Now youll notice that some categories of files are

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Now, you'll notice that some categories of files are bigger than others. Notice that our Setup Log Filesconsume a whopping 364 bytes. Really almost not even worth worrying about, but down here, our Temporary Internet Files are consuming 141 megabytes of disk space, and on this small hard disk drive, that's a consideration. Now, these Temporary Internet Files are saved by your web browser.Understand that whenever you use a web browser to go out on the Internet and browse the Web,your browser will cache a lot of the content from these websites locally on your hard disk drive. That way, the next time you go back to that same website, instead of downloading those same files again,it just pulls them from your local hard disk cache, which speeds things up. So while that does improve the performance of the web browser, it also clogs up your hard disk drivewith a lot of junk that you don't need, so I'm going to go ahead and clean out all of my Temporary Internet Files. Also notice down here, that the Recycle Bin has a lot of files in it, too, it's got 203 megabytes of files, so between the Recycle Bin and our Temporary Internet Files, we have a fairly substantial amount of disk space that can be freed up. Down here, notice it tells us how much disk space we're going to gain on this hard disk drive by going through the Disk Cleanup process. We're going to free up about 358 megs of files. Now, there are other files as well that we can clean up. Notice down here, there's an option to Clean up system files. These here are kind of end user-related files that are created, for the most part, by the end users that go about their day-to-day work. However, there are additional files that are maintained by the Windows operating system itself that are temporary in nature and don't need to be saved on the system long-term either. We can click this option right here to clean up those files as well. We'll wait just a minute while it analyzes and finds out how many files can be deleted. So now, if we look under Files to delete, we have additional categories of Temporary files that we can choose to delete, so I'm going to go back through and mark these options as well. Notice we now have category now called Windows Defender, which contains Non critical files used by Windows Defender. There's about 18 megs of those files. We'll mark the other options that we marked earlier.Notice we have a new category added here called System Error Memory Dump files that we can clean up. We have Device driver packages, currently we don't have any that can be removed. We'll mark our Recycle Bin once again along with our Temporary files, and notice down here, we have another category added called Temporary Windows Installation files that we can also clean up.
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