XP disk clean will not compress old files

  moana 17:14 30 Mar 2009
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My Acer 233XC XP SP3 Disk Clean will not compress old files. 100 days 3.3KB, 50 days 482,000KB, 30 days 950,000KB available to compress. After removing them and rebooting the same numbers appear available for compressing. All suggestions welcome.

  jimv7 17:20 30 Mar 2009

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.

  ronalddonald 18:16 30 Mar 2009

could always by a back up external drive and move most of your documents over and try again, i heard you can get 1TB under £70 try maplin

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