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Using Windows 10’s Disk Cleanup utility, you can get rid of unwanted files and free up your storage space. The tool finds unnecessary files on its own, so you don’t have to manually locate any items. We’ll show you how to use this useful tool on your PC.
Generally, the tool only gives you options to delete files that don’t affect your system. However, you can review the files before they’re deleted khổng lồ make sure they aren’t important, & we’ll give you some advice on making that judgment.
Remove Unwanted Files on Windows Using Disk Cleanup
To begin cleaning your PC, launch the Disk Cleanup tool. You can vị that by opening the “Start” menu, searching for “Disk Cleanup”, and selecting the ứng dụng in the search results.
Disk Cleanup will prompt you lớn choose the drive to clean. Here, since most of your temporary (unwanted) files are stored on the Windows installation drive, select that drive. You’re không lấy phí to choose another drive if you want.
Then, select “OK.”
Wait for the tool lớn scan your drive & find unwanted files. This can take some time depending on your drive’s size.
Once the scan is finished, you’ll see the file types that you can remove from your PC. Click each file type and you’ll see more details about it.
Note that the tool may recommend deleting “Windows ESD Installation Files,” but you shouldn’t delete them. This is because Windows uses those files to help you reset your PC.
Here’s what each tệp tin type means in Disk Cleanup:Downloaded Program Files: These are temporary ActiveX and Java applet files that were downloaded lớn let you view your content. You can safely delete these files.Windows Error Reports & Feedback: These are various Windows error reports and feedback generated on your system. You can delete them.Temporary Files: This option deletes your apps’ various temporary files. It only removes the files that haven’t been used recently.Thumbnails: These are the thumbnails of your various tệp tin types. You can delete them and Windows will recreate them when you xuất hiện your folders.
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When you’ve chosen the items khổng lồ delete, at the bottom of the Disk Cleanup window, choose “OK.”
Choose “Delete Files” in the prompt and the tool will start removing your files. You’ll then be all set.
Enjoy a clean Windows PC!
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