Agreed. The saved disk space is insignificant. There is no advantage to compression and many disadvantages (such as complicating recovery operations and slowing the machine). Don't use it.Soundy said:Not necessarily a good thing... files that are already a compressed format like JPGs, ZIPs, RARs, and most video and audio files, won't gain any significant space savings, but it will increase processing time as the system has to decompress them on the fly every time you access them.
Unless you REALLY need the few bytes you're saving, you can turn compression off by right-clicking the folder, going into Properties, then to the General tab, Advanced button, and un-checking the "Compress contents to save disk space" box.
You can turn it off for the entire drive by right-clicking, but it takes a while. Also, don't choose the option to compress files when using Disk Cleanup.aandj said:Can I turned compression off for everything all at once, or folder by folder?
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