Disk CleanUp

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  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10
       #1

    Disk CleanUp


    When using DISK CLEANUP

    Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files (both boxes ticked)

    After Cleanup .......

    * Temporary Internet Files still shows 7 MB of files
    * Temporary Files still shows 3 MB of files

    It does not seem to empty/clean all the hidden folders up

    Can anyone help and/or explain why?

    Is this something to do with the new windows 10 ?

    CleanUp should be just that - cleanup empty/delete all folders
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  2. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #2

    Many empty folders are for Windows Prime operations, wouldn't recommend messing with folders you did not create.
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  3. Posts : 3
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    RolandJS said:
    Many empty folders are for Windows Prime operations, wouldn't recommend messing with folders you did not create.
    Sorry you misunderstand....
    I don't want to mess with any folders

    Disk Cleanup has a tick box next to Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files

    the tick box is there for a reason (to delete and cleanup files and folders)

    My question originally was... why when you tick the box it still leaves some files there and does not cleanup

    as per DISK CLEANUP
    MICROSOFT > windows 10 has a program Disk CleanUp (and there to be used by op)
    All I am asking is why is it only cleaning 75% of the files
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  4. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #4

    Reboot and see if your results are better.
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  5. Posts : 524
    Windows 11 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
       #5

    3MB and 7MB is really not much. Are you sure Windows is not recreating files based on it;s normal operation?
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  6. Posts : 5,487
    Windows 11 Home
       #6

    This behavior occurs if the temporary files are less than seven days old. The Disk Cleanup tool does not delete temporary files that are less than seven days old.

    CCleaner has 48-hours limit for safety reasons as well, but you can skip it, I do it like this, just to be sure:

    del "%temp%\*" /s /f /q
    del "C:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
    del "D:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
    del "%systemroot%\temp\*" /s /f /q
    cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
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  7. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #7

    gaz132, you're right, I missed the fine points! I'm glad you got the answers!
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  8. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #8

    pbcopter said:
    3MB and 7MB is really not much. Are you sure Windows is not recreating files based on it;s normal operation?

    Agree.
    One can spend the rest of their life chasing a few MB.
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  9. Posts : 18,456
    Windows 11 Pro
       #9

    Layback Bear said:
    Agree.
    One can spend the rest of their life chasing a few MB.
    and, according to gaz132, "All I am asking is why is it only cleaning 75% of the files"

    So, if disk cleanup left 10 mb behind that would mean he only had 40 mb to clean to begin with, 30 mb was cleaned, 10 mb was left behind. I sure would not bother running disk cleanup for 40 mb in temp files - even on my tablet and stick computers with only 32gb eMMC memory. That 40 mb would be 0.12% of memory space on them. And I'm even the guy with OCD that will change a light bulb at midnight if I see it is burned out.
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  10. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #10

    NavyLCDR, howszitgoin'? Anyway, when you posted "memory space" you meant byte-space, correct?
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