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Windows 7: Disk Cleanup : Extended

29 Aug 2011   #70

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Thanks again, it's no surprise this forum is so highly thought of.

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29 Aug 2011   #71
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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

I just used this to create a shortcut for the desktop and it still works very well, it opens and closes all on its own, the only thing that needs done is to confirm the files you want cleaned.
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26 Jan 2015   #72

Windows 10 Home 64b

Is it normal to disk cleanup extended no to show up the size of the items to be deleted?
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26 Jan 2015   #73

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Yes, I'm afraid so.
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28 Sep 2015   #74

Windows 7 Home x64

I'm terribly sorry to revive this old thread, but I have a question.
Been at this for hours now, and this seems like the only solution that might work.

When I type the command in cmd run as admin.. I get a message saying "Access denied".
Why might this be?

Also, no "Windows Update Cleaner" option to tick in Cleanmgr
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28 Sep 2015   #75

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello hoofbite, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

It sounds like you didn't run the command in an elevated command prompt.

(click on link) Elevated Command Prompt
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30 Nov 2015   #76

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

great tutorial
would be great a task scheduler that performt it always after 2 days after un update
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14 Nov 2016   #77

win7 Home Premium x64

One more thanks guys, from an avid desktop shortcut lover. Jim
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01 Dec 2016   #78

Windows 7 Pro x64

I love this technique, even have my clean.bat file in Dropbox and create a shortcut onto all my computers desktops
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02 Mar 2017   #79

Windows 7 Professional
Be Aware of Windows Disc Cleanup (cleanmgr) Problems

This extended cleanup method might be very dangerous because you don't see the size of the selected options. Sometimes they exceed even the size of the hard drive, which is obvious due to some registry corruption. For example, you can search the web for "huge windows error reporting files", which cleanup resulted in wiping out the entire system. On of this files, which size was supposed to be 0 KB was displayed as about 150 GB on my laptop. Can you imagine if I ran this "extended cleanup"? It would have been really extended. I also experienced a similar problem trying to delete Windows Update Files of about 4 GB, which is not unreasonable. After this the system could not restart (was hanging attempting to complete some phantom windows updates) and was severely corrupted (restore points were gone) so only recovery disk helped. And this exact incident happened two times on my laptop.

So, please, keep this in mind while running this "extended blind cleanup".
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