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    Compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook

    I need to compress certain files on my Windows based Panasonic notebook so that I can move it to the external HD. What are the steps to be carried out for doing the same?



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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: Compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook

    Hi,

    There are Two ways to achieve your desired format in selected files.

    Select a file to be compressed, or create a folder and copy as many files to be compressed. Either right click a file or right click on the folder, provided menu will display options, from which under "General" tab select "Advance" and you will get compression option, select and you are through.

    You can use a third party compressing software to create .ZIP, .RAR or some other compressed form which will serve your purpose. Download programs from the net and install to get the service.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook

    Hello friend,


    I will help you to solve your problem, don't worry just follow as i say.......

    1.Go to the start menu.

    2.Then click on the 'My Computer'.

    3.From then go to the drive in which the files present.

    4.There you make a right click on that file.

    5.And you open the 'Properties'.

    6.After that go to the 'Advanced' option.

    7.There you make a tick mark to 'Compress contents to save disk space'.

    All the best............

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    Re: Compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook

    Hi........

    >>first download the winrar software in the system from the below link

    http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-b...-10007677.html

    >>Install the winrar

    >>right click on the folder that you want to compress
    >>click on "Add to archive..." option
    >>click on ok
    >>now your is convert in .rar fomate
    >>you can send this .rar file to email

    all the best

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    Re: Compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook

    Compressing old, unused files is a good way to free up space on your hard drive. Since you can still access the compressed files, you aren't at risk for deleting files you might later need. Compressing files is easy to do in Windows. You can also compress files manually using a file compression program, such as WinRAR.

    Hard Drive Format

    • If your hard drive isn't in NTFS format, you can't use the Windows' Disk Cleanup utility. You can convert your hard drive from FAT or FAT32 easily without erasing any data (although it's still a good idea to back up your drive before you attempt a conversion). Go to “Start->Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt” and type “convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs” in the Command Prompt window. (For example, to convert your C drive, type “convert C: /fs:ntfs”.) Keep in mind, however, that NTFS-format drives may have problems running some older programs.

    Automatically Compress Old Files

    • If you don't want to search through files yourself to see what isn't frequently used and should be compressed, you can automatically compress files that haven't been accessed in a specified amount of time. Right-click on an NTFS-formatted hard drive and choose “Properties” from the menu, then click “Disk Cleanup.” Check “Compress old files” and click “Options.” Now you can set the number of days a file can be left unaccessed before Windows automatically compresses it to save space.


    Compress Individual Files and Folders

    • If you know what specific files and folders you want to compress, you can work with them individually. Right-click and select “Properties.” Go to “General” and click “Advanced,” then click “Compress contents to save disk space.” Keep in mind that files moved to compressed folders from different drives will be compressed, but files moved from the same drive will remain in their original form.

    Compress with a Non-NTFS Drive

    • If you don't want to reformat your hard drive in order to compress files, you can download a file compressing program, such as WinRAR. RAR provides better compression than ZIP, although it works better for text files than video and music, which are already compressed. Although WinRAR is not technically a free program, it does not stop working once the trial period ends, but merely reminds you to purchase it, so you don't have to worry about not being able to access your compressed files once the trial runs out.




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    Re: Compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook

    Re: Compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook

    Hello friend,
    solve your problem, just follow the steps-

    Go to the start menu->>>Then click on the 'My Computer'->>>go to the drive in which the files present->>>you make a right click on that file->>>open the 'Properties'->>>go to the 'Advanced' option->>>you make a tick mark to 'Compress contents to save disk space'.

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    Re: Compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook

    Hi friend,

    The following is the procedure for solving the problem of compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook.

    At first you have to go to the startup menu.

    Then tap on to the my computer option.

    Now you need to go to the drive where the files are appeared.

    There you can press the right click on the file.

    After that tap on to the properties option.

    Press the advanced option.

    Then to the option of 'compress contents to save disk space',you can put a mark of tick.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Compressing files to move to External HD on Windows based Panasonic notebook

    Dear Friend,

    There are Two ways to achieve your desired format in selected files.

    Select a file to be compressed, or create a folder and copy as many files to be compressed. Either right click a file or right click on the folder, provided menu will display options, from which under "General" tab select "Advance" and you will get compression option, select and you are through.

    You can use a third party compressing software to create .ZIP, .RAR or some other compressed form which will serve your purpose. Download programs from the net and install to get the service.

    Thank You!!!

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