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October 12, 2016  10:15 AM

Cleanup 3.99 TB from 500GB Drive!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Windows 10, Windows Update Management

Yesterday was Patch Tuesday, and included another Cumulative Update: KB3194798. This one included a bit of a surprise. Cleanmgr.exe offered to cleanup 3.99 TB from my 500 GB C: drive. It's best appreciated from this screen cap:

June 3, 2016  11:26 AM

Admin toolbox item: Uncleaner

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Windows 10, Windows utility

In my never-ending quest for good Windows admin tools, I occasionally post mini-reviews and pointers here in this blog. My latest find is a narrowly focused cleanup tool called UnCleaner. It comes from utility maker


April 20, 2016  10:14 AM

See All Disk Cleanup Options in Win10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Windows 10

Lots of utilities in Windows are context-sensitive. In other word, this means they look at the state of your system, then structure themselves to present options based on what they find. The Disk Cleanup utility aka Cleanmgr.exe is a case in point. If it doesn't find certain files in need of...


March 21, 2016  10:36 AM

Temporary Files Cleanup: Build 14291

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Temporary files, Windows 10

With the appearance of the latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10 (14291) an interesting feature has appeared in Settings. It's a tool for temporary files cleanup that also handles the Windows.old and other files retained by default for 30 days after a Windows 10 upgrade. Find it by following...


October 28, 2015  9:32 AM

Persistent Windows.old Folder Surrenders to Command Line Prompt

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Windows 10, windows installer

Among my various desktops, laptops, and tablets, I've got an 16-month-old Surface Pro 3 purchased in August 2014. In working with the boot/sys drive recently I noticed I still had a windows.old folder hanging around, courtesy of my September upgrade to Windows 10 on that machine. "Hmmmm," thought I...


March 2, 2015  9:10 AM

Driver Cleanup Remains a Solid Disk Space Reclamation Tactic

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Disk cleanup, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Back in 2011, I blogged here about a program named DriverStore Explorer. Aka RAPR, this is a CodePlex project that when run in administrative mode enables users to see all...


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