Windows 10: Disk cleanup is not cleaning Windows defender none critical files

Discus and support Disk cleanup is not cleaning Windows defender none critical files in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi guys, i have a strange issue which i never really could find a fix, everytime i run disk cleanup and i try to clean windows defender antivirus none... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Ali_AGamer, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Disk cleanup is not cleaning Windows defender none critical files


    Hi guys, i have a strange issue which i never really could find a fix, everytime i run disk cleanup and i try to clean windows defender antivirus none critical files, the size just increase when i re run disk cleanup up again. Please dont give me the regular speech of run dism/sfc/rest pc, do gold standard of re installing the entire Operating system because its better then money can buy rubbish, please just give me a solution so I can fix the dam thing. I don't understand why running disk cleanup utility in Windows 10 causes the windows defender antivirus none critical files to keep increasing in size Disk cleanup is not cleaning Windows defender none critical files 68df5d1d-35aa-45cb-a3e4-de38605d7735?upload=true.jpg Disk cleanup is not cleaning Windows defender none critical files b53d1334-afe8-4030-98fe-a657707cae80?upload=true.jpg Disk cleanup is not cleaning Windows defender none critical files 791bd420-3fc8-4209-94c5-d74a53a5ffe1?upload=true.jpg Disk cleanup is not cleaning Windows defender none critical files [​IMG]

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    Ali_AGamer, Feb 17, 2021
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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, Feb 17, 2021
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    Files in disk cleanup

    Hi Lynne

    Rest assured, it is totally safe to delete everything suggested by the Disk Cleanup Process, please tun the Disk Cleanup twice as explained below, please remember to untick your Downloads folder if you actually store files in that folder . . .

    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 17, 2021
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  4. pgnite Win User

    Disk cleanup is not cleaning Windows defender none critical files

    Can't delete Windows Defender non-Critical Files

    According to Disk Cleanup description, I should be able to delete Windows Defender non-Critical files which I can see them growing each week. Since my MS Surface Pro has very limited storage, I selected these non-Critical files to be deleted but somehow
    after the completion of Disk Cleanup, the Windows Defender files are NOT deleted. By the way, I did turn off Windows Defender before I run Disk Cleanup to make sure that none of the Windows Defender non-Critical files are being held.

    Can someone please let me know how to get Disk Cleanup to work? Thank you.

    Moved from Windows
     
    pgnite, Feb 17, 2021
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