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3. Components > NTFS Compression Utility

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NTFS Compression Utility — \windows\system32\compact.exe

Synopsis

This tool allows you to view or configure the automatic file compression on NTFS drives from the command prompt. This feature can be more easily accessed by right-clicking on a file or folder, selecting Properties, clicking Advanced, and then turning on the "Compress contents to save disk space" option.

If you run the NTFS Compression Utility without any options, it will display the compression settings for the current directory and all its contents. The NTFS Compression Utility takes the following options:

compact [/c | /u] [/s[:dir]] [/a] [/i] [/f] [/q] [filename]

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