Windows 10: Disk Cleanup is Broken.. How Do I Fix It?

Discus and support Disk Cleanup is Broken.. How Do I Fix It? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Whenever I use disk cleanup, the process takes forever to clean up my drive. How can I fix this? 126425 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by yahanna, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. yahanna Win User

    Disk Cleanup is Broken.. How Do I Fix It?


    Whenever I use disk cleanup, the process takes forever to clean up my drive. How can I fix this?

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    yahanna, Jan 31, 2019
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  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
     
    Sandeep_KM, Jan 31, 2019
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  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
     
    DaveM121, Jan 31, 2019
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  4. Disk Cleanup is Broken.. How Do I Fix It?

    Disk Cleanup fails

    I appreciate your suggestion. However, I had hoped for a simple solution which would have fixed Disk Cleanup, not offered a work-around. It's like, my car is running poorly. I explain the problem, then someone suggests, "Just take the bus!"

    I will try to use your suggestion, but it doesn't fix the original problem and requires several steps. These could also result in the inadvertent deletion of a wanted
    program rather than unneeded files produced during the use of a desired program. Rather like deleting my browser to get rid of cached sites.

    Can anyone explain why Disk Cleanup isn't cleaning up my disk??
     
    stringed0001, Jan 31, 2019
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