated.com

    http://www.webroot.com

    They are magnificent programs with rich upgrades. I've used CCleaner but this program has no so many options like these programs and sometime CCleaner did not clean all my files I wanted.

    Webroot Washer and Mil Shield are commercial products but believe me their price is worth it - they have completely free yearly upgrades.

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    thanks for those recommendations.

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    there are programs and Programs.I use ccleaner too, it cleans but my number 1 is mil shield, it cleans invisibly many rubbish

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    I find ccleaner good. And there are many good software about this but it depends on their goals. Try to see this link disk-clean.qarchive.org/downloads.html

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    Whenever I do spring cleaning I'll run CCleaner, Adaware, full virus scan, then a disk defrag. Seems to work pretty well for me.
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    nick what sort of program do you use to disk defrag ? i have nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugly Charles View Post
    nick what sort of program do you use to disk defrag ? i have nothing
    Sure you do... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314848

    or, if you want a Cadillac...: PerfectDisk

    http://www.perfectdisk.com/products/...ion/learn-more

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    bob_d thanks i'll try this program and i'll write the results,in my opinoin

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugly Charles View Post
    nick what sort of program do you use to disk defrag ? i have nothing
    Windows has a built in defragger. What OS are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Windows has a built in defragger. What OS are you using?
    i have Windows XP Professional and Win 7 32bit - the RC

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    Then you should be able to use the built in defragger. Have you tried it?
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