Systweak Tweak Library
Tweaks are tricks & hacks for optimizing your system and helps in enhancing & securing your Operating System
 
 
Skip Navigation LinksHome > System > File System > Change the Default Disk Utilities For the disk cleanup utility (Windows 2K / XP)
ystem
Change the Default Disk Utilities For the disk cleanup utility (Windows 2K/XP)

This setting lets you control the default tools used for Windows disk management - Disk Cleanup.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2000
Changing the values will alter the programs used when you right-click a disk in My Computer > Properties > Tools.

When you click the Disk Cleanup button located in the hard disk drive property sheet, Disk Cleanup may not open. Instead, one of the following may occur:

Your user profile folder or the My Documents folder may open. The following error message occurs:

Windows cannot locate the Disk Cleanup program. The program file may be corrupted or may have been deleted from your computer. To reinstall Disk Cleanup, run Windows Setup again.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey \CleanupPath does not exist, create it as described below. Now, create a string value name, “Default”, if it does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box with the valid path for cleanmgr.exe to enable the setting.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

After logoff or system restart, changes take effect.

Note::
The Default value for NT/2000/XP is: %SystemRoot%\system32\cleanmgr.exe /D %c

To return the value to the default either set it to a value above or delete the entire sub-key.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Disk Utilities for the ‘Disk Cleanup Utility’ is replaced.

Default Disk Utilities for the ‘Disk Cleanup Utility’ is visible.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\CleanupPath\] key, right-click on the "Default" Expandable String Value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value to reflect the path of the program you want to use in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Show the extension for the Shortcut (.LNK) files.

Category : System > File System

This setting enables you to show the “.LNK” files extension. If you have a file for example “Work”, you can show the extension that it looks like “Work.lnk”.

Enable the Write behind Caching

Category : System > File System

This tweak lets you enable the write behind caching feature of Windows for increasing the system performance.

Remove the Tildes in short filenames

Category : System > File System

This tweak lets you remove the tildes in short filenames.

Disable Screen Saver When Disk Defragmenter Active

Category : System > File System

This tweak disables the screen saver when defrag is being used.

Change the default disk utilities for the file backup utility (Windows 98/ME)

Category : System > File System

This setting lets you control the default tools used for Windows disk management Backup.

 
 
Remove spyware infections automatically / manually | Check for file authenticity
 
Systweak Inc.
© Systweak Inc., 1999-2017 All rights reserved.
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner