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Windows 7: DiskCleanup not seeing files

11 Mar 2011   #1

win 7 pro x64
DiskCleanup not seeing files

I moved all my temp files in the windows environment off my SDD to a storage drive on my system.
All no critical apps are on an apps drive.

So 3 drives total.

Anyways, I put all my cache directories in programs and IE, stuff like that onto the storage drive.

Well I've been using diskcleanup thinking it was getting everything.. it's not

Not only is it not getting windows temp files, now like 4 gigs worth,
it's not getting other temp files that I used a generic folder for..
ie. d:\windowscahce\temps
and i directed some other useless stuff there, like winrar temps etc..
and it wont remove them along with the other files it should.

It has a generic windows temp icon in the diskcleanup now that i moved the folders, and it always shows 0mb .. even tho as I clicked and check the status now.. there is 4gb's in the d:\windowscache folder..
not all of it windows, but I'd say atleast 1/2 of it is.

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11 Mar 2011   #2

Windows Home Premium 64bit

Hi SYMP. Have you tried free download CCLEANER. Highly recommended on this site. Not only does it clean out all the usual suspects, under "Options" you can also designate any folder you want to have it empty.
Check it out and I hope this will serve your purpose.
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11 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Disk Cleanup does not know anything about the temp files you have on other disks, only on the boot drive. CCleaner as Johnnya mentioned is what you need.
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12 Mar 2011   #4

win 7 pro x64

thx will give it a try.
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13 Mar 2011   #5

win 7 pro x64


and it cleaned up 15gigs.. where I only found 4gb ..
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