Essential Windows Accessories
Windows 7 provides some utility software packages such as Calculator, Notepad, Paint, Entertainment, Snipping Tool, Sound Recorder, WordPad and System tools such as Disk Cleanup, Disk defragmenter, Task Scheduler, Tablet PC, and many more in Accessory group.
For a smooth performance of a system, periodic maintenance is necessary. Tools like Disk Check, Disk Defragmenter, etc., help in system maintenance. It is practically impossible for administrators to manually perform the maintenance on a regular basis.
Desktop Central provides an option to schedule these tasks at regular intervals to be executed on multiple computers simultaneously. It allows creating multiple tasks that can be created to execute various tools on different target computers at different intervals. Moreover, these tasks can also be done during off hours.
The disk cleaner is a great windows tool which performs disk cleanup operation. It basically finds and removes the temporary files, also empties the Recycle Bin, and detects and removes the files that are no longer needed. You can launch it from Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
Choose the disk on which you wish to perform the cleanup operation from the Drives option and then click the OK button to initiate the disk cleanup process.
The Disk Defragmenter was also available in the older versions of Microsoft Windows, but Windows 7 has enhanced it to a great extent. The most important feature of the Windows 7 defragmenter is that it lets you safely terminate the defrag process at any time without any adverse effects and it can also defrag multiple volumes at the same time. Disk Defragmenter can be launched from Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter.
Disk errors related to bad sectors, cross-linked files, directory errors, etc., create problems in I/O operations. The Check Disk tool creates a status report of the disk based on its file system. Desktop Central supports the following options to run the check disk tool:
Verbose: Displays the name of each file in every directory as the disk is checked.
Quick Check: This option is available only for the NTFS File system. Selecting this option will perform the check disk operation quickly by skipping the checking of cycles within the folder structure and by performing a less vigorous check of index entries.