Free PC Support
PC Help Forums from the Experts at Technical-Assistance.co.uk
 
Google
 
Search The Web Search This Site
 RSS FeedRSS Feed   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

PC clean up

 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Free PC Support Forum Home -> Helproom
Author Message
salartech



Joined: 09 Feb 2007
Posts: 21
Location: HAMPSHIRE

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: PC clean up Reply with quote

Hi,
I have an old PC which I want to give to charity. I have been trying to use a program called Outlook Cleaner to clean up Outlook Express but cannot install it on Millenium even with the latest Installer update from MS. Any ideas on a freeware program to do the job. Also, I can erase all ordinairy data files using Eraser but is there any other aspect of security I need to sort as well as Outlook Express before I pass on my PC. Thanks. Sad
_________________
DURLSTON HEAD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SoftStag



Joined: 05 Feb 2006
Posts: 2049
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can delete the files associated with Outlook Express by doing the following:
Arrow Open Outlook Express
Arrow Click Tools then Options
Arrow Click on the Maintenance Tab
Arrow Click on Store Folder
Arrow In Windows Explorer navigate to the folder given above (you can copy and paste in to the address bar)
Arrow Delete all the files in the folder

You should also delete all the accounts in Outlook Express. This is done by doing the following:
Arrow Click on Tools then Accounts
Arrow Highlight and remove all accounts showing here.

Personally, I wouldn't give my computer to someone I didn't know without formatting the computer first. If you have the operating system install disks, then I would recommend formatting and reinstalling the OS. This way you can be sure that all your personal data has been removed; although even then it may be possible for someone with the know-how to recover some of it.
_________________
"Microsoft programs are generally bug-free. If you visit the Microsoft hotline, you'll literally have to wait weeks if not months until someone calls in with a bug in one of our programs. 99.99% of calls turn out to be user mistakes. I know not a single less irrelevant reason for an update than bugfixes. The reasons for updates are to present more new features."
-- Bill Gates, on code stability, from Focus Magazine
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
salartech



Joined: 09 Feb 2007
Posts: 21
Location: HAMPSHIRE

PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: PC Clean up Reply with quote

Many thanks SoftStag. I thought that destroying the disc was probably the only sure way so I will take your advice and do just that.
_________________
DURLSTON HEAD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SoftStag



Joined: 05 Feb 2006
Posts: 2049
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately it is the only way to be certain.

{topic locked}
_________________
"Microsoft programs are generally bug-free. If you visit the Microsoft hotline, you'll literally have to wait weeks if not months until someone calls in with a bug in one of our programs. 99.99% of calls turn out to be user mistakes. I know not a single less irrelevant reason for an update than bugfixes. The reasons for updates are to present more new features."
-- Bill Gates, on code stability, from Focus Magazine
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Free PC Support Forum Home -> Helproom All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 



Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

2005 - 2017 All Rights Reserved www.technical-assistance.co.uk
Terms and Conditions