By Cherry / Last Updated July 26, 2019

Cleanup disk for more free space

Since Microsoft released Windows 10, more and more users upgrade their old Windows operating system to Windows 10. However, you may find that there is no enough space to use. So, you do not have enough space to store data, and you computer may run slower and slower. This must be a very seriously problem that you need to solve.

In the past days, you may free up disk space by using the Disk Cleanup built-in OS. Disk Cleanup can help you reduce the number of unnecessary files on your drives. It can delete those temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove the items that you might no longer need. But how to get Disk Cleanup in Windows 10?

How to get Disk Cleanup in Windows 10?

The newly Windows 10 supports you removing unneeded files in Windows 10 by using Disk Cleanup. But it is different from the older Windows OSes. Windows 10 has added a new System compression option in Disk Cleanup. The new System compression will compress Windows binaries and program files to save space on your hard drive, which is useful if you are nearly running out of space. But you may take more time to read the compressed files.

Disk Cleanup System Compression

To open and use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10, here you can press the Win+R keys, type cleanmgr in the Run dialog, pressEnter to open it, and then, select the drive letter of which drive you want to clean, click OK.

Open Disk Cleanup via Run

Besides, there are many other ways for how to get Disk Cleanup in Windows. Such as press Win
, and type cleanmgr, open it with administrator, etc. Here, you can use the Disk Cleanup program to cleanup what you want. Such as clean files for only your account, system files, or uninstall desktop programs, or delete all but the most recent restore point.

Note: using Windows 10 Disk Cleanup, you must be signed as administrator.

Cleanup disk more flexible with third-party software

Although the Disk Cleanup Windows 10 can cleanup drives for free space, it is limited. Fortunately, there are still many third-party software that you can use to cleanup disk in Windows 10/8/7 more flexible. For example, the AOMEI Partition Assistant is a great partition manager that you can use to make disk cleanup Windows 10 in a simple few steps.

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Then, it will show you the basic environment of your drives. to cleanup disk in Windows 10, here you can select the drive you want to clean, then, right click it, selectWipe Partition/Format Partition.

Wipe Hard Drive Partition

Tips: If you want to Cleanup the entire hard drive, you can select the whole hard drive and then right click it, select Wipe Hard Drive to do that. If you wipe up the hard drive within system files, the Windows cannot boot again.

Step2. Then, you can choose to wipe how many times.

Wipe Times

Step3. After that, you can click Apply to submit all the operations.

Click Apply

Note:using AOMEI Partition Assistant to do disk cleanup in windows 10/8/7 will delete all data on the drives. So, if there are some important data on the partition/drive, back them up or move those data to another partition/drive. So that you can wipe data without losing important data.

However, if you are using an SSD (solid state drive), then, you cannot use the same way as wiping HDD to clean up it. If wipe an SSD in an incorrectly method, it may degrade its lifespan. Fortunately, the AOMEI Partition Assistant also allows you tosecure erase SSD. And you can get into the Secure Erase SSD Wizard in the left pane to secure erase SSD in a few simple steps.

AOMEI Partition Assistant is an amazing partition manager software that you can use to keep your hard drive in the best status. It provides you to resize partition, merge partitions, etc. Besides, you can use it to upgrade your HDD to SSD without losing data.