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Compress old files too large

When I perform disk cleanup my compress old files is 1,207,122--my laptop has become very slow--I am afraid to delete them. I do have a separate drive that I can save files on. Is there anyway these files can be saved to that drive and free up space on my computer? If so how do I do that?

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It doesn't actually delete anything when you select Compress Old Files. It actually searches your hard drive and anything that hasn't been used for so many days (forgot how many). This is ok if you need more hard drive space but if you have enough space, you should not use this tool. It will severly slow down your computer while accessing those files. For information on how to disable this, go :

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310312

If your laptop is slow it probably needs some maintenance like:

Removing Cookies.Temp files. TIF's with CCleaner
Installing ScrubXp to automatically remove such files.
Running Defragmenter in Safe Mode

Also, download and install WinPatrol,Ad-ware 2008 and SpyBlaster.
AVG Anti-virus is great protection against viruses and Trojans
Programs mentioned are free. Defragmenter is part of OS.
MyComputer,C:drive,Tools. defragmenter.
Please remember to rate all users who assist you for free :)

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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