Fix: Disk Cleanup button is missing on Windows 10

Having a blank space on your hard drive is essential if you want to keep your PC running smoothly. One of the easiest ways to get space is to use Disk Cleanup, but some users of Windows 10 to report that the missing Disk Cleanup button on their PC.

Disk Cleanup button disappears on Windows 10

Fix – Disk Cleanup button disappeared Windows 10
Solution 1 – Change the Recycle Bin settings

Disk Cleanup and Recycle Bin are strictly connected, and if the Disk Cleanup button disappeared from the nature of the hard drive, it is most likely because of the Recycle Bin settings. You can configure the Recycle Bin to permanently delete files without sending them to the Recycle Bin first.

If you enable this feature, the Disk Cleanup button will disappear, but you can get it back by following these simple steps:

  • Find the Recycle Bin on the Desktop and right-click. Select Properties from the menu
  • When the Properties window opens, select the Custom size in the setting for part of the selected location.
  • Click Apply and OK to save changes.

After doing that, the Disk Cleanup button will appear again at the disk properties.

Solution 2 – Check your registry.

Sometimes the Disk Cleanup button could disappear due to the registry’s corruption, so you will have to change your registry manually. Modifying the registry can cause system instability if you are not careful. Therefore we strongly recommend that you back up your registry first. To edit your registry, perform the following steps:

  • Press Windows Key + R and enter Regedit. Press Enter or click OK.
  • When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ key Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ MyComputer on the left.
  • Look cleanup path key. If the button is not available, you must create by right-clicking the My Computer button and choose New> Key. Enter the cleanup path as the new key name.
  • Go to the cleanup path button and look for the (Default) value—double-click to open its properties.
  • When the Properties window opens, enter the% SystemRoot% \ System32 \ cleanmgr.exe / D% c in the Value Data field and click OK.
  • Close the Registry Editor.

After changing this value in the registry, the Disk Cleanup button will appear again.

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