Cleanup Disk Drives in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng, Anonymous

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    The first thing that we need to do is right-click in the lower left corner of the screen and click "Control Panel".
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    When the menu opens, we need to click "System and Security".
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    Scroll down and click "Free up disk space".
    A new window will open where we need to select the drive.
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    For example, if we click the drop down menu, we can select from (C:), (D:), or (G:).
    In this case, we're going to select the (C:) disk and click "OK".
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    Wait for it to calculate.
    When the process is finished, we will be presented with a window where all the residual files will be shown. For example, there are Downloaded Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, offline webpages, and so on.
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    We scroll down to see the list of files and check all of the ones we want to delete.
    In this case, the Downloaded Program Files and Recycle Bin don't need to be deleted because they contain 0 bytes. This means there is no data. We'll select everything that has data and click "OK".
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    Click "Delete Files".
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    Wait for it to finish.
    Depending on the size of the files, it can take several seconds, minutes or hours.
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    Once the process is finished, we can close all of the unnecessary Windows.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to clean up disk drives on a Windows 8 computer.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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