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clean up files???

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  1. soz

    soz Member

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    i am selling my laptop in the trade and exchange....i used it for work and personal stuff.
    therefore i want to clean up any history etc i have on there.
    regarding internet....i thought i had deleted all but a friend said that there are "logs" and other places that i have probably missed??
    i have been into internet options...and done the following;
    -delete files under the general tab
    -delete cookies under the general tab
    -clear history under general tab
    -clear forms and passwords under content tab

    i thought this would get rid of all as if it was a cleanly loaded computer??
    but for example...i watched a movie trailer for star wars the other day....which took a while to get through windows media player....then after i had done all the steps above...clearing history etc....the next day when i went to watch the trailer again...it played straight away as if it was still somewhere on my hard drive???

    please...can someone give me a list of all folders etc i need to delete or clear?

    any help would be greatly appreciated

    thanks
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    download & run ccleaner from www.ccleaner.com as it clears history, cookies, logs & whatever. or reformat the hd to solve that problem
     
  3. Daemon404

    Daemon404 Regular member

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    Mabey you should consider reformatting.
     
  4. geestar20

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    Just to make sure I (personally) would reformat.
     
  5. soz

    soz Member

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    hey,

    thanks a lot for your help...i really do appreciate it.
    i will try this CCleaner program...as i only just reformatted a few weeks ago and don't really want to go through that whole process again since i will use the laptop until it sells anyway.

    thanks again.
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     

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