Disk Cleanup

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  1. Posts : 6
    w 10 64 bit
       #1

    Disk Cleanup


    Question if I may, Please
    I have an up-to-date windows-10 home desktop, including new (October) feature update. I have been reading that CCleaner is not recommended any longer. Instead, use Disk cleanup. Sure would appreciate someone guiding me on what NOT to delete so I don`t ruin any options to repair or reset system if needed. I have researched, but am still unsettled on what to check to delete...Thank for any advice...Jim
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  2. Posts : 25,636
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #2

    You Might want to try Wise Disk Cleaner .

    Download Wise Disk Cleaner - MajorGeeks

    There is a Video tutorial there, as for Disk Cleanup-you can remove everything it finds, if Windows needs it it will replace it. Welcome To The Forum .
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  3. Posts : 1,871
    W10 pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.610
       #3

    There are two routes to Disk Clean-up. One is via the start menu and settings > storage and then 'Free up space now' option. The other is the traditional route which I prefer. You should be able to tick ALL options (they are self explanatory) for a good clean up. Nothing will break or stop working. If you use the traditional option then be sure to click the 'Clean System Files' option as that selects more in depth items to clean.

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  4. Posts : 13,563
    Windows10
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    Mooly said:
    There are two routes to Disk Clean-up. One is via the start menu and settings > storage and then 'Free up space now' option. The other is the traditional route which I prefer. You should be able to tick ALL options (they are self explanatory) for a good clean up. Nothing will break or stop working. If you use the traditional option then be sure to click the 'Clean System Files' option as that selects more in depth items to clean.

    Disk Cleanup-cleanup.png

    Disk Cleanup-cleanup-2.png
    Warning if using Disk Cleanup - 1809 now has a tick box in Disk Cleanup to delete everything in your Downloads Folder. Be careful you do not tick that box if you do not want that folder wiped!

    It is more obvious in Storage Sense as you can se option to NEVER.
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  5. Posts : 6
    w 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you so much, I will surely watch the vidio...Thanks for your reply,jaybo
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  6. Posts : 6
    w 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thank you...
    Josey Wales said:
    You Might want to try Wise Disk Cleaner .

    Download Wise Disk Cleaner - MajorGeeks

    There is a Video tutorial there, as for Disk Cleanup-you can remove everything it finds, if Windows needs it it will replace it. Welcome To The Forum .
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  7. Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    @cereberus Thanks! for the heads up on Disk Clean. I noticed the new feature to delete everything in "Downloads Folder" yesterday. It will catch many users by surprise. I have to wonder why MS would do that.
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  8. Posts : 1,871
    W10 pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.610
       #8

    ^ I'll second that. It will catch many out I'm sure.
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  9. Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       #9

    Probably on Ccleaner, they don't want you to use it because on the Registry tab, it will scan registry and show a list of old prefetches that can be used to troubleshoot windows or you can go back to the old version. if you delete those registry keys and don't back them up as recommended, you mess up.
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  10. Posts : 6
    w 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I think it was mostly because of CC changing their auto updating and ..Why You Should Stop Using CCleaner on Windows Right Now This and other postings is what got me wondering....Thank you...



    MrHudson said:
    Probably on Ccleaner, they don't want you to use it because on the Registry tab, it will scan registry and show a list of old prefetches that can be used to troubleshoot windows or you can go back to the old version. if you delete those registry keys and don't back them up as recommended, you mess up.
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