Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Got any files listings that are Blue in color? You will not see 100GB's of space saved using this feature, and it is not as compact as zipping the files for example. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and open System Restore. http://qaisoftware.com/old-files/compress-old-files-windows-xp-disk-cleanup.html
Once in the Disk Cleanup window check each of the boxes (except "compress old files") that are taking disk space and click Ok and then Yes if you want to proceed. Reboot and Disk Cleanup will run like a breeze, so I am told. To resolve this problem, try deleting all temporary files on your computer by performing the following steps: Close all running applications. I have tried several things to solve this issue. -Tried both a... additional hints
When performing a Disk Cleanup you have the option to compress your hard drive. Our editors bring you complete coverage from the 2017 International CES, and scour the showroom floor for the hottest new tech gadgets around. Let us know if it worked. [ Book mark this post to find it again] AntiX-15, Win 7 and Win 10 Reply With Quote December 28th, 2007,01:16 PM #3 XOR View
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Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Dec 31, 2004 thanks mark what you said worked just fine...thanks Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous Compressed Old Files Location Windows Xp Thanks again, JoAnn Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 22, 2005 Mark Smith - Thank you. Within the System Restore tab, you can either check Turn off System Restore on all drives to completely disable this feature, or click the Settings button and decrease the space usage. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build.
Thanks again. How To Delete Compress Old Files In Windows Xp From Registry I'm assuming that it is deleting it and not compressing it. Submitted on 06.23.2006 by Tong, Calvin Updated on 06.23.2006 by Tong, Calvin Revised 2 times by 1 different people windows Windows XP Windows 2000 skip old compress cleanup disk file Powered My System Specs OS 32bit wahahah View Public Profile Find More Posts by wahahah 22 Mar 2011 #6 Ztruker Windows 10 Pro X64 6,284 posts Space Coast of Florida
Thanks alot. http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/76284-disk-cleanup-why-compress-old-files-removed.html I doubt I only have 12.8 GB of "real" files and the rest are "temporary," but maybe. Can I Delete Compress Old Files In Disk Cleanup Thank you. Compress Old Files Windows Xp Are you a data center professional?
Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: Disabling "compress old files" by Tufenuf / April 15, 2006 12:53 PM PDT In reply to: Disabling "compress old files" win98halfbaked, If this content Paddy Log In or Register to post comments Chuck (not verified) on Apr 20, 2004 This didn't work, you big dummy. by Papa Echo / April 15, 2006 2:36 PM PDT In reply to: Disabling "compress old files" ...with that many (which I gather are very important) files, I would worry about Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Disabling "compress old files" by win98halfbaked / How To Delete Compress Old Files Windows Xp
Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Dec 19, 2004 WHAT ARE ALL THESE *.IDX FILES? I don't need to compress and I hate waiting for Windows check the space saved by compression when I don't want to compress. When performing a Disk Cleanup you have the option to compress your hard drive. weblink Regedit method worked like a charm.
Advertisement Join the Conversation Get answers to questions, share tips, and engage with the IT professional community at myITforum. Compress Drive To Save Space For example, right-click on the C: drive. Log In or Register to post comments Chuck (not verified) on Apr 20, 2004 This didn't work, you big dummy.
Once you turn of Disk Compression - Disk Cleanup works superfast! If it exists amongst your options and if you don't use it or if you want to remove it, here is how you can go about it. Not the answer you're looking for? Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.
WHAT ARE THESE FILES AND DO I NEED THEM AND IF SO WHY AND WHAT DO THEY MAKE RUN OR NOT RUN. We recommend the second option. I defragged, did a virus scan, even tried repairing it by running my XP disk hoping to repair the problem. check over here It uses the normal built in NTFS compression, and to be very honest on today's hard-drives has little or no impact on the folder sizes.
You should now be able to run the Disk Cleanup tool. How can I change which tools Windows 2000 and later uses by default for disk cleanup, backup, and defragmentation? Tufenuf Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - disabling "compressed old files" by Brian Dinneen / May 26, 2010 3:02 AM PDT In reply to: Disabling "compress old files" Here's In the right hand pane, double click on the REG_SZ (default) variable to edit it 5.
Open the Control Panel Internet Options applet. Thanks! In my case,disk cleanup would hang for about ten minutes and shut my laptop down completely. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.
The time now is 12:33. Run regedit, move to the top of the hives (to My Computer) Press Ctrl-F (Find) and type "Compress Old" (no quotes) When regedit finds the offending key, press the Delete key The only thing I can think of is that with the advent of extremely cheap storage, it was viewed as unessential. Join Date Apr 2003 Location Scotland Posts 5,853 MPTech If you don`t want to delete the registry key you could try this first Highlight all of the files with CTRL+A Then
TP Log In or Register to post comments Martin J Weissman (not verified) on Dec 14, 2003 This is the same info I got from the Microsoft Knowledgebase.