How to Run Disk Cleanup in Windows 8 or 8.1

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To open Disk Cleanup on a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 system, follow these instructions:

  1. Click Settings > Click Control Panel > Administrative Tools
  2. Click Disk Cleanup
  3. At the Drives list, select which drive you want to run Disk Cleanup on
  4. Select which files you want to delete
  5. Click OK
  6. Click Delete files

To delete system files that are no longer needed on your computer, click Clean up system files.

Shadow copies and restore points (except the last ones) can be deleted by going to the More options tab > Click Cleanup.

Windows 8 Disk Cleanup screen
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