Deleting files and folders?
Posted 25 April 2006 - 06:55 PM
Posted 25 April 2006 - 06:59 PM
When you delete the files using the Search, it sends them to the recycle bin, just like if you manually found them and deleted them.
While they are sitting in the recycle bin, the Search function will still see them, but it will report their location as Recycle Bin.
Look in the Recycle Bin to see if that is your situation. If not, let me know.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:18 PM
Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:25 PM
Download CCleaner from http://www.snapfiles...t/ccleaner.html
- Install it. Then start the program.
- In the area designated as "Cleaner Settings", Make sure the Windows tab is the selected tab.
- Under the category of "Internet Explorer", UNcheck all boxes except for the first two boxes (Temporary Internet Files and Cookies) and the box called Delete Index.dat files.
- UNcheck the box next to the category called "Windows Explorer."
- Under the category of "System", UNcheck Empty Recycle Bin.
- At the top, click on the tab that says Applications.
- UNcheck EVERYTHING! If there is a category called "Firefox", then leave the Cookies option checked.
- Now click on Analyze. When it is done analyzing (it could take several minutes since this is your first time using ccleaner), click on Run Cleaner.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:32 PM
Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:36 PM
How much space is left on your computer? Are you running out? In addition to those cleaners, you can use Add/Remove programs to remove any programs that you no longer use.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:06 PM
Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:08 PM
Let me know how much hard drive space you have left, and if it is speed that you are looking for.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 09:51 PM
Used space 3.26 GB
Free space 6.10 GB
When I defragmented today it said I was at 65% Free space
But I think I've done just about as much cleaning on this computer as possible,So yes,what Im looking for is speeding my computer up all around.so if you could help me achieve this goal I would appreciate it greatly!
Unless you think I could clean my computer more???((((I might be addicted to cleaning!just kiddn!))))
Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:00 PM
I believe that
I might be addicted to cleaning!just kiddn!
So you got a 10 GB hard drive?? That must be an old computer! Do this:
Download and WinAudit. Start it, and then click on Options at the top. At the bottom, click None and then check only the box that says System Overview and then click Apply. Then, click on the button that says Here. It will record information about your system.
Save the audit to your desktop. This will save three files. Take all three files and put them into a single zip (compressed) folder. Name the folder WinAudit. Post it in your reply to me.
I will use this info to determine how to speed up your computer.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 25 April 2006 - 10:01 PM.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:08 PM
Network Domain WORKGROUP
Computer Role Workstation, Server
Operating System Microsoft® Windows XP Professional
Product Name HP OmniBook PC
Serial Number TW04109359
Asset Tag No Asset Tag
Number Processors 1
Processor Description Pentium® III, 263MHz
Total Memory 255MB
Total Hard Drive 9.37GB
Display 1024 x 768 pixels, true colour
System Uptime 0 Days, 0 Hours, 29 Minutes
BIOS Version HP-MCD - 1070000 PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
User Name JustDoIt
Timestamp 4/25/2006 9:04:33 PM
Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:26 PM
Processor Description Pentium® III, 263MHz Extremely old
Total Hard Drive 9.37GB Old, but not too bad
Total Memory 255MB Not too bad, but if you have a lot of programs, not good
If you still wanna try to speed this computer up, download and run hijackthis Do a scan and then save a log. Take the log and ATTACH IT (do not post) to your next post.
We do not like to post hijackthis logs in sections other than the malware forum as we do not want to encourage people to post malware issues in this forum.
I am not looking for malware. I am looking for what programs or combinations of programs might cause this behavior. If I notice any malware, I will redirect you to the malware forum.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 25 April 2006 - 10:26 PM.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:33 PM
Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:44 PM
Doubt it. But if you want to get rid of a few (maybe Windows defender & Easy Cleaner) then go ahead. But I doubt it will help much...maybe slightly...
i was thinking & I wonder if this may be the problem....I have spy-bot,ad-aware,windows defender,ccCleaner,Easy Cleaner, and AVG all on my computer.I just got rid of Wash n Go and Trojan Hunter.May this be the problem & if not I'll download HJT?
All of it. And actually, attach it. Don't post it out. If you're having troubles attaching, you may need to put it in a compressed (zipped) folder before you can attach.
what part of the hjt log would you like me to post??
I got to get some sleep now...almost midnight I'll check it out ASAP tomorrow.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 25 April 2006 - 10:45 PM.
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