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Discover what delivery optimization files are and how they may be hogging valuable computer space. Learn how to delete the delivery optimization files and avoid losing critical files with our data recovery tips.

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I. What is a delivery optimization file? Can it be deleted?
Delivery Optimization is a new feature introduced in Windows 10 that allows a computer to get updates and deliver them to other computers connected to the same network. Although this function can make the computer get Windows updates faster, it also has some disadvantages. For example, you may need more bandwidth to deliver update files, which requires you to pay more bandwidth fees; in addition, delivery optimization files will also occupy your computer. A lot of disk space, which affects your computer experience when you run out of disk space.
So can delivery optimization files be deleted? The answer is that it can be deleted. In fact, Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 automatically clears its cache. In particular, delivery optimization files are automatically removed from the cache when they take up too much disk space. But you can also clear Delivery Optimization files manually if you need more disk space.
II. How to clean up Windows 10 Delivery Optimization files?
The method of cleaning delivery optimization files is very simple, just need to operate through the “Disk Cleanup” function. Two ways to access the Disk Cleanup feature are described below.

1. Search for Disk Cleanup and clean up Delivery Optimization files

Step 1: Start the Windows 10 computer, enter (Disk Cleanup) in the search box on the lower left corner of the taskbar to search, and then double-click (Disk Cleanup).
Search Disk Cleanup
Step 2: In the “Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection” window, you can select the system disk, usually the C drive, and you can also select the disk where the system is located according to the actual situation. Then click (OK).
Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection
After selecting the disk, Disk Cleanup will scan the target disk and calculate the space that can be freed on the target disk, please wait patiently.
Step 3: Select (Delivery Optimization Files) in the “Files to delete” list, and click the (OK) button to clear the Delivery Optimization files.
Select Delivery Optimization File

2. Through the disk cleanup function in the disk properties

Step 1: Open (This Computer) on the desktop, right-click the system disk (C disk), and select the (Properties) option from the menu.
disk properties
Step 2: After opening the properties interface, click the (Disk Cleanup) button under the (General) tab.
disk cleanup button
Step 3: Wait for a while to see the files that can be deleted using Disk Cleanup, check (Delivery Optimized Files) and click the (OK) button to clean up.
Select Delivery Optimization File
That’s all for deleting/cleaning up Delivery Optimization files. During the daily use of the computer, if important data in the computer is found to be lost, you can continue to refer to the following methods for data recovery operations.
III. (Extended information) Use Renee Undeleter to recover lost data

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter is a professional data recovery software that supports recovery of various types of data such as documents, photos, videos, and compressed files. In the event of accidentally deleting files, emptying the recycle bin, formatting the hard disk, deleting partitions by mistake, as long as the lost data has not been overwritten, this software has a chance to help you scan and recover files. The software has four functional modules: file recovery, format recovery, partition recovery and image creation, which can meet most data recovery needs.
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2. How to recover lost files with Renee Undeleter?

The specific steps to restore data with the help of Renee Undeleter are as follows:
Step 1: Download, install and run Renee Undeleter on a Windows computer, and select the (File Recovery) option on the main interface.
Note: Do not install the software on the disk that needs to recover data, so as not to cause data overwriting. In addition, after the file is lost, please do not save new data to the same disk partition, so as not to damage or completely lose the lost file.
Select file recovery options
Step 2: Next, select the partition where the lost data is located and click on (Next).
Select target device for file recovery
Step 3: Select the (Quick Scan) option and click the (Next) button to scan.
Tips: The quick scan mode only scans the first 30GB of the remaining space of the selected disk. If the desired file is not found after scanning, you can use the deep scan mode to try to scan the hard disk partition again. It will take more time, but more data can be scanned.
File Recovery Quick Scan Options
Step 4: Wait for the scan to complete, you can double-click the file to preview, then check the file to be recovered, click the (Recover) button to restore the file to another disk.
File Recovery Select files to be restored