Problems with disk clean up

  suburban train 22:23 23 Aug 05
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Hi There

I have now tried to run the disk cleanup wizard on my PC a number of times but it never gets past two bars the part which it checks for compressed files.

I have now left this run for 2 hours but now joy,

I am using windows xp pro 900mhz and the RAM is 512MB

Any ideas why its taking so long and how can i view the compressed files?

  User-312386 22:27 23 Aug 05

1. Click Start, and then click Run.


2. Type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.


3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches


4. 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.


5. Expand the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches


6. Delete the Compress old files registry key.


7. Quit Registry Editor.

  suburban train 17:20 25 Aug 05

which files do i delete in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches .

Anyone got any other ideas?

  VoG II 18:26 25 Aug 05

Delete Compress old files click here

  suburban train 20:45 25 Aug 05

do i delete the folder VolumeCaches or just what is inside it.

  suburban train 20:48 25 Aug 05

Thanks guys for your help , i have been able to remove 10MB!!

Thanks again.

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