XP Disk/folder compression...



DL
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
I have two Hd's in XP PRO - C: / D:

My C: drive allows file/folder/disk compression and right clicking on the
drive shows the "compress drive to save disk space..." option/chkbox.

Clicking on a folder or file does the same - allows me to set the XP
folder/file compression option.

But my D: drive does not.. in fact the chkbox is missing altogether.

Also, the READ-ONLY chkbox comes up checked as gray on any folder/file that
I check to properties on.. I suspect this points to the cause above...

Anyone else seen this?

doug

DL
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
More info:

Seems my D: is marked as the active partion. No idea how that happened...
any downside to that?


"DL" <REMOVEdlenos@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have two Hd's in XP PRO - C: / D:
>
> My C: drive allows file/folder/disk compression and right clicking on the
> drive shows the "compress drive to save disk space..." option/chkbox.
>
> Clicking on a folder or file does the same - allows me to set the XP
> folder/file compression option.
>
> But my D: drive does not.. in fact the chkbox is missing altogether.
>
> Also, the READ-ONLY chkbox comes up checked as gray on any folder/file
> that I check to properties on.. I suspect this points to the cause
> above...
>
> Anyone else seen this?
>
> doug
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
Hi DL,

> More info:
>
> Seems my D: is marked as the active partion. No idea how that
> happened...
> any downside to that?
>
>
> "DL" <REMOVEdlenos@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uLNbaBwXFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>I have two Hd's in XP PRO - C: / D:
>>
>> My C: drive allows file/folder/disk compression and right clicking on the
>> drive shows the "compress drive to save disk space..." option/chkbox.
>>
>> Clicking on a folder or file does the same - allows me to set the XP
>> folder/file compression option.
>>
>> But my D: drive does not.. in fact the chkbox is missing altogether.
>>
>> Also, the READ-ONLY chkbox comes up checked as gray on any folder/file
>> that I check to properties on.. I suspect this points to the cause
>> above...
>>
>> Anyone else seen this?
>>
>> doug
>>

Just means that it is the partition the bootstrap looks at for boot
information.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
Hi DL,

> I have two Hd's in XP PRO - C: / D:
>
> My C: drive allows file/folder/disk compression and right clicking on the
> drive shows the "compress drive to save disk space..." option/chkbox.
>
> Clicking on a folder or file does the same - allows me to set the XP
> folder/file compression option.
>
> But my D: drive does not.. in fact the chkbox is missing altogether.
>
> Also, the READ-ONLY chkbox comes up checked as gray on any folder/file
> that I check to properties on.. I suspect this points to the cause
> above...
>
> Anyone else seen this?
>
> doug

Is D using FAT32? Compression is only available in NTFS.

The "read only" attribute on a folder is normal, and it is ignored by the
system during operation. It only applies to files.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

DL
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
Nope NTFS...strange.


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi DL,
>
>> I have two Hd's in XP PRO - C: / D:
>>
>> My C: drive allows file/folder/disk compression and right clicking on the
>> drive shows the "compress drive to save disk space..." option/chkbox.
>>
>> Clicking on a folder or file does the same - allows me to set the XP
>> folder/file compression option.
>>
>> But my D: drive does not.. in fact the chkbox is missing altogether.
>>
>> Also, the READ-ONLY chkbox comes up checked as gray on any folder/file
>> that I check to properties on.. I suspect this points to the cause
>> above...
>>
>> Anyone else seen this?
>>
>> doug
>
> Is D using FAT32? Compression is only available in NTFS.
>
> The "read only" attribute on a folder is normal, and it is ignored by the
> system during operation. It only applies to files.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org


XP Disk/folder compression...