Disk Cleanup Questions

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  1. Drew1

    Drew1 Notebook Deity

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    When you click on disk cleanup c drive... i remember a while back you do this to make your computer faster. I haven't done this in a long time.


    When i click on it, i see its checkmarked only on downloaded program files, temporary internet files and thumbnails.


    Also recently i went to %temp% and deleted a ton of temporary files. Reason being someone told me to do this as that is possibly related to my laptop being slow. That is fine right?


    Now on disk cleanup, if i do it, do i check mark everything? I notice that my recycle bin is literally 12gb whereas everything else is much smaller.


    I do see delivery optimization files to be around 800mb and thumbnails which is already checked to be around 550mb.


    Do i check mark and delete everything? Thing is i have ton of things in my recycle bin due to deleting those temporary files. But i want to make sure... there is nothing in my temporary files that was sent to recycle bin that could possibly be important right?


    And is this normal to have 12gb in recycle bin? Again I haven't deleted it in a while.
     
  2. Tech Junky

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    When you're using over X% of your drive space it cab slow down the R/W times. You have an NVME / 32GB RAM though in this thing. It's probably something else tying up the CPU rather than space issues. Quit making multiple threads for the same issue being a dodgy XPS 15 that's 5 years old.

    Check all the boxes and bit OK and nothing bad happens unless you want to hold onto stuff you don't need.
     
  3. NeXt3R

    NeXt3R Notebook Evangelist

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    another cleanup "for OLD updates files"

    CMD
    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
    verify possitible cleanup size
    Component Store Cleanup Recommended - YES

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

    /////////// "for ALL updates files"
    ,.,.if no need any backup for restore or uninstall current updates
    after this operation, is not possible, uninstall old updates / or restore the old version "win build" !!!

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

    ,.,.this adds more FREE SPACE ;) ,,,full disk not works well "speed is limited"
    and disk error

    CMD
    CHKDSK C: /F

    good luck
     
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