Windows 10: Did I cause any damage by running Disk Cleanup ?

Discus and support Did I cause any damage by running Disk Cleanup ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So I ran Disk Cleanup then went to cleanup system files... Some of the items were ticked and I think I additionally ticked some items too...I don't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by l3gi0n, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. l3gi0n Win User

    Did I cause any damage by running Disk Cleanup ?


    So I ran Disk Cleanup then went to cleanup system files...

    Some of the items were ticked and I think I additionally ticked some items too...I don't quite remember..

    Then started the process...

    Is it possible that I have caused any damage to my system this way ?

    :)
     
    l3gi0n, Feb 18, 2021
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  2. tigger Win User

    disk cleanup running randomly

    I am running windows 8.1, the disk cleanup window for c keeps popping up, if i move the mouse towards it, it disappear. Is there something nasty on my machine causing this?

    I have scanned with malwarebytes and cc cleaner but they find nothing.

    Any ideas?

    tigger
     
    tigger, Feb 18, 2021
    #2
  3. DISK CLEANUP

    Hello,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    1. Which files are you trying to delete using disk clean up?
    2. Which version of Windows are you currently using?


    Please reply back with the information to the above questions in order to provide you with appropriate troubleshooting steps:



    I understand that you are trying to free up memory using Disk Cleanup. If you are trying to delete files using disk cleanup on Windows 10, I suggest you to refer the following article on

    Disk cleanup in Windows 10
    for steps to perform disk clean up on your PC.



    Hope it helps.



    Sandeep Kumar M

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Sandeep_KM, Feb 18, 2021
    #3
  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Did I cause any damage by running Disk Cleanup ?

    disk cleanup

    Hi joysoder, to properly and safely delete any files not required by your system, run Disk Cleanup twice as explained below. Each time select everything in the list and delete them. Disk Cleanup will not suggest deleting anything that is not safe to delete
    . . .

    Open File Explorer

    Click on your hard drive

    On the Manage Tab, click Cleanup

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete

    Start Disk Cleanup again

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    This time in the resulting dialog, click 'Cleanup System Files'

    Let Disk Cleanup run another scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete
     
    DaveM121, Feb 18, 2021
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