- Click the START button
- Open MY COMPUTER
- RIGHT Click on the Local Disk"C" drive and select PROPERTIES (a new window comes up)
- Click the DISK CLEANUP button.
- If asked if you want to remove the files for all users or just your own, click the option to remove all files.
Place a check mark next to the files you wish to remove. For the most part, you want to make sure the following boxes are checked:
- Temporary Internet Files
- Recycle Bin
- Temporary Files
- Web/Client Publisher Files
When all the boxes are checked, click the OK button to remove the files.
I recommend running Disk Cleanup at least quarterly. It's also a good idea to run it before you Defrag your hard drive so that process is more efficient.