How to cleanup ccmcache

MuddyMayor-5788 240 Reputation points

ccmcache(C:\Windows\ccmcache) is taking about 20 GB disk space on one of our file servers, the server is running out of disk space now. How can I clean up the cache to free disk space, just delete the items of ccmcache?

Microsoft Configuration Manager
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. Techfreak _ 80 Reputation points

    I suggest you execute "control smscfgrc" from an elevated command prompt. This will launch the Configuration Manager properties. Under the Cache tab you will find options to manage the disk space allocated to that SCCM cache folder along with deleting files.

    User's image

    1 person found this answer helpful.

1 additional answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Simon Ren-MSFT 32,221 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thanks for posting in Microsoft MECM Q&A forum.

    It is not advised to manually delete files from the client cache folder using Windows Explorer or the command line. This can cause issues with the Configuration Manager client.

    The client manages the cache and tracks the content apart from the file system. If you want to delete the items from the cache, then do it from the Configuration Manager applet in control panel. This way the client will know the files were deleted and you will not experience any issues. If the files are needed, they will be redownloaded.

    For more info on this, please refer to:

    Windows CCM Cache eats diskspace

    Hope it helps. Thanks for your time.

    Best regards,


    If the response is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.

    Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.

    0 comments No comments