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Windows 7: Can I compress Public folder in Windows 7

10 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can I compress Public folder in Windows 7

Can I compress the Public folder on my Windows 7? I do not have a network setup and I am the only one to use my computer. Would it be safe to compress this folder to save space?

thank you

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10 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

I do not know if you could compress the Public folder but since I do not use it either, they are virtually empty.

I would gain nothing by compressing them.

What are you storing in yours?
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10 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I don't anything stored in mine but when I checked the size of the folder it was 59 MB so I thought maybe by compressing it it would save some space....
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10 Mar 2013   #4


Open it and see whats in it. If you're not using it , delete it and save even more.
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10 Mar 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Compressing 59 MB is like taking a drop of water out of a ocean and expecting the water level to be lower. I recommend just leaving it as it is. If your hard drive is so full that 59 MB of space used is a problem you need a bigger hard drive or ssd. Or you could remove unneeded things to gain space.
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