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windows cleanup isn't working


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#1 projectfear22

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:37 PM

So just the cleanup works (altho it removes thumbnails but sometime later adds the same amount back idk what's up with that?)
But the clean up of system files isn't working. I try to remove windows updates and it actually added like 500MB onto my C drive instead of removing like 3gb of updates and some MBs of other stuff. I could really use that extra space I only have 744MB on C 7,28MB on D 1 gb on E. I disabled downloading of any further updates btw,

What can I do?

And an additional question: are there some other ways to cleanup at least a few bit of space without risks? some that aren't that known ofc



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:01 PM

You could try using CCleaner.

 

It's very good at what it does, just avoid using the registry cleaner.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:50 AM

If you have folders with lots of rarely used files -- big collections of ebooks, etc -- you could compress them.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:42 AM

Thanks for the replies tho they're mostly for the extra question right? I'm using Advanced System Care, it should be like CCleaner. Why do you avoid the reg cleaner in CC tho?

 

You could try using CCleaner.

 

It's very good at what it does, just avoid using the registry cleaner.

 

 

If you have folders with lots of rarely used files -- big collections of ebooks, etc -- you could compress them.

to an archive? how would I read, listen or watch them then



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:15 AM

Windows Cleanup might work properly...if you uninstalled Advanced System Care, which is an "optimizer/registry cleaner" and such are known to cause system problems in some systems.  BC does not support the use of this type of program.

 

Registry cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_cleaner

 

Registry Cleaner, Animal - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526247/tune-up-utilities-2014-problem/?p=3303494

 

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:28 AM

It's been my observation that part of Windows 7 updating being broken includes updates cleanup. I've had Windows Cleanup break two computers since updates have gone to a monthly rollup, I don't use it any more, and also have updates turned off so the CPU hogging problem doesn't occur.

Top 5 things that never get done:

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:43 AM

You could try using CCleaner.

 

It's very good at what it does, just avoid using the registry cleaner.

 

Installed it but it doesn't do anything to the updates. Also why not to use reg cleaner? (I used it but unchecked some apps)

Windows Cleanup might work properly...if you uninstalled Advanced System Care, which is an "optimizer/registry cleaner" and such are known to cause system problems in some systems.  BC does not support the use of this type of program.

 

Registry cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_cleaner

 

Registry Cleaner, Animal - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526247/tune-up-utilities-2014-problem/?p=3303494

 

Louis

It still doesn't work (note: I did install ccleaner but that's after I checked if this works). Is there a way to manually delete the unimportant updates without ruining the PC? or what should I do?



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:32 AM

SPECIFICALLY which files/folders are you trying to delete?



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:10 PM

SPECIFICALLY which files/folders are you trying to delete?

Well I don't know that haha. Windows' Disk Cleanup is saying that there's like 3 gigs of unimportant updates, and when I try to remove them, it doesn't.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:27 PM

Can you post a screenshot of Windows Explorer expanded to show all folders on C: drive?






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