To Compress A
File Or Folder On An NTFS Drive!
1. Open My Computer.
2. Double-click a drive or folder.
3. Right-click the file or folder you want to compress, and then click
4. On the General tab, click Advanced.
5. Select the Compress contents to save disk space check box, and then click OK.
6. In the Properties dialog box, click OK.
7. In Confirm Attribute Changes, select the option you want.
- To open My Computer, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
- You can only use NTFS compression for files and folders on drives formatted as
NTFS. If the Advanced button does not appear, the file or folder you selected is
not on an NTFS drive.
- If you move or copy a file into a compressed folder, it is compressed
automatically. If you move a file from a different NTFS drive into a compressed
folder, it is also compressed. However, if you move a file from the same NTFS
drive into a compressed folder, the file retains its original state, either
compressed or uncompressed.
- Files and folders that are compressed using NTFS compression cannot be
- You can choose to display NTFS-compressed files in a different color.
Let me know if you need anything else.
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