compress content to save disk space suddenly set as default.

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    compress content to save disk space suddenly set as default.

    After a recent Windows 10 update to my PC, close to everything on my computer have two blue arrows icons on it, which is "compress content to save disk space" as far as I found out. I didn't even know this was a thing, but now it has been set as default on my computer! I managed to turn it off using CMD with a tutorial online but this just stops all new files to have this as default. I still find folders and files on my computer with this compression option as default and have to turn it off, folder by folder as I find them.

    Have anyone else experienced this? And is this something that suddenly was set as default during a windows update? It really sucks, and I've been thinking about resetting my entire hdd and ssd just to get rid of it all...
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  2. EdTittel's Avatar
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    Windows 10

    Other posters here at TF have reported this recently. Apparently, Windows decides to do this when the percentage of free space dips below a certain threshold on the system drive. Please see this thread for considerable discussion on this very topic: Win10 keeps compressing C drive files (new and old). Cannot stop it. Solved - Windows 10 Forums.
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  3. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM

    W10 is (IMO) an awful OS, because it just does things without asking the user's permission.
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