Disk Cleanup - C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp


so you dont use the closeprocesses command, followed by this command Emptytemp:

should show somethin like this
BITS transfer queue => 1572864 B
DOMStore, IE Recovery, AppCache, Feeds Cache, Thumbcache, IconCache => 119074239 B
Java, Discord, Steam htmlcache, WinHttpAutoProxySvc/winhttp *.cache => 0 B
Windows/system/drivers => 14511665 B
Edge => 0 B
Chrome => 849834503 B
Brave => 426215852 B
Firefox => 0 B
Opera => 0 B

Temp, IE cache, history, cookies, recent:
Default => 0 B
ProgramData => 0 B
Public => 0 B
systemprofile => 0 B
systemprofile32 => 0 B
LocalService => 0 B
NetworkService => 0 B
 

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You may find this hard to believe, but I've never heard of it before.

How would you enter that into a Batch File?
I'm contemplating running my Batch File in SAFE mode. That should make it possible to delete more files.
 

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    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
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    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
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    Crucial, 16 GB
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    24" Acer
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    Pac Man, Mid Tower
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    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
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    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
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    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
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    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Safe mode is NOT required, for the example i provided.....
its not my set-up, i have tweeked a BleepingComputers malware FRST64 set-up

all you need to do is to include/use the 2 command settings i reported
 

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Show me your Batch file!
I don't remember those commands being a part of the DOS Batch File language.

Well, I just ran my Cleanup.bat program in Safe mode, and WOW, the amount of junk files that floated to the surface, like dead fish in a pond.
Here's the After Action Report:
Safe-Clean 12-12-23.jpg

And I just ran the program in Normal mode, yesterday evening, before I shut the PC down for the day.
So this report covers less than 24 hours.

I think I'll do that again, about once a week, just to get what is missed in Normal Mode.
It's really simple for me to use Safe Mode. That's probably not so for most people.
TM :cool:
 

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    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
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    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
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    Crucial, 16 GB
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    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
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    24" Acer
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    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
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    EVGA 500 W.
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    Pac Man, Mid Tower
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    AMD/OEM
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    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
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    Logitech USB Wireless M310
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    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
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    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
all i do is run the >> fix << option on this program,
Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

with the 2 commands i posted


Start::
CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

EmptyTemp:
End::

drag from notepad
 
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I know it will make me sound really stupid, but, I have no idea what you're doing.

I've been writing DOS Batch Files since 1980, and I've never seen anything like that, or even close.

In the last 1.5 hours, I've cleaned out my HD of thousands of junk files, and done a Ghost Backup.
I'm done with PC Maintenance for today.

Thank you, and Merry Christmas,
TM :cool:
 

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    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
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    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
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    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
@TechnoMage2021

I booted into Command propmt and ran del /s /f /q "C:\*.tmp but was left with over 500MB of *.tmp files?

And a similar command left loads of *.old files.
 

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    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
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    4GB
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    1920 x 1080
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    SSD
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    fanless
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    13Mbps
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    Brave, Edge or Firefox
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    Webroot Secure Anywhere
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    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
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    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
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    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Dunno, I hesitate to say 'I am better than MS in cleaning up my disk'. I also hesitate to say 'I am better than Beethoven in composing symphonies' LOL Perhaps AI/GPT-4 can :eek1:
 

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I can do a pretty good job, of cleaning up my PC. I've been at it for 40+ years, but I would fail miserably at composing a symphony.

Kelper, are you using an "Elevated Command Prompt". The only files those commands will not delete are files that are OPEN.
If I got that result, I'd go back and run it again in Safe Mode.
I did run my Cleanup.bat program last evening, in Safe Mode and got a TON of junk. See?
Safe-Clean 12-12-23.jpg

Or, it may be that some things just don't work the same in Scotland. Eh?

I like to do my cleanups from a Batch File, with "Pause" as the last line. That keeps the window open on the screen so I can scroll back up through the listing to see just what's been deleted, and what has not. Files that cannot be deleted, because they are OPEN, will be shown as such.
Also, and I don't know just how important it is, I always run my batch file from a desktop shortcut, where I can tell it to run the batch file with "Administrator Privileges". That may help too. The actual batch file resides in its own folder on the root directory of C:.

Whenever someone tells me that they ran the same commands I run but get different results, I always suspect that it's not "What you do, but how you do it". Of course, there could be other limitations imposed by other software running on their PC.

Y'all have a great day now, y'hear?
TM :cool:
 

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    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
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    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
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    Crucial, 16 GB
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    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
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    24" Acer
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    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
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    EVGA 500 W.
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    Pac Man, Mid Tower
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    AMD/OEM
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    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
I think command prompt from the recovery screen runs as admin? May I suggest that you measure the size of the files removed rather than just the number. Many of the tmp files were 1 KB or less.

I'd be interested if you would run Ccleaner first, note the size of your C: drive, then run your bat file and see how much more it removes. I'm not really bothered about saving a few MBs, GBs yes.

Ccleaner certainly removes temporary files from Edge, Chrome and Firefox.
 
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    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
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    4GB
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    1920 x 1080
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    SSD
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    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
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    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
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    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
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    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
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    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
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    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
You MAY suggest that, but then that opens up another bucket of worms. I had enough trouble just getting the file counters to work.
Obviously, I had help.

Yes, everything on the HD takes up space, even just those little 1k files. They add up quickly when you have thousands of them.

When I'm doing my backups, Ghost will copy every file, in the designated partition, in sequence. Makes no difference how big they are. So every file takes X amount of time, and SPACE in the Backup Image File. Fewer files means faster backups. And, smaller Backup Image Files too!
My Backup Image File is already up to 17GB, using FAST Compression.

I don't know where this thread is going, but it seems to have gotten a bit off track.
I think I'm done here.
TM :cool:
PS: You mentioned CCleaner! Arggg! That POS will never have a place on any PC of mine.
After it destroyed my OS twice, over a period of time, it's now on my permanent Sh** List.
It's crap like that, that prompted me to write my own Cleanup.bat program. My program cleans out exactly what I tell it to, and nothing more, and NEVER messes with the Registry or System Files.
And I can send it to anyone, anywhere in the world, and they can run it without ever having to install it.
 
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    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
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    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
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    Crucial, 16 GB
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    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
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    24" Acer
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    1280x800
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    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
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    EVGA 500 W.
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    Pac Man, Mid Tower
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    AMD/OEM
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    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
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    Logitech USB Wireless M310
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    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
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    Firefox 64x
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    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Is that so it will delete temp files that would otherwise be Open?


TM :cool:

In my case the concern is deleting the thumbnails in Fast Dial extension. It is really annoying. In the past Wise Care 365 would delete the Opera SpeedDial thumbnails. Even with Macrium incremental backups I hate to restore just to get thumbnails. For some reason ReloadAll either is not an option or does not work. At least for now I have a working solution. (y)

Edit: To answer your question I only reboot to make sure Edge Fast Dial does not get hosed. Something deletes the thumbnails and I will likely never learn exactly what causes it.
 

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    Celeron
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    WEIBU
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    2906 MBytes
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    LC116LF3L01 (1920x1080@59Hz) Intel HD Graphics (Intel)
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    11.6" LCD
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    Interface SD
    Capacity 28.8 GB
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    Integrated Laptop
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    USB wired optical
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    28 Mbs down 35 Mbs up on a good day
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    Opera/Edge both chromium based
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    I purchased this for $109 because it is the only Laptop I have seen with 1920x1080 resolution for the money. OK for streaming, email, etc..
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    Lenovo Ideapad 5
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    AMD K19
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    LNVNB161216 (FP6)
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    8 GB DDR4
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    AMD Radeon Graphics 2 GB DDR4
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    Generic PnP Monitor on AMD Radeon Graphics
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    2560 x 1600
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    512 GB SKHynix_HFS512GDE9X084N (SSD)
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    has touchpad but I use USB wired optical wheel mouse
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    backlit
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    100 Mb/s
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    Edge
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    none
    Other Info
    Windows firewall disabled
Elfin magic!

I have no idea what Fast Dial is, so ya got me there!
I really very seldom use Edge and only for a search, so I can't be of much help. It comes with too much MS BS.!
And I've Never installed any Extensions in Edge.

And, my program only deals with Edge, Firefox, and now Chrome, Temporary Internet Files.
It would have no effect on Opera or any other browser that I've not mentioned here.

TM :cool:
 
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    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
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    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
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    Crucial, 16 GB
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    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
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    24" Acer
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    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
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    AMD/OEM
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    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
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    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
You MAY suggest that, but then that opens up another bucket of worms. I had enough trouble just getting the file counters to work.
Obviously, I had help.

Yes, everything on the HD takes up space, even just those little 1k files. They add up quickly when you have thousands of them.

When I'm doing my backups, Ghost will copy every file, in the designated partition, in sequence. Makes no difference how big they are. So every file takes X amount of time, and SPACE in the Backup Image File. Fewer files means faster backups. And, smaller Backup Image Files too!
My Backup Image File is already up to 17GB, using FAST Compression.

I don't know where this thread is going, but it seems to have gotten a bit off track.
I think I'm done here.
TM :cool:
Are you saying a thousand 1 KB files would noticeably slow down a backup?
 

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    Acer Swift SF114-34
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    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
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    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
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    Laptop
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    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Not by 'Hours' but yes, by some amount of time, depending on the speed of the system.
And, with an old HD, its even slower than with an SSD.

So what is your argument? Are you speaking against my even trying to maintain a CLEAN computer? Sure sounds like it.
That would be fruitless! For I've been cleaning up computer messes for 40+ years, and I'm certainly not going to stop now.
I'll just get better at it. Practice makes perfect!

TM :cool:
PS: While being a new mainframe operator, years ago, I cleaned up the system that had NO maintenance in almost ten years.
I deleted thousands of junk files and then Defragmented the main HD. The system had become painfully slow, but after my Cleanup and Defrag, it ran like New again.
That old system supported all the terminals in the County Court House. Delays and wait times had become horrendous.
But after a good cleaning, no one had to wait.
I apply the same technique to my own PC's and I get the same results. I have an old PC, bios date 2008, but it runs as good as a new one.
I run Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 11/Pro/64 on this old PC, with narry a problem.
 
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    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
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    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
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    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
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    24" Acer
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    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
No.
 

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    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
I can do a pretty good job, of cleaning up my PC. I've been at it for 40+ years, but I would fail miserably at composing a symphony.

Kelper, are you using an "Elevated Command Prompt". The only files those commands will not delete are files that are OPEN.
If I got that result, I'd go back and run it again in Safe Mode.
I did run my Cleanup.bat program last evening, in Safe Mode and got a TON of junk. See?
View attachment 81083

Or, it may be that some things just don't work the same in Scotland. Eh?

I like to do my cleanups from a Batch File, with "Pause" as the last line. That keeps the window open on the screen so I can scroll back up through the listing to see just what's been deleted, and what has not. Files that cannot be deleted, because they are OPEN, will be shown as such.
Also, and I don't know just how important it is, I always run my batch file from a desktop shortcut, where I can tell it to run the batch file with "Administrator Privileges". That may help too. The actual batch file resides in its own folder on the root directory of C:.

Whenever someone tells me that they ran the same commands I run but get different results, I always suspect that it's not "What you do, but how you do it". Of course, there could be other limitations imposed by other software running on their PC.

Y'all have a great day now, y'hear?
TM :cool:
So I copied and used your batch file. Unfortunately it does not work as you describe. I rebooted my Windows 11 pro PC ND Ran your batch file as Admin. Here are the results:
Disk Cleanup is now complete.
Performing File Count, After Cleaning. Please Wait!
File Count before cleaning: 1881332 files
File count after cleaning: 1881266 files
Files deleted: 66 files
Time is 19:32:34.14
Date Is Tue 04/02/2024

As you can see it only deleted 66 files out of 1,881,332 files.
I have not tried safe mode yet, but it rejected millions of files.
 

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    Dell
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
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    Dell
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    32gb
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    Nvidia
    Sound Card
    internal
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    3 monitors (24", 39", 24")
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    4k
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    7 1tb 3 solid, 4 other
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    Dell
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    fans
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    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    1gb
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    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security/Malwarebytes
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    tech since 1983
Duh! Apparently, you've totally misunderstood what those numbers mean.
You say that the program rejected millions of files. No it only rejected the GOOD files, but deleted 66 JUNK Files.
It looks to me like the program worked as written. And I'd have to conclude that you had not been doing much internet surfing before running the program.

Because if you to a lot of internet work, like I do, you'd get a report more like this:
Cleanup 1-8-24.jpg

As the program runs, it opens up a window on your desktop. By you scrolling back up through the printout, you can see exactly what it has deleted and what files were not deleted because they were open and in use at the time.
I always find it interesting to see just what's been deleted.

Cheers Mate,
TM :cool:
 

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    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
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    PC/Desktop
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    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Duh! Apparently, you've totally misunderstood what those numbers mean.
You say that the program rejected millions of files. No it only rejected the GOOD files, but deleted 66 JUNK Files.
It looks to me like the program worked as written. And I'd have to conclude that you had not been doing much internet surfing before running the program.

Because if you to a lot of internet work, like I do, you'd get a report more like this:
View attachment 92359

As the program runs, it opens up a window on your desktop. By you scrolling back up through the printout, you can see exactly what it has deleted and what files were not deleted because they were open and in use at the time.
I always find it interesting to see just what's been deleted.

Cheers Mate,
TM :cool:
Actually, I've been a tech since PC DOS 1, before MS DOS. With that said, with the exception of booting in safe mode, I rebooted and ran your latest batch file. I have not cleaned out my PC for months and expected it to delete more temp files. We also have windows\temp and windows\prefetch that should be periodically deleted. I did those manually, but it would be good to add them to your batch file. I'm not complaining, but I was confused that it left so many temp files behind. I also mostly use Edge, so there wasn't many edge temp files.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia
    Sound Card
    internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 monitors (24", 39", 24")
    Screen Resolution
    4k
    Hard Drives
    7 1tb 3 solid, 4 other
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    1gb
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security/Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    tech since 1983
Edge also creates a ton of .old files. Did you notice them?

I always run my batch file from a desktop shortcut, in which I specify that I want the batch file run with "Administrative Privileges".
I don't know if that's absolutely necessary, but it seems to "Work for me.".

I'm sorry if you misunderstood my program, but thanks for trying it anyway.

Cheers mate!
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
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