Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Disk cleanup suggestions manual or in a program

11 Oct 2019   #51
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Paul, I forgot which thread, somebody mentioned not having mouse control during restore. Same for me with MR restore. Next time, when making USB boot, should I "tell" MR to add DVD-CD boot files? Will that give me mouse control?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Oct 2019   #52
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
"appdata local temp directory, windows temp directory" ... I suspect PBlack's Disk_Cleanup_Extended.bat includes those. I look forward to trying that batchfile this weekend.

In my screwing around I did run Extended.bat.


After running all those other tools. it completed very quickly. I am back and everything is still on
though this is an old disk and not much on it.


So those two directories can be cleaned out manually? What are the full paths? I'll be able to see
if the Extended cleaned things out of them and report back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2019   #53
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi loninappleton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
In my screwing around I did run Disk_Cleanup_Extended.bat.
Well, that is what you wanted to do as per your thread title!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
After running all those other tools, it completed very quickly. I am back and everything is still on, though this is an old disk and not much on it.

So those two directories can be cleaned out manually? What are the full paths? I'll be able to see
if the Extended cleaned things out of them and report back.
What two directories are you talking about?
Trust me, the things that you ticked the boxes for have been cleaned out!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Oct 2019   #54
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
We are power users in some areas, in other areas - maybe not so much :) Also, we are saved by restorable backup images many times throughout the years. I remember for a short time using Iomega Zip drives and software, moved onto Norton Ghost, onto Acronis True Image, now using Macrium Reflect and Image For Windows.

Since this is the Power User discussion, what is the best backup strategy?
Can, for instance a restorable backup image stored on the problem drive and reinserted into boot position like a drag and drop?


I find it all confusing and always have so I've stuck with disk clone in Ghost and enough redundant HDs.

I also know there's a lot enthusiam for Macrium which, for any reasons a 'novice' might have, find it intimidating. Maybe this should be a separate topic or, as with these cleaner tutorials, there is a link you can provide that shows a step by step procedure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2019   #55
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi loninappleton,



Well, that is what you wanted to do as per your thread title!



What two directories are you talking about?
Trust me, the things that you ticked the boxes for have been cleaned out!

Ok fine, done and done. If it's automated for those app data areas, all the better.


In the Extended.bat I ticked most everything but the box related to programs. I would have screen shot that but couldn't expand to see the whole list. It's a good and thorough batch file program though.
Gratitude for all your effort.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2019   #56
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi loninappleton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
OK fine, done and done. If it's automated for those app data areas, all the better.

In the Extended.bat I ticked most everything but the box related to programs. I would have screen shot that but couldn't expand to see the whole list. It's a good and thorough batch file program though.
Gratitude for all your effort
.
You are very welcome!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2019   #57
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

appdata local temp directory, windows temp directory; c:\users\[acctname]\AppData\Local\Temp and c:\Windows\Temp are the two I mentioned. If I had known of PBlack's batchfiles, I would not have needed to make a collection of icons :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Oct 2019   #58
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...Can, for instance, a restorable backup image stored on the problem drive and reinserted into boot position like a drag and drop?..." I don't recommend storing any backup file on the same HD containing the OS and/or the data partitions. Recommend all backup images be stored on at least one if not two external USB HDDs. I can't remember which Windows you have. I have Windows 7 Professional, so I make full images of both the System Reserved and the OS partitions -- two images, which, if restore is needed, both are restored.

Presently, I use both Macrium Reflect and Image for Windows equally, alternately.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2019   #59
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
If I had known of Paul Black's batchfiles, I would not have needed to make a collection of icons.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2019   #60
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Presently, I use both Macrium Reflect and Image for Windows equally, alternately.
There are two imaging programs which are very popular among members here, the first is AOMEI Backupper Standard [FREE], and the second is Macrium Reflect [FREE].
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Disk cleanup suggestions manual or in a program




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
WIN7 program /process priority level manual control
As intro i copy paste this And my question is why there is no tweak , or util program that works and offers old fashion process list and change of priority of the proces for that on off session. There are several programs , include task manager who offers on paper that can do that but in...
Performance & Maintenance
To Run Disk Cleanup or Not
So back last year around January to April there was some Microsoft updates that were not "really" good. Now I have not seen or heard or a fix, but the issue was that when you ran Disk Cleanup some Microsoft updates that were dependent on older updates; the older updates got uninstalled which then...
Windows Updates & Activation
Inactive mapped drive within program until manual selection
Running an Access97 app that has Mail Merge automation to Word97. (Please refrain from "need to update" - not going to happen; VMware player + XP Mode works, but prefer running native Win7 if possible for Home Prem laptop user). To get the Mail Merge to work, msaccess & winword have to run at XP...
Network & Sharing
Disk Cleanup
Which files can safely be checked for Disk Cleanup? I don't want to delete something that may casue an issue with the system working correctly.
Performance & Maintenance
disk cleanup?
can i check everything when i run Disk Cleanup?
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:16.
Twitter Facebook