Is it safe to use the Disk Cleanup Compress your OS drive option to get không tính phí space when the C drive space is running out? In this post, MiniTool answers the question, shows the information about Compact OS, and offers other ways to help you get more không tính phí disk space.
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Compress Your OS Drive Windows 10
According to users’ reports on Google, they saw the Compress your OS drive option listed under the Files to delete section when conducting Disk Cleanup.
When your C drive is running out, you may launch Disk Cleanup and then you may find “Compress your OS drive” in the list.
As you can see in the above image, it seems that checking this option can không tính phí up about 10GB disk space and then you can get rid of running out disk space. However, the truth proves that it is not worth compressing your OS drive to không tính phí up space.
We have gathered 4 common questions related to Compress your OS drive Windows 10 from Google. After learning about the 4 questions, you may know whether it is worthwhile to kiểm tra Disk Cleanup Compress your OS drive.
4 Questions Related to Compress Your OS Drive
Q1: What is Compress your OS drive?
“Compress your OS drive” is not a file but an option you can kiểm tra to không tính phí up your C drive. But this option shows up in the February 2019 Windows Updates, without appearing in the previous versions.
Q 2: What does Compress your OS drive do?
“Compress your OS drive” uses the newly introduced compression algorithms XPRESS and LZX in Windows 10’s NTFS.
After checking this option under Disk Cleanup, the files in C drive will be compressed (you will find blue arrows against every thư mục you have) and then you can get some không tính phí space.
Q3: Is it safe to use Compress your OS drive?
It is safe to use “Compress your OS drive” to không tính phí up disk space. This option will not delete any files on your hard drive, so you do not worry about data loss.
Q 4: Should you compress your OS drive? Can I delete Compress your OS drive?
The reason why we list these two questions together is that they are the same. Let’s see the answer to these two questions.
If you have a computer with a faster CPU, you can probably kiểm tra this option as your CPU can keep up with the decompression and compression.
But the truth is that even if you use quite fast CPU on your computer, the CPU may be busy when it comes to read and write files.
The reasons are that the files in C drive are compressed and it needs time to decompress these files when your Windows OS calls them. After using them, it also takes time to compress these files again. This is time-and-power-consuming and may slow down your computer (kiểm tra other reasons for a slow computer).
Therefore, it is highly recommended you should not không tính phí up disk space by using Disk Cleanup Compress your OS drive due to the influence on computer performance.
If you have used this option to không tính phí up space, there is a way to decompress your OS drive.
Here is the tutorial on restoring your OS drive to its previous state:
Open File Explorer, find C drive, and right-click it.Select the Properties option in the right-click menu.Navigate to the General tab, and then uncheck the Compress this drive to save disk space box. Nhấp chuột the Apply and OK button to confirm and execute the changes. You need to wait for about 10 or more minutes (the time depends on how many files and folders you have) and it will be completed.
You may have noticed Compact OS on website. Is it different from Disk Cleanup Compress your OS drive?
Is “Compact OS” the Same as “Compress Your OS Drive”?
Compact OS is also a new feature on Windows 10. Using this feature, you can reduce the size of the operating system and you can also run it from compressed files, similar to WIMBoot.
WIMBoot (Windows Image Boot) is a feature in Windows 8.1. This feature is designed for Windows users to save space on devices with power memory. This tool just decompresses the files as and when needed and then again compress them back to the INSTALL.WIM.
The Compact OS feature is both supported by the UEFI- and BIOS-based devices (UEFI vs BIOS). Furthermore, it can significantly lower the OS footprint and this makes it easy to install and have some space left over for other software in low disk space devices.
But is “Compact OS the same” as “Compress your OS drive”? Will the computer performance become poorer after using the former?
For these two questions, there is no doubt that Compact OS will also impact performance when the computer reads and writes to its system files or Windows apps. But according to a user’s feedback, Compact OS does not hit the performance much as he benchmarked his Dell XPS 13, Broadwell edition before and after enabling this feature. Therefore, it could be said that these two features are not the same.
Considering that you may be in the dilemma that your C drive is running out, we offer you some ways of freeing up C drive in the following nội dung. You can try any of them.
Không tính tiền Up C Drive Space by Compressing This Drive
According to the above nội dung, you have known that the Compact OS feature can help you save disk space with negligible influence on computer influence. You may have an interest in using it. But please note that this feature will cause disk fragmentation. So, it is not recommended you to use this feature if you are using an HDD.
To use Compact OS to không tính phí up disk space, you should follow the instructions below:
Type cmd in Cortana’s tìm kiếm bar and then select Command Prompt. Right-click it and then choose Run as administrator.On the cmd window, type compact/compact OS:always and then hit Enter to execute this command.This process will require about 5 minutes. Do not shut down your computer unless the process comes to an end.
If you don’t use this feature anymore, you can type compact /compactOS:never to switch it off.
Không tính tiền up C Drive Space by Removing Files
The second way you can get không tính phí space to C drive is removing files. Apart from deleting the temporary files, you can also try deleting the large and unnecessary files or moving files to another location.
Delete Temporary Files via Disk Cleanup:
Nhấp chuột This PC on your desktop and then select the Properties option after tight-clicking C drive.Nhấp chuột the Disk Cleanup button and then kiểm tra the files you won’t need in the new window.
Remove Large Files from C Drive:
To find large files saved on your C drive with ease, you can refer to the methods mentioned in the following recommended article. Furthermore, it also shows you what large files you can delete without any potential damage.
How to Find Large Files Taking up Hard Drive Space on Windows 10
You may find the hibernate file taking up a large space on your C drive if you have enabled the Hibernate mode. This file is created by OS when computer goes into the Hibernate mode. You can directly delete the hibernation file if you don’t need the Hibernate mode anymore, or reduce the size of the hibernation file to remain this mode on your computer.
Move Files to Another Location:
If there are lots of pictures, audios, and videos on C drive, you can move them to another location to không tính phí up space.
Open File Explorer, select C drive, and then select the files you want to move.Go to the trang chủ tab on the ribbon. Select Move to and then Choose location. Select the target location from the list and then select Move.
Không tính tiền up C Drive Space by Enlarging This Drive
Apart from removing files from C drive, you can also try enlarging the space of C drive. After enlarging C drive, your C drive has enough không tính phí space and your computer can run faster than before.
To enlarge C drive safely and easily, you can utilize the không tính phí and reliable program – MiniTool Partition Wizard. This program offers two features, that are Extend Partition and Move/Resize Partition, to help you modify the partition size with ease.
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Now, let’s see how to modify the size of C drive by using these two features respectively.