Disk cleanup?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-30-2003
Disk cleanup?
Fri, 03-04-2005 - 7:41am

When I do a disk cleanup, it cleans up everything except compressed files. What can I do to figure this out?


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: jackieiv51
Fri, 03-04-2005 - 2:33pm

That's pretty much the way it should be working.

If you delete your compressed files you may be deleting your own personal documents that are older than 6 months or 1 year - you don't want to do that.

To save on disk space Windows can compress files that haven't been used in a while - but that doesn't mean you don't need them!

Brush up on File Compression in the Windows HELP file and see if this is something you want to do.

I don't recommend deleting compressed older files.

PS If you don't have a disk space problem - then you probably want to Turn OFF compression.