Windows 10: Windows 10 20H1’s Disk Cleanup won’t remove your important files

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  1. WinLatest New Member

    Windows 10 20H1’s Disk Cleanup won’t remove your important files


    Disk Cleanup has been a part of all versions of Windows and it’s a useful tool integrated into the OS. Disk Cleanup allows users to delete temporary files, old and cached data to free up storage space.

    Windows 10 also comes with Storage Sense, a modern Disk Cleanup replacement built directly into the Settings app and it frees up space on your computer by deleting temporary files just like the legacy Disk Cleanup.

    Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) made a change to Disk Cleanup and Storage Sense app that can potentially clear out files in the Downloads folder.

    Users who like to run Disk Cleanup after successful feature update installations could also remove the files in the Downloads folder if they don’t pay enough attention. The Downloads folder entry is unchecked by default, but those who take things for granted might end up erasing the files stored in the folder.

    Microsoft understands that users can accidentally clean up the Downloads folder and Windows 10 20H1 update will revert this change. Build 19018 already removes Downloads folder from both tools – Disk Cleanup and Storage Sense.

    Windows 10 20H1’s Disk Cleanup won’t remove your important files Windows-10-Disk-Cleanup.jpg

    As you can see in the above screenshot, Microsoft has removed the entry of Downloads folder from Disk Cleanup in 20H1 preview builds, while PCs running May 2019 Update or older still have the option.

    Windows 10 20H1’s Disk Cleanup won’t remove your important files Windows-10-storage-settings.jpg

    As we mentioned at the outset, this move has also been made with Storage Sense feature.

    “Based on feedback, we’ve decided to remove the downloads folder from disk cleanup,” Microsoft noted in updated changelog.

    Windows 10’s 20H1 update


    The next update codenamed 19H2 will begin shipping to consumers on November 12 and users will get the 20H1 update early next year.

    According to a leak, Microsoft is expected to select Windows 10 20H1 RTM candidate by mid-December for public rollout in early 2020.

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    WinLatest, Nov 7, 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, Nov 7, 2019
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  3. Disk cleanup in Windows 10 is not removing selected files

    Hi Sandra,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.


    • Are you logged in as an Administrator?
    Disk Cleanup deletes temporary files and system files, empty the recycle bin and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need. As you have already ran disk cleanup, did you restart the computer after that? I suggest you to restart
    the system and check if the issue still persists.

    Kindly share the results and get back to us for further assistance and we’ll be more than happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    SujataMoktan, Nov 7, 2019
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Windows 10 20H1’s Disk Cleanup won’t remove your important files

    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, Nov 7, 2019
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