Disk cleanup Windows in advanced mode

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Many users know about the built-in utility of Windows 7 8 and Windows 10 disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) that allows you to remove different kind of temporary system files and some system files which are not required for normal operation of the OS. The advantages of this tool compared with a variety of programs to clean computer is that using it, even a novice user probably won’t hurt you in the system.

However, few people know about the possibility of running the utility in advanced mode, allows you to clean your computer from even more various files and system components. It is on this version using the utility disk cleanup and will be discussed in the article.

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Running disk cleanup with additional options

The standard way of launching the utility Windows disk cleanup — press the keys Win+R on your keyboard and enter cleanmgr, then press OK or Enter. Also it can be run under control Panel, Administrative tools.

Depending on the number of partitions on the disk, it will either choose one of them or open the list of temporary files and other items that can be cleaned. By pressing the button «Clean up system files», you can also remove some extra stuff from disk.

However, using the advanced mode, you can perform even more «deep cleaning» and to use the analysis and removal of an even greater number of unnecessary files from your computer or laptop.

The process of running Windows disk cleanup and the use of the additional options is to launch the command prompt as administrator. To do this in Windows 10 and 8 through the right-click menu on the start button and Windows 7 — simply by choosing a command prompt in the programs list by clicking on it right mouse button and selecting «Run as administrator». (More: How to run command line).

After you run command prompt, type the following command:

%systemroot%system32cmd.exe /c cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

And press Enter (after this until you finish cleaning, do not close command prompt). A window will open disk cleanup Windows with a larger than usual number of paragraphs to delete unnecessary files from the HDD or SSD.

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The list will include the following items (those that appear in this case, but not in normal mode, shown in italics):

  • Temporary Setup Files
  • Old Chkdsk files
  • The setup log files
  • Cleanup Windows updates
  • Windows Defender
  • Log files for Windows update
  • Downloaded program files
  • Temporary Internet files
  • The memory dump files for system errors
  • Files mini dump for system errors
  • Files after Windows update
  • Custom backups, error reporting
  • User queue error reports
  • System archives of bug reports
  • System queue error reports
  • Temporary files, error reports
  • Installation files Windows ESD
  • BranchCache
  • Previous Windows installation (see how to remove the Windows folder.old)
  • Basket
  • RetailDemo Offline Content
  • The backup files of service pack
  • Temporary files
  • Temporary Windows installation files
  • Sketches
  • File history user

However, unfortunately, this mode is not displayed, how much space each of the items. You can also start from cleaning disappear «device driver Packages» and «Files delivery optimization».

Anyway, I think the opportunity in the utility Cleanmgr can be useful and interesting.

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