Windows 10: Disk Cleanup (compress OS drive) problem

Discus and support Disk Cleanup (compress OS drive) problem in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi guys and gurus. Been giving my self yet another headache :/ Ran disk cleanup this evening, something I don't do as often as I should and discovered... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by SD60659, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. SD60659 Win User

    Disk Cleanup (compress OS drive) problem


    Hi guys and gurus. Been giving my self yet another headache :/ Ran disk cleanup this evening, something I don't do as often as I should and discovered the 'compress OS drive' issue. Only as per usual only after it was too late. Selected to delete this thinking it was some stupid nonsense dragged in from the web. I've now discovered that it's actually compressed the drive. So I've unchecked that etc. Manually uncompressed the folders within (I don't need compression, not exactly short on space here) but some remain with the annoying blue arrows. When I check these folders are not marked as compressed so I can't uncompress them.

    Does anyone know how to get around this? I've been doing my due googling and all I can really find is people complaining about this but no solution other than that which I've already tried. There's also a little blue thing next to the C drive that looks a bit like the W10 logo but in all honesty I can't remember if that was there before or not, can anyone tell me if this is normal or is it something to do with this compression incident?

    Also, when I create a new folder on the desktop it's showing with the annoying blue compressed arrows, investigation shows that new folders are compressed. I can uncompress them, but how can I prevent new folders being compressed? I don't really want to have to manually do this every time I create a new folder :/

    As always, eternally grateful for any help you guys can offer.

    :)
     
    SD60659, Feb 24, 2019
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  2. tngjstn Win User

    "Compress your OS drive" under Disk Cleanup

    Hello, while I was conducting a disk cleanup I noticed a large amount of 10 GB under "Compress your OS Drive." After it was finished the 10 GB was still there. I have tried it several times and it just doesn't clean up. Any thoughts?


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    tngjstn, Feb 24, 2019
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  3. "Compress your OS drive" under Disk Cleanup

    I have the same question about this but here is the different spin on this:

    about 3 days ago when doing disk cleanup I noticed a large amount in the 'Compress your OS Drive' on my C drive - 53.6GB

    I though it was strange but I ignored it and besides the disk cleanup app next checked the box. So yesterday, I decided to check it a attempt to clean this up. After 30 minutes the disk cleanup icon went away and I went back into Disk cleanup again and there
    was a smaller amount in the Compress your OS drive - 52.7GB Then all of a sudden my Microsoft 365 started showing that new files were be 'uploaded', which was strange because I had already placed them in Microsoft 365 months ago using another PC (Windows 7)
    but this was showing up in my Microsoft surface laptop (Windows 10).

    The unusually thing that has shown up is that I took all my files in my Windows 7 PC and loaded them up into the Microsoft 365 cloud. But now I am seeing a mirror of my 365 cloud on my Windows 10 laptop. Picture, music and documents all showing up on my
    C drive on my laptop and I NEVER copied anything from my Window 7 PC to my Windows 10 laptop. I only placed files from my Windows 7 PC onto the 365 cloud.

    I do not want documents, picture or music on my laptop, I only want to access them on my 365 Cloud. The strange thing is I decided to delete 3 pictures on my laptop. I had the pictures folder open on my Laptop and the pictures folder open on my OneDrive
    and when I deleted the pictures on my laptop they were deleted also on my OneDrive.

    Can anyone please explain what is happening?????
     
    Michael_Klein, Feb 24, 2019
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  4. Disk Cleanup (compress OS drive) problem

    compress os drive -disk cleanup

    hello i have an option to compress my os(c)(solid state) drive which saves me 21Gb how does this work could any issues arise from doing it?
     
    ARSENALTASTIC, Feb 24, 2019
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