[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 214
  • Last Modified:

Uncompresing all files and folders on the c:\ drive

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?
0
ipcipher
Asked:
ipcipher
1 Solution
 
UbertamCommented:
I know how to decompress from GUI (at least it's always worked IME):

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

Now it sends the uncompress command to all files and folders on the drive.
0
 
WumpusHunterCommented:
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.
0
 
ipcipherAuthor Commented:
I did not see that. Thanks
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now