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How to add Disk Cleanup to the Right-Click Menu for a Drive in Windows 8?

This article will show how to add Disk Cleanup to the Right-Click Menu for a Disk Drive in Windows 8.

By adding some keys and values to your registry you can easily add Disk Cleanup option to the Right-Click Menu for a Disk Drive. The procedure is not complected at all.

Disk clean up added to drive right click menu

Follow the steps below to add Disk Cleanup to the Right-Click Menu for a Disk Drive.

Steps to add Disk Cleanup to the Right-Click Menu for a Drive

1. Go to Windows App Search by pressing Windows + Q key and search for regedit. Apps Search result will appear in left-pane. Click on regedit.exe. Click Yes if you get UAC (User Account Control) dialog box.

Open registry editor

2. Navigate to the following sub key:


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell

3. Right-click on right-pane empty space and select New -> Key option and create a new key named itdiskcleanup.

Create New Key

You can see, a new folder is created under Shell

Disk Clenup Entry

4. Now, click on diskcleanup folder, you will see a (Default) entry in right-pane. Right-click on it and click on Modify option.

modify diskcleanup value

5. In Edit String window assign “Value Data” Disk Cleanup and press “OK”.

Disk clean up value data

6. Now, under diskcleanup create another new key and names it command. Remember, command folder should be created under diskcleanup folder. Set (Default) value data to


cleanmgr.exe /d %1

Command value data

That’s it. Now, right-click on any disk-drive and you can see the Disk Cleanup option is there in context-menu.

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