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Windows cleanup error

  1. #1


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 pro x64

    Windows cleanup error


    Hello , currently i've an error with disk clean up tool provided by windows.
    When i choose the windows update clean up the first time it deleted most of them but 39mb's remained there, every time im trying to delete it , it's showing as successful , but when im running the tool again it hasnt been deleted.
    Ive runned sfc scannow and Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth but didnt work.
    Any more advanced help please?
    Im on windows 8.1 pro x64

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    39MB is a tiny amount - I wouldn't worry about it.

    If you want help though you need to explain what 39MB it is that is still there. Can you see this as a file or files that have not been deleted in file explorer?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    39MB is a tiny amount - I wouldn't worry about it.

    If you want help though you need to explain what 39MB it is that is still there. Can you see this as a file or files that have not been deleted in file explorer?
    I don't really care about the 39 mb's since ive 2 tb hdd , my concern is why the disk clean up says it's deleted while it cannot delete it at all..
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Well, as I said if you can say what it is you think hasn't been deleted it would help.
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  5. #5


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Some files get recreated every time you delete them like Font Cache or Thumbnail Cache.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Some files get recreated every time you delete them like Font Cache or Thumbnail Cache.
    Or like Com surrogate 32 in Task manager:

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  7. #7


    Also, if you do not insist on it, it will not delete System Restore files.
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