Re: windows 10 disk clean up

Dale Leavens

Remember when doing disk maintainance that many modern computers now have fixed otherwise solid state discs which are not actually discs at all.  These should not be defragmented.  Defraging a physical hard disc will often improve speed of access but solid state memory has limited read/write cycles so defraging while it will rearrange files and file segments this involves rewriting parts of files to different parts of the memory therby ultimately shortening the life of the device.  Since the SSD isn’t actually moving the read/write time isn’t effected by defragmenting the memory.

Clean up old no longer used or orphaned files to improve the capacity of your disc memory but don’t defrag a fixed disc.


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On Jan 22, 2020, at 2:28 PM, Arlene <nedster66@...> wrote:

Sarah, When you run these things? Does it make your computer run faster after cleaning the hidden things in your computer? 


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From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: January 22, 2020 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] windows 10 disk clean up


Why not do cleanmgr /sageset / then cleanmgr /sagerun:1 as I do this all thet iem for my disk clean up. You can see many many hidden items that real disk clean up does not show you, and it sitll will not hurt your system. You do these from the run dialogue by the way.

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On 21 Jan 2020, at 19:10, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:


press the windows key and when the search box comes up type in disk it will come up with a result called disk cleanup/ Press the enter key on it. It will then come to another screen there you can pick your drive to do it to it is a combo box it will usually default to c: drive. You can use the down arrow key to go to another if you want to. What ever one you pick say c: drive you will then need to tab to ok button then press the enter key. It will then calculate how much can be cleaned up.

It will give you a list of areas it can clean up and say those areas. There is a check box next to each one. You can arrow down the list and use the space bar to check the box.

Down towards the bottom of the list you will then need to tab as the down arrow key will not take you any further.. If you tab once it will land on a system files button I think it was called. Press the enter key and repeate the process like before except this for will be for system files. Then at the bottom of the list you have selected all the ones you want removed you will then need to tab to the ok button then press the enter key.

It will then give you a message just say yes to it and then it will clean it up all for you.

Hope it helps.

Do not worry it will not remove any files only the ones you picked not needed.

Gene nz

On 22/01/2020 3:35 pm, anthony borg wrote:

Hi folks,

Does anyone can explain to me how to use the windows 10 disk clean up
Thanks in advance



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