Today, I'm pleased to announce the stable release of Cleanmgr+
While the classic Disk Cleanup is still available in Windows 10 version 1809, it is only a matter of time before the tool is removed from default Windows 10 installations. You’re now recommended to use the new storage cleanup tool instead.
The Disk Cleanup experience (“cleanmgr.exe”) is being deprecated. We’re retaining the Disk Cleanup tool for compatibility reasons. There’s no need to worry since Storage Sense’s functionality is a superset of what the legacy Disk Cleanup provides,” writes Aniket Naravanekar, Product Manager Leading Workstation at Microsoft. I reported also here.
Cleanmgr+ comes with all the features that the original Cleanmgr.exe offers plus several extra ones. It uses identical technical terms and descriptions and does exactly the same thing that the classic Windows Disk Clean-up utility does.
Find the full list of all available options below.
- Windows Update Files
- Windows Component Store (WinSxS folder)
- Downloaded Program Files
- Temporary Internet Files
- Offline webpages
- Delivery Optimization Files
- DirectX Shader Cache
- Recycle bin
- Temporary files
- Game Statistic files
- Files discarded by Windows upgrade
- System archived Windows Error reports
- System created temporary Windows Error reports
- Recycle Bin
- Temporary Files
- DNS Cache
- Print Queue
- Prefetch Data
Next to this Cleanmgr+, comes with an Plug-in engine for creating custom cleaners (Scripts). This engine includes currently the clean-up of, i.e Browser cache Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, Edge, non critical files used by Windows Defender, Windows Installer Cache etc.
It allows you also to include the classic Disk Cleanup (while it is supported) into the clean-up process of Cleanmgr+ or another custom cleaner with command-line options.
Cleanmgr+ requires Windows 10, 8.1, 8, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. I'm not supporting Windows 7, but tested it and committed to "It Just Works" compatibility.