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Revival of Microsoft Disk Clean-up as open-source with Burnbytes

I have refreshed the Disk Cleanup replica, named Managed Disk Cleanup of @Albacore visually for fun and would like to show the best of both worlds (here the classic cleanmgr.exe and the modernised Storage sense).

I want to show you my vision of a Disk Cleanup utility for Windows 10, which should have been implemented by @Microsoft. It doesn't hurt to dream ;)

Disk Cleanup (Cleanmgr.exe) is a Microsoft software utility first introduced with Windows 98 and included in all subsequent releases of Windows. It allows users to remove files that are no longer needed or that can be safely deleted.

With Windows 10 Microsoft will be retiring Disk Cleanup tool and replace it with Storage Sense.

On the left you will see a screenshot of the classic Disk Cleanup 1:1 replica named Managed Disk Cleanup and on the right the modernised version called Burnbytes.

Screenshot of Burnbytes

I have never been a fan of Storage sense and a year ago i took a new path and created Cleanmgr+.

I saw the 1:1 replica of Albacore's Managed Disk Cleanup yesterday. It looks exactly like the classic cleanmgr.exe and uses identical technical terms and descriptions and does exactly the same thing that the classic Windows Disk Clean-up utility does. It's sunday and i was a little bored and thought to show Microsoft how i would have done it. The technology was already there (thanks to Albacore) so it only needed a fresh, modern Windows 10 touch.

The result you see now is Burnbytes.

The plus in features compared to the original Microsoft Disk Clean-up:

  • Modern GUI as Storage sense but with menu structure of classic Disk Clean-up
  • Clean up shows a percentage progress indicator

Everybody who is interested in this project is welcome to help. I myself will not have much time (focus on other projects, e.g. SharpApp) and neither does Albacore at the moment. I could imagine for the roadmap an integration of the community cleaner "winapp2.ini". Just quickly thought. 

My main goal would be a community cleaner like it has never existed before. Albacore has done a great preparatory job but there is still a lot to do. Comment, share this post and take a look at the (C#) code.

If you don't like the name, we can also change it ...

Burnbytes will ONY run on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

Choose one of the download links below

Burnbytes (app)

Burnbytes (source)

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