How to compress a drive using NTFS on Windows 8?

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How do you use NTFS compression on a drive in Windows 8?

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kreiley
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Log in using your admin account, then open File Explorer and go to the Desktop. Right click the drive you want to compress (displayed on left side of screen)>Properties>General>Compress This Drive to Save Disk Space>OK. Be prepared to wait, it can take Windows a long time to compress a drive.

jimlynch
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See this article:

How to Use NTFS Compression and When You Might Want To
http://www.howtogeek.com/133264/how-to-use-ntfs-compression-and-when-you...

"The NTFS file system used by Windows has a built-in compression feature known as NTFS compression. With a few clicks, you can compress files, making them take up less space on your hard drive. Best of all, you can still access the files normally.

Using NTFS compression involves a trade-off between CPU time and disk activity. Compression will work better in certain types of situations and with certain types of files."

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