Disc Clean-up doesn't delete System error memory dump files

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  1. Posts : 69
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    Disc Clean-up doesn't delete System error memory dump files


    Recently I've noticed that there's a lot less of free space on my C drive so I've decided to run a regular Disc Clean-up. When I ran it as an administrator I've noticed that "System error memory dump files" takes up around 32GBs which shocked me. Since these files don't mean anything to me I ran the cleaner and waited. After it was done nothing had changed. Only 500 MBs got freed up. I've tried doing some research but couldn't find anything apart from some guy recommending to use CCleaner which I've tried but it only free like 3GBs. I didn't have this kind of issue before the Anniversary update. Has anyone else encountered this problem and could help me to solve it?
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Have you tried running Extended Disk Cleanup option?

    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Posts : 69
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    No. Will try and report the results
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  4. Posts : 69
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    Just tried it. Still the same result.
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    By default, it should be located in Windows folder as:

    C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP

    So just delete that file.
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  6. Posts : 69
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    It doesn't seem to be there. I even looked for hidden files. Still not there :/
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  7. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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  8. Posts : 69
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    Hmmmm. It's deffinetly not there...
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  9. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    You have tried CCleaner, but if they are restricted files, it might be not be able to do remove them, but it could at least provide the location. Try to run CCleaner scan and if it finds memory dumps, double click on it, it should show the files.

    In the meantime, you could try running this to clean everything possible. Run CMD as admin and copy:

    fsutil usn deletejournal /d /n c:
    chkdsk /scan
    compact /CompactOs:never
    winmgmt /salvagerepository
    del "%temp%\*" /s /f /q
    del "C:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
    del "%systemroot%\temp\*" /s /f /q
    vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all /quiet
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
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  10. Posts : 69
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    The commands freed up 5 gigs. Ccleaner didn't find any memory dumps now actually.
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