disk cleanup in a multi-user environment

Hello experts,
I have a PC (XP home) at home that is used by 3 members of the family, each with a separate account.
I am the only administrator on the pc.
When I run disk cleanup as administrator, it does not delete the temporary files for the other accounts.
I would like to be able to cleanup ALL of the garbage that clutters the computer, regardless of the account it is associated with.

Any ideas?

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Shalom CarmelCTOAsked:
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
you have to logon as each user and run that process.
Shalom CarmelCTOAuthor Commented:
> you have to logon as each user and run that process.
thanks, but I hope to find a better way.

Shalom CarmelCTOAuthor Commented:
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
go into the user accounts ADVANCED for each member, then add you the administrator as part of the ownershp with full control on the permissions.
alternatively: you could put the disk clean up thing in each of the in teh scheduler of each user's accounts so that it runs once a month or so when they log in.

use the schedule task wizard for this: (Start->all Programs->accessories->system tools->Scheduled tasks)

One handy (free) utility is called CCleaner


It automates a lot of the manual cleanup.  I'm not sure if it will cleanup other userids other than your own.

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