Windows 10: Windows 11 Disk Cleanup will not Remove Windows Update Cleanup

Discus and support Windows 11 Disk Cleanup will not Remove Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I recently ran disk cleanup on Windows 11 Pro to clear about 2 gig of Windows Update files. This has always worked in the past, but, now, it acts like... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by mschmieg, May 16, 2022.

  1. mschmieg Win User

    Windows 11 Disk Cleanup will not Remove Windows Update Cleanup


    I recently ran disk cleanup on Windows 11 Pro to clear about 2 gig of Windows Update files. This has always worked in the past, but, now, it acts like it's working except that the process moves much too quickly compared to how it used to work. If I run it again, it says that the same amount of space is still present and available to be deleted.I have tried all of the posted here, in Microsoft docs, and elsewhere on the net to try to resolve this issue, but nothing has worked. Those include renaming the Software distribution folder, rebooting and removing the old one, checking services to mak

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    mschmieg, May 16, 2022
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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, May 16, 2022
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  3. tigger Win User
    disk cleanup running randomly

    I am running windows 8.1, the disk cleanup window for c keeps popping up, if i move the mouse towards it, it disappear. Is there something nasty on my machine causing this?

    I have scanned with malwarebytes and cc cleaner but they find nothing.

    Any ideas?

    tigger
     
    tigger, May 16, 2022
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  4. cereberus Win User

    Windows 11 Disk Cleanup will not Remove Windows Update Cleanup

    Disk Cleanup - Windows Update Cleanup fail

    Try removing them from storage sense.
     
    cereberus, May 16, 2022
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