How to Compress Contents to Save Disk Space

Today’s technologies allow us to save huge amounts of files and information on hard disks, flesh drives. But in some cases, we may need more space than it is available on hard disk. The solution of this issue is easy and simple: files and folders compression.


1. Hard drive must be formatted with NTFS.

2. You should have enough space for uncompressed file (if you want to uncompress it in future, you will need this space, otherwise you won’t uncompress it), so that you can compress it.

How to compress contents:

1. Choose the folder you want to compress. Right click on it and choose [Properties].

2. On the [General] Tab, navigate to [Advanced] button and press it.

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3. Check the box [Compress contents to save disk space].

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4. After you choose [Compress contents to save disk space] option and press [Enter], a new window will appear.

It prompts whether to Apply changes to the current folder only or to Apply changes to current folder, subfolders and files.

Confirm Attribute Changes.JPG

5. After applying changes, check the size of the folder.

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Note: The compressed folder name is coloured with blue now.

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