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  1. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #70

    Brink said:
    I believe it will only show items that there's something to clean up from.
    Thanks @Brink.



    Just one final question please. Am I right in saying that . . .

    Code:
    
    “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Content Indexer Cleaner“

    . . . is associated with Search Indexing, and if ADDED to cleanmgr, would mean that it would Clear the EXISTING Indexing and would trigger a TOTAL Re-Indexing of the Drive?

    Thanks.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #71

    Paul Black said:
    Thanks @Brink.



    Just one final question please. Am I right in saying that . . .

    Code:
    
    “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Content Indexer Cleaner“

    . . . is associated with Search Indexing, and if ADDED to cleanmgr, would mean that it would Clear the EXISTING Indexing and would trigger a TOTAL Re-Indexing of the Drive?

    Thanks.
    I don't know either, but you can test to see if the index starts getting rebuilt after trying it.
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #72

    Brink said:
    I don't know either, but you can test to see if the index starts getting rebuilt after trying it.

    Thanks @Brink. I could NOT find a definitive answer on the Internet, so I have decided to leave it omitted.



    I created a ONE LINER which lists ALL the cleanmgr items in the REG Key . . .

    Code:
    
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches

    I do NOT know if this will be useful to add to the Tutorial . . .

    Code:
    
    @echo off & cls & echo. & echo  ============================================ & echo  List of Available [cleanmgr] Items & echo  ============================================ & (for /f  "usebackq tokens=8 delims=\" %i in (`REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches"`) do echo  %i)  & echo  ============================================ & echo. & echo ^>Press ANY key to EXIT . . . & pause >nul & Exit

    On my OS it outputs the following . . .

    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10-cleanmgr_output.jpg


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  4. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #73

    Hello @Brink ,

    As part of my Clean Install post customisations, I run the following Script . . .

    Code:
    
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Active Setup Temp Folders" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\BranchCache" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    ::  REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Content Indexer Cleaner" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\D3D Shader Cache" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Delivery Optimization Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Device Driver Packages" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Diagnostic Data Viewer database files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Downloaded Program Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\DownloadsFolder" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Internet Cache Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Language Pack" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Offline Pages Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Old ChkDsk Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Previous Installations" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Recycle Bin" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\RetailDemo Offline Content" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Service Pack Cleanup" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Setup Log Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error memory dump files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error minidump files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Setup Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Sync Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Thumbnail Cache" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Update Cleanup" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Upgrade Discarded Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\User file versions" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Defender" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Error Reporting Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows ESD installation files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Upgrade Log Files" /v StateFlags9999 /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /f
    
    

    Then, as part of my OS cleanup [ as and when needed ], I have this within a Script that runs cleanmgr [ NO need to check ANY boxes etc as it just runs ] . . .

    Code:
    
    %SystemRoot%\System32\cmd.exe /c cleanmgr /sagerun:9999

    Works great, EXCEPT, that it also runs on ANY attached drives, whether internal or external.

    How can I get this to just run on the C:\ [ OS ] drive and IGNORE all the other drives / partitions please?
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       #74

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Brink ,

    Then, as part of my OS cleanup [ as and when needed ], I have this within a Script that runs cleanmgr [ NO need to check ANY boxes etc as it just runs ] . . .

    Code:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\cmd.exe /c cleanmgr /sagerun:9999
    Works great, EXCEPT, that it also runs on ANY attached drives, whether internal or external.

    How can I get this to just run on the C:\ [ OS ] drive and IGNORE all the other drives please?
    It looks like you specified to run cleanmgr only on the "C" drive in your command above.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...mands/cleanmgr
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  6. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #75

    Yes, this is why I am asking in case I missed anything simple. My disk has three Partitions, C:, D:, & I:, but unfortunately, it runs on ALL of them.
    I will further investigate tomorrow.
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