file attributes

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Bill43, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Bill43

    Bill43 Guest

    I have xp home-I have never seen this, but I have a file showing in windows
    explorer on the NTFS volume which is blue in color and has attributes of AC.

    please advise.
    Bill43, Jun 18, 2007
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  2. Bill43

    Buellpilot Guest

    It is blue because it is compressed.

    Either it is in a folder that has also had the compressed attribute set or
    it is just the file itself.

    If you want it back to normal...

    Right click on the file
    Select Properties
    In the attribute section click Advanced
    and untick the option 'compress contents to save disk space'
    Buellpilot, Jun 18, 2007
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  3. Bill43


    May 29, 2011
    Likes Received:
    dont ya just love windowz? i use XP.
    I did confirm the C is compressed, having found several individual files that have AC set, and got removed with the below tip :D but...

    My ? is..
    From a command prompt how would you mass disable this C attribute?
    'help attrib' does not show this flag option.

    also for small txt files, there is no storage savings but for say 10k+...
    80.1 KB (82,066 bytes) SIZE
    84.0 KB (86,016 bytes) UNcompressed
    32.0 KB (32,768 bytes) Compressed

    for an mpg video
    7.92 GB (8,514,351,104 bytes)
    7.92 GB (8,514,351,104 bytes)
    6.84 GB (7,348,084,736 bytes)

    imo, this flag should be removed, as no drive in the last 5 years needs it now with TB+ disks cheap enuf for just about anyone.

    stimpy63, May 29, 2011
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