Monday, August 11, 2008

Don't Compress your C-Drive

I've recently learned that it may not be a good idea to use WINZIP, WINRAR, 7-ZIP* or something of the other to compress you're entire c-drive. I've learned this from Yahoo Answers.

I'm pretty sure the only solution to save the data is to open up that compressed hard drive on another computer, copy the zipped file over to another computer, format the original hard drive, uncompress the files, then copy the uncompressed files onto the newly formatted drive... Then hook the hard drive it back into the computer.

The compressed hard drive in this instance can't be uncompressed in this instance, because there's not enough room on the hard drive in the first place.

*7-Zip is in bold because it's my favorite free compression utility.

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