Is compressing the drive space same with compressing old files?

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I am looking for some clarifications regarding the compression of old files which is a selection in the disk clean up of Windows XP and Windows 2000.  If I am doing the compression regularly, will that create any problem with the system files in the future? Is the ‘compress drive to save space’ option in the disk properties and the above specified compression the same or not? If this option is used for compression, will it make any problem in the future? Please help me to get out this problem. Thanks in advance.

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Is compressing the drive space same with compressing old files?

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I will suggest that you go for the compression of the disk that is found in the disk properties as opposed to the one in the disk clean up utility. The two of them are completely different and therefore you should be aware of the effects they might bring to your computer.

What the 'compress drive to save space' option in the disk properties does is that it kind of like 'shrinks' the files that are too large and makes them smaller so as to create extra space on the disk. But the one in the disk clean up utility will get rid of the files that it finds not too useful, and if they are system files the computer may end up having problems.

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