Windows 10: How can you use “Disk Cleanup” without erasing restore points?

Discus and support How can you use “Disk Cleanup” without erasing restore points? in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hello, I have my pc working well now, so I created a restore point on my PC. In the past, I have used “Disk Cleanup” to clean up files. Everytime... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by AlanWodke, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. AlanWodke Win User

    How can you use “Disk Cleanup” without erasing restore points?


    Hello,


    I have my pc working well now, so I created a restore point on my PC.


    In the past, I have used Disk Cleanup” to clean up files. Everytime I use

    the Disk Cleanup” on my computer, it also erases my restore points.



    How can I use “Disk Cleanup” without erasing restore points?



    Thanks


    Alan

    :)
     
    AlanWodke, Sep 22, 2019
    #1

  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, Sep 22, 2019
    #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 22, 2019
    #3
  4. Kem Mon Win User

    How can you use “Disk Cleanup” without erasing restore points?

    Create restore point does not stop

    Hi Nigel,

    Restore points are usually saved in
    Local Disk (C), kindly check that the Local Disk (CHow can you use  “Disk Cleanup” without erasing restore points? :) (System) is
    selected when creating a restore point. If it is correctly selected and the issue still persists, kindly go to the
    Local Group Policy Editor
    and check if the
    "Turn off Configuration"
    and
    "Turn off System Restore State"
    is set to
    Not configured. To do this, press
    Windows key + R, type
    GPEdit.msc
    and hit
    Enter. Go to the location
    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > System Restore and check if both state is set to "Not configure".
    If it is set to the correct state, perform these troubleshooting:

    Check Disk:

    To do this, follow these steps:


    • Access
      Command
      Prompt as
      Administrator.

    • Type
      chkdsk /f /r
      and hit
      Enter.

    Run SFC Scan: 

    To run an
    SFC scan, follow these steps
    (Kindly perform it 3 times):


    • Run
      Command Prompt as Administrator.  

    • Type
      sfc /scannow
      and hit
      Enter.   

    Run DISM Tool: 

    To perform
    DISM, follow these steps:


    • Run
      Command Prompt as Administrator.  

    • Type the following command:  

      • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /scanhealth  

      • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth  

    NOTE:
    This might take a while to finish scanning.
    Do not cancel (after running DISM, run SFC again 3 times).

    If the issue persists, kindly provide us the screenshot of the return message so that we can investigate this matter
    further.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Sep 22, 2019
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