How to Free Up Hard Drive Space when Cleaning Windows XP
Cleaning a computer running Windows XP is often a matter of getting rid of files you don’t access any more — heck, you may not even know they exist! To free up some space on your hard drive, use the tips in the following table:
|What to Do||How to Do It|
|Empty the Recycle bin||Right-click the Recycle bin and choose Empty Recycle Bin.|
|Empty your Deleted Items and Junk Email folders||In your e-mail client, choose the folder and choose
File→Empty Folder. In some clients you can right-click the
folder and choose Empty Folder.
|Clear the temporary Internet files cache||In Internet Explorer, choose Tools→Internet
Options→General tab→Delete Files.
|Delete files ending in the extension .tmp||Use the Windows Search function (Start→Search) to locate
and delete the files.
|Delete or archive files ending in the extension .bak or
|Use the Windows Search function (Start→Search) to locate