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In this guide, we will find out some possible reasons due to which regedit might be compressing old files, and after that, we will provide possible recovery methods that you can try to solve this problem.
If you run Disk Cleanup on a Windows 2000 or XP workstation, you may notice that it pauses for a long time while you are looking for files to compress. One of the things on my usual to-do list is to edit some registry file so that it automatically bypasses it during the disk cleanup step.
First, here’s how to implement the concept manually (I provide a one-line case at the end of the article to do it automatically):
2. Back up the current registry. To do this, go to File > Export and enter a name. (I suggest using your date as part of your notation, e.g. backup-reg-mar-3-2003)
3. After backing up the registry, do the following:
HKey Local Computer > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > File Explorer > Volume > Caches Compress Old Files4. In the right pane, double-click REG_SZ, a variable (default) completely, to restore it
5. The popup associates an idea with a long string in the “Value” field:
B50F5260-0K21-11D2-AB56-00A0K90826786. Click delete (Delete) You will see the data fieldValues, then click OK, then exit the RegEdit program. Note: we are NOT deleting the actual key, only the value assigned to the key!
Or perhaps you put the following text in your file named skipcompressedfiles.reg and then double-click the file to run it:
When you select the Disk Cleanup option in the Windows Disk Properties dialog box, it may take you longer than you want. Cleaning up your system is usually the problem you face when you find that your computer is running slowly. Therefore, clearing is not desirable for the operation.
The main reason Disk Cleanup takes a long time in Windows XP and even longer in Windows Vista is that everyone has a feature to compress old files. One cleanup option includes a file compression feature that lets Windows determine when and how much disk space can be saved by compressing older files.
If you don’t want to wait, or if you ever want to use the option to compress older files, you can turn it off now and op Accelerate Disk Cleanup scans step by step. Follow these steps to disable the old music compression feature in Windows Setup.
The next steps involve changing the type of recording windows. Before making these changes, be sure to keep a backup of your registry so you can refer to it in case something goes wrong.
- On the Start menu, select Run.
- In the Run dialog, type regedit and press Enter.
- In the registry editor, locate and open the following PC registry key:
- In the Advanced Registry Trick, select the subkey named Compress Same Old Files.
- From the Edit menu, choose Delete. Click Yes to confirm the andel operation.
- Then close the registry editor.
This type of disk cleanup does not scan for excess disk space added by compressing old files. You don’t really need to restart your PC for this, just open an explorer window with the right mouse button and a blank disk. In context From the menu, select “Properties”, then click the “Disk Cleanup” button.
If you want to re-enable my features, just restore a trusted registry backup that will revert that particular deleted registry key.
I use Disk Cleanup almost every day, but I never turn on the Compress Old Files option. Although I will never use it, it still scans the entire file system to determine what needs to be cleaned up. The part associated with it remains forever.
When you run Disk Cleanup on a Windows 2000 XP workstation, you may notice that it pauses for a long time while it searches for files to compress. One way to save time is to edit the computer’s registry file to automatically skip this step on the internal cleanup drive. It’s okay if you already know that the public won’t use the old file compression feature and will just delete junk files.
- Click > Start Execution > Regedit (orRegedt32.exe)
- Save the current registry. To do this, go back to File > Export and enter a name. (I suggest using most of the date as part of your manufacturer, as in backup-reg-mar-3-2003)
- After populating the registry several times, do the following:
HKey Local Machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version Explorer > > Volume Caches > Compress Old Files.
- In the manual panel, double-click the REG_SZ variable (default) to change it.
- A panel will appear that will no doubt contain a new long string in the “Value” field: B50F5260-0C21-11D2-AB56-00A0C9082678
- Press the DEL key to delete (clear) the Computer Files value, then press OK to exit the RegEdit program. Note. Our organization does NOT delete the actual exclusive key, i.e. the value currently assigned to the key! Improve your computer's performance by clicking here to download the software.
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