Automate Disk Cleanup in Windows XP

The Disk Cleanup tool in Windows XP can be use to setup for automated runs.
Setting Up

  1. Goto Start > Run
  2. Run this command:
    cleanmgr /sageset:1
  3. Setup your clean up options and click OK. This will save your options setting to "1". The set numbers can be from 0 to 65535.

Run The Clean Up Using Saved Setting

  1. Goto Start > Run
  2. Run this command:
    cleanmgr /sagerun:1
  3. The Disk Clean Up tool will run without any interactive prompts.
Automate It
Below is a batch file that i have created for myself to schedule to run the Disk Cleanup tool during midnight on my office PC.

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echo off
echo Start at
date /T
time /T
rem cleanmgr /sageset:1
cleanmgr /sagerun:1
echo ################################
echo # Disk clean up has completed! #
echo ################################
echo Stop at
date /T
time /T
pause

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