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How to Clean Up Leftover Files in Windows 10

After updating Windows 10, old files are still stored on the drive and we can clean them up to create new free space. This will also clean Drive C so

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After updating Windows 10, old files are still stored on the drive and we can clean them up to create new free space. This will also clean Drive C so it doesn't fill up quickly.

While using Windows 10, you must be very familiar with regular updates, both weekly and monthly. The size of the update can also be very large and quota- consuming, maybe you want to turn off Windows 10 updates for a while and continue at your leisure in the way we've discussed in the previous post.

In this post, bingGo will provide a tutorial on how to delete the remaining files from the update so that they don't become junk files that make the drive full quickly. We will do it without additional applications, because in Windows 10 there is a feature to clean junk files which is quite powerful.

How to Clean Windows 10 Update Residual Files

1. Enter the Settings menu

The first step is to enter the Windows Settings menu by clicking the Windows button and then clicking on the Settings button (gear icon). You can also press Windows key + i on your keyboard.


2. Select System

After entering the Settings menu, click on the System menu at the top left.


3. Click on the Storage tab

Look at the left panel, then click on the Storage tab.


4. Click Show more categories

On the right panel, several options will appear, pay attention to the Local Disk (C :) section, there is a description  This is how your storage is used and how you can free up space. This is a feature to clean our PC from junk files.

At the bottom there is a menu Show more categories. Click the menu to bring up options for cleaning up remaining Windows 10 updates.


5. Select Temporary files

Click on the Temporary file menu.


6. Scan the remaining file updates

Then Windows will scan automatically, wait until the scan is complete. After that you will see the remaining file updates have been detected. The size is usually quite large.


7. Check Windows Update Cleanup

After the remaining update files are detected, click to check the Windows Update Dip option.


As you can see in the image above, the old files from the Windows 10 update are quite large at 4.61 GB. If we clean this file it will provide new free space on drive C.

8. Click the Remove files' button

The last step is to click on the Removes files' button to clean up the trash files left over from the Windows 10 update. Wait for the process to finish.


Use the Storage sense feature

Storage sense is a drive management feature, that is very useful for keeping PC storage space free of junk files. This feature is only available in Windows 10, you can use it to clean the remaining update files that are still stored on the hardisk.


First, go to Settings by pressing the Windows key + i on the keyboard => then selecting the System menu.


On the System menu, look at the left panel, then click on the Storage menu.


On the right in the Storage section, click on the Configure Storage Sense or run it now option.


Pull it down until you find the Free up space now menu => click on the Clean now button.


The cleaning process will be carried out automatically, you just have to wait until the process is complete.

You can also set Storage sense to clean junk files automatically in Windows 10, so we don't have to do it manually anymore. You can set the cleaning to be done every day, once a week, or every month.

You do this by turning on the Storage sense feature and then selecting a cleaning schedule as desired, usually I set it once a month (Every month).


Using Disk Cleanup

To clean old update files that are still stored, we can also use disk cleanup in Windows 10. This program is a built-in feature in every version of Windows and is powerful enough to clean a hardisk without having to install additional applications.

How to use it is very easy, follow the steps below

The first step is to open the disk cleanup program by clicking the Windows button, then typing disk cleanup => on the Start menu a program called Disk Cleanup will appear => click once to open it.


Then click on the Clean up system files button, wait for the process to finish.


This program can also be used to clean old Windows files after you update Windows 10  the new version. If there are trash files left over from the upgrade, there will be an option called Previous Windows Installation. Check the file, then click the OK button to clean it.

Disk Cleanup can also be used to clean junk files from the browser, temporary files, thumbnails, and files in the download folder that are no longer used.

Those are some ways to clean the remaining files from Windows 10 updates that you can use, hopefully that helps.