How to Use CCleaner
How to install and use the free CCleaner program on your Windows computer. CCleaner is a file cleaner that removes excess files, such as cookies, caches, and history, from your computer. Keep in mind that, while CCleaner can free up room on your computer, using it more than once every couple of months can significantly shorten your computer's lifespan.
1. Downloading & installing the CCleaner. Type the url & click on CCleaner it will start downloading in your machine. (Wait for CCleaner to download. The download should begin automatically.)
2. Double-click the CCleaner setup file. This is the file you just downloaded.
3. Click Yes when prompted. Doing so opens the CCleaner installation window.
4. Click Install. It's a blue button in the middle of the window. CCleaner will begin installing.
5. Click Run CCleaner when prompted. This blue button is in the middle of the window that appears when CCleaner is through installing. Doing so will open CCleaner, allowing you to begin using it.
6. Open CCleaner if it doesn't open. Double-click the CCleaner app icon, which resembles a red "C", on your computer's Desktop.
7. Review a category to clean. CCleaner will clean two types of programs: the ones your computer has installed by default, and ones you've installed yourself. You can see which items from these programs will be cleared by clicking one of the following tabs:
- Windows — Lists files from Windows-default programs.
- Applications — Lists files from programs you've installed yourself.
8. Uncheck the boxes next to items you don't want deleted. In the list of programs below your selected tab, uncheck any checked boxes next to items (e.g., "Cookies") that you don't want CCleaner to delete. & click on Analyze
- By default, CCleaner will check every available box.
9. Review the files to be deleted. Scroll through the list of files that CCleaner found; if you see any files you don't want CCleaner to delete, uncheck the files' pertaining boxes in the left-hand pane, then click Analyze again to refresh the results.
10. Click Run Cleaner. It's a blue button in the bottom-right corner of the window.
11.Click Continue when prompted. Doing so prompts CCleaner to begin deleting temporary files and folders from your computer.
12. Wait for CCleaner to finish cleaning your computer. Depending on the number of temporary files CCleaner has to delete, this can take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes.
13. Avoid using CCleaner more than once per every couple of months.
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