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Hi All,

Something has happened on the system, there seems to have been an auto compression run on server. I have a data drive that houses all my network files like word excel etc, and now all of a sudden they are appearing in blue with the attirbute AC beside them. doing a little research i found that they C stands for compressed. My question is how and why did this happen, is there an auto compress feature built into Server 2003?

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by:oBdA
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No, there's no such feature in Server 2003; someone must have checked the box (in the folder's properties, click the button "Advanced") manually. If you want to set this back to uncompressed, do NOT start this during production hours, this can take quite some time and have a rather serious impact on performance. And make sure you have enough space on the drive for the uncompressed files ...
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by:georgemildred
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but it has affected every single folder on all drives including the c drive

is there any i could find out who did this?

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by:georgemildred
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actually it seems to be only files inside folders that have been compressed, this would have taken forever to do there is some 200gb of data
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by:georgemildred
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this is getting stranger, it seems that all office type files are compressed even on the system partition where nobody has access to?

any ideas?
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by:georgemildred
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there must be a global setting somewhere that compresses files, by type or something?

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sorry all sorted, it turns out that someone run the disk cleanup utility and compressed files older that 50 days.

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