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    Extended Disk Cleanup
    How to Create and Run a Extended Disk Cleanup Shortcut in Vista
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    01 Jun 2008
    Extended Disk Cleanup

    How to Create and Run a Extended Disk Cleanup Shortcut in Vista

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    This Guide will help you run the Extended Disk Cleanup found in all versions of Windows allowing you to access the hidden Disk Cleanup options for an Extended Cleanup.




    First Method: The easy way

    1St Step:
    Download this Shortcut and extract it somewhere like your desktop (Do not Run it from within your extraction program)

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    2nd Step: Right-Click the Shortcut and select “Run as Admin”

    3rd Step: Now you will see the Disk Cleanup Settings window with many more options not usually visible in the standard Disk Cleanup, By default all options are selected for cleaning and you can change the selections if you wish.

    4th Step: Click OK after checking your selections and the Extended Disk Cleanup will cleanup the extra trash. Wait for the Extended Disk Cleanup to finish and your done.





    Second Method: The Manual Way

    1st Step: Open an Administrative Command prompt by typing cmd into the startmenu searchbox then right-click to launch “Run as Admin”

    2nd Step: Once you see the Administrator Command Prompt Window like the one below, just copy & paste the following command into the Console then press enter.
    NOTE: The Command Prompt must be left open the entire time, Do not Close it or Disk Cleanup will not finish correctly.

    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

    3rd Step: Now you will see the Disk Cleanup Settings window with many more options not usually visable in the standard Disk Cleanup, By default all options are selected for cleaning and you can change the selections if you wish.

    4th Step: Click OK after checking your selections and the Extended Disk Cleanup will cleanup the extra trash.
    NOTE: The Command Prompt must be left open the entire time, Do not Close it or Disk Cleanup will not finish correctly.

    Wait for the Extended Disk Cleanup to finish and your done.



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    Re: Extended Disk Cleanup

    A great re-application of a standard MS Utility.

    Works great in Windows XP, all versions.

    Thanks,
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    PS: Leave 'Setup Logs' unchecked if you want to ever UN-Install any programs.

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    Re: Extended Disk Cleanup

    Thanks Shadow

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    Re: Extended Disk Cleanup

    You're welcome!

    Actually it's not really a program, but just a jazzed up shortcut to the "Disk Cleanup" program that's been a part of Windows for quite a long time.

    I've used it and shared it with my customers for years, but in the basic version as included with Windows. The added features let you set Disk Cleanup to your own specifications, including things not included in the basic version.

    (Did you know there are 125 billion galaxies in our Universe?)

    Again I caution anyone wanting to use this "Extended Disk Cleanup" to check off any item in the list you may want to, even all of them, but please leave the Setup Log Files unchecked.

    I've now added this Extended Disk Cleanup shortcut to the shortcuts I already put on the desktop for my customers as a part of a "Weekly Cleanup" routine.

    Again I want to thank "Dmex" for posting this really neat shortcut. It's going to help a lot of people to keep their computers clean and running more efficiently.

    Blessings!
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    Re: Extended Disk Cleanup

    To all who know about the options:

    I'm really, really scared about checking the following two options in extended disk cleanup tool mentioned above:

    1. Previous Windows Installations(s)
    2. Files discarded by Windows upgrade

    The reason is simple! Unlike your regular disk cleanup, extended disk cleanup DOES NOT have the option to select the drive to clean; it will clean all drives by default.

    Moreover, I have a dual boot XP installation which can not be seen by vista i.e. if I have to boot into XP, I have to push XP's HDD up in boot priority.

    As you can guess my question is: Will the above two options in any way hurt my XP installation?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Extended Disk Cleanup

    Hi Dragor,

    No, it will not touch XP. This is strictly the left over files from your previous Vista installation that did not get used in your currently installed Vista. (Ex: C:\Windows.old)

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    Re: Extended Disk Cleanup

    Thanks Brink! That was reassuring!

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    Re: Extended Disk Cleanup

    Your welcome Dragor.

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