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Old 07-21-2006, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So theres about 37,029kb of Compress data that WONT delete. No matter what I do, delete everything in my Temp folder, even in all the users on the computer, no matter if I cleared the data from my IE or Firefox, or if I click clear old compress data in the disk clean up, it still stays there. What is it, and how do I get rid of that old data that just wont go away?
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do this:

Start-Run-cmd

cd\

At the c:\ prompt cd to the dir that the files are in, type the following:

attrib -r -a -s -h *.*

then try deleting all the files in that dir by typing

del /f *.*

The /f switch will force delete files with read-only attribute (just in case) The files should delete. You should do the same thing if there are any subdirectories.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have no idea where to look for these Compress Files.... All I know is that they are there according to the Disk Cleanup wizard. Any ideas where to find them?
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you get an error when attempting to delete these files?
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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delete in safe made
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No, no error at all. I bring up the Disk Cleanup wizard and I select everything. Click ok to delete it all, and after it gets done going through everything I go back to disk cleanup wizard and there are still files that arent deleted. For example, I just did the Disk Cleanup wizard, there were 37,501kb of Compress Data. I did the clean up and now there are just under 37,000kb of data still there. Ill try in safe mode.
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Will post a screen shot of your Checkdisk console after you scan?
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So i went into safe mode, and under the administrator did the disk cleanup. It got rid of about 10,000kb but theres still 27,000kb left.... Here is a before and after screenshot of the disk clean up now.
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Hope this helps.
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you are just compressing compressed files. you will have to manually delete them

they are probably in the C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings folder
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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safe mode is your best option or a dos envirorment
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