Here is one quick way to free up some empty space in your C Partition, or the partition where your Windows Xp is installed …..
1. Start Command prompt ( Go to Startmenu > Run: type cmd and hit Enter )
2. Type ” sfc /purgecache” and hit enter (without the quotes, ofcourse!)
3. The command prompt replies after a few seconds “Windows File Protection successfully made the requested change.”
That is ! You have just freed about 500+ MB of space on your Xp Partition 😀
What this Command Does:
For the people who really want to know, the SFC executable is a “System File Checker” program, which Scans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer (part of the Windows File Protection (WPF) Feature) ). The /purgecache command purges the file cache and scans all of the protected system files immediately. It deletes backed up DLL Files in the %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache folder. Dont worry though, it is completely safe to purge the cache.
For further details, and other parameters of the sfc program, visit here: