Windows 10: Disk Cleanup is Going Away in Windows 10

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  1. f14tomcat Win User

    Disk Cleanup is Going Away in Windows 10

    f14tomcat, Sep 14, 2018
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  2. 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, Sep 14, 2018
    #2
  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, Sep 14, 2018
    #3
  4. Disk Cleanup is Going Away in Windows 10

    Disk cleanup not working on Windows 10.

    Hello David,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We regret the inconvenience caused and will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • What is the exact error message you are getting?
    • Are you trying to delete the temporary files or system files using
      Disk cleanup
      ?


    Disk cleanup is used to delete the un-wanted and un-necessary temporary files located in your PC. However you can also use Disk cleanup to delete system files on the PC, which is not recommended as it might cause system
    performance issues on the PC.



    When performing Disk Cleanup, checking the appropriate options is necessary so you do not delete the restore points present in the system.



    Refer to the steps from the link below on Disk cleanup in Windows 10 and check if it helps:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-10/disk-cleanup-in-windows-10



    If the issue persists, is suggest you to close all the system windows which is kept open on the desktop and check if the Disk cleanup method works.



    Write to us with the answers to the above questions and the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Sep 14, 2018
    #4
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