Windows 10: Scary Windows 10 disk cleanup. Should I run it.
Scary Windows 10 disk cleanup. Should I run it.
One day after the latest update, computer is running fine, I then ran the built-in disk cleanup including system cleanup and here's what I got.
Windows Update Cleanup 3.99 TB – holy cow.
My total drive is using about 40 GB, I wonder where this 3.99TB is located. :-)
Looks about right, lol. Yes, it's safe to run it.
Mine showed the same thing when I ran it the 1st time
It`s that new file system.
Mine was exactly the same, I let it remove all of it.
Yes, I had the same on 2 PCs. It.s safe to disk cleaner and recover the space.
It seems to be a quirk with latest 321 build. On an older AMD Phenom it just rebooted spontaneusly when running it.
yes i seen the same on my toshiba sat and it really bothered me glad of sorry ? im not alone
Cumulative Update KB3194798 for Windows 10 PC Mobile build 14393.321 - Page 8 - Windows 10 Forums
Opening up an admin prompt and pasting this in: Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
will get rid of it faster than Windows Update Cleanup(at least it did for me).
Scared me too the first time I saw this back in August. That's when I found the explanation (which Cliff S quotes in the above linked post). It's safe to let Disk Clean-up run, but @Cliff S's method is a neater and faster solution.
@EdTittel has also picked up on my post and explained in far more detail than I could how this can happen.
Windows Update Clean-up files 3.99TB
Thanks, Bree for the explanation and resource. It provided the inspiration for my blog post
Really helpful responses. Thanks guys. My cleanup took about 15 minutes of sheer agony. But after restart all is well.
This forum is awesome, learn something new every day.
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i updated windows 10 , i reboot and i run disk cleanup as administrator
but in the list there is no entry about windows updates
Title. I can't get rid of it. It has survived me doing the disk cleanup twice now as well as reboots (figured it was just stuck visually in the file manager). How can I get rid of it.