Compressed Files? (Blue Filename Text)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eiji, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Eiji

    Eiji OSNN Addict

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    I don't have the "Compress drive to save disk space" option checked and the "Compress old files" is set at 500 days since it can't be set any higher but I have lots of filenames with blue text which indicates Windows XP /w XP2 has been compressing them.

    How can I uncompress them and prevent this from happening in the future?
     

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  2. Eiji

    Eiji OSNN Addict

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    No one knows? :(
     
  3. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    Can't you right click the file to uncheck the compress option?
     
  4. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    In networking we learned that windows just does that on its own even if it is unchecked. Know one really knows why it does that but it just does.
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Windows apparently does something like this to my c drive as it's only 5 gigs (yes too small, I know) and still keeps around 1 gig free despite getting filled with alla kinds of stuff, temp files and so on.