Basic clean-up, check-up and repair of windows


Author: Sysnative Moderator xilolee


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You will find here a brief panoramic of windows tools that allow you to perform a basic clean-up, check-up and repair of your machine.

  1. Cleanmgr (Clean manager?)
    (Command available since windows 2000)
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  2. Windows 10 Storage Sense
    (Command available since windows 10 version 1709)
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  3. DISM - reduce the winsxs folder
    (DISM = Deployment Image Servicing and Management)
    (Switches available from Windows 8 onwards)
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  4. DISM - check, scan, restore the health of your OS
    (switches available from Windows 8 onwards)
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  5. SFC (System File Checker)
    (Command available since windows 98)
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  6. DEFRAG (Defragmenter)
    (Command available since windows 95)
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  7. CHKDSK (Check Disk)
    (Command available since DOS)
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