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    Cleanup - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10

    Cleanup - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add Cleanup to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    26 Sep 2022
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Add Cleanup to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 10


    You can use Disk Cleanup to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your drives, which can help your PC run faster. It can delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 19018, Microsoft is removing the Downloads folder option from Disk Cleanup.

    You can add Cleanup to the context menu of drives that will open Disk Cleanup to reduce the number of unnecessary files on the selected disk to free up disk space.

    This tutorial will show you how to add Cleanup to the context menu of drives for all users in Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.

    When you right click or press and hold on a drive (ex: "C") in This PC and click/tap on Cleanup, it will open Disk Cleanup for that specific drive.
    Cleanup - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10-disk_cleanup.png



    EXAMPLE: "Cleanup" context menu
    Cleanup - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10-cleanup_context_menu.png



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add "Cleanup" to Context Menu of Drives

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Cleanup_to_context_menu.reg

    Download


    3 To Remove "Cleanup" from Context Menu of Drives

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Cleanup_from_context_menu.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #1

    Right on @Brink!
    You keep this up, we won't even need a Start Menu any more!!
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

      My Computers


 

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