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Deleting Duplicate Files ( How TO ?? ) Win XP

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by helpme01, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. helpme01

    helpme01 Member

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    I am running Windows XP Home Edition, and i am curious if this version comes with any Duplicate File Detection and or ( deletion ) programs that might be hidden in the System Tools registry. the issue i have is searching the entire comp for duplicate files, this comp is only 2 years old, and is still relatively new. I am curious as how to clean them up... One problem i have is when i attempt to run the "disk cleanup", the computer seems to freeze 5% into the scan and i always have to exit the task.
     
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    If you're uncomfortable editing the registry. Go to the link below and scroll down to 48 and you'll see the "Disk Cleanup - Compress Old Files Freezes" Fix in the right column, download it and run it which should correct your problem.
    Just click on the words "Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes" not the underscored word "Undo".
    "To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Get back to me afterwards.
     
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    I am not sure if anything happened when i attempted to install and run the link... i saved it when it prompted me to... a window appeared asking me if i wanted to add the file to the registry, i said ok then after that , another window opened and said the file has been added to the registry, when i clicked "run" the same thing happened i then went to my disk cleanup, to see if this was added and could not find it, am i doing anytihng wrong, how do i run this program?
     
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    After installing the fix, does your Disc Cleanup work now? You say the computer is two years old. Have you ever performed a complete system recovery since you've had it?
     
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