Uncompresing all files and folders on the c:\ drive

Posted on 2009-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I ran into a space problem a while ago and decided to compress the root drive c:\ of my windows 2003 server. I have fixed the issue and wanted to uncompressed all files and folders in the c:\ drive. I have used the compact /u c:\*.* /a /i /q command to uncompressed the files. This only allows me to uncompressed one folder at a time. How can I uncompressed everything in the c:\ drive with one command?
Question by:ipcipher
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    Expert Comment

    I know how to decompress from GUI (at least it's always worked IME):

    Open My Computer
    Right click C: (or other) drive
    Check "Compress this drive..."
    Apply to subfolders/files.
    When it starts, cancel it.
    Uncheck "Compress this drive..."
    Apply to subfolders/files.

    Now it sends the uncompress command to all files and folders on the drive.
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    Accepted Solution

    Don't forget the /S switch:

     /S        Performs the specified operation on files in the given
               directory and all subdirectories.  Default "dir" is the
               current directory.
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    I did not see that. Thanks

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