How to run a "Disk Cleanup" in Windows
Using your keyboard, hold down the Windows key and press the R key (Win+R).
Type cleanmgr.exe in the run box and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
Choose which drive you want to clean up. Most likely that will be your C: drive (system drive).
Then you will see something like this:
If you see that button I have indicated, "Clean up system files", click it.
Items you can checkmark and safely clean:
Items you should generally not checkmark or clean:
- Windows upgrade log files
- Downloaded Program Files
- Temporary Internet Files
- Delivery Optimization Files
- Device driver packages
- Recycle Bin
- Temporary files
- Temporary Sync Files
- User file history
- Temporary Setup Files
- Old Chkdsk files
- Setup Log Files
- Windows Update Cleanup
- Windows Defender
- System error memory dump files
- System error minidump files
- Files discarded by Windows upgrade
- Per user archived Windows Error Reporting Files
- Per user queued Windows Error Reporting Files
- System archived Windows Error Reporting Files
- System queued Windows Error Reporting Files
- System created temporary Windows Error Reporting Files
- Previous Windows installation(s)
- Update package Backup Files
- Temporary Windows installation files
- Windows ESD installation files
- Compression of old files
Once you have chosen what to clean, click the OK button.
This is a good time to also run a Check Disk.
Last updated: 2017-Feb-15
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