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Unable to enable ntfs compression in vista (hard disk-"all drives

I am unable to enable compression in my windows vista ultimate x64when i tried to its saying ''compression is currently disabled for this volume''i tried the regedit method and modified the key ''ntfsdisabled compression to 0''but still its not working its getting automatically reset to ''1''i am running only 90mb free space in "c drive" and even in other drives also the same problem(hard disk) pls help me with this problem

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    system restore is currently enabled in all drives but " c drive don't have any restore point"

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Compress an entire NTFS volume
unable to enable ntfs compression in vista (hard d - warning.png You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

bullet.png Double clicunable to enable ntfs compression in vista (hard d - bullet.png Computer on the desktop.
bullet.png Right-click the volume you want to compress, and then click Properties.
bullet.punable to enable ntfs compression in vista (hard d - bullet.png In the General tab, click to select the Compress Volume to save disk space check box, and then click OK.
bullet.png In “Confirm Attribute Changes”, click the option you want.

You may have already attempted this but Maybe not....
This error usually happens in Linux but occasionally within windows.
My apologies if this does not help.

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Formatting from RAW to exFAT does not work. computer (Toshiba satellite W7) says unsuccessful


How to Format Hard Drive With Windows 8 eHow

Step 1:

Back up all data on the drive you want to format. Tap the "Search" icon on the Windows Start screen and type "format disk" in the Search field. Select "Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions." The Disk Management utility opens.


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Step 2:

Click the drive that you want to format. Note that in most cases "Disk 0" is the drive with the Windows operating system on it. If this is the disk you want to format, you should reinstall Windows instead.


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Click the "Action Menu," select "All Tasks," and then click "Delete Volume..." Double-check that you have the right drive selected. The selected drive is shaded with diagonal stripes.


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Step 4:

Click "Yes" at the warning that all data on the partition will be deleted. After a few seconds, the volume is deleted. The drive is now listed as unallocated in the Disk Management window.


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Step 1:

Select the drive you are formatting if it isn\'t already selected. Click the "Action" menu, then "All Tasks" and "New Simple Volume." The New Simple Volume Wizard opens. Note that if the disk is part of an array, advanced users will have additional options like creating a new spanned volume, striped volume, mirrored volume or RAID-5 volume.


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Step 2:

Click the "Next" button in the New Simple Volume Wizard so you can specify your preferences.


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Step 3:

Specify how much space should be used in the new volume by entering a value in the text field. If you are creating only one volume or partition in the drive, this number should be the same as the maximum disk space displayed above. Click "Next."


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Select a drive letter that you would prefer the computer to use for this drive. If you don\'t want a letter assigned, click the "Do Not Assign a Drive Letter or Drive Path" option. Advanced users may also prefer to mount the drive in an empty NTFS folder. Click "Next."


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Select a file system for the volume. Your options are ExFAT or NTFS. Use ExFAT if you\'re going to share files with a Mac computer; otherwise, NTFS is the better choice. Unlike its predecessors, ExFAT can support the same volume sizes as NTFS -- up to 256TB. However, it\'s not as robust as NTFS and doesn\'t support file system-level encryption and built-in compression. Mac computer\'s can\'t write files to an NTFS drive.


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Select the "Perform a Quick Format" option if the drive doesn\'t contain any private information, or if you\'re using the drive for your personal use. A Quick Format takes only a few seconds, but the data it leaves behind can be easily recovered by anyone with the right software. A full format takes much longer but it does erase every byte of data. Select the "Enable File and Folder Compression" option if desired. Type a name for the volume and click "Next."


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Click "Finish" after reviewing the settings that were applied to the new volume. If you want to change anything, click the "Back" button and format the drive again.


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Select another drive or volume to format, or exit the Disk Management utility.


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  • If you\'re formatting a drive to give to someone else, or if you\'re disposing of a drive that has sensitive information on it, you should always deselect the Quick Format option so Windows can perform a full format. However, even a full format may not make the data completely unrecoverable. The only way to be 100 percent certain that data can\'t be recovered is to destroy the drive.






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The external hard drive can remain formatted as FAT32. NTFS and FAT32 are the file systems used by the individual disk drives, and do not effect the data being read or written (i.e., you can transfer data between the two with no worries about compatibility). There ARE differences, however, and many would suggest using NTFS to avoid some limitations with FAT32. For example, FAT32 drives have problems with individual files over 4GB. Formatting in NTFS is definitely recommended for people storing large files like video and other media files.
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How do i enable ntfs compression in vista x64


You don't want to compress your drive... it's really not recommended. And you can't de-compress it once compressed.

I will suggest buying a new drive; Harddrives are rather cheap, and cloning utilities will make the transfer of your data eazy peazy.

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Unable to enable ntfs compression


There are a number of reasons for compression to be disabled, but check these two things:
The cluster size for that volume:
Compression is not supported on cluster sizes greater than 4KB
By default NTFS cluster size for Windows Server 2003 never exceeds 4KB

This one is less suspect, but another registry entry that MUST exist
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HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerVolumeCachesCompress Old Files

Other thoughts:
The command line "compact" utility can be used to disable compression for a folder and, optionally, it's subs. This might be a suspect if it were invoked at any time on that volume.

PLEASE READ:
Before you invoke compression on a volume it's best to read this "Best Practices" article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251186/EN-US/. Compression can have a detrimental effect on performance if used improperly.

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Click on the Vista Orb right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
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Right-click your external drive (which will probably be drive E or drive F), and then click Format.
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In the Format dialog box, type a name for your external hard drive, such as Backup Drive. Then, click OK.

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