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  1. Windows 10 Disk Cleanup question


    I wanted to free up some disk space using the Disk Cleanup utility and I noticed that among the list is called Windows Update Cleanup. If I leave it selected, will this remove or uninstall all Windows security updates?

    I have an attached image to show what I am referring to.

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    win10freak, Mar 18, 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, Mar 18, 2021
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  3. 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, Mar 18, 2021
    #3
  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Windows 10 Disk Cleanup question

    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, Mar 18, 2021
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