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Compressed Files???

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ronenph1

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#1
Hey everybody

Windows XP compressed some of my old files after I chose the Disk Cleanup.

Now, the compressed files are colored Blue.

I wanted to know,
If I burn them now on CD for Backup, will they work on ANY computer?

Or are they suitable for only some versions of Windows?

Is there a way to Un-Compress them?

Please help..
:confused:
 

JJB6486

Retired Mod
Political User
#2
They will only stay compressed when on an NTFS formatted drive. Burning them to a CD or moving them to any local non-NTFS volume will decompress them.

JJB
 

yoyo

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#3
To uncompress the files either use the compact /u command from a command window. You can use wildcards there (compact /u *.*).
Or select one or several files then right click > properties > attributes - advanced > uncheck "compress contents to save disc space".
Copying (not moving) the file to another location also removes the compression.
 

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