Windows 10: Win10 keeps compressing C drive files (new and old). Cannot stop it.

Discus and support Win10 keeps compressing C drive files (new and old). Cannot stop it. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Dear Tenforums users, I have recently (I think it started less than a week ago) encountered problems or rather peculiarities with my Lenovo laptop:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by esmorax, Dec 3, 2018.

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    Win10 keeps compressing C drive files (new and old). Cannot stop it.


    Dear Tenforums users,

    I have recently (I think it started less than a week ago) encountered problems or rather peculiarities with my Lenovo laptop:
    two blue arrows started appearing on nearly all my files and folders (image files, Word documents e.g.). In addition, whenever I create a new file or folder, the same happens right away. Could a recent update be responsible for this and has anyone else encoutered this? I have found a similar phenomenon in this thread, but alas, no solution: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...2-0f49f7696d6b

    The major problems that I have encountered are:
    1. I am unable to, for example, copy image files from one folder to the next.
    2. CHKDSK /r or /f does not work, neither does sfc /scannow or updating Windows work.
    3. I have a feeling that this "auto-compressing" is filling up the remaining space (+-10 gig)
    4. whenever I try to "decompress" files by unchecking the "compress contents to save disk space" option, it keeps hanging.
    5. The huge JPG files are not readable - I get the message that this filetype is not supported

    Screenshots of the arrows on newly created files/folders: (nearly all files on C drive are like this now)

    Win10 keeps compressing C drive files (new and old). Cannot stop it. [​IMG]


    Screenshot of the huge JPG files: (as you may appreciate, these are ridiculous file sizes for JPG files...)

    Win10 keeps compressing C drive files (new and old). Cannot stop it. [​IMG]


    I do not know how to proceed from here. I hope that you can aid me in this matter.

    Yours,



    :)
     
    esmorax, Dec 3, 2018
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  2. 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 3, 2018
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  3. compress files on the c drive under windows 10

    Hi,



    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.



    • What type of files are trying to compress?


    It is not recommended to compress any of the system files on C drive, as it may cause serious harm to the computer.



    Let us know if you have any further query on Windows, we are glad to assist you further.
     
    Abdul_Malik, Dec 3, 2018
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  4. Win10 keeps compressing C drive files (new and old). Cannot stop it.

    Files in C: drive automatically compressing?

    I have followed your steps to no avail. New folders and already existing folders are still compressed even though the C: that option is unchecked.
     
    Marvin Alcala, Dec 3, 2018
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