How to Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10, 8 & 7

Disk Cleanup utility is an excellent utility to perform a disk cleanup and to get rid of recycle bin, temporary internet files, system logs and other temporary files that consume system memory.

Disk Cleanup activity can be slow for the time being when it starts cleaning temporary files, thereafter your system speed will definitely improve.

Method #1: Using cleanmgr command

Step-1: Go to Start > RUN > then type cleanmgr and hit Enter to open Disk Cleanup.

OR

Press CTRL + R to open RUN dialog box > then type cleanmgr and hit Enter.

Cleanmgr

Step-2: Once you click on OK button, Drive selection option is displayed. Here you have to select the drive in which you want to perform cleanup.

Disk Cleanup Drive Selection


Step-3: Now select the files you want to delete from your computer. These files are not permanently removed until you empty the recycle bin.

Disk Cleanup

Method #2: Using My Computer Drive Options

Step-1: Open My Computer > Right click on your primary drive (C:) which you want to clean and click on Properties as shown in below snapshot.

Disk Cleanup - Using My Computer Drive Options

Step-2: In the General tab, click on Disk Cleanup button.

Disk Cleanup - General Options

Step-3: Now select the files you want to delete from your computer. These files are not permanently removed until you empty the recycle bin.

Disk Cleanup


This may take several minutes to delete temporary files from your computer. By these two methods you can remove recycle bin, temporary internet files, system logs and other temporary files.


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