Disk CleanUp not totally cleaning. ( it did originally )

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  1. Posts : 11
    windows 10
       #1

    Disk CleanUp not totally cleaning. ( it did originally )


    Hello all. Nice to be here.
    I have an issue with the Disk Cleanup.
    Backround:
    1. I had 8.1 and downloaded 10 successfully.
    2. I do all updates manually DAILY. Without fail
    3. Disk Cleanup was working properly. I would run and then rerun and have basically nothing in the files that have just been cleaned. DC worked as it should for 2 weeks.
    4. Now, when I run it I always have files uncleaned, the bulk of which are in “ Temproary Internet Files” and “Temporary Files”. Total file size is 7-15 MB.
    5.When I check the folder "IE" (IE, last folder in the below path) by clicking the Disk Cleanup “VIEW FILES” I see a .dat file “container.dat”. The file is empty, size is 0 K. The path for the above is: AppData>Local>Microsoft>Windows>INetCache>IE
    6. I have "show hidden folders and files" selected as well as "show operating system files" enabled. Without this enabled I would not see the “container .dat” file.
    7. I reinstalled the OS from Microsoft via download twice. This did not correct the problem. I did not do a complete install I kept my files and settings via that option during the download prep.
    8. I did not install any new programs prior to this occurring.
    As a note from day one I noticed that I do not appear to have the Windows 10 Disk Clean Up. I do not have the “Compress Files” option that 10 has on its Disk CleanUp utility. I wonder if this is available only from a media purchase of 10?

    Any Ideas folks?
    Thanks, Juice
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  2. Posts : 2,755
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    I do not use disk cleanup that much but have you tried the excellent Crap Cleaner?

    CCleaner - Standard
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #3

    I started using CCleaner, it does everything Disk Cleaner does and more. It even cleans the registry and I have never had a problem.
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  4. Posts : 123,608
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.708
       #4

    Same here, I use CCleaner Pro Loved it so much I bought it.
    Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 is buggy right now anyways, doesn't delete files for a lot of folks.
    D/l CCleaner. :)
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  5. Posts : 11
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I have CCleaner and it works fine. Looking for a fix for DiskCleaner
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  6. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #6

    Do you mean the Disk Cleanup Tool?? If you do run it as an Admin.
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  7. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #7

    How about running cleammgr.exe in extended mode. Open Admin command, copy and paste the following:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35
    Put a check mark on everything except "Setup Log Files"

    Or use
    TFC Temporary file removal tool .Right click and run as Admin
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  8. Posts : 11
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Ran as ADMIN...same issue.


    topgundcp said:
    How about running cleammgr.exe in extended mode. Open Admin command, copy and paste the following:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35
    Put a check mark on everything except "Setup Log Files"



    Or use TFC Temporary file removal tool .Right click and run as Admin



    Ran this from command prompt but this extended version does not show me numerical values at pre and post clean. I cannot tell if it fully or partially cleaned. I ran a half dozen times and the Disc Cleanup Tool still shows 12-16 megs at pre clean. So the command run did not solve the issue. Yep, other tools are available but I would like to fix this issue. What is strange is that it was fine before. I did not load anything new. I just did Windows updates and security suite updates as I normally do.

    Cheers
    Last edited by Juice; 25 Aug 2015 at 07:55. Reason: format
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  9. Posts : 11
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Dupe... delete
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  10. Posts : 512
    Windows 10 Version 1909 (Build 18363.815
       #10

    rpol16 said:
    I started using CCleaner, it does everything Disk Cleaner does and more. It even cleans the registry and I have never had a problem.
    Do you feel secure running Registry Cleaner on CC?
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