Compressed Files

  micklemouse 08:58 27 Aug 2005

I have always removed compressed files in the Disk Cleanup of Windows XP but someone recently advised me this was not a good idea unless I knew exactly what I had in them. Am I mistaken in thinking the SP2 backup files are compressed? and would it do any harm to delete all the files in this option? At the moment I have at least 30,000 kbs in there, 30MB if I'm not mistaken which on my hard drive is a considerable portion.

Regards Micklemouse

  VoG II 09:14 27 Aug 2005

'Compress old files' compresses them but does not remove them.

I don't have an option to remove compressed files in Disk Cleanup.

  micklemouse 09:21 27 Aug 2005

Sorry, my mistake VoG and wasting your time too. I now see that it doesn't remove them, it simply compresses files that haven't been used for a while but still leaves them usable. Am I teaching a grandmother to suck eggs? I think so! I shall go ahead and compress them.

Thanks anyway

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