XP is popular with everyone for its gorgeous interface and easy operation. However, after using it for a long time, we will find that the hard disk space is slowly decreasing. How do we find the hard disk space swallowed up by XP? With the following nine tricks, it's easy to retrieve lost hard drive space.
First, uninstall unusable components
XP default installs some system components to the operating system, and a large part of these components are not available to you, hard disk space is not enough friends Also consider uninstalling them in "Add/Remove Windows Components". However, some of the components XP are hidden by default. You can't find them in "Add/Remove Windows Components"; you can do this by opening the file windowsinfsysoc.inf with Notepad and using the Find/Replace function. Replace all the “hide” characters in the file with null. In this way, the hidden attributes of all components are removed, and after saving and exiting, click "Add-Remove Programs", you will see a lot of options that you could not see, and those components that you can't use. Delete, such as Internat messenger service, fax service, Windows messenger, code table, etc., can make up about 50MB of space.
Second, compress NTFS drive, file or folder
If your hard disk is using NTFS file system, the space is really tight, you can also consider enabling NTFS compression. Right-click on the drive you want to compress - <;properties”-“General”-“Suppress the disk to save disk space", then click “OK", in “Confirm attribute changes" Options. This saves about 20% of your hard drive space.
Third, delete the system backup file
We can enter sfc.exe /purgecache in the run box of the start menu, and then run it, the role of the command is to immediately clear "Windows file protection" & rdquo; file cache, release the space it occupies, there are nearly 300M.
Four, h except for the input method
For many users, the input method of Windows XPt system is not all suitable for their own use, such as IMJP8_1 Japanese input method, IMKR6_1 Korean input method, if you don't need it, we can delete it. The input method is located in the windowsime folder, which takes up 88M of space.
V. Shut down system restore
The system restore function takes a long time and takes up a lot of hard disk space. Therefore, it is necessary to manually set it to reduce the amount of hard disk usage.
Open the “System Properties” dialog, select the "System Restore" option, and select the "Close System Restore on All Drives" checkbox to turn off System Restore. You can also set restores only on the disk or partition where the system is located. First select the partition where the system is located, click the “Configure” button, in the pop-up dialog box, cancel the “System Restore” option for this drive and set the amount of disk space for system restore.
Sixth, clear system temporary files
Temporary files of the system are generally stored in two locations: a Temp folder in a Windows installation directory; the other is Y:Documents and Settings“User Name & rdquo; Local SettingsTemp folder (Y: is the partition where the system is located). Files in both locations can be deleted directly.
VII, delete the driver backup
XP will automatically back up the hardware driver, but after the hardware driver is installed correctly, it is generally not possible to change the hardware, so you can also consider this Backup delete, the file is located in the windowsdriver cachei386 directory, the name is driver.cab, you can delete it directly, usually this file is 74M.
VIII, turn off hibernation support
Hibernate function will take up a lot of hard disk space, if you use less, you can close it, the method of closing is: open “ control panel & rdquo;, Double-click "Power Options" to select the "Hibernate" tab in the pop-up "Power Options Properties" dialog box to cancel the "Enable Hibernate" checkbox.
IX. Clearing Temporary Internet Files
Regularly deleting a large number of temporary Internet files generated during Internet access will save a lot of hard disk space.
Open Internet Explorer and select “Internet Options” from the “Tools” menu. In the pop-up dialog box, select the “General” tab, in the “Temporary Internet Temporary File”. In the column, click the "Delete Files" button, and in the pop-up "Delete Files" dialog box, select the "Delete all offline content" checkbox and click the "OK" button.
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