How to Make Disk Cleanup Compress Files in Windows XP?



We are always in need of more hard drive space on our computer. The feature of Disk Cleanup compress files in Windows XP is very useful for attaining this goal. Disk Cleanup cleans up the files in addition to restore some space in the operating system. It deletes the temporary files. The feature of Disk Cleanup Compress Files in Windows XP gives you the opportunity to compress old files. By default, the Disk Cleanup compress files in XP which are older than fifty days. Sometimes you don't want the Disk Cleanup compress files in XP that are older than fifty days. You would just like to compress very old files e.g. the files older than 120 days. In that case, you can alter the settings of the Disk Cleanup utility in Windows XP.
In order to use the Disk Cleanup utility you have to follow these simple steps:
  •  Open My Computer.
  •  Right click on any one of the hard drives.
  • Select Properties.
The following dialog box will appear. Click on Disk Cleanup.
The hard drive will be scanned to find out how much of space can be saved. Under the "Files to Delete" list, select Compress old files.
Click on the Options button.

The Compress Old Files dialog box will appear. Change the number of days to wait for older files to be compressed.
 Click on the OK button.

You can also change the number of days to wait for newer files to be compressed. In that case, you will have to change the amount of days to a lesser number e.g. 30 days.