Windows 10: Cannot delete files via Disk clean-up from fresh win10 install

Discus and support Cannot delete files via Disk clean-up from fresh win10 install in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; hi guys, Just recently installed a TON of updates on a new laptop i just got, it runs perfectly but there's a bunch of files that apparently cannot be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by gabgab, May 4, 2021 at 9:27 AM.

  1. gabgab Win User

    Cannot delete files via Disk clean-up from fresh win10 install


    hi guys, Just recently installed a TON of updates on a new laptop i just got, it runs perfectly but there's a bunch of files that apparently cannot be cleaned. some language resource files and windows update cleanup then some leftovers from recent installs, as per below: does anybody know how go give him a gentle nudge and doing that manually by a nice and brutal MANUAL DELETE? or if there's a command for having win10 refresh, it could be that they're deleted perhaps...basically after doing disk clean-up and click clean then they pop up again. already tried a ccleaner on everything and that, plus restart.. they're still there.. so 1GB wasted basically. ;-) thanks, Gabrio

    :)
     
  2. gabgab Win User

    Cannot delete files via Disk clean-up from fresh win10 install

    hi guys,

    Just recently installed a TON of updates on a new laptop i just got, it runs perfectly but there's a bunch of files that apparently cannot be cleaned. some language resource files and windows update cleanup then some leftovers from recent installs, as per below:


    Cannot delete files via Disk clean-up from fresh win10 install [​IMG]



    Cannot delete files via Disk clean-up from fresh win10 install [​IMG]


    does anybody know how go give him a gentle nudge and doing that manually by a nice and brutal MANUAL DELETE? or if there's a command for having win10 refresh, it could be that they're deleted perhaps...basically after doing disk clean-up and click clean then they pop up again. already tried a ccleaner on everything and that, plus restart.. they're still there.. so 1GB wasted basically.

    ;-)

    thanks,
    Gabrio
     
  3. Cannot delete files via Disk clean-up from fresh win10 install

    Hi gabgab,
    Just tick all empty boxes in Disk Cleanup and press OK. If you want that deeper, click on Cleanup system files. Brink has a nice tut here:
    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10
    you can also use the extended cleanup but make sure you give some time for complete execution. It is normal to have still leftovers after using Disk cleanup.
    HTH
     
    Ivan Petrov, May 4, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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  4. Cannot delete files via Disk clean-up from fresh win10 install

    Disk Clean-up showing nothing to delete from Recovery Image (DCannot delete files via Disk clean-up from fresh win10 install :)

    Hi Bradley,

    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Disk Clean up. I will surely help you.

    I suggest you to manually delete the temporary files.

    Kindly follow the below mentioned steps to delete the temporary files:

    • Press Windows logo key + R
      key to run Run Command, type %temp%, and hit
      Enter
      .
    • Delete all the files in the folder.
    • Go to C:/Windows/Prefetch and delete all the files except the
      ReadyBoot folder.
    • Go to C:/Windows/Temp and delete all the files.
    • Restart the computer, and now check the disk space.

    We don't recommend you to delete any system default application.

    Please write us back, if you still face difficulty with Disk Clean up. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Mayank_Bhiwal, May 4, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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