Cleaning Up Windows Junks

it work better if you boot into Windows Safe Mode with Command Prompt before do all these clean up.

or, even better yet, use dos bootdisk and ntfs4dos or to access your windows installation without starting up windows (with all virus/malware if it's infected)

windows quick clean up

warning! i do not responsible for any possible data loss.

rd /s %WINDIR%\temp
rd /s %temp%
rd /s "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files"
rd /s "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Cookies"
rd /s "%USERPROFILE%\windows"

removing temporary files

in my experiences, cleaning up all users' temporary files and temporary internet files also removes a lot of worm/trojan/spyware/malware/etc… so this will make your antivirus/antispyware work easier and much faster.

one big thing that make these clean up tools different from the others is that it let you clean up ALL other users junks too! (if you have administrator right)




and one big thing that make atf cleaner different is its small 50kB single stand alone exe file. just download and run the file!



  • copy from your old windows 98 installation
  • usage example:
deltree /y c:\windows\temp
deltree /y %tmp%


rm -s -f -r c:\windows\temp


  • standard windows rd (remove directories)
  • usage example:
rd /s c:\windows\temp


removing startup programs

i usualy use winpatrol to remove unwanted startup programs with simple clicks and it also kill the process if it's running
keep your startup list as minimum as you can live with so that your windows will startup lot faster and you can still start whatever apps manually only when you want it. so it wont take up all resources and slowing down your windows.


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