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script or a tool to clean up the disk?

Posted on 2006-10-28
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lately we installed a wsus server, many PC's cannot take updates because C:\ is full.
How can u help by a tool or script for cleaning up the disks?
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by:McKnife
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Cleaning will only be a temporary solution, buy larger HDs and clone the old installations onto them. You will have a great loss in performance, too, if your harddrives are getting full.
But now to your script:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/253597
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by:abd_1980us
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ok it is a good tool, but can i change the users profile path to another directory to another path. especially (Desktop, My Documenst, .pst mail file)
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by:McKnife
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Yes, read about roaming profiles.
The pst-file can be moved and after that outlook will ask for the new path. Network paths are possible, but microsoft gives the advice not to do that - too much overhead, as far as I can remember.
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by:abd_1980us
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Dear McKnife
sorry for being late in reponding;
I want to ask you if know a special software can clean temp, compressed files remotely and faster than Windows clean up utilities.

Best Wishes,
Abdullah
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by:McKnife
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Uh, never looked for such a software. There are many names going around, "cleansweep" maybe?
You could clean temp with a small batch
rd %temp% /s /q
md %temp%

what do you mean, clean compressed files?
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by:abd_1980us
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sorry for that:
I was meaning to compress old files to save disk space
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Type cleanmgr /sageset, there is an option to compress old files
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