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I am away on business and so my XP disks are at home. Now what needs to be done when "search" does not run on XP. Thank you. If I remember correctly, you will also find this fix at [sorry I do not have the exact links to give you].

October 15, 2008 mark i need some help i'm trying to delete compressed files and i'm noticing that even when i check off the compressed files box on disk clean up Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Apr 5, 2005 thank you - my clean-up disk works as good as new after following you instructions very I am on windows 2000 and there was only 1 key. Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 12, 2005 It can find the file now or actually 3 files.

In these cases, a faulty registry key of Windows is usually the cause of the trouble. also comes with a comprehensive backup feature. I downloaded CCleaner and ran it but... Recent Comments Wayne Hernandez on Google Trends: We are now less concerned about DLLsPeter S.

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It will check for compressed files so it can check how much disk space can be released if you use any of its delete options.Other than creating your own Disk Cleanup Pusspa View Public Profile Find More Posts by Pusspa 06 Apr 2010 #4 Victek Windows 7 x64 601 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Redmage913 Hey there, I Thank You! Does anybody have an idea about what's wrong and what should be done to correct it?

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. It probably would have been ''conservative'' of me, to utilize Kelly's fix. Sign up now! Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Dec 5, 2004 Mark, This helped me too.

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You now have a backup of the registry key that you are about to modify. check over here How can I fix this?? Sign Up Now! If you have a file server with this problem, you either didn't scale properly and need to add more disks, or you need to implement nearline and long-term storage solutions -

I found Microsoft's article Disk Cleanup Tool Stops Responding While Compressing Old Files simple and easy to follow. i keep activating disk cleanup but still the file size under compressed files stays the same. Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement cnet Reviews All Reviews Audio Cameras Laptops Phones Roadshow Smart Home Tablets TVs News All News Apple Crave Internet Microsoft Mobile his comment is here I found that the Compress Old Files helped save me gigabytes of space at times.

JMO Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on May 10, 2005 I tried this fix and it worked like a charm!!!! Jasonc, Nov 17, 2003, in forum: Windows XP General Replies: 0 Views: 255 Jasonc Nov 17, 2003 Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Question Henry Truong \(255394\), Nov 30, 2003, in forum: Windows I just hope a spyware or a virus did not cause this after i downloaded the UT2004 demo from or something.

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I have tried to do this on safe mode too but still hangs and my computers performance after I cancel it is brought down to almost nill. Any relationship? Figured I'd post this since general google searches got me nothing other than the everyones got a lot of disc space so forget about it answer. Please help!!!

That will greatly speed up the process. Time random BSOD in Win 7 on a new... » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118>> Trusteer Endpoint Protection All times are GMT -7. Take it EASY ON MARK he is only here to help. To solve it, you have no option but to tinker around with your Windows registry.

If it is uninstall device restart & your computer will automatically reinstall the device. I deleted all 3 keys, and Disk Cleanup flies. 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 June 5, 2007 Jamie Wilson I have been losing space on my hard drive , so i went looking around and found that a file called software distribution is one of

I did and my DC has not given me any prob's since then. bbearren, Mar 23, 2009 #5 pczafer Joined: Aug 4, 2008 Messages: 21 Dowload the CCLENER ( its free. Could there be a different problem to this? Thanks again.

When I do run disk cleanup, it says I can compress 185,400K by compressing old files. I do not have much left and I try to delete by going to my disk clean up option but it does not remove anything under the compressed file. Exit the registry editor. March 27, 2009 sri hi i tried cleaning the old compressed files…first it said some important windows xp files have been replaced with unrecognised files do u still want to continue..and

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