Sageset Unlocks CleanMgr’s Power

"Cleanmgr" is a disk-cleanup manager included in all Windows from Win98 onward. It doesn’t do a lot in Win98, but has gained power in succeeding releases. In Win2K and XP, it’s actually a decent little tool that has the potential to clean quite a bit from your system, and can even automatically compress little-used files to make them occupy less disk space. Oddly, simply running Cleanmgr does NOT normally give you access to its full power: Instead, you need to modify it a bit.

We’ll get to the mods in a moment, but if you want more info on CleanMgr, click one of these links:

XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q315246

Win98:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q255512

Windows 2000:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q253597

WinME:
http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWSME/using/computerhealth/articles/diskcleanup.asp



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Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.