Disk cleanup in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

  • To delete temporary files:
    • In the search box on the taskbar, type disk cleanup, and select Disk Cleanup from the list of results.

    • Select the drive you want to clean up, and then select OK.

    • Under Files to delete, select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.

    • Select OK.

  • If you need to free up more space, you can also delete system files:
    • In Disk Cleanup, select Clean up system files.

    • Select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.

    • Select OK.

  • Note: If you notice that the Temp folder fills up quickly after running Disk Cleanup, see Low Disk Space error due to a full Temp folder.
  • For more on freeing up space on your PC, see Free up drive space in Windows 10.