Need help with decompressing c drive Solved

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    Need help with decompressing c drive


    I was running disk cleaner on w10 and checked compress your os drive accidently. I tried decompress through c drive property option but everytime when trying to decompress i get error saying c:/swapfiles.sys is being used by another process. Ive tried restarting pc but same thing.


    How can i fix this? is there also a way of doing it with command prompt? I can go into c drive and right click property and manually decompress them but i dont think this method is efficient or gets all the folders including hidden ones.
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    Probably need to do it in safe mode, or from a WINPE environment such as Kyhi's recovery tools:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    #3

    nah
    i figured it out after couple hours through google.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
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    winkawak said: View Post
    nah
    i figured it out after couple hours through google.
    Could you share you solution? It might help others in the future.
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  5.    #5

    steps to decompress c drive using command prompt
    -run cmd as admin
    -type cd\
    -type compact /s /u /i

    incase anyone wondering
    -s for all sub directories
    -u for uncompress
    -i for ignoring errors and files that denies access to proceed anyway

    Always backup incase sh!t hits the fan
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