How Long Does Disk Cleanup Take in Windows 10?

If you’re working on a Windows 10 computer, you might be familiar with the Disk Cleanup tool. This tool can help you free up space on your computer by removing unnecessary files. In this post, we’ll take a look at how to properly use the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10.

To get started, open the search bar at the bottom of your screen and type “disk”. The Disk Cleanup app should appear at the top of the list. If you’ve never run this app before, you may have to continue typing to get the app to appear.

Once you’ve clicked on the Disk Cleanup app, it will ask you which drive you want to clean up. If your computer has multiple drives, they will be listed in a drop-down menu. Select the drive that you want to clean up and click “OK”.

The app will then calculate how much space it can save and a window will pop up with a list of files that can be deleted. However, this first window doesn’t show all the files that can be cleaned up. To access additional files, click on “Clean up system files”.

Once again, the app will ask you which drive you want to look at. Select the appropriate drive and it will recalculate how much space it can free up. This time, a window will appear with more options, including “Windows Update Cleanup”, “Windows Upgrade Log Files”, and “Delivery Optimization Files”.

Select the files that you want to delete and click “OK”. The app will then ask you if you’re sure you want to permanently delete them. Click “Delete Files” to start the cleanup process.

Depending on how many files need to be deleted, the cleanup process can take a while. In some cases, it can take up to 20 minutes. When the process is complete, the app will disappear.

In conclusion, the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10 can be a useful way to free up space on your computer. By following these simple steps, you can properly use the tool to delete unnecessary files.