How to Run Disk Cleanup in Windows XP

To run Disk Cleanup on a Windows XP computer, you can run it from My Computer or from Command Prompt.

Run from My Computer

Method #1

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type cleanmgr
  4. Click OK or press Enter

Method #2

  1. Click Start
  2. Go to All Programs
  3. Go to Accessories
  4. Go to System Tools
  5. Click Disk Cleanup

Method #3

  1. Open My Computer
  2. Right­-click on the drive you want to run Disk Cleanup. This is usually C:\, the drive where
    Windows XP is installed.
  3. Click Properties
  4. Go to the General tab
  5. Click Disk Cleanup

Run from Command Prompt

To open Disk Cleanup via Command Prompt, follow these steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt
  2. Type this command:c:\windows\cleanmgr.exe /dwhere c:\ is where Windows XP is installed.
  3. Press Enter
Windows XP Disk Cleanup screen
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