CLEANMGR Registry samples

The script below can be used to predefine a typical selection of cleanmgr options, this uses REG to pre-populate the regisitry with a group of settings. You can then run them all at once by running CLEANMGR /SAGESET

For each opton, a dword set to 0 will disable the option, while 2 will enable it.

Comment out (REM) any options in the script you don’t want to set by prefixing the line with ::

Not all of these options are supported in all editions of Windows, if on your machine there is no matching subkey under the Explorer\VolumeCaches root, then just REM out that line with ::

In the StateFlagsNNNN key the 4 digits are the settings group number, as specified with /SAGESET:n padded to 4 digits.
In this example we have used 64. The Group No. n can be any integer from 0 to 9999.

@Echo Off

:: Set all the CLEANMGR registry entries for Group #64

SET _Group_No=StateFlags0064

SET _RootKey=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches

:: Temporary Setup Files
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Active Setup Temp Folders" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Branch Cache (WAN bandwidth optimization)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\BranchCache" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Catalog Files for the Content Indexer (deletes all files in the folder c:\catalog.wci)
::REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Content Indexer Cleaner" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Delivery Optimization Files (service to share bandwidth for uploading Windows updates)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Delivery Optimization Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Diagnostic data viewer database files (Windows app that sends data to Microsoft)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Diagnostic Data Viewer database Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Direct X Shader cache (graphics cache, clearing this can can speed up application load time.)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\D3D Shader Cache" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Downloaded Program Files (ActiveX controls and Java applets downloaded from the Internet)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Downloaded Program Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Downloads Folder (Automatically emptying this is probably a bad idea.)
::REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Downloads Folder" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002

:: Temporary Internet Files
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Internet Cache Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Language resources Files (unused languages and keyboard layouts)
::REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Language Pack" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002

:: Offline Files (Web pages)
::REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Offline Pages Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Old ChkDsk Files
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Old ChkDsk Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Recycle Bin
::::REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Recycle Bin" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
:::::: REMed out because Automatically emptying the Recycle Bin is almost never a good idea.

:: Retail Demo
::REG ADD "%_RootKey%\RetailDemo Offline Content" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Update package Backup Files (old versions)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\ServicePack Cleanup" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Setup Log files (software install logs)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Setup Log Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: System Error memory dump files (These can be very large if the system has crashed)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\System error memory dump files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: System Error minidump files (smaller memory crash dumps)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\System error minidump files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Temporary Files (%Windir%\Temp and %Windir%\Logs)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Temporary Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Windows Update Cleanup (old system files not migrated during a Windows Upgrade)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Update Cleanup" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: User file history (Settings > Update & Security > Backup.)
::REG ADD "%_RootKey%\User file versions" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Thumbnails (Explorer will recreate thumbnails as each folder is viewed.)
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Thumbnail Cache" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Windows Defender Antivirus
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Windows Defender" /v %_Group_No% /d 2 /t REG_DWORD /f

:: Windows error reports and feedback diagnostics
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Windows Error Reporting Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Electronic Software Delivery - used to "Reset your PC" to its factory default settings.
:: Don’t clean up this unless you are prepared to Download & re-activate Windows if it crashes.
::::REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Windows ESD installation files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

:: Windows Upgrade log files
REG ADD "%_RootKey%\Windows Upgrade Log Files" /v %_Group_No% /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f

After setting the above registry entries, run CLEANMGR with the same group number:
CLEANMGR /sagerun:64

”Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you“ ~ Ezekiel 36:25

Related commands:

CleanMgr - Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin.


 
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