[Tutorial] How To Add Disk Cleanup Tool To Right Click Menu In Windows 8

If you cleaning up your hard drive on regular basis, this tutorial will help you to make your cleaning process a bit faster and more accessible by adding Disk Cleanup tool inside context menu when you do a right mouse click on Disk Drive.


To get started follow steps below:

Step 1: On your keyboard press Win+Q buttons in order to access Windows App search option.

Step 2: Inside search field type regedit and then press Enter.


Step 3: If you got prompted by UAC warning press Yes to continue.

Step 4: Inside registry window follow this path HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell inside left pane.


Step 5: With shell selected, right mouse click inside right panel empty space and then choose New -> Key.


Step 6: For this new key add following name diskcleanup and confirm the change.

Step 7: You should see a new key diskcleanup located under shell tree.


Step 8: Select this newly created key and again inside its right pane, right mouse click on (Default) and from context menu choose Modify option.


Step 9: Inside new small window that opens up, for Value data type Disk Cleanup and click OK to save your changes.


Step 10: Now right mouse click on empty space under diskcleanup right pane and choose New -> Key.


Step 11: Name this new key command.


Step 12: Under diskcleanup tree you should see new key called command. Select it and right mouse on (Default) value located inside its right pane. From context menu choose Modify.


Step 13: Inside Edit String window type this cleanmgr /d %1 and click OK to save your changes.


Step 14: Now when you right mouse click on any disk drive, you should see Disk Cleanup option available inside context menu.


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