Compress Old Files in Disk Clean Up

  RobCharles1981 20:03 21 Oct 2007
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How do you go about cleaning up the "Compressed Old Files" when they don't move from the Disk Cleanup utility?

  Technotiger 20:13 21 Oct 2007

Hmm, not sure just what you mean - but perhaps you might try CCleaner click here

  RobCharles1981 20:17 21 Oct 2007

I've got and used ccleaner but it doesn't shift the problem.

  Technotiger 20:19 21 Oct 2007

What exactly is the problem - are you trying to get rid of the files or just to move them?

  VoG II 20:19 21 Oct 2007

I don't understand the question either.

  jimv7 20:23 21 Oct 2007

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches
4. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Desktop, type VolumeCaches in the File name box, and then click Save.

Note This step creates a backup of the VolumeCaches registry key. If you experience any problems after you complete the steps that are listed in this procedure, you can use this backup to restore the VolumeCaches key to its original state. To restore the key, double-click the VolumeCaches.reg file on your desktop, and then click Yes.
5. Expand the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Volume Caches
6. Delete the Compress old files registry key.
7. Quit Registry Editor.

  RobCharles1981 20:33 21 Oct 2007

Jimv7 Hit the nail right on the coffin there many thanks for input :-)

  woodchip 20:39 21 Oct 2007

When you right click on a disc or partition Cleanup button can compress old files. This is if you are getting short on space. I would not recommend doing it.

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