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Finding Compressed Files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by FZWG, Jan 18, 2004.

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  1. FZWG

    FZWG Thread Starter

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    Not familiar with W2000PRO.

    Checked out Disk Cleanup, and it displays 14,581KB of Compressed Files.

    Q#1. How/where can these files be found?

    Q#2. Is it safe to just delete the Compressed files with Disk Cleanup?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. zephyr

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    I don't have 2k but I would think if you do a full drive Search for either *.zip or *.cab it might turn up something in the way of compressed files.

    I certainly wouldn't recommend deleting them until you know more about them unless they happen to be in one of the Temp folders. Even then it's good policy to send them to the Recycle in for a reasonable period before dumping them.

    For a comparison, I'm running XO Home and I currently have 185 .zip files and 85 .cab files. Given that yours are only 14 Megs, I would just leave them alone if I were you.

    My 2ยข
     
  3. jcw002

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    I would not recommend deleting these files. Some of these files could be accessed by internet operations on an "as needed" basis. I agree with Zephyr, if you want to delete, keep them in yuour recycler for awhile.
     
  4. FZWG

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    Thanks for the info. Will leave those files alone.
     
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