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    24 March 2019, 00:57

    Hi! I would love it someone could clear this up for me: the "windows component store" option will delete the entire winsxs folder, rendering the windows installation pretty much useless. Why is this optin even present??? it can do great harm.

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    Belim (Admin)
    07 April 2019, 16:15

    Hi Jorge,

    the size calculation and recommendation whether you should clean/resize the Windows Component Store is done by Windows and the command-line utility DISM.

    If the Preview of "Windows Component Store" is telling you that a cleanup is not recommended, then you are on the safe side.

    "the reported freeable space for the winsxs item in cleanmgr+ is exactly the size of the entire WinSxS folder". This would mean, that a cleanup has already been done and could not been executed again even if you run it in Cleanmgr+.


    31 March 2019, 23:32

    Hi! Thanks for the reply.
    Where did i get it? easy, after analyzing to see how much space I could free, the reported freeable space for the winsxs item in cleanmgr+ is exactly the size of the entire WinSxS folder, which means that cleanmgr+ would delete the whole folder...

    Belim (Admin)
    31 March 2019, 00:48

    Hi Jorge,

    sry, for the late reply, but this isn't always a full-time job for me.

    Where do you have this Info "windows component store" option will delete the entire winsxs folder?
    This isn't an information provided by Cleanmgr+.

    In short, Winsxs, which stands for ‘Windows Side By Side’, is Windows native assembly cache. Libraries which are being by multiple applications are stored there. The WinSxS folder, stores multiple copies of dll, exe and other system files in order to let multiple applications run in Windows without any compatibility problem.

    Cleanmgr+ does NOT delete this folder (this is NOT possible!) Therefore is uses a command line option for DISM.exe, /AnalyzeComponentStore and /StartComponentCleanup . Running this command, will analyze the WinSxS folder and tell you whether a Component Store Cleanup is recommended or not.

    I hope this helps at least a little bit.

    Kind regards from Germany

    30 March 2019, 03:51

    Thanks for ignoring me completely.

    19 March 2019, 16:19

    Hi, Belim.

    I just noticed that if you close Cleanmgr+ and  launch it again that the +more items are remembered.  That makes the situation better.  So, apparently, once you run the "Check installed scripts" under the +, the ones that are found are remembered unless/until you run the "Check installed scripts" again.  That is good.

    Initially, how to get the +more items to have the "space to gain" calculated is still not intuitive.  That is still a hurdle I think you need to address.

    Maybe the option under the + should say:

       "Check which +more scripts are installed"


       "Check which +more scripts your Windows account is using"

    See my message below for other thoughts.


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    19 March 2019, 16:07

    Hi, Belim.

    Thank you for the message.  I was able to get Cleanmgr+ to calculate the "space to gain" for those +more items.  ;-)

    As you know, this probably isn't intuitive or easy to figure out.  What you have currently works, but I wouldn't necessarily expect most users to figure out how to have Cleanmgr+ calculate the "space to gain" for the +more items.

    For the items under the Disk Cleanup tab, the "space to gain" is calculated automatically if you click on the ____ link after gain >.  So, it makes sense that if you go to the +more tab and click the ____ link after gain >, then Cleanmgr+ would calculate the "space to gain" for the +more items.

    Also, if "space to gain" has been calculated for the Disk Cleanup tab or the +more items already while Cleanmgr+ is open, then it would be nice if those results were remembered despite switching between the Disk Cleanup tab and the +more tab.  Currently, I can calculate "space to gain" for the Disk Cleanup tab and then for the +more items, but then if I go back to the Disk Cleanup tab, the "space to gain" results are gone and I have to calculate them again. 

    Some users might leave Cleanmgr+ open for an hour or two or even longer.  In those cases, perhaps the "space to gain" results should be re-calculated.  However, it would be nice if the results were remembered for each tab for at least for a few minutes or until the ____ link after gain > is clicked again.  If you update Cleanmgr+ so that the +more items can also be calculated manually using the ____ link after gain >, then it would be no big deal for a user to re-calcuate "space to gain" for the Disk Cleanup or +more items if they wanted to.  But, the user might prefer the results to be remembered if/when switching between tabs.

    Thank you for all of your work and effort on Cleanmgr+.  ;-)


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    19 March 2019, 13:37

    Hi, Belim.

    In the release notes for v1.0.3.249, you mention: 

    "Added function to calculate the "space to gain" in "+more/Scripts" tab (this is optional and the space is automatically calculated after hitting the "+more" tab)"

    I don't see how to enable this optional function.  I would like to test it.


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    Belim (Admin)
    19 March 2019, 14:39

    Hello 0.MRG,

    Yes that's true :) Just switch to the +more tab and the calculation runs automatically. Of course, you must have previously pre-check some clean-up items. I would recommend using the "Check installed scripts" function in the main menu > "+"

    Cleanmgr+ will report in the status label something like "You can free up + more xxx MB of disk space by cleaning up these items" To refresh the calculation just hit the "+ more" tab again.

    I hope I have now a slightly happier user :)

    Have a good day

    16 March 2019, 14:58

    The script to give access to taking ownership of the windows.old files is not working. It runs and says access denied. As such, the directory is not removed. 

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    Belim (Admin)
    19 March 2019, 14:30

    Please try the latest Build and logon as Administrator. Thanks!

    10 March 2019, 18:09

    CloneApp spawns a reg.exe process for each registry item it backs up, along with a corresponding conhost.exe process, but it doesn't close these processes upon successful completion of the backups. I haven't tested what happens if CloneApp is run more than once in succession. System: Windows 7 SP1 x64.

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    26 April 2019, 00:58

    Were you able to reproduce the problem? You should be able to see it in Task Manager, or using tasklist in a cmd shell.

    22 March 2019, 00:48

    To answer your question: AFAICT, yes, it appears to spawn one reg.exe process for each backup job. But you can verify this yourself by running CloneApp on your own system - you should observe the same behavior.

    Belim (Admin)
    19 March 2019, 14:32

    Hi Rhodes,

    i will take a look into this. How many reg.exe processes did you observe? For each Backup job a seperate one?

    09 March 2019, 08:54

    Trojan.GenericKD.41079484 is reported from Biddefender for Cleanmgr. 

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    Belim (Admin)
    09 March 2019, 09:34

    this is a false positive. It would be a great if you could report this to Bitdefender.

    Windows Smartscreen, Google Chrome and some other antivirus engines may warn you from downloading this program. This is caused to the small user base. Sadly I can't change anything about that. Cleanmgr+ is five weeks old :)

    Many thanks.

    07 March 2019, 00:04

    Deleting Windows.old issue 

    Every time I run Cleaner+ it launches into deleting Windows.old, taking ages to remove hundreds of files again. How is this possible? Does it mean that the files are not being deleted at all, despite being reported as deleted What is going on?

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    Belim (Admin)
    09 March 2019, 09:39


    Cleanmgr+ shows a command prompt to trace the progress. You are right. This takes sometimes a while and more. So, the files are being reported as deleted? The Windows.old directory does not count fewer files? Have you tried deleting it with classic Cleanmgr.exe (from Microsoft) ? If this is completed successfully, i will have to take further look. Please let me know.


    Van Holton
    06 March 2019, 22:15

    I need to backup all my Office 2016 settings (which I have done) and restore to Office 2019.  Especially the Word AutoText and AutoCorrect settings. Cloneapp does not seem to do this.  Can anyone help?

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    ammar mufti
    06 March 2019, 09:16

    Hello All,

    I am having trouble transferring the settings of the Excel settings and macro i have created on my computer. everythig goes smooth and it tells me that the transfer was succesful but the excel doesnt change anything

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