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Windows 7: Disk Cleanup

27 May 2010   #1
oldtraveler

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Disk Cleanup

Suddenly my Disk Cleanup will not start using Disk Cleanup.exe. I now have to go to Start>Run>cleanmgr to get it to start and that won't pin to the Start Menu which is where I want it.

Using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.


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27 May 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome to the Forum,

If you type it in search, right click and then pin, does it do the trick?
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27 May 2010   #3
oldtraveler

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes. I can re-pin it to the start Menu, but it still will not run from there. Once re-pinned I can no longer unpin it. I can only delete the file entirely.

Could that exe file be corrupt? If so, how can I replace it?
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27 May 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Lets try the easy things first

Go to search type cmd, then do not hit enter. Go to cmd and right click and run as administrator

In the cmd prompt type this >sfc /scannow.

The tell me what happens.

This should replace bad files
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27 May 2010   #5
oldtraveler

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Attached is what I get.


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27 May 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Remove the period from the command. It opened the help file because it couldn't interpret the command correctly.
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27 May 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Remove the period from the command. It opened the help file because it couldn't interpret the command correctly.


Thanks Greg, I was just going to post that.
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27 May 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Follow Gregs instructions and report back.
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27 May 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

There's always this option; have a look at the link below.


Disk Cleanup : Extended
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27 May 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
There's always this option; have a look at the link below.


Disk Cleanup : Extended
Another great tut. One more for the favorites.
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