How to Do Disk Cleanup in Windows 8 and 10

Disk Cleanup is a very useful utility application provided in Microsoft Windows.

It helps in removing the unnecessary files from your hard drives in order to boost the speed of the computer.

This facility is available in almost all versions of Windows, and its performance has been enhanced to provide a thorough cleanup service, preventing users from needing to install third-party cleanup software.

How does it work?

The Disk Cleanup utility works the same as any other cleanup software. It can delete unnecessary files, including system files, temporary files, and all those files that are just junk inside the PC. Disk Cleanup can also empty the recycle bin, creating some free space for the computer to breathe.

Launching Disk Cleanup in Windows.

There are numerous ways to launch Disk Cleanup within Windows. One can navigate to the specific folder, or search for the disk cleanup utility in Windows. Here are a few methods to initiate disk cleanup.

Method #1: Using the Search Option in Windows.

You can launch Disk Cleanup by typing ‘Disk Cleanup‘ into the search field. It will display the results and you can launch it as an administrator by right-clicking on it and selecting ‘Run as administrator‘. Alternatively, you can type ‘Cleanmgr.exe‘ into the search field and press Enter to run the command.

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Method #2: Using the Run Command.

The “Run command” menu is quite useful for opening applications without navigating elsewhere. All you need to do is type the command in the empty area and press “OK” to execute it.

In order to launch Disk Cleanup through the Run menu, open the Run menu using the shortcut key Win + R. This will prompt a small window with a text box. Type ‘Cleanmgr.exe‘ inside the text box and press the Enter key on the keyboard. This will launch the Disk Cleanup utility.

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Method #3: Navigating to the Control Panel.

You can also navigate to the Control Panel in order to launch Disk Cleanup. Press Win + X and select Control Panel from the list. Open the Control Panel and click on Administrative Tools. This will open a new window with all the tools listed. Select Disk Cleanup from the list and run it as an administrator.

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