File System Operations

We're done with functional descriptions and checklists. It's now time to get some real work done. The next few topics contain operating procedures for the following:

  • File compression

  • Reparse points

  • Defragmentation

  • NTFS conversion

  • Writing to CD-R/RW and DVD-RAM Devices

File Compression Operations

No controls are available in the UI or Registry hacks to change the compression mechanism. The only setting is to turn the compression bit on or off. This can be done using Explorer or a command-line utility called COMPACT. Procedure 15.4 shows how to turn compression on using Explorer.

Procedure 15.4 Enabling Compression

Open Explorer and navigate to the file or folder you want to compress.
Right-click the icon and select PROPERTIES ...

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