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How can I change which tools Windows 2000 and later uses by default for disk cleanup, backup, and defragmentation? Select the name from the displayed list of the disk volume that you want to check for available free space, then click OK. Thanks Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Mar 11, 2005 So from December 19 someone ask what is the *idx files? Log In or Register to post comments John Smyth (not verified) on May 2, 2004 Did not work. navigate here

I don't need to compress and I hate waiting for Windows check the space saved by compression when I don't want to compress. I thought a deleted virus had caused problems. There is disk activity for a few minutes and than nothing happens. you're great.

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  • The option to compress old files will not show up in cleanmgr.To turn it off------------------------------------Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files]; turns compress old files in cleanmgr off---------------------------------------To turn it
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  • Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Dec 31, 2004 thanks mark what you said worked just fine...thanks Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous
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  • Worked perfectly in Win2k, and gets rid of that annoying compression testing as a bonus.
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  • NOTE: If the Disk Cleanup tool does not work properly, or you want it to run the "Compress old files" scan, double click on the exported registry entry that was saved

dBforumsoffers community insight on everything from ASP to Oracle, and get the latest news from Data Center Knowledge. And...it makes Disk Cleanup freeze. Disk Cleanup tool stops on "Compress old files" scan (Article ID: 001588) When running the Disk Cleanup tool, the program may appear to hang or stop responding when it gets to Run regedit, move to the top of the hives (to My Computer) Press Ctrl-F (Find) and type "Compress Old" (no quotes) When regedit finds the offending key, press the Delete key

Are you a data center professional? I deleted all 3 keys, and Disk Cleanup flies. I would have had to do a fresh install of W2k to get this problem solved and you saved me tons of time. http://windowsitpro.com/storage/why-does-windows-2000-disk-cleanup-utility-freeze-when-i-start-it You keeep Kicken Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 29, 2005 Mark's fix was perfect.

Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Feb 8, 2005 Dear Mark, Thank you for your valuable comment. ;-) Umah Log In or Register to post Print reprints Favorite EMAIL Tweet Discuss this Article 7 Anonymous User (not verified) on May 30, 2005 Everyone has the same problem. Why does the Windows 2000 Disk Cleanup utility freeze when I start it? Now what needs to be done when "search" does not run on XP.

I have two hard drives, and only had the problem on the C drive, the D was Ok previously. https://kb.ucla.edu/articles/automatically-skip-compress-old-files-when-doing-disk-cleanup-in-2000-or-xp CA 00.IDX FILES THAT GO FROM 00 THRU 09 THEN IT WILL START BACK UP WITH CAOA.IDX TO CAOF THEN BACK TO CA10.IDX TO CA19.IDX THEN CA1A.IDX AND SO FORTH BUT If the program hangs the system, the problem is most likely caused by the Disk Cleanup Wizard checking for all files older than 50 days that it can compress. Looking to get things done in web development?

Click Yes to the action confirmation. check over here Log In or Register to post comments greenmatters (not verified) on Dec 14, 2006 Mark Smith wrote: "type "Compress Old" (no quotes) When regedit finds the offending key, press the Delete Press DEL to remove (clear out) the value data field, then click OK and then exit the RegEdit program. Log In or Register to post comments patricia bandy (not verified) on May 18, 2004 When I try to do a disk cleanup my computer stops responding what do I do

CA 00.IDX FILES THAT GO FROM 00 THRU 09 THEN IT WILL START BACK UP WITH CAOA.IDX TO CAOF.IDX THEN BACK TO CA10.IDX TO CA19.IDX THEN CA1A.IDX AND SO FORTH BUT I have run a full anti-virus scan and found nothing. Thanks again. http://3swindows.com/disk-cleanup/how-to-run-disk-cleanup-windows-10.html I understand that this is a fairly common occurrence, but, is there a solution or alternative programme that can be used?

Your solution worked fine for me on a laptop I am fixing for a customer. Thanks alot. Tech Reviews Tech News Tech How To Best Tech Reviews Tech Buying Advice Laptop Reviews PC Reviews Printer Reviews Smartphone Reviews Tablet Reviews Wearables Reviews Storage Reviews Antivirus Reviews Latest Deals

The machine is hanging at Disk Cleanup because it is trying to tell you what old files should be compressed...

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I just hope a spyware or a virus did not cause this after i downloaded the UT2004 demo from atari.com or something. The Disk Cleanup utility frees up space on a volume. But the regedit was what worked for me. weblink OurSafety.net | RSafety.net | Microsoft Windows Registry Tweaks Index | Toggle Recover Deleted Items option on all folders in Outlook » ***DISCLAIMER*** The author of this site makes no warranties, express

Chuck, your probably the only dummy here, don't dismiss a possible fix just because it didn't happen to apply to your situation. Scherf (not verified) on Mar 9, 2004 Good tip, worked. Which of the files should i delete? Disk Clean will fly now!

Carl Hobbs - Webtech Designs (UK) Log In or Register to post comments Rdsok (not verified) on Sep 1, 2004 This worked great for my situation.