Compress old files when running disk cleanup on win XP ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by volente_00, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. When running dsik cleanup on win XP should I check the box to compress old files ? Right now I show 903,002k available to free up if I do compress them.
  2. I don't use that option. If you need that space, then it is time to go out and get a bigger harddrive. You will save yourself a lot of headaches in the long run.
  3. Suggest you leave it unchecked. If it's checked, Windows will uncompress and it will take a long time.
  4. I wouldn't do that. You are at a place where you need more drive space. Actually, you've been there for some time looks/sounds like. You're just now getting this message? :confused:
  5. I have plenty of space, 70 left out of 80 gig. The consensus seems to leave it unchecked so that is what I will do for now.
  6. Bigger HD not necessarily needed. Shortly after a fresh OS install, I always see 600K-900k to compress (or is already compressed), and I'm only using about 10% of my HD capacity.

    Best thing to do is uncheck the box and ignore it from then on.

    (I saw a registry hack one time to remove that from the cleanup list. Microsoft should remove it by default.)