Cleanup

  jtw 10:19 05 Aug 2004
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Suddenly the disk cleanup has stopped working on my p.c. It either does not start at all or hangs on the "compressing files" bit.

Any advice?

  bertiecharlie 11:09 05 Aug 2004

click here for some information but it involves editing the registry.

(If the link doesn't work, type "support.microsoft.com" in Google. On the microsoft site, the knowledgebase article is number 812248).

  Sethhaniel 11:27 05 Aug 2004

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To work around this problem, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
Type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
Locate, and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches
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.
Expand the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches
Delete the Compress old files registry key.
Quit Registry Editor.

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