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Tidy Disk

Type of Program: Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/NT
Company Name: American Systems
Version: 1.0
Price: $19.95
Installed Size: 628K


Tidy Disks cleans unneeded files off your hard drive including files in cache folders. You don't have to be a computer expert to use it because it comes with a predefined set of file extensions and folders to clean. The novice user can choose Quick Mode and then choose next then choose the drive and click next then click Start Scanning. Tidy disk will automatically search for files with *.tmp, ~*.*, *.~*, *.?$$, *._dd, and *.chk extensions and cache, cache1, cache2, cache3,and cache4 folders. You can !will be freed. Once you click on delete it will show you the progress and a window will pop up when it is done telling you how much disk space was freed. When you click Finish the program closes.

Now for all of you who want a little more control of what is deleted you can choose the Custom option. There you can add or delete the file extension or wildcard you want included and the folders you want included. (You can do the same thing by clicking on properties of Quick Mode). The next screen in custom lets you set minimum and maximum file size and you can type in a date if you want to delete files older than a certain date. After that the rest of is the same as the Quick Search option starting w All in all a very good and simple to use program. Right now I have a program for deleting unneeded files and a program for cleaning my caches and this program will allow me to do it all at once and thus clean up even more room on my hard drive because I can remove these 2 programs. The only thing I didn't like about this program is that it didn't give me the browse option under customize or properties. The shareware version provides a 30 day evaluation.  

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Reviewed by Zonia J. Heath

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