I have a dual HDD system with Windows XP Home. I just replaced my Western Digital 160g SYSTEM/PROGRAM drive with one of the new Intel Solid State Drives. BOY.............WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT IN BOOT AND PROGRAM START SPEED !!!
One problem though is that somehow on the Windows installation the COMPRESS OLD FILES option got turned on (I've never had this happen before).
I did some digging online and found how to turn it off by deleting the key in the registry........which I have done.
I still have a ton of files on my old DATA DRIVE that have now turned blue though, and remain blue I suppose because they were compressed prior to my deleting the registry key.
Is there a way to get all these files uncompressed without having to do them in individual folder groups? I can select all the files in a directory and turn off compression, but I don't seem to have that option in the PROPERTIES, ADVANCED tab of a folder.
My DATA drive has been in use for over 3 years and is still only about 1/4 full so I hardly need to have old files compressed.......and the BLUE text is most annoying.