Disable compression of NTFS volumes

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Note that:The commands used in this tip must be entered in a command prompt (administrator mode).
  • Start>type "cmd" in the Search bar > Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER keys simultaneously.


To disable compression of NTFS volumes:
  • Open a command prompt in "administrator".
  • Run the following command:
  • fsutil behavior set disablecompression 1
  • Restart your computer.



To re-activate this feature perform the above operation using the following command:
  • fsutil behavior set disablecompression 0
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