Compressed Files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mick42, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. mick42

    mick42 OSNN Addict

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    Under Disk Clean Up,there is an item called "Compress old files",what are the benefits of doing so and does this action slow down a PC,and how does it work?

    Cheers
    Mick.
     
  2. sinnoc00

    sinnoc00 Mad as a Lorry

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    The idea behind compressing old files is to compress files that you haven't opened in a long time so that you free up a bit of disk space. There's no point compressing anything other than files you don't use much, as the overheads involved in uncompressing negate the saving in disk space.. Think of it as a way of archiving stuff you don't use much.

    To be honest, I wouldn't bother, unless you're really low on disk space :p
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Bit of a wasted feature with the size of hard drives these days. But give Bill 10 points for trying. :D
     
  4. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    More useful if Bill included a more comprehensive disk cleaner.