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Compress NTFS Files

Thursday, November 11th, 2004 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management, System Tune-Up Help
 
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Q:
How do I enable File Compression in Windows XP?

A:
If you are using Windows XP, chances are your hard drive uses the NTFS filing system. If you are in NTFS, you can save space on your hard drive by using File Compression.

First, open My Computer and double-click a drive or folder.

Right-click the file or folder you want to compress, then choose “Properties”. (You could also just right-click a folder or file and choose “Properties” or ALT +double -click)

On the General tab, click “Advanced”.

Check the box marked “Compress contents to save disk space” then click OK .

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Click OK in the “Properties dialog” box.

Choose the option you want when the “Confirm Attribute Changes” window pops up.

BONUS TIP: Want an easy way to distinguish your compressed folders from the regular ones? Why not have them appear in a different color.

Open Folder Options in the Control Panel , then Start / Control Panel / Folder Options .

On the “View” tab, select the “Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color” check box.

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This may already be checked by default, in which case the compressed files you just created will already be a different color (probably blue).

~David

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