can i safely delete compressed old files ?

July 22, 2011 at 17:19:18
Specs: Windows XP
on disk clean up,my compress old files has 750,000kb on it. can i safely delete this and
will this save me any disk space???

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July 22, 2011 at 18:07:15
I would say it would be safe because such files are not usable by anyone, or Windows, in their current state.
Such deleted files may get placed in the Recycle Bin. Delete there also.
What disk cleanup are you using.
This makes no reference to Compressed files ---
Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP

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July 22, 2011 at 18:20:29
What is the name of the (full) folder path they are in?

What "type" of files are they? (ie; *.txt, *.zip, *.what?)

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July 22, 2011 at 18:45:48

You don't delete the "compress old files".

It is asking a question. It is saying "Do you want me to compress those files".

In a normal, properly working system you can safely let the computer compress old files to save disk space.

It will fail if you have bad memory or bad hard drive but in either of those cases you have other problems anyway.

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