Disk Cleanup Issues

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       #1

    Disk Cleanup Issues


    Having a major problem with Disk Cleanup. It shows that I have about 28GB in Temporary Internet Files, but running the program does not seem to get rid of these files. I've run it about 20 times, rebooted several times, tried CCleaner and CleanDisk, but nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of these? They are really slowing my PC down. This all started after I removed a lot of large programs and documents a couple of weeks ago.
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  2. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #2

    Try this 3rd party program.
    It has been reported that it does the job you are looking for.
    TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files...r-by-oldtimer/

    It's a free program.

    Adding .................. I never use that TFC. I am just relaying an info that may be useful to you.
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  3. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #3

    Hi,

    This all started after I removed a lot of large programs and documents a couple of weeks ago
    And doing so turned into 28 Gb (wow!) of browser cached files ?

    Surely something's not errr..... quite right.

    Are you sure these files are actually there ?

    Cheers,
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  4. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #4

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,



    And doing so turned into 28 Gb (wow!) of browser cached files ?

    Surely something's not errr..... quite right.

    Are you sure these files are actually there ?

    Cheers,
    My friend,
    Don't laugh. I know exactly what he is referring to.

    Please follow this step and see for yourself.......
    Start > Settings > System > Storage > click This PC > scroll down and locate Temporary files > What do you see ?
    Click Temp files > write down the size of the temp files.
    Now try to click the Delete Temporary files button.
    It's going to tell you it will take some time and that come back a little later.
    Give it say 30 min. Go back and see if any got deleted.
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  5. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #5

    30 minutes have passed.
    My temp file started with 473 MB 30 min ago.
    I clicked Delete button and 30 min later here is what I have now..............................................

    Disk Cleanup Issues-temp-files.jpg

    Does anyone get a better result than mine ?
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  6. Posts : 299
    Win-10 Pro x64
       #6

    You might be able trim it down a bit more by manually removing them. Run > %temp% (Click on Run and type %temp%)

    However, even after I tested that myself, I was still showing 126 MB.

    b1rd
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  7. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #7

    I just tried the TFC.
    IT removes 305 MB. That leaves 177 MB still in the system.

    Disk Cleanup Issues-tfc-result.jpg
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  8. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #8

    To MS23,
    Please give the TFC a try............................

    TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files...r-by-oldtimer/
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  9. Posts : 123,612
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.708
       #9

    Ok whats wrong using CCleaner?? Also someone reported it took 30 mins to delete 400mb of temp files?? Wow, would take my computer about 1 to 2 mins.... Their are also 2 other good programs that can cleanup files....
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  10. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #10

    OldMike65 said:
    Ok whats wrong using CCleaner?? Also someone reported it took 30 mins to delete 400mb of temp files?? Wow, would take my computer about 1 to 2 mins.... Their are also 2 other good programs that can cleanup files....
    First please go to the temporary files page as I mentioned on Post #4.
    Mark down the size of the temp files.
    Then do your Ccleaner.
    Then go back and check what or how much has been removed from the temp files.
    Then you tell me what's wrong with Ccleaner.

    I use Ccleaner since Win 7, 4 years ago.
    Like the OP I used Ccleaner in trying to delete the temp files. It did not even make a dent.
    I knew of this issue long ago.
    I have a 600 GB hard disk computer. So I don't care. But I know the issue exists.
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