Windows 10: Disk cleanup: cannot delete temporary internet files


  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       31 Jul 2016 #1

    Disk cleanup: cannot delete temporary internet files


    Disk clean-up shows 500MB of temporary internet files. I check the box to delete the temporary internet files, but it keeps showing 500MB, even after several trials and restarts. This happens on my PC, and also on 1 laptop. However on another laptop I have, the temporary files can be deleted with the disk cleanup. I cannot see what causes the difference between the two laptops.
    I saw some old posts in 2015 on this topic, but did not find a solution yet. Anyone knows a solution now?
    (I wanted to clean out the system before the anniversary update)
    Last edited by turboman; 31 Jul 2016 at 05:26.
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  2.    01 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello TurboMan,

    Some temporary files are stored by programs you have installed.

    Here's the tutorial for Disk Cleanup tool. To make sure your using it correctly.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    Download and run CCleaner.
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    Download and run.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tfc/

    Hope this helps,
    John
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  3.    01 Aug 2016 #3

    try: run as administrator (right mouse button)
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  4.    01 Aug 2016 #4

    Why Doesnít Disk Cleanup Delete All Files?

    After youíve used Disk Cleanup, you probably expect every temporary file to be completely deleted, but thatís not actually the case. Files are only deleted if they are older than 7 days old, but you can tweak that number to something else.

    Here's how:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/36924...e-temp-folder/

    John
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  5.    11 Jan 2017 #5

    AmericanPharaoh said: View Post
    Why Doesn’t Disk Cleanup Delete All Files?

    After you’ve used Disk Cleanup, you probably expect every temporary file to be completely deleted, but that’s not actually the case. Files are only deleted if they are older than 7 days old, but you can tweak that number to something else.
    John
    Note that the issue raised is NOT all temporary files. Rather, it is about temporary internet files.
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