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This is for anyone running any version of Vista 64 bit that uses the built in Disk Cleanup to remove all but the latest restore point, it doesn't work. Went looking today and found out why, apparently the shortcut in the Start menu points to the wrong exe for Disk Cleanup. In case it points to the 32 bit version of it in the SysWOW64 folder and not the 64 bit version in the System32 folder.


That being said it is a quick and easy fix to get Disk Cleanup to work porperly,


1. Click on Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then click on System Tools.

2. Right click on “Disk Cleanup” and from the context menu that appears click on “Properties”.

3. Change the “Target” from “%SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\cleanmgr.exe” to “%SystemRoot%\system32\cleanmgr.exe”.

4. Click on OK. If User Account Control prompts you for consent, click on Continue or provide the appropriate credentials.

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