Disk cleanup tools that cleanup more than 10Gb


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 with VMs installed
       #1

    Disk cleanup tools that cleanup more than 10Gb


    Hi,
    I am running low on space on my computer and I want to get rid of some stuff.
    However, the disk cleanup tools that I've tried will only get rid of 100Mb.
    Any suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 5,430
    Windows 11 Home
       #2

    Have you ran the extended version?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option2

    There are other tools, like CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner.

    You can run this command as admin to cleanup WinSxS files:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
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  3. Posts : 4,201
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #3

    The disk clean-up tools will only remove the files and folders which are considered unneeded - Temp files Logs and mostly other system temp files, there is an option to go advanced which has an option to remove, Uninstall, programs based on usage - of course only you can make the final decision here as to what unused programs you can afford to remove. The same also applies to your data files - can you remove, (after backing up), data you no longer need often or even at all.

    If you have no data or program files you can afford to remove - you will need to consider upgrading your storage - this is now reasonably cheap and can be fitted into desktops or laptops ( more awkward and often more expensive )
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  4. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Check out PatchCleaner. It helps cleanup the C:\windows\installer directory which can get pretty large over time.

    Also, get something like TreeSizeFree and you can see which folders and files are consuming so much of your disk space.
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  5. Posts : 1,524
    Win10 Pro
       #5

    pparks1 said:
    Check out PatchCleaner. It helps cleanup the C:\windows\installer directory which can get pretty large over time.

    Also, get something like TreeSizeFree and you can see which folders and files are consuming so much of your disk space.
    A word of caution with PatchCleaner, as it flagged files on my PC that were needed to change/repair existing programs. That happened to me a few months ago but luckily I selected the option to relocate the files to another drive rather than just delete so I was able to restore them and make the needed repairs.
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  6. Posts : 19,507
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #6
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  7. Posts : 101
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Build 17763
       #7

    CCleaner also has an add-on name CCEnhancer that can be used to clean-up additional space. As other have mentioned, be careful not to delete items you need!

    Also, if your computer has additional drive bays, picking up a 500gb or even 1tb hdd isn't overly expensive these days. Might be worth the $$ if you are running into storage issues.
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