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Hello.  During the maintenance and streamlining of a Windows XP system I discovered many of the system partition files & system folder files compressed.  I want to uncompress thousands of compressed files without having to find each one and uncompress individually.  I believe that the files were compressd using the WINDOWS XP CLEANUP UTILITY.  How can I uncompress all of the files on the "C" Drive in one fell swoop?  The performance is degraded sharply and needless to say the amount of time to find each "compressed file" would be exorbidant.  Thanks.
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try this:

Start->Run->CMD

COMPACT /U /I /S:C:\
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to list how many files are compressed instead type:

COMPACT /S:C:\

hope this helps
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Can't you just right click on a folder>Properties>advanced>and uncheck the "compress...."

After that, it'll ask you if you want to decompress all of the subfolders and files
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