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Disk Cleanup Handler



Criteria Value
Permissions Admin
Security context User
Persistence type Registry
Code type DLL1
Launch type User initiated2
Impact Non-destructive
OS Version All OS versions
Dependencies OS only
Toolset Scriptable


The disk cleanup manager is part of the operating system. It displays the dialog box […] The user has the option of enabling or disabling individual handlers by selecting or clearing their check box in the disk cleanup manager’s UI. Although Windows comes with a number of disk cleanup handlers, they aren’t designed to handle files produced by other applications. Instead, the disk cleanup manager is designed to be flexible and extensible by enabling any developer to implement and register their own disk cleanup handler. Any developer can extend the available disk cleanup services by implementing and registering a disk cleanup handler.



See also:


  1. COM 

  2. Windows Disk Cleanup Utility must be launched