Remove Junk Files from Windows with Open-Source Managed Disk Cleanup

Managed Disk Cleanup is an open-source tool that is similar to the Disk Cleanup tool that comes built-inside Windows operating system which is used to remove unwanted files from your hard drives. Since Microsoft has announced that Disk Cleanup too is deprecated and will no longer be supported in the future versions of Windows, the open-source alternative Managed Disk Cleanup can be used by Windows users who have become accustomed of using Disk Cleanup tool for casually removing unwanted and junk files from their computers.

Managed Disk Cleanup seems like an identical copy of the native Disk Cleanup tool that is shipped with Windows, but it comes with a limitation – it supports only Windows 8 and later versions of Windows. When run on a computer with Windows 7 or earlier versions of Windows, it will show a warning – “You’re running on a system older than Windows 8. Due to differences in Disk Cleanup architecture, only limited functionality will be available.”

Managed Disk Cleanup

Just like Disk Cleanup it asks you to choose one of the drives on your system. If you have only one partition (C:) then it won’t ask and take you straight to the main user interface from where you can select which type of junk files you would want to clean. It displays many categories such as – downloaded internet files, temporary internet files, system created Windows error reporting, DirectX shader cache, delivery optimization files, recycle bin, temporary files, device driver packages, Windows updates and more. When run with administrator privileges, it shows many more options. You can choose one or more of these categories and click on the OK button to delete the selected files.

Managed Disk Cleanup

The developer wishes to add command line parameters functionality in the future releases of this open-source tool which will bring it a step closer to Microsoft’s Disk Cleanup tool and make it an ideal tool for including in batch scripts.

You can download Managed Disk Cleanup from