How do you run disk cleanup to make your computer run faster?

disk cleanup

How do you run disk cleanup?

You can run disk cleanup in Windows by going to Start – Computer and right-clicking on your drive, then select Properties.

In the Properties window, click the Disk Cleanup button, and then check all the boxes next to the files you’d like to remove from your system.

For example, you can choose System Restore, Temporary Files, or other files that appear in the Disk Cleanup dialog box.

Open Disk Cleanup

To open Disk Cleanup, click the Windows button on the keyboard, type ‘Disk Cleanup,’ and select it from the results.

Next, select the drive that needs cleaning (typically C:) and wait for a list of files to appear. You can select which files to delete by checking and unchecking them in this list.

For example, if you have many temporary files that are no longer needed on your computer, selecting these will allow Disk Cleanup to remove them and make more room for new files. Finally, click OK when finished with your selections and wait for Disk Cleanup to finish its work.

Click on Clean up system files

You can use Disk Cleanup to remove temporary files, such as those created by Windows, which helps your PC run faster and more efficiently. You can schedule Disk Cleanup to run automatically every week or month. 

To open Disk Cleanup, right-click the Computer icon on your desktop and select Properties. Then click the Disk Cleanup button in the window’s System section. 

Disk Cleanup will scan your hard drive for temporary files and show them in a list with a checkbox next to each item.

You can select items individually or click Select All on the top left side of the window. When you’re done selecting items, click OK at the bottom of the window to delete them from your computer’s hard drive.

Select the items you wish to clean

When starting a new installation of Windows, many things need to be done before installing anything. One of the steps is to perform a Disk Cleanup.

The Disk Cleanup button can be found in the Backup and Restore section in the Control Panel. This program will help remove unnecessary files from your computers, such as temporary internet files and older versions of programs.

If you have any disks that are SATA dom, the Clean up program cannot work on them because it does not support those types of disks. 

  • Open Windows Control Panel by clicking on Start and then selecting Settings > System & Security > Administrative Tools > Backup and Restore > Disk Cleanups button
  • Select what items you want to clean from the list and click OK.
  •  You will be given a warning about deleting certain system files, which you may use again at some point; however, if you want to proceed with the deletion, ensure all folders for removable media are unchecked so that only system files are deleted. 
  • After the deletion process has finished, you should reboot your computer for safety reasons. 
  • Once rebooted, open Windows Explorer or My Computer and navigate to C:\Windows\Prefetch\. 
  • Click on Options and select Empty Folder(s). 
  • Verify that this folder has been emptied of all its contents after doing so (if it hasn’t been emptied yet), then close out of Windows Explorer or My Computer entirely.

Click Ok and Run Clean Up

The first step is to launch the Disk Cleanup tool. This can be done by clicking on the Start button, typing Disk Cleanup, and pressing Enter.

When the Disk Cleanup window pops up, it should automatically detect which hard disks are installed on your computer and show them as options for deletion. If your hard drive does not show up, don’t worry; click Cancel and continue with this guide. 

The best way to go through this process is to select all the files you wish to delete from each type of disk (C: D: etc.) and then press OK.

How do I run the Disk Cleanup tool?

Disk Cleanup tool is a built-in utility in Windows that helps you clean up disk space by deleting temporary files and folders, emptying the Recycle Bin, and deleting extra program files.

The Disk Cleanup tool has many features to help free up space on your hard drive, including Delete Temporary Files, Clear System Cache, Empty Recycle Bin, Defragment Now, and Compact Now. To start Disk Cleanup, right-click on the C:

  1. Drive (or whichever drive letter you want) in My Computer or This PC and select Properties.
  2. Click the General tab of the window that opens next.
  3. Under Disk Cleanups, click the Cleanup system files button.

What happens when you run Disk Cleanup?

Disk Cleanup is a utility that’s installed with the Windows operating system. Disk Cleanup can delete temporary internet files, log files, and other unnecessary data from your PC’s hard drive, freeing up space for use by other programs.

It does this by finding and removing items that are no longer needed or have not been used in a long time. If you’re running Disk Cleanup for the first time, it will take some time to complete as it scans your hard drive for temporary files and deletes them.

How do I run Disk Cleanup on my HP laptop?

The first thing to know is that it’s never a good idea to delete files in the Disk Cleanup tool. It’s always best to ensure the files are no longer needed before deleting them. 

To start Disk Cleanup, go to the search bar and type Disk Cleanup. Once it pops up, click the button labeled Clean up system files. 

Next, select your computer’s hard drive from the list and click OK. That will bring you back to Disk Cleanup.

From there, you can choose which file types you want to delete – old versions of Windows and programs like iTunes are often safe to delete. To delete a file type, check off the box next to it and then click on OK when done.


Disk cleanup is a simple process that can be achieved by running the SATA dom command in either DOS or Windows.

You will need to locate your computer’s hard drive, which is typically listed as C or D. Once you have located it, type in the following command: SATA dom /x 

Once this has been done, all temporary files and unneeded documents will be removed from the C: or D: drive.

It is important to mention that this should only be used if your system’s hard drive is not full; otherwise, it could result in data loss.

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