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This article describes several methods you can use to free space on your hard disk. For Windows 95 to run smoothly and reliably, you should have at least 20 megabytes (MB) of free space on your hard disk.
To determine the amount of free space on your hard disk, use the following steps:
To free space on your hard disk, use one or more of the following methods.
Delete Temporary FilesUnder normal circumstances, Windows 95 temporary files are closed and deleted when you quit Windows. However, if you quit Windows incorrectly (for example, restarting the computer or turning it off when Windows is running) the files may not be closed or deleted.
To delete temporary files, use the following steps:
Delete Temporary Internet FilesTemporary Internet files are cached copies of the Web pages you access, as well as supplementary files such as graphic images and videos. You may find that Web pages you have accessed in the past take longer to load the first time you visit them after you delete these cached files.
To delete temporary Internet files, use the following steps:
Empty Recycle BinTo empty the Recycle Bin, right-click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop, and then click Empty Recycle Bin. If you are prompted to confirm that you want to delete the files, click Yes.
For more information about how to free space on your hard disk, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "troubleshooting" (without quotation marks), click the "Disk Space" Help topic, and then click Display.
Article ID: 179798 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
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