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Running out of disk space on a windows 2000 server box. Does anyone see any problems in using disk clean up to compress old files not used in years. I can save almost 9 gigs of hard drive space. I just wanted to make sure that I would not have problems later on by doing this.
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by:sunray_2003
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Did you have problems before..

I donot see any problems in removing those using disk cleanup
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No problems before no.
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DMS-X,

If you can free up that much of space then go ahead..
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Its not that I have never used this before its just I have never done it on a file server that 70 people depend on every single day. Just wanted to make sure that there is no potential problems by doing this.

Thanks
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I guess caring about 70 people using you have regularly done backups of all the files and important data.
The removal of those files is by disk cleanup , an inbuilt tool in windows and not any third party tool.
I donot see anything to be worried abt here.
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