The built-in Windows tool, Disk Cleanup, which can be launched as cleanmgr. However, at some point CleanMgr spawns new processes which are visible and must be waited on separately. I am trying to find more information on the command line switches for Disk Cleanup cleanmgr. Type or copy and paste by right clicking in the Command Prompt window and choosing Paste. Now whenever you want automated disk cleanup, you just need to run the below command. You can see the article. You can learn the switches available for Disk Cleanup by entering the following command in the Run dialog: cleanmgr.
A couple of its options can be used to create a preset of checked options by default. To see what your usage has been Turn Off Hibernation The hiberation file is the same size of installed memory. In Windows Explorer blue filenames means Compressed this is file system compression not Compressed folders aka zip files. Instead of physically visiting every workstation or having to manually enter these settings with every new workstation deploy I was hoping toautomate the process of deploying the settings we want to cleanup on a regular basis. Need to read whole page.
The user is given the option of cleaning the disk manually or starting the Disk Cleanup utility. If you have folders of setup files they may also be good candidates. It also offers a nice way to run Disk Cleanup against multiple drives at once. Please clarify if I am not understanding you correctly. The following Powershell script automates CleanMgr.
There are two possible data values for those entries. It is similar to the cleaning Previous Windows Installation files using the user interface of Disk Cleanup in regular mode. First of all, you need to launch an elevated Command Prompt window this is an instance of the app with administrator rights. For example, for the C: drive the command should look like this: cleanmgr. Not the best regex but this would be a good start.
When launched, Disk Cleanup tool opens with all checkboxes checked by default. Start - All Programs - Accessories - Right click Command Prompt and choose Run As Administrator. This flag is ignored when using the DataDrivenCleaner—any provided LastAccess value is always used. For example, if you upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, running this switch is useful. System Restore In Disk Cleanup above also see the More Options tab. This script will save all cleanup options as flag 512. You can use command-line options to specify that Cleanmgr.
We don't check the modqueue very often. The n value is stored in the registry and allows you to specify different tasks for Disk Cleanup to run. Hi Tom, first thanks for the great script which solved many issues in the past for us. The only other thing I can think of would be to push it out through group policy to run as a scheduled task. Does anyone know of a good way of running this en-mass? Also note that the total is higher than it actually is. I logged into the test server and in task scheduler I see CleanMgr Cleanup Task at system startup is there but the last run result it 0x1. To change click Start - All Programs - Accessories - Right click Command Prompt and choose Run As Administrator.
It also needs to be executed from an elevated command prompt: cleanmgr. It will be automatically recreated next time you delete a file or open the Recycle Bin. In user mode, it won't clean items which are not accessible to the current user. Great script, it works very well. It might have been caught by the spam filter. If the reference n already exists, the configuration referenced by it is modified and the new settings are saved.
The cleanup process took 4. Then View menu - Decimal. There should be a dir folder per user. A generic StateFlags value is written to the registry when Disk Cleanup is run normally. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. It set the cache as a percentage of the hard drive. To start the Disk Cleanup tool, either run the Cleanmgr.
In Windows 10, it does exactly the same thing. This notification prompts the user to run Disk Cleanup. The n value can be any integer value from 0 to 65535. Enter the value returned above. Most of our workstations are 6 to 7 years old and we felt cleaning up those folders on a regular basis will help eliminate potential issues that we have run into before with this type up clutter.