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Windows 7: Disk Cleanup : Extended

28 Aug 2011   #60
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I'm confused. I type in the search (disk) right click (send to desktop shortcut). Do I get the same disk cleanup as the extended?


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28 Aug 2011   #61
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm confused. I type in the search (disk) right click (send to desktop shortcut). Do I get the same disk cleanup as the extended?

Have a look at this section of the tutorial.

To add a shortcut to the desktop.


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28 Aug 2011   #62
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I have a shortcut on my desktop. What I'm trying to find out, is the disk cleanup you folks are getting to with bat. files, notepad any different than using the method I used in my post #60 or is it just another way to get to disk cleanup?
Is extended disk cleanup and different than just plain disk cleanup?
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28 Aug 2011   #63
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have a shortcut on my desktop. What I'm trying to find out, is the disk cleanup you folks are getting to with bat. files, notepad any different than using the method I used in my post #60 or is it just another way to get to disk cleanup?
Is extended disk cleanup and different than just plain disk cleanup?


Yes there is a big difference, compare the 2 for yourself.
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28 Aug 2011   #64
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I will give it a try, thank you.
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28 Aug 2011   #65
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I will give it a try, thank you.


Be sure to post back here with your comments on the 2 separate methods.
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29 Aug 2011   #66
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

IMHO the extended does do a deeper cleanup job. I will use it often. I haven't got the shortcut to work but no big deal, I just cut/paste from notepad.
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29 Aug 2011   #67
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
IMHO the extended does do a deeper cleanup job. I will use it often. I haven't got the shortcut to work but no big deal, I just cut/paste from notepad.


Well done mate, thanks for the update.
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29 Aug 2011   #68
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks to the pair of you for some good work, it ran perfectly on my machine.

I have a folder on my backup drive named Windows Batch Files and store all my batch files there.

I also discovered that if I right-click the batch file in the location I stored it, and then choose Run As Administrator it will automatically open a command prompt window and the Disk Cleanup Settings window.

A nice program, thanks to you both.

I tried to +rep you both, but the system wouldn't let me.
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29 Aug 2011   #69
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Andrew.


I wrote the tutorial and Carl wrote the .bat file; good to see you find it useful.


Note   Note

This .bat file was created by CarlTR6 credit for this goes to him!



@Layback use the method in this tutorial to point to the .bat file to create the shortcut for the desktop.
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create


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