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How to Open/Access Disk Cleanup on Windows 10/7 PC

Disk Cleanup is a utility that comes with Windows 10/8/7 to help clean up unnecessary files on your computer and free up disk space. If you do not yet know how to open the Disk Cleanup tool, this page is for you. We will cover six simple ways to access Disk Cleanup on Windows 10/7.

Tips: If the Disk Cleanup cannot be opened in any of the following ways or does not work properly, see How to Fix Disk Cleanup Not Working in Windows 10.

Way 1: Open Disk Cleanup by searching

Type disk cleanup or cleanmgr in the Start menu search box, and then press Enter, or click on the Disk Cleanup app shortcut when it appears in the search result list.

type disk cleanup in search box

Way 2: Access Disk Cleanup via Run dialog box

Step 1: Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type cleanmgr in the box, and then click OK or press Enter.

type cleanmgr in Run box

Way 3: Open Disk Cleanup via disk Properties

Step 1: Go to This PC in Windows 10 (or My Computer in Windows 7), right click the disk you want to run Disk Cleanup on and then select Properties from the context menu.

select Properties

Step 2: When the disk’s Properties dialog opens, click the Disk Cleanup button under the General tab.

click Disk Cleanup button

Way 4: Open Disk Cleanup from Command Prompt

Step 1: Open Command Prompt by typing cmd in the Start menu search box and pressing Enter.

Step 2: Type cleanmgr in the Command Prompt window and press Enter.

type cleanmgr in CMD

Way 5: Run Disk Cleanup with Windows PowerShell

Step 1: Open Windows PowerShell by typing powershell in the Start menu search box and pressing Enter.

Step 2: Type cleanmgr in the Windows PowerShell window and press Enter.

type cleanmgr in Powershell

Way 6: Access Disk Cleanup from Administrative Tools

Step 1: Open Control Panel, select view by Large icons, and then click Administrative Tools.

select Administrative Tools

Step 2: In the Administrative Tools folder, double click the Disk Cleanup shortcut to open Disk Cleanup.

double click Disk Cleanup