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I seem to have run out of room on a Windows XP Pro system. I tried to defrag but don't have but 7% room available. I looked in Windows Explorer to try to find some huge files that might be corrupt and I see a few that are listed in blue. What does that mean? I have not compressed anything on purpose. Thanks
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Files marked in blue are compressed because they haven't been accessed for so many days. Typically Disk Clean-up flags up these files after 90 days of no access. They're not lost, they're still perfectly usable.

Defragmentation only works when a drive has 15% of free space to work with.
If you can't free up enough room the only solution is realistically a bigger hard drive. Hard drives of today are so much faster and better and bigger capacity wise you'll usually notice a jump in performance and not just from the extra free space.
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