Windows 10 – Cleanup disk 3.99 TB

Several weeks ago I had the following issue while running the Disk Cleanup utility:

It detects wrong cleanup space on Windows Update Cleanup point.

After some investigations, I found this post explaining the problem.

To make a long-story brief, one of the applied updates has broken one or more of the hardlinks present into Windows Component Store folder.

After some other investigations, I discovered how to fix it (at least it worked on every affected PC of mine) at this page.

  • open a Command Prompt window with administrative rights.
  • type the following command:
dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup
  • at the end of the command execution, restart your computer
  • start again Disk Cleanup to see if the program is solved.
  • if the program is present again, you can try with somewhat stronger option by typing the following command:
dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup /resetbase
  • at the end of the command execution, reboot and try another Disk Cleanup run.

At this point the problem on my PCs was fixed.

 

NOTE1: another quite useful command to analyze your Component Store status is the following one:

dism /online /cleanup-image /analyzecomponentstore

This will show also if a cleanup is suggested or not.

NOTE2: I added these commands to sys_minion.

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