When you use a Windows computer for sometime, especially when browsing websites, a lot of temporary and garbage files get accumulated on the hard disk. These junk files take up a lot of your hard disk space. These obsolete and unwanted files can amount to many gigabytes of your valuable hard disk space. You can use free and open-source tool called BleachBit to clean up your computer and free hard disk space in Windows.
BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean about ninety applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Windows related files and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source.
BleachBit can be downloaded in different packages – as an installer and as a portable application format. The main window interface of the BleachBit is pretty simple. You can select which items you want to clean from a list on the left side. Then you can click on the Preview button to see which files would actually be removed – it shows a simulation of the cleaning process without actually deleting anything. You can also click on the Clean button in the toolbar to clean all the selected items.
From the File menu in the menubar, you can choose to shred files, shred folders or wipe free hard disk space. Shredding makes it impossible to recover deleted files. You can use these to get rid of your sensitive or private files. There is an option in the same menu to Wipe Settings and Quit which cleans all the selected junk files in addition to shredding them and then closing the BleachBit application.
So if you want to get some of your hard disk space back, then you can use the BleachBit application. BleachBit is free and open-source and can be used both in Windows and Linux. You can download BleachBit from http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/.