Your Windows XP computer will be obstructed with needless files like browser cache files, unused shortcuts and temporary files. These files will reduce the space on your computer and also degrade the performance of the computer. Deleting the files will improve the performance of the system. Here we can see how to delete junk files in Windows XP.
Delete Junk Files
- Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. If you want to remove the junk file select the appropriate drive. Then click “OK”.
- In the “Disk Cleanup” tab select the files you want to delete. If you want to delete your browser cache select the “Temporary Internet Files” and “Offline Webpages”. To permanently delete discarded files selects “Recycle Bin”. To delete files choose “Temporary Files”. Select “Compress Old Files” to save additional space. Then click “OK”.
- Click on Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. Find the program you never use from the list. On the right side check the “Last Used On” date. That is to know how frequently use that program. Then uninstall the program that you don’t need.
- Click on Start > My Compute. Then double click on the “C:” drive. After that double click on the “Program Files.” To find the ones you don’t recognize scan through the folders. Uninstall the empty folders and delete the files that remain.
- Next browse the “My Documents” folder. From that folder find the file that you don’t want. Before deleting them save the important files that you need to CD. After that delete the files and browse to the “My Music”, “My Videos” and “My Pictures” folder. Delete the video files that you don’t want.
- Go to the “My Computer” folder and browse the “Documents and Settings”. Click on Owner. Then click on Tools > Folder Options. After that click on the “View” tab. Select the “Show Hidden Files and Folders.” Then click “OK”. Next click on “My Recent Documents.” To select them click and drag the mouse over the shortcut icons. After that press the “Delete” key. To delete the shortcuts click “Yes”.