Disk Clean Up 

Disk Cleanup fix 

In order to be able to run the disk cleanup application, you may need to move the files associated with it to the system32 and system32\ en-US folders. This happens if the applications is not listed under the start menuà Accessories àSystem Tools . Listed below are the folder locations on the local server that the files need to be copied from. The cleanmgr.exe file needs to be moved from the location listed below (Depending on the server type), to the %systemroot%\System32 and the cleanmgr.exe.mui needs to be moved from the location listed below, to the system32\en-us location. Once this has been completed, there is no need to reboot, the application should be there. If it isn’t, please run it from the system32 location.  

File(s) location 

    Architecture File Location 
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c9392808773cd7da\cleanmgr.exe 
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b9cb6194b257cc63\cleanmgr.exe.mui 
Windows Server 2008 64-bit C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_en-us_b9f50b71510436f2\cleanmgr.exe.mui 
Windows Server 2008 64-bit C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_c962d1e515e94269\cleanmgr.exe.mui 
Windows Server 2008 32-bit C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_en-us_5dd66fed98a6c5bc\cleanmgr.exe.mui 
Windows Server 2008 32-bit C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_6d4436615d8bd133\cleanmgr.exe 


Example of file location.  


Where file needs to be located.  








Location of the mui file, which needs to be placed into the system32\en-us location.  


Once you’ve located the files move them to the following locations (Server 2012 non-R2 and earlier): 

  1. Copy Cleanmgr.exe to %systemroot%\System32
  2. Copy Cleanmgr.exe.mui to %systemroot%\System32\en-US