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# 249513 14-May-2019 18:30
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One day, double blue arrows appeared on all my files and folders!

 

Out of the blue!

 

I googled and it says it means they are compressed.

 

But I didn't compress them and the "compress files and folders" option on my drive is not checked.

 

How do I uncompress them?

 

Thanks for any ideas!





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  # 2236813 14-May-2019 18:32
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Do you use crashplan by chance?

 

 

 

I'm assuming you mean these 

 





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  # 2236815 14-May-2019 18:36
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Yes those are the icons. No I don't use crashplan or any backup service.





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  # 2236830 14-May-2019 19:07
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Batman:

 

One day, double blue arrows appeared on all my files and folders!

 

Out of the blue!

 

I googled and it says it means they are compressed.

 

But I didn't compress them and the "compress files and folders" option on my drive is not checked.

 

How do I uncompress them?

 

Thanks for any ideas!

 

 

 

 

Find the folder and right click on it and choose properties. On the General tab click "Advanced", then un tick, "Compress contents to save disk space", then click OK. 




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  # 2236846 14-May-2019 19:52
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i decided to just tick compress contents on the entire C: - apply

 

and then unclicking compress contents on the entire C: - apply

 

...

 

let's see what happens





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  # 2236996 14-May-2019 21:13
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Did you recently do a disk clean-up? And didn't notice the compress drive option was ticked?

 

 





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  # 2237008 14-May-2019 21:49
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coffeebaron:

 

Did you recently do a disk clean-up? 

 

 

 

 

no





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  # 2237010 14-May-2019 21:50
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coffeebaron:

 

And didn't notice the compress drive option was ticked?

 

 

 

 

compress drive option is never ticked





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  # 2237011 14-May-2019 22:00
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Accessing the folder or file should automatically decompress them anyway

 

I use it often on servers where devs like to leave debug logging enabled on their app, leaving many gigs worth of log files consuming space




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Batman:

 

i decided to just tick compress contents on the entire C: - apply

 

and then unclicking compress contents on the entire C: - apply

 

...

 

let's see what happens

 

 

after nearly 4 hrs, it's worked.





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  # 2237040 14-May-2019 22:50
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i've also regained 2% extra disk space

 

i think what happened was the OS did this on its own because i ran low on disk space





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