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Compress and Decompress - Add to File and Folder Context Menu

How to Add NTFS "Compress" and "Decompress" to File and Folder Context Menu
Published by Brink
29 Dec 2011
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How to Add NTFS "Compress" and "Decompress" to File and Folder Context Menu

information   Information
This will add File Compression Options and Folder Compression Options to the context menu of files and folders for all users to be able to compress or decompress one or more selected folder(s) and/or file(s) with NTFS Compression to reduce their size and save space in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this from the context menu. All users will be able to use the context menu though.

Note   Note
When a file or folder has been compressed, the text for it's name will turn blue to indicate it has been compressed.

warning   Warning
This is not the same as the built-in Zipped Compression used for creating ZIP files in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: What is Added to Context Menu of Files and Folders
Name:  Files.jpg
Views: 680
Size:  54.3 KB Compress and Decompress - Add to File and Folder Context Menu-folders.jpg

Here's How:
1. To Add "Compress or Decompress a File or Folder" to Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Add-Compress_or_Decompress_to_Context_Menu.reg
download
2. To Remove "Compress or Decompress a File or Folder" from Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove-Compress_or_Decompress_from_Context_Menu.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn




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