While trying to clean disk space on the system using Disk Cleanup, users have reported that they were unable to free the space occupied by System Queued Windows Error Reporting Files. While it doesn’t seem to be as bothersome initially, the file size would keep growing and could slow down the system.
The possible causes could be as follows:
1] Lack of administrative privileges: Users need administrative privileges to delete these files.
2] Issues with the Disk Cleanup utility.
3] An existing but with Windows 7 and Windows 8.
4] Virus or malware in the system.
Solution 1] Run Disk Cleanup with administrative privileges
Either log on to the system as the administrator itself, or which searching for Disk Cleanup using Windows Search, right-click on the option and select Run as administrator.
1. Search Disk cleanup in windows 10 search.
2. Right click on Disk cleanup and then choose run as administrator.
Now, try again.
Solution 2] Delete the System Queued Windows Error Reporting Files manually
While deleting the files manually is not a fix, but could help for the time being.
1] Press Win + R to open the Run window. Copy-paste the following path in the window:
2] Press Enter and delete all files in this folder.
3] If that path does not work, try the following path:
4] Again delete all files in this folder.
Hope it helps!
1] Run a full system virus and malware scan.
2] Update Windows. Since this was a known issue with earlier versions of Windows, Microsoft must have fixed it for Windows 10. This fix would be pushed through a Windows update. Here’s the procedure to update Windows.
Thereafter, proceed with the following solutions:
1] Run Disk Cleanup with administrative privileges
2] Delete the System Queued Windows Error Reporting Files manually