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Help Cleaning C drive

by Key / February 27, 2004 6:26 PM PST

I need help. I can't figure out why my computer (Windows X) can't clean up its C drive. I have used System tools and tried to go via Windows explorer and nothing works. It's taking hours to go throught Old Compressed files. Did several checks and I know I don't have a virus. So, what can it be?? Please help me. Thanks

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Re:Help Cleaning C drive
by Tufenuf / February 27, 2004 7:10 PM PST
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skywalker, Go to the link below and under 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.

"To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit".


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FWIW, I guess it's how you do it and with what.
by Cursorcowboy / February 28, 2004 12:25 AM PST
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1. The Disk Cleanup (Cleanmgr.exe) tool includes one confusing option that can leave an inordinate amount of wasted space on you hard drive. When run, one of the available options offers to delete Temporary files. Unfortunately, this option may display a value of zero even if your Temporary folder contains hundreds of useless files since this value lists only file in that folder with a date more than one week old. Therefore, if files still exists after using the tool, you may at your convenience delete any and all files unnecessary.

2. The article [Q310312] states the Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk by searching your disk for files that you can safely delete. You can choose to delete some or all of the files as follows:

Remove temporary Internet files.
Remove downloaded program files. For example, ActiveX controls and Java applets that are downloaded from the Internet.
Empty the Recycle Bin.
Remove Windows temporary files.
Remove optional Windows components that you are not using.
Remove installed programs that you no longer use.

Note: If you start the Disk Cleanup utility and click the Disk Cleanup tab, a System Restore: Obsolete Data Stores entry is available. These are files that were created before reformatting or reinstalling Windows, and are obsolete and can safely be deleted. If you choose to cleanup and delete these files, you will no longer see them or this mentioned option again.

Bill Gaston

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Re:Help Cleaning C drive
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 28, 2004 9:52 AM PST
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