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During disk cleanup i selected compress old files.

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without knowledgable reason, while performing a disk cleanup, i selected the option to compress old files. result the computer is running slow, and there are too many files & folders now lettered in blue font. how can i undo these compressions? is it necessary that i correct this? i tried a system restore point, but that did not change the compressed files back to normal.

Gateway 550GR
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

thanks for your support,

DR
Texas, U.S.A.

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Use the software winrar or winzip to extract them or uncompress them, right click on the icon and check if you have word says Extract if you have you donot need any software, Extract in the place where you want and delete the compressed files.

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Right click on c: choose properties, uncheck the compress files box. that will correct it.

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How to perform a Disk Cleanup.


Disk cleanup
The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up disk space by searching your disk for unwanted files and temporary files that you can safely delete without problems. It can remove all of the following:



Files in the Recycle Bin.
Temporary Internet files.
Temporary Windows files located in the Temporary files folder.
Optional Windows components that you are not using.
Installed programs that you no longer use or wish to use.


To launch the Disk Cleanup tool via Start menu go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools

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A dialogue window should now appear enabling you to select the drive you want to clean up. Select the required drive and click OK.
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The specified drive will be examined and the amount of space you can potentially free up is calculated and displayed.
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The results, showing the amount of space that can be recovered by deleting files a secific type of file that is not needed is then displayed on the Disk Cleanup tab as shown below.
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Select the files and click Ok to remove these un-needed files.

Now that a Disk Cleanup has been performed your hard drive should perform slightly faster and have less clutter lying around.

I suggest you perform the disk cleanup tool every once in a while to ensure that your hard drive has a greater lifespan, never has any need to crash or come up with errors caused by unnecessary files, greater performance and increased productivity especially where it is needed most, in the workplace.

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How to use file compration in winxp


How To Use File Compression In Windows Xp
How To Use File Compression in Windows XP
Article ID : 307987
Last Review : July 15, 2004
Revision : 1.1
This article was previously published under Q307987
IN THIS TASK
• SUMMARY

• NTFS Compression
• Compressing an NTFS Volume
• Compressing Files or Folders on NTFS Volume
• Displaying Compressed Files in Color
• REFERENCES
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SUMMARY SUMMARY
REFERENCES REFERENCES
SUMMARY
Compressing files, folders, and programs decreases their size and reduces the amount of space they use on your volumes or removable storage devices. Volume compression decreases the amount of space that is used by all of the files and folders that are stored on that volume. Because of a potential loss of performance, you may not want to compress some files.
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NTFS Compression
NTFS compression is available on volumes that use the NTFS file system, and NTFS compression has the following features and limitations:
• You can use NTFS compression to compress individual files and folders, as well as an entire NTFS volume.
• You can compress a folder without compressing its contents.
• You can work with NTFS-compressed files without decompressing them, because they are decompressed and recompressed without user intervention.
• You can display NTFS-compressed file and folder names in a different color to make them easier to identify.
• You may notice a decrease in performance when you work with NTFS-compressed files. When you open a compressed file, Windows automatically decompresses it for you, and when you close the file, Windows compresses it again. This process may decrease your computer performance.
• NTFS-compressed files and folders only remain compressed while they are stored on an NTFS Volume.
• You cannot encrypt an NTFS-compressed file.

Compressing an NTFS Volume
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure. To compressing an NTFS volume:
1. Click Start, then click My Computer.
2. Right-click the volume you want to compress, and then click Properties.
3. On the General tab, click to select the Compress Volume to save disk space check box, and then click OK.
4. In Confirm Attribute Changes, click the option you want.

Compressing Files or Folders on NTFS Volume
To compress a file or folder:
1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. Double-click the NTFS Volume that contains the folder or folders you want to compress.
3. Right-click the file or folder you want to compress, and then click Properties.
4. On the General tab, click Advanced.
5. Click to select the Compress contents to save disk space check box, and then click OK.
6. In the Properties dialog box, click OK.
7. In Confirm Attribute Changes, click the option you want.
NOTE: If you move or copy a file into a compressed folder, it is compressed automatically. If you move a file from a different NTFS Volume into a compressed folder, it is also compressed. However, if you move a file from the same NTFS Volume into a compressed folder, the file retains its original state, either compressed or uncompressed.

Displaying Compressed Files in Color
You can change the display of files and folders that are compressed in Windows Explorer and My Computer, so it is easy to see them. To display compressed files in color:
1. Double-click Folder Options in Control Panel.
2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.
4. On the View tab, click to select the Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color check box.


REFERENCES
Windows supports two types of compression, NTFS compression and compression by using the Compressed (zipped) Folders feature.
For additional information about zipped folders, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306531 How To Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders
For additional information about NTFS compression, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
251186 Best Practices for NTFS Compression

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A condition of functional computer component parts
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solving fan over tasking

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How do I get to the "disk cleanup" so I can clean


Hello

Hewlett Packard (HP) computers come with preinstalled programs that some users enjoy. Others, however, find these complimentary programs cumbersome. If you do not plan on using some of the default HP programs, then you're better off removing them altogether. Lingering preinstalled software chews up your hard drive space, leading to a decrease in overall storage capacity as well as system performance. Luckily, you can clean up a new HP computer in just a few steps with the right know-how.

Click on the "Start Menu."

Click to select "Control Panel" from the list of options.

Click on the heading labeled "Uninstall a program." This is located beneath the "Programs" heading in the main Control Panel window. A new window will open up with a listing of all programs currently installed on your new HP computer.

Browse the list of programs until you notice any unwanted software. Click on the software that you want to remove and then click the "Uninstall" button located toward the top of the screen.

Click "Continue" when prompted by Windows. This will trigger an automated uninstall procedure, removing the clutter from your computer. Once you've purged your computer of unwanted HP software, you can further clean the computer of unused files, Internet cookies and cache files for even better performance.

Close all currently open windows.

Click on the Start Menu again.

Click "All Programs." A list of programs will expand to the right-hand side of the Start Menu.

Click on the "Accessories" folder to view its contents.

Click on the "System Tools" subfolder.

Click on "Disk Cleanup." This will open Microsoft's automated disk cleanup program, useful for purging unwanted files from your computer.

Click to "check" all the cleanup options that appear in the Disk Cleanup window. This will ensure that your system is completely cleaned of unneeded junk files; if any options are left unchecked, Windows will not delete certain files. Crucial system files and user files are not touched during disk cleanup, so you don't have to worry about losing your vital information during the process.


Click "OK" then select "Delete Files." Windows will then automatically remove unneeded files from your new HP computer according to Microsoft's website. This will free up hard drive space and help your PC run faster.

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• Remove temporary Internet files.
• Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
• Empty the Recycle Bin.
• Remove Windows temporary files.
• Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
• Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
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2. In the Disk Cleanup for dialog box, scroll through the content of the Files to delete list.
Choose the files that you want to delete.
3. Clear the check boxes for files that you don't want to delete, and then click OK.
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Disk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
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Run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals, optimally monthly, certain events warrant running the utility outside of the monthly rule of thumb.
You should run Disk Defragmenter under the following circumstances:
• You add a large number of files.
• Your free disk space nears 15 percent.
• You install new programs or a new version of Windows.

To use Disk Defragmenter:
1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
Click Analyze to start the Disk Defragmenter.
2. In the Disk Defragmenter dialog box, click the drives that you want to defragment, and then click the Analyze button.
After the disk is analyzed, a dialog box appears, letting you know whether you should defragment the analyzed drives.
Tip: You should analyze a volume before defragmenting it to get an estimate of how long the defragmentation process will take.
3. To defragment the selected drive or drives, click the Defragment button.
After the defragmentation is complete, Disk Defragmenter displays the results.
4. To display detailed information about the defragmented disk or partition, click View Report.
5. To close the View Report dialog box, click Close.
6. To close the Disk Defragmenter utility, click the Close button on the title bar of the window.
Detect and Repair Disk Errors
In addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should try to run this utility weekly to help prevent data loss.
To run the Error Checking utility:
Important: Be sure to close all files before running the Error-Checking utility.
1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
4. Click the Check Now button.
5. In the Check Disk dialog box, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
In most circumstances, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
6. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the Automatically fix file system errors check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.

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How to perform enhanced Disk Cleanup on your Windows Operating System


The Windows Operating System tends to collect alot of junk files, programs, and temporary files that you don't need. After a while, these files can fill up your hard drive and slow your computer down.

Anyone can perform the standard Disk Cleanup by right clicking on their hard drive, selecting Properties, and then click the Disk Cleanup button, but who wants to be like everyone else?

To perform a more extensive Disk Cleanup on your Windows Operating System, and to look good in front of your friends, perform the following steps:

Step 1. Click Start and select Run.

Step 2. Type the following in the space provided:

Cleanmgr /sageset:1

Hit the Enter key

Step 3. The Disk Cleanup window will appear. Select all the options, then hit Apply and OK. The window will disappear, but what did you just do?

Well it is relatively simple. The cleanmgr.exe file controls the Disk Cleanup function. The /sageset argument is allowing you to set the options (the selections you made) and the :1 is the value or code you have assigned for the options of Disk Cleanup. But how do we get Disk Cleanup to run using the options we just saved? See Step 4.

Step 4. Click Start and select Run.

Step 5. In the space provided, type:

cleanmgr /sagerun:1

Hit Enter

Step 6. You guessed it. The /sagerun argument is telling cleanmgr.exe to execute value 1.

Step 7. The Disk Cleanup window will appear and begin to automatically perform a cleanup, using the settings you saved, represented by value 1.

Step 8. Do this a few times a week and your computer will stay relatively clean.

Stay tuned for the next Tip as we will setup a scheduled task using this command.

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HOW TO INCREASE COMPUTER SPEED


Yes you can increase your PC's performance by following these steps:

If you have Windows CD, boot your system with it and reinstall Windows and install only required software. Reason: You have too much clutter of junk files. This will help you start over. if you cannot do this, read on.

Remove all temporary files: Right click on C: drive in My Computer. Select properties then Disk cleanup.

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Use it to remove unwanted junk files. Tick all the options in the list. Do the same with every drive.

Next, Press Windows logo Key (between Ctrl and Alt) + R. Input %TEMP% and press enter. Delete all files.

Restart your PC and defragment drives especially C. Press start --> Accessories --> System Tools --> Disk Defragmentor.

Change Visual settings:
  • On the Start menu, right-click My Computer and click Properties.
  • In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab. In the Performance area, click Settings.
  • In the Performance Options dialog box, on the Visual Effects tab, you can either click the Custom radio button, and then select which user interface (UI) features to disable to improve performance. Or, if you click the Adjust for best performance radio button, all of the UI features will be disabled. Choose the option that works best for you.
  • Click Apply.
After performing this, you should notice a small increase in performance.

If you want big changes, do as follows:

Increase system memory (RAM) if your motherboard allows. Make sure that you buy a compatible module.

Install an add-on PCI-E or AGP graphics card. This will give it a real boost.

As a side noet, there are many software claiming to improve performance but I always end up with an unstable Windows after using them, so I advise you not use them unless you know what you are doing.

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Disk Cleanup won't run properly


If there is written, compress old files, please unmark that. it tries to make compressed copies of those files, you habe not used lont time. this compression requires that cpu power.

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No c drive left showing o% space left?


Don't do any mistakes just follow the instructions bellow
  • Delete Junk Files in Windows 10:
  • Search Disk Cleanup in the search box or you can find it under Start > All Apps > Windows Administrative Tools.
  • Click on Disk Cleanup to start the program. You will be asked which drive you want to clean up.
  • The default is C drive. Just make sure it is selected and click on OK.
The disk cleanup program will then start analyzing different folders and types of files that it thinks is safe to delete.
no-c-drive-left-showing-o-space-left-qxiko4mbhn3xwpbyjhiay14v-2-0.png When the analyzing is done, you will be presented with a window similar to the following - it lists what all is removable without causing problems to the operating system or installed applications.
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  • Click on Delete Files to permanently delete all the selected items from your Computer.
no-c-drive-left-showing-o-space-left-qxiko4mbhn3xwpbyjhiay14v-2-5.png Which files you can delete safely?
1. Temporary Internet Files
2. Downloaded Program Files
3. Offline Webpages
4. Recycle Bin
5. Temporary files
6. Thumbnails
7. Old Windows folder.

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