Disk CleanUp gets stuck??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by EMDY, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. EMDY

    EMDY Guest

    when running Disk CleanUp from windows xp, starts good but suddenly it gets stuck in the compress old files checking....i gave it time but it just doesn´t get through.....it was working correct but this happend the last time i ran disk cleanup.....any suggestions?
     
  2. Bronx Bomber

    Bronx Bomber Guest

    not to sound stupid(though i usually do), but how much time did you give it? because sometimes mine compresses the old files for 5 minutes before it continues on.
    but then again, i have a lot of big files that are being compressed, plus i only have about 300 megs left on my hdd.
     
  3. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    Locate and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress Old Files
    On the Edit menu, click Delete.
    When prompted to "Confirm Key Delete," click Yes.
    Quit Registry Editor
     
  4. EMDY

    EMDY Guest

    i gave it like 1 hour....didn´t go on......
    i did what you said bluzeboy and it worked!.....but what exactly i did??...what does this tweak did??
     
  5. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    it just resets it ,you might have to do it again.
    i do mine about every 3 mo. or so.
     
  6. yoyo

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    That tweak told disk cleanup not to look for old files to compress.

    If you don't compress files anyway this is a useful setting.
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If your hard drive is getting full that could be an issue also.
     
  8. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Had the same prob - I have 120GB space and don't use compress any more.