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Disk Cleanup - Add or Remove from Drive Properties

How to Add or Remove "Disk Cleanup" from Properties Page of a Drive in Windows
Published by Brink
24 Aug 2009
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How to Add or Remove "Disk Cleanup" from Properties Page of a Drive in Windows

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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Disk Cleanup button in the properties page of hard drives in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Disk Cleanup Button
NOTE: This is the with the Disk Cleanup button displayed by default and removed.
Disk Cleanup - Add or Remove from Drive Properties-disk_cleanup_default.jpgDisk Cleanup - Add or Remove from Drive Properties-disk_cleanup_after.jpg


Here's How:
1. To Remove "Disk Cleanup" button from Drive Properties
A) Set the Recycle Bin to permanently delete files for the hard drive that you want to add the Disk Cleanup button back to. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: Select (dot) Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted., then click on OK.
Disk Cleanup - Add or Remove from Drive Properties-properties.jpg
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Add Disk Cleanup button to Drive Properties
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Set the Recycle Bin to not permanently delete files for the hard drive that you want to add the Disk Cleanup button back to. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: Select (dot) Custom size., then click on OK.
WARNING: You should also select (dot) Confirm delete confirmation dialog so that you do not accidentally delete something permanently.

B) Go to step 3.
3. Open the Computer (Vista/Windows 7/8) or This PC (Windows 8.1) window, and right click on the hard drive that you did this for and click/tap on Properties to see the change.
Disk Cleanup - Add or Remove from Drive Properties-computer.jpg
That's it,
Shawn


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