Using file compression to decrease Windows size
Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:42 AM
The trick is to try to compress only files that are used less often, such the folder c:\windows\system32\dllcache. Folder size was decreased from 349MB to 215MB on disk. I don't really want to completely wipe out the folder so its a safe alternative.
To use compression, right click on a file/folder and select Properties/General tab/Advanced button/Compress contents to save disk space.
Posted 31 October 2007 - 10:04 AM
Edited by Triple-E Wannabe, 31 October 2007 - 10:05 AM.
Posted 31 October 2007 - 03:46 PM
Posted 01 November 2007 - 01:42 AM
Other exemple of files that you may want to compress are .hlp files. I never read help but once or twice a year, I need to read them so I can compress these files without everyday performance slowing.
If you compress completely Windows's folder, then you'll run into serious performance issues.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:15 PM
Yesterday I used the Windows compression on the whole "C" drive (SSD).
Result (used space):
1,167,630,xxx bytes => 795,590,656 bytes.
1113Mb => 758Mb
So far I have not noticed any slow-down during normal use.
Actually, the boot time seems to be slightly shorter!?
If my understanding is correct, any file subsequently added to the compressed drive will automatically be compressed. That includes program files.
Could our 4Gs become 6Gs? :D
If you want to follow a similar topic in French:
Edited by ddlooping, 15 February 2008 - 03:23 PM.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:46 PM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:56 PM
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:26 PM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:43 PM
c:\windows\mui (I use the french language pack)
c:\program files\Microsoft Office
ALL DLL on the SSD.
Not slow at all. Saved me more that 300 mb.
Windows 7 Ultimate
[Old EEE 701 Surf and Aspire One 150 user]
Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:50 PM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:54 PM
Posted 17 February 2008 - 05:31 PM
in my Italian Xp pro, i dont find such choice. WHere i do mistake?
Posted 17 February 2008 - 05:52 PM
How did you guys manage to compress files/folders?
Edit: found it!! You have to click on "Advanced..." to have access to the compression option. :)
Edit 2: robbynaish, it looks like you are missing the "Advanced" button.
Maybe you need to be logged in as administrator?
Edited by ddlooping, 17 February 2008 - 05:56 PM.
Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:45 PM
After you have deleted these two folders, use ccleaner to clean out the uninstaller registry related to ie7 uninstallation.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:45 AM
Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:19 AM
I have encountered the occasional problem where dll calls have failed. I found that I needed to uncompress the following ddl's: wiashext.dll, asycfilt.dll and shgina.dll. There may be more that I have not come aross before.
Has anyone encontered any similar problem?
I have not particularly noticed any severe performance penalty.
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