is it safe to delete compress old files?

hi. i'm about to have a disk cleanup but got confused whether to delete or not the compress old files. Is it safe to delete those? Will it not delete my personal files? Maybe you can help. Thank you in advance. I'll appreciate it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Compress Old Files

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  • Gladys
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    4 years ago

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    The temp files found by disk clean up -- yes. The compressed files you may not want to delete. Compressing a file stores it in a format that uses less hard drive space, but is slower for the computer to open and use. The computer takes files that have not been used in a long time and moves them in the compressed files. It does NOT know whether they are something you want or not. It just knows you have not looked at them in a while. So it IS SAFE to let disk cleanup compress files, but it may not be wise to delete the compressed files.

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  • 4 years ago

    Go ahead. Ther's no problem at all. Unless you are deleting them during a download or an install when it might screw up the action. Though the files are write protected you have a very small chance of deleting them. Temp files can be deleted without having to worry at all. Go ahead delete those 24514 bytes too :) Same with the compress old files too.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Disk cleanup will compress files it will not delete them. You're perfectly safe.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes you can delete them safely

    Start - Run - type : cleanmgr

    Ok

    Here are some more clean up programs for you. Give your computer a good clean up.

    It will feel much better afterwards

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    Free Start Up Manager

    http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html

    Install it and just press “Care “.

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    http://www.download.com/Advanced-System-Protector-...

    Start - Run - type

    chkdsk /r

    or

    chkdsk /f

    ok

    dos window

    bla bla bla etc

    Y/N

    Y

    Enter

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes , yes , yes not only safe but highly recommended . using the system clean up is what it is there for and 100% safe

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Usually no, they are RARELY USED system files that are decompressed on the fly when needed.

    As a rule of thumb: if you don't know what it's doing, don't touch it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, it is safe. I have no idea what the first answerer is talking about. All it does is clean them up.

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