Compact /CompactOS:always only compacts OS files


kelper

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I've been able to gain 5GB of space by using File Explorer properties to compact the following folders
Users
Windows
Program Files
Program files (x86)
ProgramData

and intend to try the other folders.

The command compact /compact:query told me the system WAS in the compact state. But most files were not compacted.

File Explorer shows me which folders are compacted by putting them in blue

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3593
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
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