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  • Where’s the Disk Cleanup option in Windows Server 2008?

    Windows Server 2008 doesn’t have the Disk Cleanup option switched on as a default. In order to enable it, you’ll need to install the ‘Desktop Experience’ which actually contains rather a lot of other stuff. Not quite sure why Microsoft have bundled so much stuff into this ‘Desktop Experience’ when 99% of most people will just want the Disk Cleanup option, just another MS idea which *could* have been good, but not quite.

    To enable the ‘Desktop Experience’

    Step 1 – Open the Server Manager (Start -> Administrative Tools -> Server Manager)

    Step 2 – In the Features Summary section, click on Add Feature.

    Step 3 – Select the Desktop Feature experience and click through the various ‘Next’ steps to install

    Step 4 – Reboot your machine and then you should find the Disk Cleanup option now appears in the usual place. (Right click on disk name -> properties)

    That’s it, you’ll now be able to easily delete the swathes of junk that Windows builds up, easily and from one place. If you’re going to De-frag a disk, always run this first and get rid of as much junk as you can.

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    Re: Where’s the Disk Cleanup option in Windows Server 2008?

    Hello Joel ,

    I have enabled the disk cleanup and deleted junk but still the disk space is low.
    I just have uploaded 500 MB website on my server.

    Thanks

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    • #3
      Re: Where’s the Disk Cleanup option in Windows Server 2008?

      Hi,

      Greetings!!!!

      If you still facing the disk space issue then you need to check the size of all folders on the drive. There are many freeware softwares available on internet to calculate the actual disk space of each folder.You can use Treesize software for this. You can download it from "http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/".
      You can can delete the folders which contains unnecessary files with help of Treesize software.

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