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Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Files

Q: Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Files

I recently ran a Disk Cleanup as part of my regular maintenance on my new computer. It had over 2.18GB of files to cleanup. That seemed a little high considering I run it every week to 2 weeks. It said it deleted all the files. I ran the Scan Disk again to be sure and it still had 2.18GB of files. I ran it again. Same result. I have a ton of room on the computer right now, but this could be a major problem down the road. Does anyone know why my Disk Cleanup would appear to be working and then not delete anything? Is there a solution for this problem? Thanks!

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A: Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Files

Ever tried https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner ?

If you have the necessary boxes checked disk cleanup should be removing stuff.

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Currently 95 GB of space is being taken up from files located in my WinSxS folder. I have tried running Disk Cleanup with the option to remove temporary files selected (which I think is supposed to remove unnecessary files from WInSxS). Disk Cleanup even
says that I can free up 91GB, but when I opt to delete the files Disk Cleanup never actually deletes them? I have tried rebooting my machine a couple times and keep getting the same outcome. 
I have also tried using CCleaner. (Didn't work either)
Any ideas on how I can get these files deleted / what is going on?
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So recently I tried to use the disk cleanup to try to get some space off my laptop

Disk cleanup scanned and recognized 1.7GB worth of windows update cleanup files, so I then proceed to delete them

Restarted my laptop multiple times but it seems the files were not deleted

I retried everything and ran everything using run as administrator but still did not work, even used shutdown -s -t 0 to turn off my laptop

did a sfc /scannow and the only errors in the CBS log is related to my AMD radeon card and should have nothing to do with the disk cleanup / windows update

Im running out of ideas about why the disk cleanup didnt delete my windows update cleanup files, is it possible to delete them manually? also im a ccleaner user, so if that conflicts with disk cleanup do tell me.

A:Disk Cleanup not deleting windows update files

WinSxS Folder (Component Store) - Clean Up in Windows 8.1

from command prompt(admin)

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

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I have W2K Pro.
Flrman1 & others,

I tried again to delete my Temp Internet Files by right clicking on IE & doing it that way. This error popped up again: "Control Panel: An error has occurred while Windows was looking for Control Panel File: C:\WINNT\System32\INETCPL.CPL"

Here is that event log:

"The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( XtreamLok License Manager ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. The following information is part of the event: Service started."

When I tried the tried to do a Disk Cleanup. I got this error "Cleanmgr.exe has generated errors & will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is created".

Here is that log:"The application, cleanmgr.exe, generated an application error The error occurred on 05/02/2004 @ 14:01:07.696 The exception generated was c0000005 at address 63002671 (<nosymbols>) "

I found the same thing u did about the "C:\WINNT\System32\INETCPL.CPL". error. All info about this error is about Win 95/98 machines. This problem happened after the 1st time I was invaded with trojans.

Any help appreciated!!!!!! Thx!
 

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On my Windows XP when I run the Disk Cleanup Mgr, all the files go down to zero, except for this one, "WebClient/Publisher Temp Files". I cannot seem to even locate this in the system to check it out. Dell gave me this list to do to resolve, but it involved deleting any found in the *.log files off the C:drive, and on to deleting all found files in *.chk, *.bak,*.old. When I pulled up the first one, *.log, alot of things came up that I was not comfortable with deleting...looked as if they took up alot of space and maybe I was in the wrong thing and would mess up the system even more than it is now. Any help will be very appreciated. Thanx!!
 

A:Disk Cleanup Mgr not deleting a file

How about posting the log of what they said to delete. Maybe we can pick out the ones that are safe to delete, or the one's you need to keep. Whichever is smaller.
 

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Good day Vista Forums,

Where may I get some guidance regarding what Files I may always delete and what files may be of some benefit not to always delete.
Specifically the following files:
Debug Dump Files
Set Up Log Files
System Error Memory Dump Files
Per user Archived Windows error reporting
System Archived Windows error reporting
System Queued Windows error reporting

Respectfully submitted
bjm_

Vista SP2 IE8

A:Disk Cleanup Which Files?

Hello bjm_,
If your system is running with no errors or issues, then i would say it's safe to delete all these files when using disk cleanup.

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Heya dudes.. Just asking, have you guys ever come acrossed anything called "compress old files" in Windows Disk Cleanup? If so, could you all tell me how I can disable this function? Thanks guys!
 

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When I run disk clean up, it brings up 288,991 in office set up files. Is it OK to delete this or will that cause me trouble in the office applications?
 

A:Disk Cleanup - Office FIles

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Hi! I have XP. When in disk cleanup, says I have loads of old files that can be compressed for a little more space. I run disk cleanup, but it goes fast...and these old files are not compressed and still show up like before I ran it. What do I need to do, as there is another thing that is not "cleaning up" and stays the same, also. Is this any cause for concern? Am just trying to free up some space.

Also, when I restart, there is afew noises, sounds like it comes out of the speaker, not the hard drive...and, well, chirps like a bird afew times...then again afew times...while starting, before the desktop opens. Do I have another bird...or what could be going on with my machine?

Thanx. parrotplay
 

A:Files not compressing in disk cleanup-XP

You can specify how many days to wait before unaccessed files are compressed.
Run disc cleanup as normal but before you click OK do the following....
scroll down to "compress old files" and highlight it. Then click "options".
This will open a new window asking for how many days to wait.
I have mine set at 10 days. Not for any particular reason.
What settings have other people got? and why?
Kath
 

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Hi.
When I run scan disk, it shows some huge files, that are old... old install files, and back-ups, I guess. Anyway, it says that its better not to delete them, or I may be asked to use my program disks...
Do you know, would this just happen on a rare occasion, or quite often? I would rather get rid of those files, and I do have the program files. But of course, not "updates"...
Also, is there a way of putting these old compressed files on CD RW? If so, how do I find them? Thanks.
Debby
 

A:Disk Cleanup & Old install files

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Hi.
When I run scan disk, it shows some huge files, that are old... old install files, and back-ups, I guess. Anyway, it says that its better not to delete them, or I may be asked to use my program disks...
Do you know, would this just happen on a rare occasion, or quite often? I would rather get rid of those files, and I do have the program files. But of course, not "updates"...
Also, is there a way of putting these old compressed files on CD RW? If so, how do I find them? Thanks.
Debby
 

A:Disk Cleanup & Old install files

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How do I view the contents of the Temporary files and WebClient folders? Thanks.

 

A:View Disk Cleanup Files

Right-click the hard drive?s icon (which says ?C:?), then click ?Properties?. You see a pie chart.

Click the ?Disk Cleanup? button.

The computer shows a list of file types. For example, Windows XP shows this list:

o Downloaded Program Files

o Temporary Internet Files

o Offline Web Pages

o Recycle Bin

o Setup Log Files

o Temporary files

o WebClient/Publisher Temporary Files

o Compress old files

o Catalog files for the Content Indexer


 

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I had a question about the Disk Cleanup in Windows 7 Home Premium:

The disk cleanup box says, "You can safely delete temporary files that have not been modified in over a week."

When I run disk cleanup, does it only delete files older than one week or all of them? I want to make sure that disk cleanup won't delete something that it should not delete.

Just upgraded from Vista to 7 and love Windows 7 already!

A:Disk Cleanup and Temporary Files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by soonertiger2012


I had a question about the Disk Cleanup in Windows 7 Home Premium:

The disk cleanup box says, "You can safely delete temporary files that have not been modified in over a week."

When I run disk cleanup, does it only delete files older than one week or all of them? I want to make sure that disk cleanup won't delete something that it should not delete.

Just upgraded from Vista to 7 and love Windows 7 already!


You will be ok it is very selective. If it deletes cookies from websites etc and you have to sign in again. Come back I will tell you how to avoid it in the future, but go now and use it.

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hey

whenever a computer has low disk space a bubble will pop up announcing this, and if you click the bubble it will perform a disk cleanup.

usually the disk cleanup compresses old files (and removes other files of your own selection). i am thinkin that these 'old' files must be of a certain 'age' to be considered old, say like 2 months. so after two months whenever you do a disk cleanup, the 2 month old files will be compressed.

my question is whether you can change the characteristics of the compress 'old' files so that they just compress all the files instead of just the old ones.
 

A:disk cleanup and compressing old files

I don't think so. It would take longer to decompress all the files you use regularly, so you would be creating a problem for yourself. If you need space on your hd, I suggest the following:

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browser
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.

used that on some guys laptop this morning, cleared up 2.2 gigs of junk AFTER running MS disk cleaner.
 

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Hi,

Is there a time range that Disk Cleanup protects the temp files it should remove? After running Disk Cleanup there are still temp files left in C:/windows/temp and in the appdata/local/temp in my users folder. However the files left are recent files, so does Disk Cleanup only remove files which older than a few days old?

Thanks,
Alex

A:Disk Cleanup - Temp Files

It doesn?t fully empty your temp folder. It only allows you to delete temporary files that haven't been modified in a week. And, if i'm right, there's no way to force it to remove everything.

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I ran Disk Cleanup and it found 35.5 GB of "Temporary Files."

I thought this was odd.

Before continuing, I checked my disk usage. I have used 48.3 GB of my 80 GB partition (actual size 74.2 GB). I doubt I only have 12.8 GB of "real" files and the rest are "temporary," but maybe.

I took a look with WinDirStat and I don't see any one folder in the root directory (C:\) that could contain the entire 35.5 GB. Not C:\Windows, not C:\Users, not C:\Program Files, etc.

C:\.TemporaryItems is empty because I cleaned up with CCleaner already.

SO ANYWAY... is there some way to see exactly what Disk Cleanup is thinking is a "temporary" file? Can I trust that it knows what it's doing and delete them without checking first?

A:Disk Cleanup has found 35.5 GB of temporary files; how can I see them?

I'm afraid this is only a partial answer to your question. Some of those 35.5GB files could include system files, non-system files, programs and features, and restore points and shadow copies. The restore points and shadow copies can easily add up.

Because these temp files are kinda scattered around the hard drive, there's not just one central location where they're stored. When you open Disk Cleanup you can highlight one of the file areas to clean up and then click the View Files button. That would at least show you what files in that particular category would be cleaned. And it's been my experience that whatever Disk Cleanup recommends is perfectly safe to delete.



And this tutorial may give you some additional info.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Delete files using Disk Cleanup

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Is there a way to run Disk Cleanup in Windows 7 that makes the "clean up system files" option available immediately? It's annoying to have to always run it twice.

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Victek.

You will have to go to the Disk Cleanup shortcut, then right mouse click the shortcut, then select properties, then advanced and then check the Run as administrator box and select OK. You will have to use the shortcut to keep this feature enabled each time you run Disk Cleanup.

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On the Disk Cleanup for OS (C) screen on my Windows 7 Pro machine, I have the choice to do a Disk Clean up of the files shown in a box by selecting OK, or I can select "Clean up System Files". What is the difference? When should the "Clean up system files" be selected? It does not show what system files will be cleaned up. Is there a danger in selecting "Clean up System Files"?

Charles Ranheim

A:Disk Cleanup vs Clean up System files

Clicking on the button named Clean up System Files should restart* the disk cleanup tool - running it with elevated privileges. This lets the tool remove things like Windows Update files that are no longer needed.

re: when to run it
Whenever you want to.

re: dangerous
Some members prefer to keep the system files. I have not had any issues after removing them.
*you can avoid the restart and rescan by right clicking on the Disk Cleanup shortcut in the Start menu and selecting run as admin from the context menu.

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I have a strange, not too important but never the less a rather puzzling question.
Since installing IE7 this week, when I do a disk cleanup and it brings up the window where you can view all deletable file's, I highlight Temporary Internet File's and click on VIEW file's only to find 2 folder's with number's and letter's but they are empty. Why can't I view anything, and before you ask I have been browsing for several hour's so there should be something in there. Do I need to amend anything in explorer to be able to view these using the disk cleanup feature?

BTW I have jst gone to C:\WINDOWS\temp\temporary internet files To find it empty...I'm really confused now.....but when i go to IE Options and Browser History and view files they are all there.......

thanks
 

A:Temporary Internet Files & Disk Cleanup

possible that one of your programmes automatically cleans temp folder and or in internet options,advanced the empty temp files option is checked
 

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Hey there,

I migrated from WinXP Home to Win7 Pro, so I do realize I skipped a generation when I ask this question.

I found that the Compress Old Files helped save me gigabytes of space at times. The philosophy as I interpreted it made sense - if you didn't use files, it's safe to trade access performance for increased disk space.

The only thing I can think of is that with the advent of extremely cheap storage, it was viewed as unessential.

What d'you think?

--Red

A:Disk Cleanup: Why was Compress Old Files removed?

Welcome Red

I think that the answer that you are seeking varies by individual. When I bought my current computer it came with a 500gb hard drive. I had it for a year and a half and am using less than 100gb plus a backup partition, for me I have no need to compress and totally unessential

On the other hand, it I were using 475gb of my 500, the compressed feature would be worthwhile. Even with cheap space, unless an individual is one of the luck few, in today's economy, with money to burn, I think that it should be used.

As I said, subjective question with a subjective answer, be prepared for another 2 dozen replies.

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Was trying to optimize my computer with this thread, Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

I cleared my unnecessary non-system files, but Im worried about clearing my unnecessary system files, as it doesnt really say what its gonna delete.

The things Im worried about are stuff that I installed into the windows and system32 directory, some video codec .dlls, audacity/goldwave libraries, photoshop/after effects plugins, visual basic/.net framework files

So my question is
what will disk cleanup delete?
Will those that I listed be affected in anyway?
and how much does it normally free? (if its below 1gb Im probably gonna skip it)
does it fix errors or makes my comp faster in anyway or just save up space?

Thanks in advance

A:Disk Cleanup system files, Safe?

Hi im4eversmart

Note the tutorial was posted by Brink (MVP) so I would dispel any worries your system will be safe

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When I run a Disk Cleanup in Windows XP, 'Windows log files' are indicated for removal/cleanup. What are these files and can they be removed, safely?

Thanks.

Paul K.
 

A:Solved: Windows log files - Disk Cleanup?

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Hi Friends,

I have Windows XP with SP2. I have installed Vista themes a couple of month back. I run disk cleanup for C drive to free my hard disk space. I have checked all the items which includes catalogs. After finishing all my programs are deleted and my files were disappeared( seems to be deleted). Is there any way to recover the files. Help in this regard is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance to all

Hari
 

A:Disk cleanup deleted all my programs and files in C drive

disk cleanup does not touch program files or files beyond those associated with the check box items.

Something else is going on. When was the last time you updated and ran your antivirus software?

If you need data recovery you will need to purchase one of the web based softwares to recovery them. Don't use your pc in the meantime. More you use it the less that can be recovered.
 

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Hi!

The windows directory on my installation has gotten extremely bloated and I would like to free up some space. The Disk Cleanup utility nicely offers to free up 7 GBs of windows update data. However, when I run it, I only see a progress bar for a while and then it disappears. The amount of free space is the same. When I run Disk Cleanup again, it offers to free up the same 7 GBs again. I have tryed running it in safe mode, but the results are same. The user running the Disk Cleanup utility has administrator privileges. The utility itself gives no error messages whatsoever.

Any ideas on what might be causing this behaviour and how to solve it?

A:Disk Cleanup does not delete windows update files

Did you check clean up system files?
If that does not work, download the free Ccleaner, it works even better than disc cleanup

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After a power failure, IE wouldn't open. It is now working, but disk cleanup won't open. Also, if I try to delete the temp internet files on IE, it starts but freezes. I managed to empty most of them by start/run/%temp%/delete. I tried Kelly's corner 84 L:clean mgr & 48 R: disk clean up. The folder is now empty, but cleanup still won't open & deleting temp internet file on IE starts & freezes. I opened cleanup with run as current user & it opened & ran, but still won't open normally. I also have Mozilla & Netscape. Mozilla has been fine-but Netscape was frozen when IE was frozen. After getting IE to open, I tried opening Netscape- my whole system froze- I couldn't even turn it off. I had to unplug, then restart. Does anyone know what I can do to get cleanup & delete temp internet files to run again? Thank you

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:27:22 AM, on 10/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec S... Read more

A:Disk cleanup/temp internet files problem

I don't see anything in the Scanlog which should affect Diskcleanup or your browsers.

Have you tried running it in Safe Mode?

Also was the fix you applied to delete the "compress old files" option?
 

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i am trying to get this new (used) computer that i got to run faster and i am doing a disk cleanup and there is 1,008 kb that i can free up by deleting these setup log files but i dont know if i should or not please help me so i dont screw it up thanks ahead of time .. by the way i am using windows xp professional thanks jess

A:Can I Delete The Setup Log Files In Disk Cleanup Safely?

Hello youngmomma,I would leave the files as they may be required at a later date. You could use the following to help speed up your PC.http://www.ccleaner.com/http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html

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Disk clean-up shows 500MB of temporary internet files. I check the box to delete the temporary internet files, but it keeps showing 500MB, even after several trials and restarts. This happens on my PC, and also on 1 laptop. However on another laptop I have, the temporary files can be deleted with the disk cleanup. I cannot see what causes the difference between the two laptops.
I saw some old posts in 2015 on this topic, but did not find a solution yet. Anyone knows a solution now?
(I wanted to clean out the system before the anniversary update)

A:Disk cleanup: cannot delete temporary internet files

Hello TurboMan,

Some temporary files are stored by programs you have installed.

Here's the tutorial for Disk Cleanup tool. To make sure your using it correctly.
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10

Download and run CCleaner.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Download and run.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tfc/

Hope this helps,
John

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I only have Downloaded Programs files and Temp files checked with my Disk Cleanup. There are many other files listed and how much space they occupy eg. System error memory dump files, Debug dump files,Thumbnails, Setup log files etc. Should I check them all and then run Cleanup without doing any harm? It seems to me that I could gain a lot of space if all of them are removed. Should all of the items be checked all of the time?Thanks. OS: Vista Home Prem...
 

A:Solved: Is it safe to clean all files using Disk Cleanup

Don't use Disk Cleanup because it gives you options to delete some files that shouldn't be deleted(such as Office setup files), and it still leaves a lot of junk in your computer.

You can delete everything from inside these temp folders:

C:\WINDOWS\Temp
(XP and Vista)

C:\Documents And Settings\(Username)\Local Settings\Temp
(XP)

C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp
(Vista)

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Disk Cleanup claims it can remove about 9.5 GB of old system update files, but upon running it, nothing happens (and I don't free up any space).

This may or may not be related, but I ran SFC and it found problems it couldn't fix. I've attached the logs.

A:Disk Cleanup not removing system update files/SFC can't fix problems

Did you run Disc Clean up as Administrator. Right click on Disc Clean up & select run as Administrator. When it opens make sure there are Ticks in all the boxes you wish to clean up.

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I had to do a repair on my vista because something after an install messed it all up. After the install I went into the disk cleanup and it shows 5.67 GB to discard if I want. How can I tell what is in there to discard? I don't want to get rid of anything I need. At this time I can't seem to find anything missing but I have so much stuff it will take a while to notice I guess. Anyone?

A:Disk Cleanup files discarded by windows upgrade quesion.

Hello Ingeborgdot,

You can look in the hidden C:\Windows.old, C:\$INPLACE.~TR and C:\$WINDOWS.~Q folders to see if there was anything that you may still need in there. If your not sure if you need anything yet, then it may be best to wait a bit before deleting them just to be safe.

I hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I run disk cleanup in WinXp, the Webclient/Publisher temp files will not delete. The box is checked and everything else deletes properly. I have set the computer to show all files and I ran a search but I can't find this folder (Webclient/Publisher) anywhere. I always have at least 1856 Kb of files in this folder. What am I doing wrong? Or what do I need to do to fix it?
 

A:Can't Delete Webclient/Publisher Temporary Files in Disk Cleanup

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Could somebody remind me how to work around this really slow performance of Disk Cleanup? It hangs up on "compressing old files" and takes forever.

Thanks,

BH

A:disk cleanup utility takes 1,000,000 years to compress files

Hi, I think its herehttp://www.techsupportforum.com/arti...tml#post963309

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When I run disk cleanup in WinXp, the Webclient/Publisher temp files will not delete. The box is checked and everything else deletes properly. I have set the computer to show all files and I ran a search but I can't find this folder (Webclient/Publisher) anywhere. I always have at least 1856 Kb of files in this folder. What am I doing wrong? Or what do I need to do to fix it?
 

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PC frequently runs slowly and when Disk Cleanup is run it always shows around 300,000 files, i.e. they never clear out. I also seem to have to Defrag more than I should. Any suggestions appreciated.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 511 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 28615 MB, Free - 4804 MB; D: Total - 85855 MB, Free - 67180 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer Inc., P4SD-VX, To be filled by O.E.M., To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Solved: Disk Cleanup doesn't clear 'Compress Old Files'

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( Windows XP Medica Center Edition...do not use Media Center at this time)

Did a Disk Cleanup this morning in anticipation of doing a Defrag. I checked "compress old files" because it sounded like a good idea....apparently not.
In the midst of doing this, I got the message
Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows myst restore the original versions of these files. Insert your now."

No, that is not a typo...it says "insert your now"...it does not designate what to insert. I inserted the Dell Reinstallation DVD and I get the message that I've inserted the wrong CD.
After reading a post on this sitefrom someone with a somewhat similar problem, I looked for the I386 folder and it is ON the hard drive.

I have done a virus scan (Trend Mico PC-Cillan Internet Security Suite 12, installed by Dell and it found nothing.

Do I have the option of not restoring the original files? Could this possibly occur from some Windows update? Or because I skipped the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification update? Would doing a system restore to a point yesterday help?

I am not comfortable doing much of anything to a computer, and I'd probably have to get someone to come do a reinstall if that's the only option.

As a side note, when I turned on my printer, I got the Windows File Protection notice about unrecognized files again, along with the "you have inse... Read more

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I had to do a repair on my vista because something after an install messed it all up. After the install I went into the disk cleanup and it shows 5.67 GB to discard if I want. How can I tell what is in there to discard? I don't want to get rid of anything I need. At this time I can't seem to find anything missing but I have so much stuff it will take a while to notice I guess. Anyone?
 

A:Solved: Disk Cleanup files discarded by windows upgrade quesion.

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Hello everybody,

I have used RT Seven Lite to shrink the Windows 7 Ultimate installation because I m using a netbook with a small 8GB SSD.

This is why I kinda need to remove those backup files because I really need the space.

I have tried several things to solve this issue.
-Tried both a slipstreamed SP1 and a manual SP1 installation
-used elevated command prompt with the command dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded /hidesp
-tried the same from a boot up command prompt (Windows installation DVD)

I guess I removed a part necessary to remove th backup files, but I don't know which one and I don't know how to fix it.
I hope somebody has some new ideas for me.
Thanks in advance

Here is some additional info copied out of the command prompt:


Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded /hidesp

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Image Version: 6.1.7601.17514

Removing backup files created during service pack installation.
[===========================68.4%======= ]

Error: 14098

The component store has been corrupted.

The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some tim... Read more

A:Can't remove Service Pack Backup Files with Disk Cleanup or DISM

Hello c05Mo,

You would only be able to use the SP1 disk cleanup tool to remove the SP1 backup files if you installed Windows 7 without SP1, then installed SP1 afterwards. If you installed Windows 7 with SP1 included, then you will not be able to use the SP1 disk cleanup tool.

As for manually installing SP1, I can only guess that it's something to do with how you shrank Windows 7 when you slipstreamed it. Are you able to try installing Windows 7 with a normal retail installation DVD, install SP1, then use the SP1 disk cleanup tool?

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I understand the process of how to remove downloaded Active X controls using the Disk Cleanup Utility.

My question is, exactly how many versions of the same Active X control do I need to keep?

For example, I have 3 Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0 controls showing in the list.
Two of them were installed on 07-28-2010 and are both for updates. They appear to be the same kind of control as each other.

The third is called "Classic Java plug in for Netscape and ..?' which I don't know where that came from....if it was an option in an update, I didn't choose it. I wouldn't choose that because I don't have/use Netscape. It was installed on 2-2-2011.

Can I remove the classic plug in for Netscape and one of the other update controls?

Thanks!
p.s.....I am utilizing your suggestion page about "Slow Computers/browser ..check here first". this is where my question originates from. I run XP Professional Service Pack 3.

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In order to remove older Java Installations we recommed this: JavaRA it remove all older versions of Java.

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my help files folder has 136mb---i read your post on slimming down xp,i noticed that i should delete, tour exe dllcache first--i didnt see this in my folder;-info. on my folder has this---sbsi tours-files accesschm,access help-accessb chm acc. dis .chm-can you give me a little more info. on this---windows xp--thanks,cutler
 

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Hello, I want to do a disk cleanup but I every time I try to scan it, the Disk Cleanup stops halfway at system error memory dump files. I've waited for like 40 minutes but it stays there. I don't know if I should wait longer or if something is up and I need to fix it.

It also freezes if I've waited for awhile, but I'm assuming is because I had the browser on while doing the disk cleanup.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5375 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940183 MB, Free - 3260 MB; D: Total - 13582 MB, Free - 822 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
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A:Disk Cleanup Stops Halfway at system error memory dump files

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my comp. want let me delete these files--help and tour files---a message comes up,stating that someone else or some other program is using the file--would you give me the right procedure to use in deleting these files,thanks in advance.--cutler
 

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Hi:

I got a message stating "Low Disk Space". It suggest that I delete files to increase the amount of disk space. Every time I delete a file, the amount of free disk space decreases rather than increase as one would expect.

The computer operating system is ME. The computer is not on the internet (different computer). I have run anti-viras software, Reg/fix, defrag, Norton Internet Security,and emptied the Recycle Bin, but no improvement.

My Computer says that of 40GB, I only have 17MB of free space when I should have over 10GB of free space.

What is going wrong?

Any idea how I can correct this problem?

Thanks

Steve:
 

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Actually this happen ages ago but since it done nothing with the hard drive(or it seems do nothing) i didn't worry
Until today I relieze when I want to make fan videos again,I found like 5 videos are missing.I search for them bbut nothing came up
I download the videos again and went I reboot,the computer want to check my HD and I was slow at canceling it..so when it load up,I go to my HD again,and I lost one video again

Can I disable it from checking my second HD or make it shut up on trying to check my HD?

A:Windows Disk Check Deleting Files On Second Hd

I'm unsure of what your problem is and what you're asking. In the BIOS there is a section to change the boot device order. There should be an option in there. You're not dual booting with a second OS are you?
Mark

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I'm running 8.1 with all updates on, supposedly.

In Control Panel, Troubleshooting, System & Security, Fix Problems with Windows Update, Advanced, Run as Administrator: It says it fixed the problem (whatever that may be). I rerun it. It says it fixed the problem. This goes on ad infinitum. It never says there was nothing to fix.

I have run 'sfc/ scannow' and 'Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth'. The former found nothing. I can't recall whether Dism found anything, but if it did, it fixed it (no errors).

I have also tried Safe Boot and logging on as Administrator, then running Disk Cleanup. It still hangs.

Suggestions anyone?

A:Disk Cleanup hangs trying to do 'Windows Update Cleanup'.

Is this the procedure you are using to perform the clean up:
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Hi all, so recently I have reformatted my hard drive and fresh installed Windows 8.1 Pro on my PC got all of my drivers and software without problem and copied everything off my external Hard Drive without an issue, also had no issues while doing Windows Updates, so anyhow after I did the Windows Updates on my system I decided to run Disk Cleanup and to Clean Up System Files, had no issues here, was able to select everything, clicked OK and then Delete Files, well now it is getting stuck on Windows Update Cleanup, been stuck for over an hour, any solutions to make this go a little faster, thanks for any help

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Well, as the title suggests, I'm having an issue with Disk Cleanup with a new SSD I recently purchased. In all my years with HDDs I never had this problem. I've been running Windows 8.1 with an HDD for over a year now with no such problem so this is quite new & odd to me. The Windows Update Cleanup feature in Disk Cleanup always worked for me with a HDD. If there was ever a time it didn't work, I certainly can't recall. I'm assuming it's something in the way SSDs are built vs. standard HDDs. Though again, this is my first SSD so, I rally don't have others to compare it to.

So, essentially when Disk Cleanup gets to the Windows Update Cleanup part, it hangs:

I tried:

sfc /scannow & I tried:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

But, when I get to to Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth it hangs:

It's been a while since I had to do any major PC repairs & this is my first personal run in with this particular issue & maybe I'm just out of touch. Maybe missed a few steps? Can somebody help me out? This is the SSD that I have if that helps Kingston High Performance SATA Solid-State Drives (SSD) for Laptops, Desktops and Servers in 60GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities.

A:Disk Cleanup Stuck With Windows Update Cleanup With SSD

How long did you wait? Give it lots of time, like a couple hours if necessary, see if it eventually completes.

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