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Discus and support A question on copying files from a compressed folder to another compressed folder ..... ? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Compressed folders are often shown in blue for user convenience. When Windows explorer copies files and also sub-folders from one compressed folder... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by VirtL, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. VirtL Win User

    A question on copying files from a compressed folder to another compressed folder ..... ?


    Compressed folders are often shown in blue for user convenience.


    When Windows explorer copies files and also sub-folders from one compressed folder

    to another compressed folder, does it decompress the file data ON-THE-FLY, and

    then re-compress it again towards the destination ?


    OR, does it leave it compressed and copy the data AS-IS ?


    The logic here is that if it is going from one compressed folder to another compressed folder,

    then there is no need to decompress it "in the middle" of the process.


    Just wondering. :

    :)
     
    VirtL, Mar 11, 2020
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  2. No option to compress folder

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience and we will surely help you to resolve the issue.

    1. How exactly are you trying to compress the folder?

    Follow these steps to check if that helps.

    1. Locate the file or folder that you want to compress.

    2. Right-click the file or folder, point to Send to, and then click Compressed (zipped) folder.

    A new compressed folder is created in the same location. To rename it, right-click the folder, click Rename, and then type the new name.

    If the issue persists then Perform
    System File Check (SFC), and then check if this fixes the issue.

    Follow the steps:

    SFC scan:

    1. Press Windows logo + X.

    2. Select command prompt admin.

    3. Type ‘sfc /scannow’ (without quotes) and press enter.

    4. Restart your computer.

    Refer link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833.

    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.
     
    Suvarna Govinda, Mar 11, 2020
    #2
  3. Bree Win User
    Copying Compressed Files

    Yes, that is the way ntfs file compression works. A compressed file is decompressed as it is read. If the folder it is being copied to is on an ntfs partition and is an ntfs compressed folder, then the file will be compressed as it is written. If the destination folder is not compressed, neither will the copied file be.

    EXT4 is a file system used by Linux. Windows does not support EXT4. There are 3rd-party apps that allow Windows to read EXT4 drives, but they do not provide write access.

    The only practical way to copy a file in compressed form is to put it into a .zip archive (or .7z, or .similar) before copying it across to another drive.
     
  4. A question on copying files from a compressed folder to another compressed folder ..... ?

    compressed Zip Folders

    Hell What are zip compressed folder. Do photos file loss data when they are re-compressed)?
     
    KathleenDonohueE5, Mar 11, 2020
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