Is your C drive full and you want to clean it?

Do you want to free up some space on your SSD drive?

With daily use, our computers gain used space, just like we gain weight. We should do some cleanup jobs once a month to keep our computers fast and optimized.

In this easy tutorial, you will learn how to clean up your C drive for free using simple tips & tricks.

Let’s dive in!

Clean Your C Drive the Easy Way on Windows 10

Clean Temporary Files in C Drive

Open up your Run prompt using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut, and type in temp, hit Enter.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 1 Temp Run

Press Ctrl+A to select all and press Shift+Delete. Confirm by clicking “Yes“.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 2 Delete Multiple Items

If a window with the title “Folder Access Denied” appears, then check “Do this for all current items” and click “Continue“.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 3 Folder Access Denied Continue

If some files are in use, do “Skip” with “Do this for all current items” checked.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 4 File In Use Skip Do This For All Current Items

Same goes for the local AppData temp files, use the variable %temp% in Run prompt.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 5 Run Temp

Delete all…

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 6 Delete Multiple Items

Delete Prefetch Temporary Files

Open up your Run prompt using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut, and type in prefetch, hit Enter.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 7 Prefetch Run

Delete all as we did before…

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 8 Delete Multiple Items

Uninstall Unwanted Software

Right-click on your Start menu icon to open the Start context menu and choose “Apps and Features“.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 9 Apps Features Start Context Menu

Choose the apps you are not using and click “Uninstall“.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 10 Spotify

Optimize Your C Drive

Right-click on your system drive and choose “Properties“.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 11 C Local Disk Properties

On the “Tools” tab, click on the “Optimize” button.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 12 Tools Optimize Properties

Select your C: drive and click “Optimize“.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 13 Optimize Defragment

Do Disk Cleanup to Free Space on C Drive

On the Properties window, in the General tab, click on “Disk Cleanup“.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 14 Disk Cleanup

Click on “Clean up system files” to show more options for more cleaning features.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 15 Clean Up System Files

Select everything you find unimportant, if you don’t want to remove your downloaded files uncheck “Downloads“.

Click “OK“.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 16 Disk Cleanup C

Wait for a couple of minutes…

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 17 Disk Cleanup Cleaning Up Drive C

Clean the Registry for Free Using CCleaner

You can download CCleaner for free from this URL: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download

After installing, open the Registry menu, click on “Scan for Issues“.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 18 Ccleaner Registry Cleanup

Click “Fix selected Issues…“. Then click “Fix All Selected Issues“. You can backup the Registry if you want.

Clean C Drive Windows 10 Speed Up Pc Computer Fast Boost 19 Ccleaner Free Issues Fixed

There you have it, you just learned how to clean up your C drive.

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