Win 7 Disk cleanup program not deleting files

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November 29, 2011 at 15:00:42
Specs: Windows 7
Disk cleanup program runs analysis and says it deletes the files but actually does not delete anything. Am using Windows 7.

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#1
November 29, 2011 at 15:19:48
specifics.

specifics like what files where were not deleted?

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#2
November 29, 2011 at 15:44:08
All files that could possibly be deleted using disk cleanup are literally not deleted. I can click on the option of deleting them with the disk cleanup and the program will say it's deleting them BUT a second analysis shows no files were deleted.

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#3
November 29, 2011 at 17:58:23
Sorry but you only repeated yourself.
You start disk cleanup
it spends a bit of time calculating
it presents you with a screen with selections like temporary internet files.

in this test case you uncheck everything and only select temp internet files.
you then click on OK
it brings up a dialog box asking are you sure you want to delete these files
you click delete files
[notice the specifics here?]
a progress box appears and then disappears
you go back into the program
it goes thru the same routine and presents you with what to delete.

Your temporary internet files are not set to 0kb now?

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#4
November 29, 2011 at 18:26:25
Correct.

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#5
November 30, 2011 at 13:41:55
Maybe something has got stuck. Try CCleaner freebie and see if that does it. If so there is a chance that Disk Cleanup will then work again afterwards.

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#6
November 30, 2011 at 19:02:23
I can try that. Do you know of a good, safe program to use? Perhaps my biggest problem is that 245MB of debug dump files and 245MB of system error memory dump files are not deleted. Only have 290MB of physical memory remaining on this little beastie.

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#7
December 1, 2011 at 13:39:27
Well, as said, CCleaner freebie is what I would recommend (which can be set to remove memory dumps). However I realise you are stuck for space which any added program will use. It should be quite safe to manually delete "dmp" files if you wish to.

Physical memory is RAM so I assume you mean hard disk space. In which case only having 290MB available is worrying. That is not really enough space to keep the system running and might well be why you are having issues.

What is the total hard disk size?

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#8
December 1, 2011 at 14:27:04
Total RAM is 1.00GB.

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#9
December 1, 2011 at 18:00:54
Thx but it was the HD size that I was more interested in as this seemed to be the issue.

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#10
December 1, 2011 at 18:12:18
I use these & others on every comp I work on.

TFC
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Too...
Please download TFC - Temporary File Cleaner by Old Timer, saving it to your desktop.
* Open the file and close any other windows.
* It will close all programs itself when run, make sure to let it run uninterrupted.
* Click the Start button to begin the process. The program should not take long to finish it's job
* Once its finished it should reboot your machine, if not, do this yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Auslogics Registry Cleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.auslogics.com/en/softwar...
I tick all the boxes.


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