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NTFS Compression

Discussion in 'Software' started by Mr.Cheeks, May 26, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    I have not got around trying this compression utility, but how good is it?

    1- whats the compression like? a folder with 1 gb worth of data and 1gb file, what would the end file size be the folder and file.

    2- i can view the files after it has been compressed? e.g. mpeg file?
     
  2. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    ntfs compression is heavily depended on the type of data that you are compressing. use ntfsratio to determine the ratio per folder/volume. http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

    [edit] oh, and yes, you can see, use, change, etc. your compressed files and folders, just like they were regular files and folders. just expect a tiny lag because of the overhead caused by the compression.
     
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I've never used it, but the standard rule with all loss-less compression is that the amount of compression depends completely on the content.

    Text compresses nicely, but things like MPEG are already compressed, so you get very little further compression.

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  4. riaz.hasan

    riaz.hasan Kilobyte Poster

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    yeah u dont get much compression out of it, almost useless...if u r trying to compress individual files, try using winzip rather than normal compression of microsoft
     
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