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Hi to all. O/S is Win XP Prof. I have a second hard drive that is full of programs and pictures, it is almost full and when I open it and go on properties I see an option to compress the drive to give more space! Well if I do this and I want anything from that drive after, do I have to uncompress it first or can I just open it as usual?
I hope you can understand what I am getting at!
Bye. Norman
 
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Glad you asked before you did the compression!
Yes you will retrieve Drive space however your response time from that drive will slow considerably and there have been other problems such as loss of data that have been reported using drive compression.

The best way to retrieve space is to remove uneeded programs and data by deletion, uninstall, or store on CD. Another consideration would be upgrading the drive to a larger unit.

Just my 2 cents!

Dave
 

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Wow,am I ever glad you told me that before I did it! Thanks. Norman
 

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Another disappointment would have come when he discovered that you can't compress most picture files, since they're already compressed! :)
 
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You know John you are correct and I totally missed that thought! My mind was concentrating on systemic problems and not on final overall space savings!;)

Thanks for the thought!

Dave
 
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