Cleanmgr+ is a portable app that builds upon the Microsoft Disk Clean-up Tool (Cleanmgr.exe) by adding additional features and deleting more junk than the Disk Clean-up Tool.
Disk Cleanup isn't immediately disappearing from your machine, but it is nearing its shelf life as far as Microsoft is concerned. It can still be used by right-clicking a drive, selecting Properties, and then click the Disk Cleanup button to launch it. And it still works the same way on Windows 10 today.
You can also launch it from the Start menu or run the cleanmgr.exe program. But it was deprecated with the October 2018 update. This fact means that it has been replaced by a new tool. Windows 10 version 1803 came up with the Storage Sense functionality, and it works in relatively the same as the Disk Cleanup Tool.
The downside of Storage Sense is the massive UI. This size is why I decided to make Cleanmgr+ to circumvent that massive UI of Storage Sense but still provide a utility that is true to the original.
Cleanmgr+ comes with better and and modern UI when compared to the current Disk Cleanup and with an additional feature set (hence the +), such as the feeding with Custom scripts, i.e., to clean a Browser cache, etc.
There are many Disk Cleaner utilities out there, but the goal with this one was to create a tool that uses Windows own resources ensuring that only system-compliant actions are performed.
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
- System Hibernation File
- Compress System Installation
Cleanmgr+ requires Windows 10, 8.1, 8, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Read more about Cleanmgr+ in the blog post here.
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