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Old 08-06-2006, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Compression problem.

I noticed that the "Compress Old Files" feature in Disk Cleanup was causing my disk cleanup to take forever to load and clean. So, I deleted the registry key. Since then, random files have become compressed, and I don't really want them to be. So, two things...1)Why did these files randomly become compressed? 2)Is there a way to get the registry back?

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Old 08-06-2006, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. could be that when you exited the program it was set to keep running in the background or it could be a virus try running some AV programs warez posted a topic on new viruses that will encrypt stuff that makes them unrecoverable so back up your stuff just to be safe.

2. you can run a system restore and that will fix the registry.


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Old 08-06-2006, 01:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Will do, thanks
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