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Can't empty Temporary Internet Files

by ScarletW / November 8, 2004 1:11 AM PST

Every time I try to run a Disk Cleanup, my system hangs. I've tried every way I can think of to get at the files, even opened the Temporary Internet File in Documents and Settings and tried to delete individual files, but it won't do a thing.

Any ideas what might be causing this? I'm running Windows XP.

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Re: Can't empty Temporary Internet Files
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 1:26 AM PST
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Re: Can't empty Temporary Internet Files
by Tufenuf / November 8, 2004 2:12 AM PST

ScarletW, If you're not comfortable with editing the registry an easy solution to that problem is to go to the link below and scroll down to 48 and you'll see the "Disk Cleanup - Compress Old Files Freezes" Fix in the right column, download it and run it which should correct your problem.
Just click on the words "Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes" not the underscored word "Undo".
"To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

Hope This Helps,

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Re: Can't empty Temporary Internet Files
by ScarletW / November 9, 2004 4:45 PM PST

Thanks very much for the suggestions, they worked a treat and my computer is running very much smoother now.

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