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What is Windows Disk Cleanup?
Last Updated: 3rd June, 2020
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Simply so, is it safe to do disk cleanup?
The Disk Cleanup tool included withWindowscan quickly erase various system files and freeupdisk space. But some things–like “WindowsESDInstallation Files” on Windows 10–probably shouldn'tberemoved. For the most part, the items in Disk Cleanupissafe to delete.
One may also ask, what files can be deleted in Disk Cleanup? As can be seen in the picture, Disk Cleanupcandelete temporary Internet files (associatedwithInternet Explorer), downloaded program files, andofflinewebpages.
Windows 7 and earlier
- Open the Start menu.
- Click on Programs > Accessories > System Tools.
- In System Tools, click the Disk Cleanup utility.
Similarly, what will happen if I do Disk Cleanup?
The Disk Cleanup utility built intoWindowsremoves temporary, cache and log files created by theoperatingsystem and other programs -- never your documents, mediaorprograms themselves. Disk Cleanup won't remove filesthatyour computer needs, making it a safe way to free up a bit ofspaceon your PC.
How do I clean up my hard drive?
The Basics: Disk Cleanup Utility
- Click the Start button.
- In the search box, type "Disk Cleanup."
- In the list of drives, select the disk drive that you wanttoclean up (typically the C: drive).
- In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, on the Disk Cleanup tab,checkthe boxes for the file types you want to delete.