Fix Cannot delete “System Queued Windows Error Reporting Files” in Windows 10

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.

Cannot Delete System Queued Windows Error Reporting Files

 

Causes

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.

Preliminary steps

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.

Check For Updates

Thereafter, proceed with the following solutions:

1] Run Disk Cleanup with administrative privileges

2] Delete the System Queued Windows Error Reporting Files manually

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.

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:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue

Delete The System Queued Windows Error Reporting Files Manually

2] Press Enter and delete all files in this folder.



3] If that path does not work, try the following path:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue

4] Again delete all files in this folder.

Hope it helps!


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