Windows 10: Disk Cleanup

Discus and support Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Question if I may, Please I have an up-to-date windows-10 home desktop, including new (October) feature update. I have been reading that CCleaner is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jaybo, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. jaybo Win User

    Disk Cleanup


    Question if I may, Please
    I have an up-to-date windows-10 home desktop, including new (October) feature update. I have been reading that CCleaner is not recommended any longer. Instead, use Disk cleanup. Sure would appreciate someone guiding me on what NOT to delete so I don`t ruin any options to repair or reset system if needed. I have researched, but am still unsettled on what to check to delete...Thank for any advice...Jim

    :)
     
    jaybo, Oct 4, 2018
    #1
  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, Oct 4, 2018
    #2
  3. Swetha Sree Win User
    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, Oct 4, 2018
    #3
  4. stringed0001 Win User

    Disk Cleanup

    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, Oct 4, 2018
    #4
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