disable " compress old files " option in windows xp

Monday, July 20, 2009
have trouble when every time you clean-up your hard disk, wasting more time with compressing old files? want to know how to disable compressing old files, here's how

  • go to registry editor (click start- run- type regedit - press enter)
  • navigate to the following registry key
  • H_K_L_M \ \SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \Explorer\ VolumeCaches \ CompressOldFiles

  • delete the complete key of CompressOldFiles
  • exit the registry and run disk cleanup again
  • you will see that there is no more compressing old files, your problem is fixed.

also you can disable office setup files from the disk cleanup

just go to the registry key of

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Office Setup Files


and delete the key office setup files, that's it.

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