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  • I have Windows XP  Home Edition  IE8  SP3. On the desktop icon "Disk Cleanup" when I click it to remove unnecessary files, temporary files etc.,  there is a column titled "Compress old files" that does not, or won't, activate itself. All other items in this Disk Cleanup icon activate themselves and remove/delete everything. but  this one item "compress old files" hangs up and does absolutely nothing. At present, as I write this, this "compress old files" column has a total of 91,802 KB files that just remains there, and does nothing as far as removing and/or deleting  itself. Once again, all the other columns in this Disk Cleanup activate themselves. For whatever it's worth, I have all the columns, including this 'compress old files', checked marked in the boxes. I have tried over and over  a hundred times to get this one column "Compress old  files" to activate itself, but no luck! I have tried checking and un-checking this one box, over and over,  but nothing works, it just sits there and does absolutely nothing! What can I do, or how do I fix it, in order to get off it's butt and remove thes files that should be compressed. any and all suggestions will be helpful.  My Username is Bottomtime  (I'm a scuba diver)    

    Donn Watson SEE MY E-MAIL #1171564609 which I sent on Thurs., Feb 16,'12 I need help on a Microsoft Update which will not install, and stuck in my computer. Details in the e-mail which I sent titled: "YOUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT REQUEST # IS 1171564609" I need help on this, and I've been waiting for 3 days without any replies and/or solutions. I have Windows XP, Home Edition, IE8, SP3 my e-mail: donnw@mpinet.net

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  • I have Windows XP  Home Edition  IE8  SP3. On the desktop icon "Disk Cleanup" when I click it to remove unnecessary files, temporary files etc.,  there is a column titled "Compress old files" that does not, or won't, activate itself. All other items in this Disk Cleanup icon activate themselves and remove/delete everything. but  this one item "compress old files" hangs up and does absolutely nothing. At present, as I write this, this "compress old files" column has a total of 91,802 KB files that just remains there, and does nothing as far as removing and/or deleting  itself. Once again, all the other columns in this Disk Cleanup activate themselves. For whatever it's worth, I have all the columns, including this 'compress old files', checked marked in the boxes. I have tried over and over  a hundred times to get this one column "Compress old  files" to activate itself, but no luck! I have tried checking and un-checking this one box, over and over,  but nothing works, it just sits there and does absolutely nothing! What can I do, or how do I fix it, in order to get off it's butt and remove thes files that should be compressed. any and all suggestions will be helpful.  My Username is Bottomtime  (I'm a scuba diver)    

    Donn Watson SEE MY E-MAIL #1171564609 which I sent on Thurs., Feb 16,'12 I need help on a Microsoft Update which will not install, and stuck in my computer. Details in the e-mail which I sent titled: "YOUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT REQUEST # IS 1171564609" I need help on this, and I've been waiting for 3 days without any replies and/or solutions. I have Windows XP, Home Edition, IE8, SP3 my e-mail: donnw@mpinet.net



    Donn Watson SEE MY E-MAIL #1171564609 which I sent on Thurs., Feb 16,'12 I need help on a Microsoft Update which will not install, and stuck in my computer. Details in the e-mail which I sent titled: "YOUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT REQUEST # IS 1171564609" I need help on this, and I've been waiting for 3 days without any replies and/or solutions. I have Windows XP, Home Edition, IE8, SP3 my e-mail: donnw@mpinet.net

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 6:49 PM
  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the MSDN Subscriptions feedback forum, because it is not feedback regarding the MSDN Subscription.

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    Please review the topic of the forum you’re posting in before posting your question.  Moving your post to the off topic forum.

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    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mr. Wharty Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:52 AM
    Monday, May 21, 2012 2:05 PM