Jun 13 2022 12:41 PM
Jun 13 2022 12:41 PM
Disk Cleanup via Windows settings doesn't delete the checked "Temporary files" (770mb) nor Windows Defender files. All the other checked files do get cleaned up normally. It completes as if it successfully deleted everything but it doesn't when I click Refresh.
Trying to delete these files via the Disk Cleanup tool (cleanmgr.exe) as Administrator or in Safe mode also doesn't work. I am the only user and Administrator on the PC.
I am aware I could try to go to the temp folder and delete the files manually, but why doesn't it work this way? Is this reproducible at anyone's end?
Jun 13 2022 01:28 PM - edited Jun 13 2022 01:30 PM
If some are needed then it's quite confusing that it shows up in Disk Cleanup.
I rebooted and restarted several times but it didn't help.
The weird part is that on the Storage page in Settings it shows less space taken by temporary files than when I click on it to show the details.
Are you experiencing the same?
Jun 13 2022 02:00 PM
Jun 13 2022 02:04 PM
Yes, deliver optimization files deletes normally. Temporary files of around 777mb and Defender files has been around for almost a week now and can't be deleted. I noticed extra space added on top of the 777mb can be deleted but not more.
Jun 13 2022 02:21 PM
Jun 13 2022 03:18 PM - edited Jun 13 2022 03:29 PM
Thanks for testing this out.
I just noticed something that might've caused confusion here. When clicking on "Temporary Files" on the Storage page in Settings, there is an extra "Temporary files" with a checkbox that I can specifically check and delete among the other deletable files (defender, delivery optimization, etc.).
I attached an example picture. Not sure if you have the same line at your end.
Jun 14 2022 03:15 PM
@JohnnyGui I am experiencing exactly the same issue/s. The windows update, defender and temp files do not clear. I have been trying various ways to delete the past few days. This is seems to have started in the past couple of updates. I am currently showing 2.16g windows update files that will not delete. This is a big deal when trying to clean up files to capture an image. By not being able to clean up all files it's is increasing my image size approximately 3g that is not needed. Any help from Microsoft would be appreciated.
Jun 15 2022 02:25 PM - edited Jun 15 2022 02:26 PM
Thanks for the reply.
I have moved 7 days old files rom the Appdata/Local/Temp folder itself and it disappeared from the Disk Cleanup. However, today 70mb of temp files popped up in Disk Cleanup that I couldn't delete.
I know it's not that much space but I don't get why it simply doesn't work.
Jun 19 2022 06:26 AM - edited Jun 19 2022 06:27 AM
No one else who noticed the same thing on his/her Windows 11 device?