DiskCleanup and Defrag Utility

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Even or maybe particularly with the massively large hard drives we now have in our PCs, we need to do periodic maintenance or we are going to run into trouble. One of the better utilities comes pre-installed on XP - Disk Cleanup. Startup by either :
  • Click Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup
  • Click Start | Run | cleanmgr
  • Right-click disk in Windows Explorer or My Computer | click Properties General tab | click Disk Cleanup

Another utility you need to run is Disk Defragmenter:

  • Click Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Defragmenter
  • Click Start | Run | dfrg.msc
  • Click Start | Administrative Tools | Computer Management | Expand Storage | Disk Defragmenter

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