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Performance Decline after compressing entire C: drive

Performance Decline after compressing entire C: drive

Hey guys, i recently tried to improve performance in my laptop by compressing files on the c: drive... however due to my own negligence i compressed the entire c: drive and not just the my documents folder! Stupidity on my own part! Since doing this i have noticed a huge performance decrease from my machine. Would i be better backing up documents and reformatting the entire system or is there a better alternative to boost my performance again? I have tried uncompressing the c drive again but it wont uncompress all the files, meaning performance wont even go back to previous level! Any help would be appreciated!

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Guest [Entry]

"Not sure if this is the answer but it may help.

Found on http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/8270-how-uncompress-compressed-files-ntfs-drive.html

There's no need to ""un-compress"" them. They will ""un-compress"" as you use them. Every time you open a file or folder it will ""un-compress"". It will not ""re-compress"" when you close it unless you do it intentionally.

If this is the case then it will just take some time to fix it self."
Guest [Entry]

Try defragmenting the drive.