Unattended Disk Cleanup

This article will show you how to create  a simple batch program that can easily clean your disk. This cleanup script will also clear windows prefetch directory. This folder becomes cluttered with old application. performing this cleanup would free up some free space.

Step 1.

Create a new text file and place the following contents inside:

c:\windows\system32\cleanmgr.exe /dc /sageset: 1
c:
cd \
cd c:\windows\prefetch
del *.* /q

Step 2.

Save the file, change the extension from .txt to .bat and name  it clean.bat or whatever filename you prefer.


Step 3.

Execute the file. This will run the Disk Cleanup program in a special mode which asks what items you will want cleaned when Disk Cleanup performs an unattended cleanup. Check the items you wish to have cleaned up, then click OK.

Step 4.

Right-click on the clean.bat file and click edit. Change the first line to read:

c:\windows\system32\cleanmgr.exe /dc /sagerun: 1

Step 5.
Save the file. You can execute this file in place of running Disk Cleanup, or, to have this program run unattended, run the Add Scheduled Task Wizard in the Control Panel and create a scheduled task using the clean.bat file you just created.