The Analog Kid
- Mar 16, 2002
Stupid question, but how can I decompress a NTFS volume. Our sys admin decided it would be a good idea to "compress drive to save disk space."
what's a sysadmin doing messing with the desktops and laptops? Generally does not fall under a pure sys admin's role of responsibilities.I'm talking ALL files on about 150 desktops and laptops. I can tell you that it makes MS Mappoint take about a minute to open.
Doesn't work.assuming you are just talking about the built-in ntfs compression.. you can right click on the drive, select properties. There should be a check box for "Compress drive to save disk space"
Uncheck and apply.. and, depending on how big the drive is, wait for it to hit every file.
Make sure you have enough free space to hold the uncompressed files..