Compress files to save disk space

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    I have NTFS 80GB Hard disk drive. I saw an check box option 'Compress files to save disk space' in properties of Hard disk. I wonder if there is any link between system performance and making the check box on. Does it slow down system speed?

    If there is no relation with system performance, why is it not made 'ON' by default. After all disk space is precious...right?
     
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    It does has a relation to perfomance .. the system will be slower as it has to uncompress and then use the file
     
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    true. thats y then u can choos to compress only the OLD files which u have not accessed in some time; and even specify the time say 90 days or 120 days... its there in the options (of compress old files)
     
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    Thank you guys. I appreciate your responses. It's better not to go for that option just to gain few MB of Hard disk space.
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    Thank you Tanmay. The link was very useful.
     
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    is it can be used to increase the computer performance
     
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    No. It decreases system performance. It only saves some disk space.
    Checkout the link given above.
     
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    Hi there

    to gain SPACE you must Winrar your backup (softies)

    believe me bro it really rocks and i've converted 1.1 gb of my data to awesome 459 MB. use the latest for best result (choose compression method as best and Archive option as "create Solid archive" while creating rar)

    but dont expect same with mp3, mpg kinda stuff which are allready compressed
     
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    To really gain space get KGB archiver. the ultimate compression tool.
     
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    KGB has Serious Memory related Issues which hotie "winrar" dont
    so Winrar is the best
     
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    hello don't believe these softwares and others . only try to do it once when the system manager asks to do it . don't do this regullarly. best way is use rar files they don't harm to systems performance
     
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    If you are on memory constraints you can also use 7zip or UHARC
     
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    That doesn't work me for:mad:

    This is what i used to get 1327.351kb to 899.003kb (compresion method to fast)
     
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    hey man...u have bumped a year old thread!!! :D
    Too many bumpers evolving in this forum :D
    Reported!
     
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