How to remove Junk Files in the disks ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by davidjchuang, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. davidjchuang

    davidjchuang Guest

    I was using Auslogics Disk Defrag, and I was told about "junk files" in
    the disks that I should scan and remove. When I click the link , it was
    trying to sell me the software. I'm not ready to buy yet. Any way to
    remove the junk files without spending money ? It does not identify the
    junk files and the locations, so I don't know how to look them up. Thank
    davidjchuang, Mar 22, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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  3. davidjchuang

    davidjchuang Guest

    I do have Ccleaner and I used it 15 min. ago. Then I did the defrag
    with Auslogics again, and I still have the same # of junk files in the
    disks. So, CCleaner didn't cut the mustard. Anyone with other
    options?Thank you.
    davidjchuang, Mar 22, 2008
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    dmex Guest

    There is a little unknown command with disk cleaner to enable it to
    remove a lot more old/junk files than usual, just create a shortcut
    using this command.

    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr
    dmex, Mar 22, 2008
  5. davidjchuang

    davidjchuang Guest

    Thank you or your reply. I have a problem; I don't know how to do what
    you told me to. I'm just a beginner. Thank you.
    davidjchuang, Mar 22, 2008
  6. davidjchuang

    dmex Guest

    Just hold the winkey + R (windows logo key) until you see this screen

    Then copy/paste the command and click run
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr
    dmex, Mar 23, 2008
  7. davidjchuang

    Spirit Guest

    Free Wise Disk Cleaner here :

    The more boxes you check to look for the fewer of those type files you
    will have...

    I use CCleaner, Wise Cleaner and Windows Disk Cleanup.

    Windows Disk Cleanup - Start - Accessories - System Tools
    Spirit, Mar 23, 2008
  8. davidjchuang

    davidjchuang Guest

    Thank you for the quick response.Unfortunately it didn't work. Erro
    message : "Windows cannot find C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe \c Make sur
    you type the name correctly, then try again." Believe me ,I wa
    extremely careful in typing the command
    Do the spacing and capital letters have something to do with that erro

    Oh, what about the "\" and "/"
    davidjchuang, Mar 23, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Copy and paste.

    Bob, Mar 23, 2008
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    KingOfChaos Guest

    Crap Cleaner is the shiznit. Especially when you use it with
    Auslogic's registry Defrag. Crap Cleaner gets rid of all those junk
    files, cleans the registry and then registry defrag removes the spaces
    in the registry caused by crap cleaner deleting old or bad keys.
    KingOfChaos, Mar 23, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Bob, Mar 23, 2008
  12. davidjchuang

    davidjchuang Guest

    Thank you, Bob. I read the long list of posts. Here is the question;
    that onecare is a registry cleaner, isn't it? They concluded eventually
    that it's ok to use. So, do I get it or no ? I really want to get rid of
    the junks. Thank you.
    davidjchuang, Mar 23, 2008
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    C.B. Guest


    You should heed the advice given you about registry cleaners regardless
    of the company providing them, Microsoft included. I haven't cleaned the
    registry on any of my systems, which would be anywhere from one to four
    years. They all run just fine and are just as fast as the day I bought them.
    Two run XP, one runs XP Pro and this one is running Vista Ultimate x86.
    On a previous system I would clean the registry quite frequently and
    then discover I was facing a System Restore or clean reinstall issue. I
    learned my lesson the hard way.
    I feel the same way about registry defragmenters. Many people will
    disagree with me on both issues, but then again, that's what freedom of
    choice and freedom of expression are all about.

    C.B., Mar 23, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Reread the following comments from the thread. Then decide if you want to
    take the risk.

    "I strongly recommend that you, or anyone else, avoid using the onecare
    registry cleaner

    Here's why:

    The onecare cleaner offers no chance to backup what is removed and whatever
    it removes is gone, forever. Should it mistakenly remove a key or value
    needed by your operating system or software it's gone along with your
    program or operating system. I've seen onecare's registry cleaner completely
    hose systems."

    "Please consider yourself lucky to have gotten away with running the onecare
    registry cleaner without problems."

    "Several MVPs had a private discussion last fall about Windows Live
    OneCare's Cleanup Scan, AKA Registry Cleaner. What follows is from my saved
    notes from our conversation:
    Complaints, etc., (44 in all, dating from Mar-Aug 2006) about the Cleanup
    scan (horking the install of Office, NAV, etc.) can be found in the Comments
    section here:!8A533CD69529D377!706.entry "

    "My Personal Conclusion:
    Steer well-clear of Windows Live OneCare's Cleanup scan (which BTW is
    included in OneCare's Full Service Scan), as well as all other "Registry
    Bob, Mar 23, 2008
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    davidjchuang Guest

    Ok, Bob. So I won't use any registry cleaner, period. There is this
    issue still remains : how do I get rid those junk files , like 4253 in C
    disk and 78 in D disk ( according to CCleaner ) ??
    davidjchuang, Mar 24, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    You have received several suggestions. Have you tried them all?
    Bob, Mar 24, 2008
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    davidjchuang Guest

    Sadly, yes. From the dmex's fancy copy/paste to old fashioned CCleaner,
    junk files still there, in fact there are more now in C drive .
    davidjchuang, Mar 24, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
    Web pages.
    Help with malware:
    All MS-MVP Sites.
    Consider this: Whenever a new error condition appears on your computer, it
    is almost certain that there was some change to the computer soon before the
    problem began.
    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
    whose ads for malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince
    you that you owe it to the author. See also:

    Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
    what else is
    being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure of.
    Bob, Mar 24, 2008
  19. davidjchuang

    davidjchuang Guest

    Thank you for your respnses. This is quite a list.Will take some time
    to go throuh them. Thanks again.
    davidjchuang, Mar 24, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    You're welcome.
    Good luck.

    Bob, Mar 24, 2008
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