XP system is welcomed by everyone with its gorgeous interface and easy operation but after using it for a long time we will find that the hard disk space is slowly decreasing how can we How to get back the hard disk space swallowed by XP? Through the following tricks you can easily retrieve the lost hard disk space.
1. Uninstall uncommon components
XP installs some system components for the operating system by default and a large part of these components is impossible for you to use Yes friends with insufficient hard disk space can also consider uninstalling them in 'Add/Remove Windows Components'. But there are some components in XP that are hidden by default. You can't find them in 'Add/Remove Windows Components'. Then you can do this: Open the file \\windows\\inf\\sysoc.inf with Notepad Use the search/replace function to replace all 'hide' characters in the file with blanks. In this way the hidden attributes of all components are removed and then run 'Add-Remove Programs' after saving and exit you will see many more options that you didn't see before and change those components that you don't use Delete such as Internat messenger service fax service Windows messenger code table etc. can free up nearly 50MB of space.
Second compress NTFS drives files or folders
If your hard disk uses the NTFS file system space is really tight you can also consider enabling NTFS compression. Right-click the drive you want to compress-'Properties'-'General'-'Compress the disk to save disk space' then click 'OK' and select 'Required' in 'Confirm attribute changes' Options. This saves about 20% of hard disk space.
Three delete the system backup file
We can enter sfc.exe /purgecache in the run box of the start menu and then run it. The function of the command is to immediately clear the 'Windows File Protection' file cache and release the space occupied by it which is nearly 300M.
Four. Delete unused input methods
For many netizens not all the input methods that come with Windows XPt system are suitable for their own use such as IMJP8_1 Japanese input If you don’t use these input methods IMKR6_1 Korean input method we can delete them. The input method is located in the \\windows\\ime\\ folder all occupying 88M of space.
5. Clear system temporary files
System temporary files are generally stored in two locations: a Temp folder under the Windows installation directory; The other is the Y:\\Documents and Settings\\\u0026ldquo;user name\u0026rdquo;\\Local Settings\\Temp folder (Y: is the partition where the system is located). Files in these two locations can be deleted directly.
Six. Delete the driver backup
XP will automatically back up the hardware driver but after the hardware driver is installed correctly it is generally unlikely to change the hardware so You can consider deleting this backup. The file is located in the \\windows\\driver cache\\i386 directory and the name is driver.cab. You can delete it directly. Usually this file is 74M.
Seven. Turn off hibernation support
The hibernation function will take up a lot of hard disk space. If you use less you can turn it off. The way to close it is: turn on \u0026ldquo; control Panel \u0026rdquo; double-click \u0026ldquo;Power Options\u0026rdquo; in the pop-up \u0026ldquo;Power Options Properties\u0026rdquo; dialog box select the \u0026ldquo;Hibernation\u0026rdquo; tab uncheck the \u0026ldquo;Enable Hibernation\u0026rdquo; check box.
Eight clear temporary Internet files
regularly delete a large number of temporary Internet files generated when surfing the Internet which will save a lot of hard disk space.
Open the IE browser select \u0026ldquo;Internet Options\u0026rdquo; from the\u0026ldquo;Tools\u0026rdquo; menu and select the\u0026ldquo;General\u0026rdquo;tab in the pop-up dialog box in the\u0026ldquo;Temporary Internet Files\u0026rdquo; column Click the 'Delete File' button and in the pop-up 'Delete File' dialog box select the 'Delete all offline content' check box and click the 'OK' button.
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