Do you find yourself always running low on space or your computer is slow due to a full hard drive? If you do then you need to run a disk clean up on your hard drive especially if you own a Netbook with very little hard disk space like 4GB-8GB on cheaper or older models of Netbooks. If you own an older Windows XP computer with a small hard drive, this article will also help you out, so you would not have to upgrade your hard drive. The benefits of cleaning out your temporary files can also help protect your privacy offline and online since there are tracking cookies which can track you online when they are in your Internet’s temporary files folders, and your kids, spouse, and friend can’t look at your internet history if you already deleted it with one of the programs I listed below.
I will be comparing BleachBit, CCleaner, Glary Utilities and Windows 7 built-in disk cleanup programs which are all free for consumers to use in this article.
The Winner is BleachBit with over 400MB of temporary and junk files like Temp files deleted. Glary and CCleaner both deleted about 300MB of junk files. The loser is Windows 7 Disk Cleanup with about 200MB of temporary and junk files deleted.
I just ran the analyze option on all programs to estimate the amount of free space that would be recovered by each Disk Cleanup program made for Windows. I did not delete any programs. Every program had an equal opportunity to find the same amount of junk files on my PC.
I usually run all 3 programs when I do disk cleanup tasks on my PC’s hard drive since I notice sometimes CCleaner miss some junk files which Bleachbit and Glary Utilities pick up.
They are all very simple to use. You just install it, and press analyze or clean/delete on the program.
Read more about these disk cleanup for Windows tools!
- Review of Piriform CCleaner 2.24.1010 Free Disk cleanup/Junk file removal program
- Using BleachBit review to clean your Windows or Linux PC of Junk files.
- Delete unwanted junk files, remove unwanted registry keys, remove useless shortcuts, remove spyware/malware, and protect your privacy with one click of the mouse with Glary Utilities System Utility
If you want a paid disk cleanup alternative for 19.99 which can clean your disk, you can buy WinCleaner One-Click (Up to 3 Users) which also includes a registry cleaner, start up accelerator, online privacy protection, and more.