Disk Cleaner v1.6.1353

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Disk Cleaner cleans up disk space that is used by temporary files like those in the system temporary folder, the Internet Explorer Cache and Cookies folder, and the Recycle Bin. It supports numerous plugins for cleaning up the cache/history of third party apps, including Firefox, Google Toolbar, Yahoo Messenger etc.

Note: The portability of more recent versions is in question so we are currently linking to the last known portable version.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download dclean_XXX.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

11 comments on Disk Cleaner  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2013-06-12 18:01

Following Kanu instructions, latest Disk Cleaner version (1.8.1795 Beta) appears to be portable...

PS: If you care for this, yaP launcher posted at http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64747#p64747


kanu 2013-06-12 12:09

That's right, Robert. Using the -p switch the program first tries to find a dcsettings.ini file on the program folder, if it doesn't exist then goes to %APPDATA%\Disk Cleaner — if this doesn't exist neither then it creates that folder and file. That's why the first time used -even with the -p switch- the program creates that undesired location.

Create an empty dcsettings.ini on the Disk Cleaner folder before the first run and add the -p parameter. That will do it.


Robert 2010-07-30 17:01

To adhere to Vista/7 defaults, Disk Cleaner no longer writes to the application folder by default, but to the users %APPDATA% folder instead. Old behavior (that is, portable) is still supported by running Disk Cleaner with the -p command line switch.

I am Baas 2010-05-01 08:47

DC writes settings to Disk Cleaner folder in user's %APPDATA% folder

Wolfghost 2010-02-04 20:45

It's not writes settings to application folder !!
It's writes to:
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Programdata\Disk Cleaner

And I use version 1.6.1273.6980 without installer !!

Lurking_Biohazard 2009-03-01 19:21

No longer listing zip package.

a 2008-12-19 14:44

@madartists, Disc Cleaner cleans up things that many cleaners seem to miss, for instance I run CCleaner first and then Disk Cleaner and it still finds entries that CCleaner has missed. It's free open source software. It has plug-ins which are essentially plain-text files, so given the time you could write your own plug-in.

Madartists 2008-05-09 11:30

I didn't like this much at all and don't see where it offers any great advantages compared to similar programs.

Andrew Lee 2006-12-17 05:14

Yes, I'll be surprised if it is not limited to the current user, since that will be a major security hole!

adamh 2006-12-15 07:51

this application will only clear the Temporary Internet Files, History, Cookies, etc for the currently logged in user account, correct?

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