RE: Disk cleanup "stuck on scanning compressed files."
You can workaround this problem by deleting the Compress old files registry key. For
more information, see this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article:
812248 - Disk Cleanup Tool Stops Responding While Compressing Old Files
Carrie Garth, Microsoft MVP for Windows 2000
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: "Charlie Brookhart" <cbrookha AT erols DOT com>
: Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 02:12 PM
: I am noticing that it is taking a long time for some of the system tools to
: complete their job. I had a lot of free disk space before upgrading to
: windows 2000. Now I have 4gb remaining out of 13gb total. I don't have many
: programs and the ones I do have aren't very large. I tried to run disk
: cleanup to see what could be removed, but the utility seemed to get stuck on
: scanning compressed files. Other disk utilities like defrag are taking a
: long time as well. What is going on?