From the Dummies Daily
Unless you've specifically set Windows 2000 to display
compressed files in a different color, there's really
no obvious way to tell compressed files and folders
from uncompressed ones.
To quickly tell compressed items from uncompressed
ones, go to any Windows Explorer or browser window and
follow these steps:
1. Click Tools, Folder Options.
2. Click the View tab and add a check mark to the check
box labeled "Display compressed files and folders with
alternate colors" (it's the first entry in the Advanced
settings list box).
3. Click OK. The Explorer window updates. The color of
icon text for compressed files changes from default
black to blue.
For more information like this, get a copy of Windows
2000 Professional Bible
by Michael Desmond, published by Hungry Minds, Inc.
Does anyone still use disk compression??? I remember thinking about it back when I only had a 1.2GB hard drive... but the loss in performance was unpalatable. Now that hard drives are so big and cheap... I just don't see the need.
many offices work with large files and compressing them speeds up the transfer through the network
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