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Request for a Set Compress Atribute option for important but little used system files.

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I was wondering if it ccleaner could have a "set compress attribute" option for particular folders and files that are little used but should not be removed. Perhaps setting the compress option about a set period of time e.g. 1 year since last accessed.

 

An good example would be the XP service pack files that are normally kept in: C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles. See techrepublic article for a discussion of this folder: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-...11-5816838.html

 

I realise that this request goes the curent function of ccleaner (i.e. file deletion). It still fits in with ccleaner's overall purpose, or at least why I use it, namely to free up space of the hard drive.

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I was wondering if it ccleaner could have a "set compress attribute" option for particular folders and files that are little used but should not be removed. Perhaps setting the compress option about a set period of time e.g. 1 year since last accessed.

 

An good example would be the XP service pack files that are normally kept in: C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles. See techrepublic article for a discussion of this folder: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-...11-5816838.html

 

I realise that this request goes the curent function of ccleaner (i.e. file deletion). It still fits in with ccleaner's overall purpose, or at least why I use it, namely to free up space of the hard drive.

 

Doesn't Windows own Disk Cleanup tool already do this ('Compress old files')?

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I was wondering if it ccleaner could have a "set compress attribute" option for particular folders and files that are little used but should not be removed. Perhaps setting the compress option about a set period of time e.g. 1 year since last accessed.

 

An good example would be the XP service pack files that are normally kept in: C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles. See techrepublic article for a discussion of this folder: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-...11-5816838.html

 

I realise that this request goes the curent function of ccleaner (i.e. file deletion). It still fits in with ccleaner's overall purpose, or at least why I use it, namely to free up space of the hard drive.

 

 

I'd use this kind of feature to prevent deletion of the favicon.ico files that are stored in the Temporary Internet Files directory. It parallels the idea of excluding selected cookies from deletion.

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