How to do Disk Cleanup in Windows 11

By | January 27, 2023

Disk Cleanup is a built-in tool in Windows 11 that allows you to free up space on your hard drive by deleting unnecessary files and programs.

Here are the steps to perform disk cleanup in Windows 11:

  • Open the Start menu and type “Disk Cleanup” in the search box.
  • Select “Disk Cleanup” from the list of results.
  • Select the drive that you want to clean up. This is usually the C: drive.
  • Disk Cleanup will scan the selected drive for files that can be deleted.
  • In the Disk Cleanup window, you will see a list of files that can be deleted, including temporary files, system files, and files in the recycle bin.
  • Select the files that you want to delete. You can also click on the Clean up system files button to see more options.
  • Click OK to confirm that you want to delete the selected files.
  • Wait for the process to complete, and then click Close to exit the Disk Cleanup tool.

Additionally, Windows 11 also has a built-in storage sense feature that automatically performs disk cleanup and deleted unnecessary files, such as temporary files, files in the recycle bin, and files that haven’t been used in a while.

You can enable storage sense by going to Settings > System > Storage and toggle on the storage sense option.

It’s always a good idea to check what files are being deleted before proceeding with the cleanup process, to avoid deleting any important files or data.

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