How to Disable/Enable Windows File Compression

This tutorial shows you how to disable or enable  the File Compression feature in Microsoft Windows.

1- Disable the File Compression feature .

  • Select the "Start" button, then type "CMD".
  • Right-click "Command Prompt", then choose "Run as administrator" (If prompted for a password, enter credentials for an account that has administrator rights.)
  • Type the following then press "Enter".
    fsutil behavior set disablecompression 1

 

2- Enable the File Compression feature .

  • Select the "Start" button, then type "CMD".
  • Right-click "Command Prompt", then choose "Run as administrator" (If prompted for a password, enter credentials for an account that has administrator rights.)
  • Type the following then press "Enter".
    fsutil behavior set disablecompression 0

 

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