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September 20, 2004 4:37:38 PM

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How do I activate "compress old files" in "disk cleanup."

My laptop does this but my desktop does not.


Thanks,
Karl
XP-Home SP2

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Anonymous
September 20, 2004 10:00:09 PM

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Disk Cleanup
http://tinyurl.com/5qc8p

And you'll need this...
Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/deletecompre...

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:2r8ps3F17hk9vU1@uni-berlin.de,
kage <skywagon185@nomsn.com> hunted and pecked:
> How do I activate "compress old files" in "disk cleanup."
>
> My laptop does this but my desktop does not.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Karl
> XP-Home SP2
September 20, 2004 11:14:02 PM

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I wish it did help, but on my desktop when I do a "Disk Cleanup" the option
to compress old files is not present.

Thanks anyway,
Karl


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o QCvx32nEHA.3072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Disk Cleanup
> http://tinyurl.com/5qc8p
>
> And you'll need this...
> Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/deletecompre...
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:2r8ps3F17hk9vU1@uni-berlin.de,
> kage <skywagon185@nomsn.com> hunted and pecked:
>> How do I activate "compress old files" in "disk cleanup."
>>
>> My laptop does this but my desktop does not.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Karl
>> XP-Home SP2
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Anonymous
September 21, 2004 1:53:35 AM

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Karl,

I'm guessing that your hard drive is formatted FAT32 and not NTFS. Did you
do an upgrade to XP? Compressing is not an option with FAT32.

To find out...
Open My Computer | Right click your hard drive icon | Properties |
On the General tab it will say...
Type:
and
File system:
What's it say next to File system:????
FAT32 or NTFS??

If FAT32, you're SOL. If NTFS there may be another problem.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:2r9h3aF16nu0gU1@uni-berlin.de,
kage <skywagon185@nomsn.com> hunted and pecked:
> I wish it did help, but on my desktop when I do a "Disk Cleanup" the
> option to compress old files is not present.
>
> Thanks anyway,
> Karl
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o QCvx32nEHA.3072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Disk Cleanup
>> http://tinyurl.com/5qc8p
>>
>> And you'll need this...
>> Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/deletecompre...
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>> Wes
>>
>> In news:2r8ps3F17hk9vU1@uni-berlin.de,
>> kage <skywagon185@nomsn.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> How do I activate "compress old files" in "disk cleanup."
>>>
>>> My laptop does this but my desktop does not.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Karl
>>> XP-Home SP2
September 21, 2004 1:53:36 AM

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OK, Wes.

Thanks. That is it. My Sony desktop came with XP-home, but the "C" drive is
FAT32, the "D" drive is formatted NTFS. Mystery solved. Thanks,
Karl


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o glAO64nEHA.3464@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Karl,
>
> I'm guessing that your hard drive is formatted FAT32 and not NTFS. Did
> you
> do an upgrade to XP? Compressing is not an option with FAT32.
>
> To find out...
> Open My Computer | Right click your hard drive icon | Properties |
> On the General tab it will say...
> Type:
> and
> File system:
> What's it say next to File system:????
> FAT32 or NTFS??
>
> If FAT32, you're SOL. If NTFS there may be another problem.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:2r9h3aF16nu0gU1@uni-berlin.de,
> kage <skywagon185@nomsn.com> hunted and pecked:
>> I wish it did help, but on my desktop when I do a "Disk Cleanup" the
>> option to compress old files is not present.
>>
>> Thanks anyway,
>> Karl
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:o QCvx32nEHA.3072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Disk Cleanup
>>> http://tinyurl.com/5qc8p
>>>
>>> And you'll need this...
>>> Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes
>>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/deletecompre...
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>> Wes
>>>
>>> In news:2r8ps3F17hk9vU1@uni-berlin.de,
>>> kage <skywagon185@nomsn.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>> How do I activate "compress old files" in "disk cleanup."
>>>>
>>>> My laptop does this but my desktop does not.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Karl
>>>> XP-Home SP2
>
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