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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Files and Folders—Tasks

Synopsis

Most of these operations on files and folders can be performed regardless of the underlying disk filesystem. For example, if you right-click on a folder, the same shortcut menu is displayed regardless of whether the underlying partition or volume is formatted using FAT, FAT32, or NTFS. Some tasks can be performed only on files and folders located on NTFS volumes, as indicated in the following descriptions.

Compress a File or Folder

Right-click on file or folder Properties General Advanced Compress contents

If you compress a folder, you will be prompted to choose between the following:

Apply changes to this folder only

Compresses the folder but doesn’t compress any of the files in the folder. However, if you copy existing uncompressed files or save new files to this folder, they will be compressed automatically.

Apply changes to this folder, subfolders, and files

Compresses the folder, all files within the folder, all subfolders within the folder, and all files within these subfolders. Use this option if you want to compress existing files within a folder.

To compress an entire drive, select the drive in Windows Explorer or Disk Management and:

Right-click on drive Properties General Compress drive

To display compressed files and folders using an alternate color, open My Computer or Windows Explorer and select:

Tools Folder Options View Display compressed files and folders with alternate color

Copy or Move a File or Folder

Copying or ...

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