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    NTFS Compression (WinXP Home (Upgrade))

    Can files, folders or volumes that have been compressed to save space be de-compressed later?

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    Re: NTFS Compression (WinXP Home (Upgrade))

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    HOW TO: Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders in Windows XP

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    Re: NTFS Compression (WinXP Home (Upgrade))

    There's the school of thought that suggests that it is a better idea to buy a bigger hard disk than to compress files, because that reduces the amount of work done by the CPU every time you want to read and write a file.

    The contrary argument is that CPUs are so powerful these days that using compressed files doesn't make a significant difference.

    Your kilometerage may vary!
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    Re: NTFS Compression (WinXP Home (Upgrade))

    You must also remember that compressing already compressed file types (mp3, jpeg, gif and so on) does not bring you any significant amount of free space. In my opinion, it makes sense to compress documents only (txt, doc, xls and so on).

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