Disk Cleanup List

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  1. Michaelvg1

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    Can someone please tell me what each item listed is on the Disk Cleanup App. I think I got rid of one by accident.
     
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    The list from my "C drive is as follows:

    - Downloaded Program Files

    - Temporary Internet Files

    - Hibernation File Cleaner

    - Debug Dump Files

    - Recycle Bin

    - Setup Log Files

    - System error memory dump files

    - System error minimdump files

    - Temporary files

    - Thumbnails

    - Per user archived Windows Error Reporting

    - System archived Windows Error Reporting

    - System queued Windows Error Reporting
     
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    If I am missing some on that list, how do I bring them back up. There are only 4-5 on my list...
     
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    As best as I can determine, much of the list is built from examining the following registry key:



    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches



    This is what Disk Cleanup is really "cleaning".



    If you have a friend with a Vista machine, you could have them export the tree under that node.



    Then, since each key has a file directory path associated with it, you could go through the registry export and identify those keys for which you have the corresponding files but not entries and import them, one at a time.



    Realize though, that you are messing with the registry and running the risk of trashing your machine big time.
     
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