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Add Cleanup Drive Context Menu in Windows 10

You can add Cleanup to the context menu of drives in File Explorer on Windows 10. You will get Cleanup as a verb in the drive's right-click menu. This will save you time, since you won't need to open the drive's properties any more. Here is how.

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In our previous article, we saw how to add any Ribbon command to the Context menu in Windows 10. See

How to add any Ribbon command to the right click menu in Windows 10

In short, all the Ribbon commands are stored under the Registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell

You can export the desired command and modify the exported *.Reg in order to add it to the context menu of files, folders, or any other object visible in File Explorer. In our case, we need the command named "Windows.CleanUp".

Let's see how to speed up your work and add the useful Cleanup command to the context menu of drives in Windows 10.

Add Cleanup Drive Context Menu in Windows 10

Here are the contents of the *.reg file that you need to apply.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Windows.CleanUp]
"CommandStateSync"=""
"ExplorerCommandHandler"="{9cca66bb-9c78-4e59-a76f-a5e9990b8aa0}"
"Icon"="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\cleanmgr.exe,-104"
"ImpliedSelectionModel"=dword:00000001

Run Notepad. Copy and paste the text above into a new document.

In Notepad, press Ctrl + S or execute the File - Save item in the menu. This will open the Save dialog.

There, type or copy-paste the following name "Cleanup.reg" including quotes. Double quotes are important to ensure that the file will get the "*.reg" extension and not *.reg.txt. You can save the file to any desired location, for example, you can put it in your Desktop folder.

Now, double-click the file Cleanup.reg that you created. Confirm the UAC prompt and click Yes to merge it into the Registry.

The command will appear in the context menu instantly.

To save your time, I made ready-to-use Registry files. You can download them here:

Download Registry Files

The undo file is included, so you can avoid manual Registry editing completely.

Alternatively, you can use Context Menu Tuner.

Context Menu Tuner Disk CleanupFind the command named "Windows.Cleanup" on the left, select "Local Disk" on the right and click "Add". That's it! You can get Context Menu Tuner here:

Download Context Menu Tuner

Tip: you might be interested in reading the following tips and tricks:

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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