Cleanmgr+ (Improved Replacement for Microsoft Disk Cleanup)

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  1. Belim7

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    Hey guys,

    this is Belim from Mirinsoft
    I would like to introduce you a new tool of mine, called Cleanmgr+

    The name looks familiar to you? Right, we all know the good, old cleanmgr.exe (Microsoft Disk Clean-up), which is first introduced in Windows 98.
    It is still available in Windows 10, but it may be removed in the future versions as Microsoft has already added it to the depecated apps list.
    Cleanmgr+ is a portable app that builds upon the Microsoft cleanmgr.exe and brings an improved user interface and additional features, such as the ability to add custom scripts, i.e. to clean-up a Browser cache etc.

    More Information about it can be found here
    https://www.getclone.app/ms-apps/cleanmgrplus or in the blog post here

    Screenshot
    https://www.getclone.app/images/jdownloads/screenshots/cleanmgr+_screen.png

    Download Cleanmgr+ (Latest version)
    https://www.getclone.app/cleanmgrplus

    Additional Scripts (like the ability to cleanup Windows.old folder)
    https://www.getclone.app/cleanmgrplus-sc

    You could really help me by posting suggestions to keep improving and building a better tool.

    Thank you very much.
    Belim
     
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  2. ronjor

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    Welcome to the forums Belim.
     
  3. Belim7

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    I'm totally excited to join the Team :D
     
  4. EASTER

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    Very interesting-Thank You for sharing.

    Plus looks to be scriptable for custom location.
     
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  5. Belim7

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    Yes, the Scripting engine accepts also command prompt input. E.g. to delete the Windows Event Viewer Logs, the following command is used.

    Code:
    File1=Detect|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog
    File2=Calc|%SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs
    Task1=Exec|for /F "tokens=*" %1 in ('wevtutil.exe el') DO wevtutil.exe cl "%1"|SHOWCLI
    To delete files you can use simple cmd, e.g.
    Code:
    del /f filename
    Code:
    rd /s /q %windir%\temp 
    etc.

    A Rules.txt file in the \scripts\ dir of the app is included, which provides more information about supported commands.
     
  6. Buddel

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    Herzlich willkommen bei Wilders!:)
     
  7. paulderdash

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    :thumb: Welcome!

    Always a bit nervous to try new cleaners :cautious:, but will give it a try after an image ...

    Some question, maybe naive!
    I see ghacks also reviewed a similar program: ttps://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/16/comet-is-an-open-source-windows-disk-cleanup-clone/ ... any differences you'd like to highlight?
    Is it possible to integrate winapp2.ini (like CCEnhancer->CCleaner)?
     
  8. Belim7

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    no questions are naive;)

    I remember Cleanmgr+ has also been reviewed on ghacks in its initial stage
    https://www.ghacks.net/2019/02/04/cleanmgr-is-an-attempt-to-keep-disk-cleanup-alive

    The above mentioned tool Comet, has been introduced 2 month after my Disk Cleanup version and seems to be an 1:1 replica of MS Disk Clean-up. It looks nice, but does nothing more and nothing less as the original one i see this.

    Cleanmgr+ is a bit more enhanced Version of MS Disk Clean-up

    - features a lightweight, fully portable and minimalistic UI
    - uses identical technical terms of the classic cleanmgr.exe
    - provides descriptions for each clean-up (as classic cleanmgr.exe)
    - has an integrated Preview function (what is going to be deleted? MS Disk Clean-up never has such a feature)
    - brings an integrated Scripting engine for creating custom clean-ups/third-party apps etc. Windows command-line interface is supported and simple command prompts can be included (winapp2.ini is not supported.)

    Overall it is just as safe to use as the original cleanmgr.exe

    Thank you also for the warm welcome:)
     
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  9. Belim7

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    Viele, viele Danke :D:)
     
  10. paulderdash

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    Thanks @Belim7. Will give it a try soon!
     
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    Thank you, Berlim7. I have been using Cleanmgr+ since your initial post in here and like it very much. No problems at all so far. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    It's a good sight faster as well which suits expectations on that. The log file shows complete in a flash.
    That's the way it looks to me.
     
  13. pandlouk

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    Welcome at wilders.

    Very nice app. Does it also have the "god mode" of the original?

    Panagiotis
     
  14. Belim7

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    @pandlouk
    it is a pleasure to be here :)

    The "God" mode is always on, as all cleanups are accessbile also without administrative privileges.
    But some cleanups will fail, without these rights.

    So there is an "elevated mode". If you run it as administrator, more space can be "gained".
    The label "gain" in the upper storage bar, will show a slightly bigger cleanup potential.

    Some cleanups of the classic cleanmgr.exe, e.g. removing Windows.old folder, are not integrated in the "Disk cleanup" data set/tab per default but can be included via custom scripts.

    I've recently opened a new download section for providing script files, which can be found here
    https://www.getclone.app/cleanmgrplus-sc

    Regards
    Belim
     
  15. paulderdash

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    Imaged, and ran with all options (not as administrator, and without compression - no additional scripts).

    Looks good! No ill effects (so far ;) ...).

    On my laptop, some descriptions are truncated at the bottom. even if I expand the panel.
     
  16. Belim7

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    @paulderdash

    thanks for the first steps and the positive feedback.
    If you click into the Descriptions/Info bar, you can scroll up and down on your keyboard with the arrow keys.

    I have a question about the GUI for you (all).
    The app is currently 3 months old and I'm wondering which way to go. We're all creatures of habit and i want to avoid any big change in the design in future versions.

    With the latest update to v1.1 I've introduced this new tabbed GUI concept.
    Do you like it? Is it easy to use and understand (intuitive)?

    Here is a screen of the old GUI (inspired by Microsoft Groove Music)
    https://www.getclone.app/images/jdownloads/screenshots/cleanmgr _1.0-screen.png
    (You can also get a copy of v1.0 here)

    Which do you find look more appealing, modern, minimalistic?
    How do you feel about Microsoft's current state of design language (MDL2, Modern UI, now Fluent)anyway? Do you like the UWP app style?
     
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    New GUI is fine with me :).

    AppCheck didn't like deletion of Recent Documents ... just had to whitelist Cleanmgr+.exe.
     
  18. Belim7

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    this app is unfortunately not familiar to me. Why only with the recents documents of all things:eek:
     
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    An anti-ransomware app: https://www.checkmal.com/product/appcheck/

    Presumably just because deletion is not being initiated from system space. No issue, with whitelisting.
     
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    New GUI is fine with me as well.

    When there's ample time to run some form of comparison I will do that too.

    Regular sweeps for internal system browesing (recents etc.) left abouts is routine on this end to ensure smooth HDD operation.
     
  21. Belim7

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    That's nice to hear guys :)
    Many thanks!

    Another build is online!

    Cleanmgr+ v1.1.3.523 | Download
    What's new?
    Code:
    - Added support for Mozilla Firefox based browsers like Waterfox
    - Added support for Waterfox
    - Update support for Mozilla Firefox
    - Updated Scripting engine to 0.6.3 (Added Echo command to optionally run a Preview in Windows command prompt. Added "BrowserID" section for Mozilla based browsers)
    - Fixed critical bug in execution of custom "Task after cleanup" (optional Task has also been executed even if cleanup prompt was negated)
    - Removed feature to "Show System Information" from Hamburger menu
    - Minor bug fixes
     
  22. Belim7

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    Another build is online!

    Cleanmgr+ v1.1.3.533 | Download
    What's new?
    Code:
    - Fixed a critical conversion bug
    - Several stability improvements
     
  23. Belim7

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    Another Version is online!

    Cleanmgr+ v1.1.4.554 | Download
    What's new?
    Code:
    - Redesigned UI of top navigation panel inlcuding tabs and color themes
    - Improved startup routine
    - Fixed several UI bugs regarding active selector
    - Minor Bug fixes
    
     
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    Gee Thanks for the new update with fixes :thumb:
     
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    You're welcome:geek::)
     
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