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Old February 14th 19, 03:12 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Jason
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Every now and again, I run the built-in Disk Cleanup
program to get rid of cruft - much left behind by updates.
I did so the other day and there was an element in the
list of items to erase that I hadn't seen before. (It was
unchecked by default.) cleanup was offering to compress
the OS drive and produced an estimate of how much space
that would save. I'd never seen that before. Is it the
result of an update? (...or is MS planning to expand the
already bloated Windows system and is softening up the
blow to its customers in advance of using all their disk
space...)

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Old February 14th 19, 03:42 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Carlos E.R.[_3_]
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On 14/02/2019 03.12, Jason wrote:
Every now and again, I run the built-in Disk Cleanup
program to get rid of cruft - much left behind by updates.
I did so the other day and there was an element in the
list of items to erase that I hadn't seen before. (It was
unchecked by default.) cleanup was offering to compress
the OS drive and produced an estimate of how much space
that would save.


Windows could compress NTFS disks since at least two decades ago, this
is not new. It can compress entire directories or separate files
transparently.

And before Windows, there were MsDOS tools that did similarly.

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Old February 14th 19, 04:33 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
max
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Default Disk Cleanup option

Jason wrote in news:MPG.36cb965344e1de019896e5
@news.eternal-september.org:

Every now and again, I run the built-in Disk Cleanup
program to get rid of cruft - much left behind by updates.
I did so the other day and there was an element in the
list of items to erase that I hadn't seen before. (It was
unchecked by default.) cleanup was offering to compress
the OS drive and produced an estimate of how much space
that would save. I'd never seen that before. Is it the
result of an update? (...or is MS planning to expand the
already bloated Windows system and is softening up the
blow to its customers in advance of using all their disk
space...)


perhaps they are getting you ready for "reserved storage" see:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...indows-10-and-
reserved-storage/
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Old February 14th 19, 03:47 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Big Al[_5_]
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On 2/13/19 9:12 PM, Jason wrote:
Every now and again, I run the built-in Disk Cleanup
program to get rid of cruft - much left behind by updates.
I did so the other day and there was an element in the
list of items to erase that I hadn't seen before. (It was
unchecked by default.) cleanup was offering to compress
the OS drive and produced an estimate of how much space
that would save. I'd never seen that before. Is it the
result of an update? (...or is MS planning to expand the
already bloated Windows system and is softening up the
blow to its customers in advance of using all their disk
space...)

I've been on the Insider version since day one and I've seen where they
have added that item to the list also. My view is that it's just
another way MS is trying to offer you a way to create more space. As
said, it's not a new feature, they're just putting out where the average
Joe can see and use it. I'm sure a vast majority of WIndows users
don't know they can compress a drive or folders etc. to save space.

Al
 




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