Disk cleanup doesn't work

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  1. SonyaM32

    SonyaM32 Registered Member

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    I don't know where this goes.
    My disk cleanup will open, and start,but that's all . I know I can go in and delete the same files disk cleanup does. But I would like to know why it doesn't work? Can anyone help me find out? Thanks
    I have Windows XP :)
     
  2. iceni60

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    hi, Sonya :) this might fix it, it's a direct download. download it and put it in C:\WINDOWS\system32 if you have XP. or you could just run it first from where it's downloaded to see if it works first. if it does replace the version you have in the system32 folder
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/cleanmgr.exe
     
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    It would be nice to read up on something you are just going to place in your system 32 folder, do you have a link to the site the download comes from?
     
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    sorry, it says Kelly Korner in the link. which is a site that is very well known for fixes that work. anyway here's the link, you'll see why i gave it as a direct download, try trying to find it
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    EDIT i did try it out first too
     
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    Thanks Ice I bookmarked the site, lots of stuff there. ;)
     
  7. SonyaM32

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    Hi iceni60, I downloaded that one to my desktop, and tried it. It works :) So can I leave it on my desktop? I am not good at going into them folders, LOL. How do I get to the sys 32 folder? Just search for it? :D
     
  8. iceni60

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    hi Sonya and BigC :) sorry if i seemed to be abit moody yesterday, i was in the worst mood i can remember ever being in, so, BigC if i seemed abit off please don't worry it was me not you.

    Sonya, yes you can just leave it on your desktop, but i think it would be better to swop the corrupted one you have with this new one.

    it's really easy to do, then you can still have it on your desktop if you really want to by creating a shortcut. Just right-click the one you downloaded, that i think you said is on your desktop, then select Cut. then go My Computer>C:\WINDOWS\system32\ then right-click again on a blank part of the screen and select paste. Windows will say that you already have it, but do you want to replace it? or words to that affect. just pick OK/yes. and that's it :)

    then, if you wont it on your desktop, find it in the system32 folder, right-click it and select Send To Desktop, it wont really send it there, but a copy, so if sometime in the future you want to delete it from your desktop you can and your real version will still be in the system32 folder.

    or another way is to keep it in the system32 folder and when you want to use it go Start>Run and type in the run box cleanmgr then OK.
     
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