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Disk Cleanup shortcut

You may want to use Disk Cleanup shortcut on a regular basis to help your PC run better. In today’s post, MiniTool will show you accessible ways to create a shortcut for Disk Cleanup.

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Disk Cleanup tool is designed to free up disk space by removing any unnecessary files on your hard drive. This tool enables you to delete checked and unchecked items by default. However, sometimes you may want to have all the items checked by default instead when opening Disk Cleanup. A Disk Cleanup shortcut can help you to do that.

Now, let’s see how to create a Disk Cleanup shortcut on Windows 10 desktop.

Method 1. Manually Create Disk Cleanup Shortcut on Windows 10 Desktop

This method is widely used to create a Disk Cleanup shortcut on Windows 10 desktop. You can follow the detailed steps below.

Step 1. Right-click any blank area on your desktop. Then select New in the menu and click Shortcut in its sub-menu.

click Shortcut

Step 2. In the pop-up window, click Browse. Then select cleanmgr in C/Windows/System32 folder and click OK in the Browse for Files or Folders window.

create a Disk Cleanup shortcut

Step 3. Click Next to move on.

click Next

Step 4. Then you can rename the shortcut you created or hit the Finish button to create a Disk Cleanup shortcut called cleanmgr on your desktop.

rename the shortcut or hit finish

In addition to this common method, there are other 3 simply ways to create a shortcut for Disk Cleanup. Let’s move on.

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Method 2. Create a BAT File for Disk Cleanup on Windows 10 Desktop

A BAT file can also help you create a Disk Cleanup shortcut. Here is a quick guide.

Step 1. Open Notepad in the search box. Then type cleanmgr.exe in it.

type cleanmgr.exe in the Notepad

Step 2. Press Ctrl + S keys to open the Save as window, and then choose the Desktop as its location. Rename Disk Cleanup.bat as file name, and hit the Save button.

save the Disk Cleanup.bat file on the desktop

Step 3. After all the above steps complete, you will see a Disk Cleanup shortcut on your desktop and you can use it on a regular basis.

the Disk Cleanup shortcut

Method 3. Send the Shortcut of Cleanmgr.exe to Your Desktop

This method is very simple to create a Disk Cleanup shortcut on the Windows 10 desktop. Here is how to do that.

Step 1. Open your File Explorer, go to This PC on the left.

Step 2. Type cleanmgr.exe in the search box on the upper right corner.

Step 3. Then you will find a list of files or folders related to cleanmgr.exe. Right-click the cleanmgr.exe and select the Send to on the list-menu and click the Desktop (create shortcut) in the sub-list menu.

send the shortcut leanmgr.exe to your desktop

After that, you will see the shortcut of cleanmgr.exe on your desktop.

Method 4. Send the Disk Cleanup Shortcut to Your Desktop

Here is another simple way to create a shortcut for Disk Cleanup on desktop. For that:

Step 1. Access This PC and type disk cleanup in the search box on the upper right corner.

Step 2. In all items, right-click Disk Cleanup, and then choose the Send to on the list-menu and click the Desktop (create shortcut) in the sub-list menu.

send the shortcut of disk cleanup to your desktop

Now, I believe you already have an overall impression on how to create a Disk Cleanup shortcut on Windows 10 desktop. Have a try now.

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