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How To Use Disk CleanUp And How To Disable Disk CleanUp In Windows

Most of you have probably used Disk Cleanup tool. It's been around for a while and pops up automatically. When your PC starts running out of disk space, Windows will prompt you to run the Disk Cleanup Wizard, which presents a list of some of the files you can delete to recover free disk space. If you see this prompt It's usually a good idea to run the tool as it generally means you have less than a few hundred MB's free.

The Disk Cleanup tool helps you find and delete unnecessary or optional files and folder from your hard drive(s) like internet cache (aka Temporary Internet Files), redundant files from software installations and error reports.

To Run The Tool 
  • On VISTA: click on the Vista jewel (bottom left) or hit the Windows key on your keyboard, type "Disk Cleanup" and hit Enter.
  • On XP click the Start button, type cleanmgr in the "Run" box and hit Enter
Disable Disk CleanUp
The disable this annoying warning, open the Registry Editor and expand the branches to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. And Check For "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"

If it’s not already there, create a new DWORD value (go to Edit ➝ New ➝ DWORD value) called NoLowDiskSpaceChecks. Double-click the new value and type 1 for its data. Close the Registry Editor when you’re done; the change will take effect immediately.

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June 13, 2009 at 11:37 AM delete

This is very useful information for me. Thank you

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