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Windows XP Disk Cleanup "Compress Old Files" Quest

Postby audiodrome on Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:22 pm

My disc space was recently running low and a Windows "pop-up" suggested that I run Disk Cleanup. I ran it as I usually do, but then I noticed that it was compressing old files - I never have this box checked so it must have checked it by itself! My question is this - I cancelled Disk Cleanup before it went too far, but how do I tell if it compressed any files and how can I tell which ones it compressed? Is there a way to search for them? Or is this nothing to worry about...

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Postby redk9258 on Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:08 am

I think they will have blue text in win explorer. See image. Probably won't hurt anything.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:30 pm

is there a way to uncompress files compressed by the Disc Cleanup utility ?
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Postby Justin42 on Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:12 pm

It's done transparently, so you shouldn't need to do anything, just use the file as normal.
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Postby burninfool on Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:12 pm

dodecahedron wrote:is there a way to uncompress files compressed by the Disc Cleanup utility ?


You have to right-click on each file and select Properties->Advanced.
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:21 am

thanks.
helpful as ever, burninfool :)
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