Windows 10: Looking for files/directories that Disk Cleanup scans...

  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home (April 2018 Update)
       01 Jul 2018 #1

    Looking for files/directories that Disk Cleanup scans...

    I've been tracking down the locations of files scanned by the built-in Disk Cleanup tool, but I can't seem to find the following:

    Setup Log Files
    Windows Update Cleanup files
    Windows upgrade log files
    System created Windows Error Reporting Files
    Windows Defender Antivirus (Non-critical files used by WD)
    DirectX Shader Cache
    Delivery Optimization Files

    Where are those files stored? I want to back some of them up to an external drive for future reference, especially the setup and upgrade logs.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,793
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Jul 2018 #2

    See here for descriptions of the log files...

    Log files - Windows IT Pro | Microsoft Docs

    Windows update backup files are held in WinSxS, but this is the heart of your Windows system and not something you can (or should) try to modify manually. See here...

    Analyze Component Store (WinSxS folder) in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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