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I have used this option compress disk and folder one my system disk and folders (%windir%,%PROGRAMS%,%USER%) and it work some times. Is this any good?believe it save some disk space and time to load.
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Windows compression is pretty weak. I'd avoid it if possible. Doesn't save nearly enough space to be worth the slower performance and higher chance of data loss.

If you really need to save space, there are better ways to compress data for archival. If you need to save space AND still have it transparent to windows... well I suppose it is an option. There may be better third party options for that though. I'm not really sure, as I generally find it more practical to just add more disk space.
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Windows compression is pretty weak. I'd avoid it if possible. Doesn't save nearly enough space to be worth the slower performance and higher chance of data loss.

If you really need to save space, there are better ways to compress data for archival. If you need to save space AND still have it transparent to windows... well I suppose it is an option. There may be better third party options for that though. I'm not really sure, as I generally find it more practical to just add more disk space.

It works ok even with my %windir%. The compressed space is worth some soft drinks or so. I was thinking the stability but I can't complain.
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