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Windows XP Professional: The Missing Manual by L.J. Zacker, Craig Zacker, David Pogue

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Compressing Files and Folders

Although the hard drives made these days have greater capacities than ever, programs and files are much bigger, too. Running out of disk space is still a common problem. Fortunately, Windows XP Pro is especially effective at compressing files and folders to take up less disk space.

Compressing files and folders can also be useful when you want to email files to someone without dooming them to an all-night modem-watching session. That’s why Microsoft has endowed Windows XP with two different schemes for compressing files and folders: NTFS compression for storing files on your hard drive, and zipped folders for files that ...

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