Windows 10: Auto file compression in windows

Discus and support Auto file compression in windows in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, I noticed lots of folders and shortcuts having 2 blue arrows on the top right of the icon. This means the file is compressed in the properties.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Santhosh.G, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Auto file compression in windows


    Hi, I noticed lots of folders and shortcuts having 2 blue arrows on the top right of the icon. This means the file is compressed in the properties. Every new file/folder I add automatically compresses and I don't want it to.
    I could see the file compressing for all the users in the network.
    I manually decompressed it from the file property.
    If anyone knows how to fix it, please let me know! Thanks!

    :)
     
    Santhosh.G, Dec 6, 2018
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    So I used KGB Archiver to compress a 10gb file into a 40mb file...

    Exactly. Most compression programs change a series of 1s and/or 0s to a couple of digits, and stores the total file in a table of contents/index. If you've got a file with TONS of repeating digits, sure, but pictures? No way to get that kind of compression in the real world.


    from an article on "How To Geek"

    First, we installed Bastion and compressed its folder — about 863 MB in size of music, graphics, executable files, and various different types of documents:

    • Zip (Windows 8.1): 746 MB (86.4% of the original size)
    • Zip (WinZip): 745 MB (86.3% of the original size)
    • RAR (WinRAR): 746 MB (86.4% of the original size)
    • 7z (7-Zip): 734 MB (85% of the original size)
    Next, we compressed Hotline Miami, which is 654 MB of data:

    • Zip (Windows 8.1): 316 MB (48.3% of the original size)
    • Zip (WinZip): 314 MB (48% of the original size)
    • RAR (WinRAR): 307 MB (46.9% of the original size)
    • 7z (7-Zip): 301 MB (46% of the original size)
    I would not expect a great deal of change from those numbers in November of 2014 to now, nor would I expect any real-world files to come any where NEAR the compression rate of .4%.
     
    Ahhzz, Dec 6, 2018
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  3. Files in C: drive automatically compressing?

    As you may already know, if this feature is on, every new folder/file you add starts off automatically compressed. If you would like to turn it off for the whole drive, kindly follow these steps:

    • Start File Explorer . In the left pane, right-click on the drive that you would not want to be compressed.
    • Click Properties.
    • Make sure that the Compress this drive to save disk space box is unchecked.
    • Click OK then Apply.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Darian Tab, Dec 6, 2018
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  4. Johan45 Win User

    Auto file compression in windows

    AMD FX OC'ers Club

    That's what the auto setting will do since you're over the 1333 mark it jumps to the next step which isn't listed or officially supported I assume by that ram.

    At this point though I would suggest dropping the multi one step or .5 so that we can get something stable and possibly take the heat issue out of the picture for now.
     
    Johan45, Dec 6, 2018
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