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cleaning out files

Dwayne Epps
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I routinely go and empty out my browser history, cache, temp file, run disk
cleanup, etc., but I understand that the files aren't actually getting
deleted. I also heard that the same is true for Outlook emails that have
been deleted and newsgroup emails. I was curious about this because I've
noticed my hard drive space increasing at a faster rate than I would have
anticipated. Is it true that .dat files can be a cause of this and that the
files deleted from browser history, cache, temp, etc. can be deleted
properly from within the DOS shell? Is this true? I was looking for any
online articles or a better way to clean out all of these types of files.
Any suggestions? Thanks.

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