laptop slow

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my windows 10 laptop getting slower slower day by day. how to see which folder occupying lot of space . how to clear all temp folders and clean up all the junk and to improve the performance of it. please advise
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Start here:

1. Run Disk Cleanup and select all the options for cleanup. It will take a while if you have not done this.

2. Open an Admin Command Prompt and run  dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth.

If you remain unsatisfied, run a Windows 10 Repair Install and Keep Everything.

Go to the Media Creation Link

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Windows 10 is running, so click on the Download button (not Upgrade Button, select Open (Run) but NOT Save. Allow the program to run. Allow drivers to update. Then select Keep Everything.
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gudii9Author Commented:
how to see tree structure of all the space usage of each folder and sub folders at a glance. any good tools to show that?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Get a copy of Tree Size Pro (Jam Software) and start with the 30 day trial. That is what I use and will show you.

Sometimes the Temporary Files folder has thousands of small files that can slow you down. Sheer size is not always an indicator. But Tree Size is a good tool.

WinDirStat is free and is also useful. https://windirstat.net/
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NVITCommented:
Also, if it's not running on an SSD drive,  replace it with one. You'll be glad you did.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree. However I have a ThinkPad 230 with Windows 10 Insider and a 500 GB 7200-rpm hard drive. I follow my own advice above and once the machine has started it is amply fast.
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gudii9Author Commented:
WinDirStat is free and is also useful. https://windirstat.net/
do not see direct link to download and execute?
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dbruntonCommented:
I recommend CCleaner  https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner  Get the free version.  It's all you need.

You only need CCleaner to remove all of the temporary files,  browser histories etc and not the other functions it has.

Improving performance is a longer post but basically you increase the memory in the laptop, remove unwanted applications, remove unwanted browser extensions, check for unwanted adware/malware running, defrag the hard disk if it is a spinning hard disk and not a SSD, etc etc
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gilnovSystems AdministratorCommented:
Just make sure you are using the latest build of CCleaner if you elect to use it after reading this: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3225407/security/ccleaner-downloads-infected-malware.html
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dbruntonCommented:
That version (malware) has long been removed from the Piriform web site.
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gilnovSystems AdministratorCommented:
True. Piriform has cleaned the version on their site but there are other sites where the software is available that may not be the latest. Best to get it directly from Piriform. I have used CCleaner and love it.
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nobusCommented:
can you tell us what model laptop it is, and what ram, cpu and disk ?
that often helps getting correct answers
you can also disable startup items, by running msconfig ( in the search window)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Download windirstat if you want to try it:   https://windirstat.net/download.html
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William ArcherTechCommented:
SpaceSniffer is always a great tool for finding temp and or other files that you can remove.

http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/
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gudii9Author Commented:
True. Piriform has cleaned the version on their site but there are other sites where the software is available that may not be the latest.

can you point to one of the site where i can download
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gilnovSystems AdministratorCommented:
Developer's site is the best place to download.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
Download page for Windirstat https://windirstat.net/download.html
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