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Clean Your Hard Disk Using A Powerful Utility

The fact Is, the more activity that you perform on your computer such as downloading and Installing apps, copy & paste operations etc, the more traces It leaves behind- some of which may contain sensitive data waiting to be accessed by unauthorized users. It's of the utmost Importance to remove Identifiable details and the like from your PC, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to clean your hard disk using a very powerful third-party utility.

Although Windows 10 has It's built-In tools such as Disk Cleanup and Storage Sense that can collectively free up space by deleting temporary files, system files, Internet cache files and so forth, they barely scratch the surface compared to the utility that I will Introduce shortly.

The objective of a given cleaning tool, Is to do exactly that- clean up every possible remnant from your hard disk, and a very powerful third-party utility named Clean Space, certainly does the job well. There are so many objects that Clean Space targets, that It's way beyond the scope of this article to cover the lot. As such, I will demonstrate only a few commonalities.

You can download Clean Space from the developer's website, or via this reputable source. So without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded Clean Space, It must be Installed on your computer. Simply follow the on screen prompts and when It completes, select the Launch Clean Space checkbox and hit Finish as shown below.

Step Two:

The tool will now execute, and you'll have the option to use It as either a regular user or with admin rights. Obviously you'd want elevated privileges, thus choose the Always run as an administrator checkbox, and hit Run as admin.

Step Three:

Clean Space will now begin to detect your Windows 10 Installation, so be patient whilst It performs It's task. The process Is usually very quick.

Step Four:

Next, It will scan the Installed programs and applications. Amongst hundreds of others, It's now detecting my Firefox browser.

Step Five:

On completion, It will display the number of garbage bytes that It's found on your computer. Mine was a significant amount, so I've prematurely taken the screenshot as per the figure below. Hit the Details button to view everything It's detected.

Step Six:

And here's the main Interface of the tool. As you can see, there's an array of options to choose from. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've selected the Windows 10 link and will delete the List of recently used elements, by clicking on the trash can Icon. It's currently sitting on 183 727.

Step Seven:

As expected, the List of recently used elements has been successfully deleted- now sitting on 0.

Step Eight:

Rather than deleting each entry Individually as (for example) listed In the above step, click on every checkbox of those you wish to remove, and then go back to the tool's Welcome screen. Next, hit the Delete! button, and It will begin to remove every entry that you've selected.

Step Nine:

It will now go through every entry and depending on your selection, It may take a little while to complete. In my case, It's currently deleting the List of recently used Desktop wallpapers.

Step Ten:

My selection was very minimal and as you can see, It deleted 307 MB of data, which completed In a very efficient manner. When yours comes to this stage, simply click the I'm happy button to finalize the process.

Step Eleven:

Now let's make sure It's actually removed the Items, by navigating back to the tool's main Interface. I've clicked on Chrome and sure enough, every corresponding entry Is 0. Essentially, all data has been cleaned and removed.

Last Step:

Upon selecting Windows 10 Apps, again, It's respective entries are 0, which Is obviously what's expected. At the time of testing the tool, I was taking screenshots via MS Paint for this tutorial. As such, I did not choose It's data to be removed, hence the figure remained at 37.

Final Thoughts:

What you've just read, only details a minority of what Clean Space Is capable of removing. I cannot possibly cover everything, so be sure to take some time to navigate around It's features and options. If you experience delays during the removal process, rest assured, It's perfectly normal so simply wait until It completes prior to moving forward with the next task.


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