MyPage is a personalized page based on your interests.The page is customized to help you to find content that matters you the most.

I'm not curious

Should You Delete These Files while Removing Junk Files from Windows 10 PC?

Published on 18 September 15
You might probably know how to remove junk files from windows 10. When users run the disk cleanup software, by default, it cleans only old temporary files. Although, it gives options to select different types of temporary files but majority of users only select the junk files like temporary internet files or offline WebPages. When it comes to choose between system related files, they get confused and hesitate to remove those.

In this article, we are discussing about the typical system junk files which users often hesitate to select because they don’t know the consequences of deleting those
When you run the disk cleanup software, the file selection screen looks like:

Should You Delete These Files while Removing Junk Files from Windows 10 PC? - Image 1
The system files in the list are:
1. Windows temporary files
When a program is executed, some temporary files are generated. These files get deleted as soon as the program is closed. But, sometimes when the program is closed in the middle or forcefully, the temporary files remain behind. You might have seen the MS word temporary files - for document.docx a similar temporary hidden file !~cument.docx is generated. These files can be deleted by Disk cleanup utility without a second thought.

1. Error Reporting Files

These files are nothing but the logs containing the information of the unlikely events that lead to an improper Windows or related app behavior. These error reporting files come handy when you try to troubleshoot the Windows 10. Thus, removing these files is not recommended.

2. Old Windows Installation

These are the files of your previous Windows version. These files are generated when a new version of windows is installed. Old windows installation files are helpful in rolling back to the previous version if you ever want to. Therefore, unless you are pretty sure that you are going to keep your current OS, do not remove these files from your system.

3. Windows Defender Files

Windows defender files usually do not take a lot of system memory and it is perfectly safe to delete these files anytime.

4. Windows Upgrade Log Files

These log files are created when errors happen during system upgrade. You may need these while troubleshooting and identifying the errors. If your system is upgraded successfully, you can select these files for removal.

5. Device Driver Packages

These files contain the installation packages of device drivers. If any device driver does not function properly anytime, these files can be used to re-install the driver. Basically, these are just the pointers which indicate where the actual files are located. Still, we will recommend keeping these files.


Disk cleanup software is an ultimate tool provided by Microsoft. You can use it whenever you want to remove junk files from your Windows 10 PC and save a lot of memory. With the information given above, now you can easily decide whether you should keep the files shown in the list or not.

If you have doubts anymore, please feel free to ask us.
This blog is listed under Development & Implementations and Operating Systems Community

Related Posts:



Disk Cleanup

View Comment (1)
Post a Comment

Please notify me the replies via email.

  • We hope the conversations that take place on will be constructive and thought-provoking.
  • To ensure the quality of the discussion, our moderators may review/edit the comments for clarity and relevance.
  • Comments that are promotional, mean-spirited, or off-topic may be deleted per the moderators' judgment.
  1. 07 September 16

    This is a very nice blog. The blogger is successfully describe and explain the things which are easy to understand for a beginner. Krojam Cleaner delete all such files with junk files.

You may also be interested in
Awards & Accolades for MyTechLogy
Winner of
Top 100 Asia
Finalist at SiTF Awards 2014 under the category Best Social & Community Product
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Learning Management System
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Talent Management Software
Hidden Image Url