Cleanup Disk Drives in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng

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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"
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    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:)
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    In this case, we're going to select the (C:) disk and click "OK".
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    Wait for it to calculate
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    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
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    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
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    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: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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