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Windows 7: Isit a good idea to use NTFS compression

07 Aug 2010   #1
jiewmeng

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Isit a good idea to use NTFS compression

i wonder what are the advantages and disadvantage of using NTFS compression. i wonder does it slow things down alot?


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07 Aug 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Use it on what?
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07 Aug 2010   #3
The Master

Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7600)
 
 

u mean 2 compress your hard drive

if u do dont do this

right click your hard drive - properties - compress hdd

because it compresses ur bootmgr the boot manger that kinda starts ur computer

but if u want its safe to compress windows, users, program files
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07 Aug 2010   #4
jiewmeng

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

@logicearth i will use it on my PC's drives
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07 Aug 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do not use it on OS files. For user files it is possible, but the compression and uncompression will use time and resources. At the end I do not think it is worth it. At $70 for a 1TB drive, you are better off to buy big drives.
Some programs use compression automatically - e.g. imaging programs.
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07 Aug 2010   #6
The Master

Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7600)
 
 

thats also right
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