After using Windows XP Disk Cleanup, you may find that some files in your drive have been compressed by that action. In the previous article, it is shown how to disable this act of compression during Windows XP Disk Cleanup. However, if you have been using this utility without disabling the compression, many of your files end up being compressed which can take more time to open or access them.
Below you will find a simple procedure how to uncompress ALL the old files after using Windows XP Disk Cleanup:
- Goto Start
- Goto Run and type cmd to open a command prompt
- Type cd \ at the prompt to goto the root directory
- Type compact /u /s /a /q /i *.* to uncompress all files in all directories