I found and tried some fixes I found on google, that I really didn't understand (creating a regedit file, etc.) and also, tried "free" scans that would then make you buy Anyone else notice that disk cleanup is gone from Server 2008? Installed Programs The Cleanup button in the Installed Programs section opens the Add/Remove Programs dialog box. I've been hassling with this for a long time, Disk Cleanup freezing on the first scanning box. http://sevevb.com/disk-cleanup/disk-cleanup-is-not-working-in-xp.html
If it isn't listed, someone may have performed the Registry edit I mentioned. * * * * * * * * Please validate any help received by posting back your So ... WE RECOMMEND: Download this tool to fix your slow PC & improve performance Erin Pittman And for someone who doesn't have a "Windows Logo Key?" I don't have one on my So we will see in a few easy steps below what we can do to fix the issues you have on Windows 8 disk cleanup process. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268756-45-disk-cleanup-working
You can also turn this off (This is the method I used), but going into the registry and deleting the entry for disk Caching. edit this post Log in or Sign up Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Registered Members Current Visitors Recent Activity Donate Carl Hobbs - Webtech Designs (UK) Log In or Register to post comments Rdsok (not verified) on Sep 1, 2004 This worked great for my situation. Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 12, 2005 any other suggestions Log In or Register to post comments Mark Smith (not verified) on Apr
All you have to do to decompress them is right-click and you'll see the option offered. Right click on command, run as admin. by ibs2005 / June 5, 2005 3:25 AM PDT In reply to: Disk cleanup help Thank you for replying to my message.The "disk cleanup" message box.It starts calculating how much space Windows Update Cleanup Not Working Windows 7 Good example are some of "Null Soft" installers will show wrong dates if file rename is not successful.
Now I know it's a known bug and will make sure I do it on all new installations. In addition to freeing up potentially significant amounts of hard drive space, using Disk Cleanup on a regular basis can significantly improve system performance. I seem to remember that on Windows 98, there was a separate directory for Windows Temporary Internet Files. http://windowsitpro.com/storage/why-does-disk-cleanup-tool-windows-xp-and-windows-2000-hang-when-i-try-start-it Since these files are often being used by applications, Windows doesn’t know whether a particular file can be deleted, so Disk Cleanup only cleans up files that are older than 7
Regedit method worked like a charm. Disk Cleanup Not Opening December 3, 2010 skulldrinker I wrote a batch file to delete all the files + allz I have to do is click on it when needed. And can / should I delete the *idx files? I let it run for several hours yesterday, but aside from the initial 30 seconds of disk activity ...
This is a known bug with Win2k and WinXP. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/36924/why-doesnt-disk-cleanup-delete-everything-from-the-temp-folder/ Use drag and drop to move any files you want to save to a safe location and leave the category selected. Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Files THEN you'll see the Disk Cleanup Applet screen with all the options to scroll through. * * * * * * * * Please validate any help received by posting Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Files Windows 10 That’s why your temporary folder gets really huge over time, and needs to be cleaned out.
Disk cleanup did work again, but only after I restarted my computer. his comment is here Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - cleanmgr by rgfitz / June 6, 2005 12:02 PM PDT In reply to: My disk cleanup isn't working? no, i have not solved the problem as yet.you say to click YES to import prompt, but i cannot find "import prompt"please see my actions in post 13thanks again, kees Flag If you don’t reboot but you rarely keep applications open, you could probably do fine with 2-3 days instead, though the value you choose is really up to you—just keep in Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Windows Update Files
I get a progress bar --- and below it, it says Scanning: Compress old files. Way to go ! I now have bunches of them on the root C:/ drive and my Dell 4560 is running relly slow. this contact form Get downloadable ebooks for free!
Reboot the computer after the SFC scan finished. Disk Cleanup Does Not Remove Files Bad Thing. Knowledgebase Guides Our Recovery Disks for Windows NeoSmart Knowledgebase Knowledgebase Guides Our Recovery Disks for Windows Search Disk Cleanup - Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 /Guides /Disk
Windows 8 Disk Cleanup screen Run Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 Run from My Computer To open Disk Cleanup on a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 system, follow these instructions: Type Depending on how many levels deep you save the sites, they can eat up gigabytes of hard drive space very quickly. Blue Ridge, GA USA martinr121, #9 2005/05/05 Lifetime Subscription martinr121 Inactive Joined: 2002/01/07 Messages: 1,219 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 206 Location: Blue Ridge, Ga. http://sevevb.com/disk-cleanup/disk-cleanup-not-working.html Consider A Donation Create A Personalized Boot Logo Screen Using XP Disk Cleanup Utility Using Disk Defragmenter Utility Common Solutions Tips and Solutions Arranged by XP Control Panel Groupings
None of your personal web settings are affected by selecting this category, nor does it delete any cookie files. Who has seen a UFO lately? Shadow copies and restore points (except the last ones) can be deleted by going to the More options tab > Click Cleanup. To verify what not to delete in temp folders check the "HKLM" uninstall branch of registry.
Paddy Log In or Register to post comments Chuck (not verified) on Apr 20, 2004 This didn't work, you big dummy. Windows Components The Cleanup button in the Windows Components section launches the Windows Components Wizard. Thx Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Feb 8, 2005 thank you,thank you,thank you, regedit command was a lifesaver, and in a language even *i* Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.
After about the 3rd or 4th time and if you do the cleanup once a month or so, it will run in a couple of minutes. Share This Page Tweet Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? It has been well received and proven to be effective for the relief of this problem. Learn More.
by Kees Bakker / July 16, 2010 3:24 AM PDT In reply to: disk clean-up not working So you did what tufenuf thought would solve your problem. The hard drive heads will spend less time seeking all the pieces of a file and you'll see another performance boost. But, as I said, it works great now. or use CCleaner December 2, 2010 rOckY Ditto on CCleaner - way easier to use and highly effective.
thanks! The machine is hanging at Disk Cleanup because it is trying to tell you what old files should be compressed... December 2, 2010 Stew @julia- Unlikely December 3, 2010 philip varghese %temp% is the better way.