Windows 10: Disk Cleanup Freezes - Help!

Discus and support Disk Cleanup Freezes - Help! in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Every time I run disk cleanup to cleanup system files it freezes. How do i fix this? 130923 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by yahanna, Apr 15, 2019 at 5:12 PM.

  1. yahanna Win User

    Disk Cleanup Freezes - Help!


    Every time I run disk cleanup to cleanup system files it freezes. How do i fix this?

    :)
     

  2. 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
     
  3. DaveM121 Win User
    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
     
  4. Disk Cleanup Freezes - Help!

    Disk Cleanup after The anniversary update

    Hi,

    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Disk Cleanup. I will certainly help you.

    As per your query, I would like to inform you that, it is safe to delete all the files with extension .tmp in the temporary files folder.

    I suggest you to try deleting the temporary file manually by the steps provided below and check if it helps:

    • Go to Windows key+ R and type
      temp
    • Select all of the files and folders within the Temp folder and delete.

    Please follow the below link to run disk cleanup:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...-996f-99e02c7301c2/disk-cleanup-in-windows-10

    Kindly update us on the issue to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
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