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 compact.exe - Utilities - Vista

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compact.exe is a part of Windows Vista.

Relate to: File system, Console

Default location: %WinDir%\System32\compact.exe

Useful information about: compact.exe

Description: File Compress Utility

Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)

Size: 18432 (18K)

MD5: 973BEF018EC365FD0153655AD780AB46

Compact.exe displays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions.


COMPACT [/C | /U] [/S[: dir]] [/A] [/I] [/F] [/Q] [filename [...]]

/C Compresses the specified files. Directories will be marked

so that files added afterward will be compressed.

/U Uncompresses the specified files. Directories will be marked

so that files added afterward will not be compressed.

/S Performs the specified operation on files in the given

directory and all subdirectories. Default "dir" is the

current directory.

/A Displays files with the hidden or system attributes. These

files are omitted by default.

/I Continues performing the specified operation even after errors

have occurred. By default, COMPACT stops when an error is


/F Forces the compress operation on all specified files, even

those which are already compressed. Already-compressed files

are skipped by default.

/Q Reports only the most essential information.

filename Specifies a pattern, file, or directory.

Used without parameters, COMPACT displays the compression state of

the current directory and any files it contains. You may use multiple

filenames and wildcards. You must put spaces between multiple


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