Windows 10: Disk cleanup, how to delete specific file

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  1. Disk cleanup, how to delete specific file


    I know how to add custom entries in disk cleanup, but is their a way to delete a specific file not folder?

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    Steven Campoli, Jan 12, 2019
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  2. 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
     
    DaveM121, Jan 12, 2019
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    In Disk Cleanup, should I delete Thumbnails?

    Hi Marcia

    The correct way to run disk cleanup is explained below, you need to run it twice and yes, delete everything suggested by Disk Cleanup:

    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, Jan 12, 2019
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  4. Disk cleanup, how to delete specific file

    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.
     
    Swetha Sree, Jan 12, 2019
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