Compress Your Os Drive Là Gì

Is it safe to use the Disk Cleanup Compress your OS drive option lớn get không tính phí space when the C drive space is running out? In this post, MiniTool answers the question, shows the information about Compact OS, & offers other ways khổng lồ help you get more không tính phí disk space.Bạn đã xem: Compress your os drive là gì

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Compress Your OS Drive Windows 10

According to web5_users’ reports on Google, they saw the Compress your OS drive option listed under the Files to delete section when conducting Disk Cleanup.

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When your C drive is running out, you may launch Disk Cleanup và then you may find “Compress your OS drive” in the list.

As you can see in the above image, it seems that checking this option can không tính phí up about 10GB disk space and then you can get rid of running out disk space. However, the truth proves that it is not worth compressing your OS drive to không lấy phí up space.

We have gathered 4 common questions related to Compress your OS drive Windows 10 from Google. After learning about the 4 questions, you may know whether it is worthwhile to check Disk Cleanup Compress your OS drive.

4 Questions Related khổng lồ Compress Your OS Drive

Q 1: What is Compress your OS drive?

“Compress your OS drive” is not a file but an option you can kiểm tra to không lấy phí up your C drive. But this option shows up in the February 2019 Windows Updates, without appearing in the previous versions.

Q 2: What does Compress your OS drive do?

“Compress your OS drive” uses the newly introduced compression algorithms XPRESS & LZX in Windows 10’s NTFS.

After checking this option under Disk Cleanup, the files in C drive will be compressed (you will find blue arrows against every thư mục you have) & then you can get some không tính phí space.

Q 3: Is it safe lớn use Compress your OS drive?

It is safe to lớn use “Compress your OS drive” to không lấy phí up disk space. This option will not delete any files on your hard drive, so you vì not worry about data loss.

Q 4: Should you compress your OS drive? Can I delete Compress your OS drive?

The reason why we list these two questions together is that they are the same. Let’s see the answer lớn these two questions.

If you have a computer with a faster CPU, you can probably kiểm tra this option as your CPU can keep up with the decompression và compression.

But the truth is that even if you use quite fast CPU on your computer, the CPU may be busy when it comes to read và write files.

The reasons are that the files in C drive are compressed and it needs time lớn decompress these files when your Windows OS calls them. After using them, it also takes time to compress these files again. This is time-and-power-consuming & may slow down your computer (check other reasons for a slow computer).

Therefore, it is highly recommended you should not không lấy phí up disk space by using Disk Cleanup Compress your OS drive due lớn the influence on computer performance.

Here is the tutorial on restoring your OS drive lớn its previous state: 

Open tệp tin Explorer, find C drive, và right-click it.Select the Properties option in the right-click menu.Navigate lớn the General tab, and then uncheck the Compress this drive to lớn save disk space box. Click the Apply & OK button khổng lồ confirm & execute the changes. You need lớn wait for about 10 or more minutes (the time depends on how many files & folders you have) and it will be completed.

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You may have noticed Compact OS on website. Is it different from Disk Cleanup Compress your OS drive?

Is “Compact OS” the Same as “Compress Your OS Drive”?

Compact OS is also a new feature on Windows 10. Using this feature, you can reduce the size of the operating system và you can also run it from compressed files, similar lớn WIMBoot. Further reading:

WIMBoot (Windows Image Boot) is a feature in Windows 8.1. This feature is designed for Windows web5_users to lớn save space on devices with power nguồn memory. This tool just decompresses the files as và when needed and then again compress them back to lớn the INSTALL.WIM.

The Compact OS feature is both supported by the UEFI- và BIOS-based devices (UEFI vs BIOS). Furthermore, it can significantly lower the OS footprint và this makes it easy to install và have some space left over for other software in low disk space devices.

But is “Compact OS the same” as “Compress your OS drive”? Will the computer performance become poorer after using the former?

For these two questions, there is no doubt that Compact OS will also impact performance when the computer reads and writes to lớn its system files or Windows apps. But according khổng lồ a web5_user’s feedback, Compact OS does not hit the performance much as he benchmarked his Dell XPS 13, Broadwell edition before và after enabling this feature. Therefore, it could be said that these two features are not the same.

Considering that you may be in the dilemma that your C drive is running out, we offer you some ways of freeing up C drive in the following content. You can try any of them.

Free Up C Drive Space by Compressing This Drive

According to the above content, you have known that the Compact OS feature can help you save disk space with negligible influence on computer influence. You may have an interest in using it. But please chú ý that this feature will cause disk fragmentation. So, it is not recommended you to use this feature if you are using an HDD.

To use Compact OS to không tính phí up disk space, you should follow the instructions below:

Type cmd in Cortana’s tìm kiếm bar & then select Command Prompt. Right-click it and then choose Run as administrator.On the cmd window, type compact/compact OS:always and then hit Enter to lớn execute this command.This process will require about 5 minutes. Do not shut down your computer unless the process comes to an end.

If you don’t use this feature anymore, you can type compact /compactOS:never to lớn switch it off.

Free up C Drive Space by Removing Files

The second way you can get free space to C drive is removing files. Apart from deleting the temporary files, you can also try deleting the large & unnecessary files or moving files to lớn another location.

Delete Temporary Files via Disk Cleanup:

Click This PC on your desktop & then select the Properties option after tight-clicking C drive.Click the Disk Cleanup button và then kiểm tra the files you won’t need in the new window. 

Remove Large Files from C Drive:

To find large files saved on your C drive with ease, you can refer to lớn the methods mentioned in the following recommended article. Furthermore, it also shows you what large files you can delete without any potential damage.

How to Find Large Files Taking up Hard Drive Space on Windows 10

You may find the hibernate file taking up a large space on your C drive if you have enabled the Hibernate mode. This tệp tin is created by OS when computer goes into the Hibernate mode. You can directly delete the hibernation file if you don’t need the Hibernate mode anymore, or reduce the kích cỡ of the hibernation file to remain this mode on your computer. 

Move Files khổng lồ Another Location:

If there are lots of pictures, audios, & videos on C drive, you can move them to another location to free up space.

Open file Explorer, select C drive, & then select the files you want lớn move.Go to the Home tab on the ribbon. Select Move to & then Choose location. Select the target location from the list & then select Move.


Free up C Drive Space by Enlarging This Drive

Apart from removing files from C drive, you can also try enlarging the space of C drive. After enlarging C drive, your C drive has enough free space and your computer can run faster than before.

To enlarge C drive safely & easily, you can utilize the không lấy phí and reliable program – MiniTool Partition Wizard. This program offers two features, that are Extend Partition và Move/Resize Partition, lớn help you modify the partition size with ease.

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Now, let’s see how to modify the kích cỡ of C drive by using these two features respectively.