How to Access and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10?

Don’t know how to do disk cleanup in Windows 10? This article will tell you how to get Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 and tell you the easiest way for cleaning up disk in Windows 10.


By Cherry / Updated on October 8, 2023

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About Disk Cleanup in Windows 10

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 your computer may run slower and slower. This must be a very serious problem that you need to solve.

In the past few 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 run 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, press Enter to open it, and then, select the drive letter of which drive you want to clean, click OK.

Open Disk Cleanup via Run

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

After that, you are Disk Cleanup interface, choose the drive that you want to clean, and click "OK". 

Then, it will take a while to calculate how much space you can free up. Finally, you can choose the items that you don't need anymore. 

Clean disk in Windows 10 with third-party software

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

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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, select Wipe Partition/Format Partition.

Tips: If you want to clean up 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, choose "Fill Sectors with Zero" and click "OK". 

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

Click Apply

▪ 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. 
▪ If you are using an SSD (solid-state drive), You can get into the Secure Erase SSD Wizard in AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to securely erase SSD in a few simple steps. Or, you can recover lost data if you need.
▪ 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 clone HDD to SSD without losing data.

Cherry · Staff Editor
Cherry is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, cooking, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.