compressed files in windows 2000

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nirvana1

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i have a dual boot win me/2k system...it was fat 32 but i converted it to ntfs so i could set some file permissions to keep people from messing with my files...i know that win me cant boot from an ntfs partition but i guess i just wasnt thinking...anyway i need to know if there is a way to search for files with the "compress file to save space" box checked under the properties of the file after you click on advanced...i cant convert it back to fat 32 to access win me because partition magic says that there are compressed pr sparce files in the volume
 

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I am not aware of a way to search just for compressed files, but you can set windows to display compressed file names in a different color.

Open Explorer
Go to tools, folder options.
Click on view
Check the box that says to display compressed files with alternate color.

Mine displays compressed file names in blue and regular ones in black.
 

nirvana1

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yeah ive had it set that way for a long time...i dont know how any files got compressed...i tired searching for *.* so it would show all the files on my computer the other day but it doesnt show them as different colors...theyre all black...i checked to make sure that they are displayed in blue and it says that they are...i dont want to have to search through every folder on this thing just so i can use windows me...
 
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