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Discus and support windows 10 compress file gone very wrong! in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello I think it started with latest update, for some reason windows( maybe low disc space) started to compress files, noticed that folders on my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Danielforza, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. windows 10 compress file gone very wrong!


    Hello


    I think it started with latest update, for some reason windows( maybe low disc space) started to compress files, noticed that folders on my desktop had blue arrows on them.


    well thought that i just remove som old games and transfer som pictures to my nas, but every gig I free'd up just dissapeared? After some trixing i got all pictures uncompressed on the nas, all but one folder( 900 pictures and movies of my son)


    Right clicked and clicked properties, "size 5,47 TB"??? my windows drive is a 500gig......


    Talked with windows support earlier today and he said he has never seen anything like it, and said something like "I cant help you, call some external disc recovery company and hang up the phone...
    please help me


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    :)
     
    Danielforza, Aug 8, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Aug 8, 2019
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  3. Why did the startup window get cleared?

    I didn't missed any step, the list was gone and gone , even after using lot of programs the programs were not listed in that list.
     
    smartali89, Aug 8, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    windows 10 compress file gone very wrong!

    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, Aug 8, 2019
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