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Compressing Hard drives

Daffy1 8 357 Ireland
13 Feb 2013 1:03PM
Do gain or loose anything by compressing your hard drive, I running out of space. Damian

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13 Feb 2013 1:09PM
i wouldn't do it personally i've been told things can go missing have you tried defraging your hard drive sometimes that helps
puertouk 5 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 1:54PM
Why don't you get an external hard drive and transfer a lot of you files and folders to that one and then defrag your internal drive. This will speed up your main OS drive.
Daffy1 8 357 Ireland
13 Feb 2013 2:06PM
I hope to be getting a new computer soon as this is nearly full and the graphic card is acting up !! So as a temporary measure ! Damian
GarethRobinson 10 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 2:09PM
Get an external and be done, will always be handy even with a new computer.
Nick_Hilton 11 571 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 2:59PM
Its way too risky as its very easy to corrupt a file in the process
KNS 7 106 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 4:08PM
You lose, particularly if you are storing compressed files - which most image formats are....as bove best to buy an external drive
13 Feb 2013 5:38PM
I wouldn't recommend it. I compressed my music folder on my hard drive and it got corrupted. Had to rip all my CDs again.

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