How to create shortcut to open Disk Cleanup with All Items Selected in Windows 10

The built-in Disk Cleanup Tool may have some items to delete checked and unchecked by default. But you may want to have all the items checked by default instead when you open it. This post will show you how to create a Disk Cleanup shortcut that opens with all items selected by default in Windows 10.

You can use Disk Cleanup on a regular basis to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your drives, which can free up drive space and help your PC run better. The utility first searches and analyzes the hard drive for files that are no longer of any use, and then removes the unnecessary files. There are a number of different file categories that Disk Cleanup targets when performing the initial disk analysis – some of which are:

  • Compression of old files
  • Temporary Internet files
  • Temporary Windows files
  • Downloaded program files
  • Recycle Bin
  • Setup log files
  • Offline web pages (cached).

The above list, however, is not exhaustive. For instance, Temporary Remote Desktop files and Temporary Sync Files may appear only under certain computer configurations, differences such as the Windows Operating System and the use of additional programs such as Remote Desktop. The option of removing hibernation data may not be ideal for some users, as this may remove the hibernate option.

Create a shortcut to open Disk Cleanup with All Items Selected

When you create a shortcut to open Disk Cleanup with All Items Selected, you will still be able to manually check and uncheck items in Disk CleanUp after it is opened using this shortcut. To create a desktop shortcut to open it:

Right-click an empty area on your desktop, and click New > Shortcut.

Copy and paste cleanmgr /D C /LOWDISK into the location field, and click Next.

Create a shortcut to open Disk Cleanup with All Items Selected

Type All Items Disk CleanUp for the name, and click Finish.

You can name this shortcut anything you like.

You have now created the shortcut. If you like, you can Pin it to Taskbar, Pin it to Start, add it to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

That’s it, folks!

Posted by on , in Category Windows with Tags
Obinna Onwusobalu, MCSA MCTS MCITP, has studied Information & Communication Technology and is a keen follower of the Windows ecosystem. He runs a computer software clinic. He says, it's best practice to create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


8 + 9 =