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

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  1.    23 Aug 2016 #1

    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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       23 Aug 2016 #2

    Have you tried running Extended Disk Cleanup option?

    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    23 Aug 2016 #3

    No. Will try and report the results
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  4.    24 Aug 2016 #4

    Just tried it. Still the same result.
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       24 Aug 2016 #5

    By default, it should be located in Windows folder as:


    So just delete that file.
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  6.    24 Aug 2016 #6

    It doesn't seem to be there. I even looked for hidden files. Still not there :/
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  8.    24 Aug 2016 #8

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    Hmmmm. It's deffinetly not there...
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       24 Aug 2016 #9

    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.    24 Aug 2016 #10

    The commands freed up 5 gigs. Ccleaner didn't find any memory dumps now actually.
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