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During disk cleanup i selected compress old files.

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without knowledgable reason, while performing a disk cleanup, i selected the option to compress old files. result the computer is running slow, and there are too many files & folders now lettered in blue font. how can i undo these compressions? is it necessary that i correct this? i tried a system restore point, but that did not change the compressed files back to normal.

Gateway 550GR
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

thanks for your support,

DR
Texas, U.S.A.

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Use the software winrar or winzip to extract them or uncompress them, right click on the icon and check if you have word says Extract if you have you donot need any software, Extract in the place where you want and delete the compressed files.

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Right click on c: choose properties, uncheck the compress files box. that will correct it.

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