1.    23 Dec 2016 #1

    compressing "roaming" folder...is it safe to do so?


    i accidently compressed the roaming folder in app data file..was attempting to compress only one large folder. is it ok? or should I decompress it
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  2.    23 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    One man's opinion, decompress. I have a product, Quicken, and it writes in there every time I use it. I installed a Bluetooth speaker, it wrote there. Most products have a folder down this path but what they write seems to be program specific. Some don't seem to use it at all.
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  3.    24 Dec 2016 #3
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    You will have little gains by compressing it. So, yes, you should uncompress it. Also if you used ntfs compression that folder will become a fragmentation fest when written to.
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  4.    24 Dec 2016 #4
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    Granite Bay, CA
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    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    ... fragmentation fest ...
    Gotta get the party started!
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