Remove Compress Old Files option from Disk Cleanup in Windows

The built-in Disk Cleanup Utility helps remove old and junk files fro your Windows installation. It includes several options and types of files that can be removed. One of the options is of compressing old files. The Compress Old Files option takes up quite a bit of time while cleaning up the disk with Disk Cleanup Utility. If it exists amongst your options and if you don’t use it or if you want to remove it, here is how you can go about it.

Remove Compress Old Files option

Run regedit and navigate to the following key in the Windows Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files

Simple delete this key.

That’s it.

In later versions, Microsoft appears to have done away with this option.

Pointless, actually … but its an option, and life is all about having options ! smile Remove Compress Old Files option from Disk Cleanup in Windows

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
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