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Stop Windows 2003 from compressing files

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have three Windows 2003 servers in one domain. One database app we have does not work well when the files are compressed. On the driver properties, the option "Compress disk to save space" is not checked.

This week we had a problem with that DB app and the vendor noticed files were compressed so I ran this process to uncompress over 148,000 files:

compact /u /s /i *.* >>Topss-uncompress-rpt.txt

My question is how do I stop all files in this folder from being compress by windows.

I noticed, when I defrag the drive, I saw a message that the defrag process compresses old files. With 140,000, many can get old quick from a Windows O/S standpoint.

How do I safely resolve this situation long term?
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