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Windows 7: what does compress this drive to save disk space


20 Aug 2012   #1

windows xp pro 32-bit
 
 
what does compress this drive to save disk space

in windows 7 when i right click/properties a local disk there is a check box that said compress this drive to save disk space what does it do
what is the advantage and disadvantage of enabling that

what does it do


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20 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You might get a small amount of extra space, like really small amount at the cost of somewhat slowing down your browsing, opening, and just about the general windows experience. More resources will need to be used, and some programs cannot run in a compressed state. IT should only be used if you have low amount of hard drive space, and have already performed a disk cleanup disk and deleted unused files and such. I really would not do it
Disk cleanup instructions: Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
A good cleanup and optimization utility:http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner
*warning, using third party registry edits and such can result in corruption and damages. Use at your own risk.* ive tested a lot and used them, and have never came across issues but it has been told, damages could happen.
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20 Aug 2012   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

In addition, you do not want to compress your boot drive. Doing so will render Windows unbootable with the error below.

BootMGR Compressed Message at Boot Fix - Vista Forums
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22 Aug 2012   #4

windows xp pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skylais View Post
You might get a small amount of extra space, like really small amount at the cost of somewhat slowing down your browsing, opening, and just about the general windows experience. More resources will need to be used, and some programs cannot run in a compressed state. IT should only be used if you have low amount of hard drive space, and have already performed a disk cleanup disk and deleted unused files and such. I really would not do it
Disk cleanup instructions: Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
A good cleanup and optimization utility:Download CCleaner 3.21.1767 - FileHippo.com
*warning, using third party registry edits and such can result in corruption and damages. Use at your own risk.* ive tested a lot and used them, and have never came across issues but it has been told, damages could happen.
i know disk cleanups like that, but my disk in c is 9gb the free is about 10-20mb, i tried the mini tool partition i got surface error so i cannot move some free space to c:
i got lot of free space at D:
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