disk clean up
Posted: 06-29-2003, 07:36 PM
>it's been a long time since i ran the disk clean up like
>year. so i know the is a lot of stuff in there.and
>everytime i go to run the dick clean up it takes over 3
>hours just to estmate how much it can clean then i try
>run it but it sits there doing nothing. i let it workall
>day once when i went to school and nothing happened. thedisk cleanup tool scanning files and calculating for file
>cpu was working at 100% all day but not space had been
>cleared. can anyone help me with this.
>This is caused by the "compress old files" function of
compression, assuming we all want to save space. Just
click your run, type in "regedit.exe" for the windows
registry editor, then click edit and find, and type
in "compress old files". Or just navigate to that sub-key
using this path here;
n\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files. Then to be
safe, in the registry editor, select file from the top
menu, then export, and save that "compress old files"
subkey as a .reg file. Then delete only that registry
subkey, and disk clean up will run through quickly. Also
there is an option button after disk cleanup has run, when
you click to select the "compress old files" that allows
you to change the # of days for files to be "old", the
default is 50 days. But that option is only there if disk
cleanup runs through once with the "compress old
files" .reg key in. Also look here on line 48, right side
area for basically the same fix as mine is.
and check this Microsoft article as well;
Also you should run the disk cleanup, error checking
(chkdsk.exe), and defragmenter tools a couple times each
month, with XP.