How to run a "Disk Cleanup" in Windows

Using your keyboard, hold down the Windows key and press the R key (Win+R).
Keyboard Windows R

Type cleanmgr.exe in the run box and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
RunBox-cleanmgr

Choose which drive you want to clean up.  Most likely that will be your C: drive (system drive).

Then you will see something like this:
Disk Cleanup Options

If you see that button I have indicated, "Clean up system files", click it.

Items you can checkmark and safely clean: Items you should generally not checkmark or clean:

Once you have chosen what to clean, click the OK button.

This is a good time to also run a Check Disk.

Last updated: 2017-Feb-15

 

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