1.    20 Jul 2016 #1
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    How to Use the Compress Opt in Properties of a File or Folder via cmd?


    Yeah i've been using this trick to save my Dish Space and how Helpful it is...
    But i need a alternate way so that i don't have to manually do this.

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    I just need a way to apply this to certain folder using Command Prompt (cmd.exe).

    Thanks
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  2.    20 Jul 2016 #2
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    ll.Hello PRince4,

    When you compress a folder, everything you save into that folder should get compressed as well by default.

    Compress or Uncompress Files and Folders in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    If you're looking for a way to make it easier to compress items, then using the context menu added by the tutorial below should help.

    Compress and Decompress - Add to File and Folder Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    22 Jul 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    ll.Hello PRince4,

    When you compress a folder, everything you save into that folder should get compressed as well by default.

    Compress or Uncompress Files and Folders in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    If you're looking for a way to make it easier to compress items, then using the context menu added by the tutorial below should help.

    Compress and Decompress - Add to File and Folder Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Thanks for the reply and also sorry for my late reply
    This method is the other thing rather than what i needed i was thinking is there's a way to do it via cmd?
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  4.    22 Jul 2016 #4
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    I'm sure your going to continue to compress files no matter what I say. But HDD's are relatively inexpensive these days and getting larger capacity every day. There really is no need to compress files.
    Be aware, that if you have an issue with your HDD and you need to use Data Recovery software to recover your files, you will have a very difficult time recovering compressed files, most of the data will probably be corrupt. As opposed to non compressed files which are much easier to recover.
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  5.    22 Jul 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRince4 View Post
    Thanks for the reply and also sorry for my late reply
    This method is the other thing rather than what i needed i was thinking is there's a way to do it via cmd?
    Sure. The first tutorial I posted below has options for compressing files or folders via the command prompt. It's the same commands used by the other context menu tutorial.

    Compress or Uncompress Files and Folders in Windows 10
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  6.    22 Jul 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    I'm sure your going to continue to compress files no matter what I say. But HDD's are relatively inexpensive these days and getting larger capacity every day. There really is no need to compress files.
    Be aware, that if you have an issue with your HDD and you need to use Data Recovery software to recover your files, you will have a very difficult time recovering compressed files, most of the data will probably be corrupt. As opposed to non compressed files which are much easier to recover.
    Totally agree.

    In reality, compression impact can vary wildly eg photos and videos hardly compress at all and can even be bigger after compress. For many users, this is the bulk of data storage.

    The biggest benefit on small devices is to use COMPACTOS

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  7.    23 Jul 2016 #7
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    I totally agree with you guys especially i know these can't compress images and videos (Media files)
    but in term of gaming i can surely have much space i need after compressing them and thanks for the cmd help..

    I really appreciate it...

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  8.    23 Jul 2016 #8
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    I'm glad we could help.
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