All about PC Cleanup Tools
You can clean your PC one of two ways; there is the manual way, or software can
be employed to do the job. Doing it the 'manual' way requires checking all files
and folders on the hard drive and then making a decision about which parts of the
drive are no longer required, and getting rid of them in your own time. The manual
method is more thorough than running a cleanup program but can be repetitive and
time intensive. Utilities for cleaning hard drives that use information such as the
file accessed date, and then automatically create a collection of files and folders
to be removed from the hard drive.
You will find that any of the main PC clean up applications
can scan and remove the unwanted files automatically. There is usually much is more
that these products are capable of, many can also clean up free drive space, clean
up porn files, discover and clean copyrighted material, and show where your disk
space is being taken up.
It's easy to come up with justification for why deleting excess or useless computer
files, especially large ones such as movies and images, is desirable. How fast your
PC operates as you pull files from HDD is partly a result of how many files are found
in the file system. This is because the FAT tables get large and everything has to
work harder when files are accessed. It is common that file fragments get scattered
around the hard drive over time and this cuts the speed that data can be retrieved.
Your privacy is at stake too, the more files you have that you would rather keep
secret, there is the possibility (no matter how remote) that somebody accessing your
computer might misuse your personal information. Getting rid of any hard drive material
that is no longer needed will give back resources to the system and this might stave
off having to buy a bigger hard drive.