Disk Cleanup - skip scanning compress old files
Posted on 2006-07-13
We've all seen this before:
I'm working with a Win2k-sp4 laptop
I'm trying to speed up a healthy computer by running the basics: MS updates, disk cleanup, defrag - all the built-in basics.
When I run Disk Cleanup one of the first things it looks at for saving space is Compress old files. The computer is a couple years old, so not a bad idea as I could probably gain a GB of disk space or more. However, because it is so old there seems to be a LOT of old files...it's been scanning those for some 10 minutes already. So is there a way to have it skip that part of the cleanup? I know that once it finishes the scan you can choose not to compress them, but I'd like to bypass the scanning: Compress old files part.
If not, I'm open to freeware suggestions.