How to Use Disk Cleanup Utility?

How to Use Disk Cleanup ?

Issue:

Disk Cleanup aids in the defragmentation of your hard drive, resulting in increased system performance. Disk Cleanup scans your hard drive and displays temporary files, Internet cache files, and unwanted software files that you can simply delete. Disk Clean up can erase any or all of such files at your request. The tool directs you through a series of steps and systematic procedures to help you get back to work immediately.

Environment:

Disk Clean up

Solution:

  • Step 1: Go to File Explorer.
  • Step 2: Right-click the hard drive icon and click on Properties.
  • Step 3: In the General tab, go to Disk Cleanup.
  • Step 4: Disk Cleanup will take a few minutes to calculate how much space to free up. Wait till it completes.
  • Step 5: Verify the list of files that can be removed, uncheck the ones you want to keep. Click OK.
  • Step 6: Select “Delete Files” to begin the clean-up.
  • Step 7: Wait till Disk Cleanup completes.

Using Command Prompt

  • Step 1: Click Start and go to Run.
  • Step 2: Type the following and hit Enter:
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\cleanmgr.exe /Drive

Note: Replace “Drive” with the drive letter of the hard disk to be cleaned.

Conclusion:

The Windows Disk clean up utility calculates how much disk space can be reduced, further the user or an engineer can clean the extra junk files from the system, creating free space by following the above steps.

Similarly, the Anakage Proactive cobot which is an agent at the end point, the agent silently detects, the increase in size of the memory and cleans up the temp size folder, cache memory and junk files creating free space for the system to perform efficiently.

Thus, reducing the effort and time of the user and engineer.

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