Using Essential Accessories :- System tool

Using Essential Accessories

System Tools


System Tools allows user to perform some basic maintenance from time to time to keep Operating System run smoothly.
  But, it is impossible to expect the users run these tools on an periodic basis or
make the administrators run it for user on all the computers.
Some of the System tools are as follows
  • Disk cleanup 
  • Disk defragmenter 

Disk Cleanup

  • The Disk Cleanup tool helps user to free up space on the hard disk by searching the disk for files that user can safely delete. 
  •  User can choose to delete some or all of the files. 
  •  Use Disk Cleanup to perform any of the following tasks to free up space on the hard disk.
  •  Remove temporary Internet files. 
  • Remove downloaded program files. For example, ActiveX controls and Java applets that are downloaded from the Internet. 
  • Empty the Recycle Bin. 
  • Remove Windows temporary files.
  •  Remove optional Windows components that user are not using. 
  • Remove installed programs that user no longer use.
  •  User can start Disk Cleanup, by doing one of the following
  •  Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type cleanmgr, and then click OK.

Disk Cleanup Dialog Box


  • Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to SystemTools, and then click Disk Cleanup.
  •  Open My Computer, right-click the disk in which user want to free up space, click Properties, click the General tab, and then click Disk Cleanup.

 Drive (C:) Disk Cleanup

Disk Defragmenter 

  • Disk defragmentation is the process of consolidating fragmented data on a volume (such as a hard disk or a storage device) so it will work more efficiently.
  •  It is a tool that rearranges the data on the volume and reunites fragmented data so that computer can run more efficiently. 
  • To start Disk Defragmenter, use one of the methods.
  • Click Start, click All Programs, point to Accessories, select System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.


FIG 3.32: Disk Defragmenter

  • Open My Computer, right-click the local disk volume that user want to defragment, and then click Properties, on the Tools tab, click Defragment Now and then click Defragment.


FIG 3.34: Drive (C:) Disk Defragmentation

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