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Old 01-24-2008
djchina74
 

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can i compress hard drive

hi, is it possibly to compress my hard drive. there,s 20Gb on it at the
mo, i don,t really want to start deleting stuff. nor buy any extra ram,
any ideas please. OS is vista


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Old 01-24-2008
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: can i compress hard drive
Hi,

Compressing the drive, or folders on it, really won't gain you all that
much. The option will be on the drive property's general tab. You'd be
better off getting a larger drive or an additional one to supplement the
main drive.

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> hi, is it possibly to compress my hard drive. there,s 20Gb on it at the
> mo, i don,t really want to start deleting stuff. nor buy any extra ram,
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Old 01-24-2008
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> mo, i don,t really want to start deleting stuff. nor buy any extra ram,
> any ideas please. OS is vista
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Compressing hard drives has NEVER been a good idea...

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000528.htm

Do NOT do it. It is a recipe for future disaster..

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