1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I, some how, found myself w/ an option to Compress Folder to Save Space on Disk (or something like that) when I looked into the Preferences when you right click on the User Account folder
    That took a while. But when it finished, every icon now has 2 blue arrows pointing toward eachother

    The problem now is that, when I right click on a file, any file (or folder) & select Preferences...nothing happens.
    Then down on the Start icon, if I click on it....nothing happens. Only thing that does anything is when I right click on the Start icon
    Then I start finding out, by seeing some popups, that a lot of "mapping", "Security ID'S" & "pathways" are now missing.....to a LOT of stuff. Even the stuff on my external hard drive. Can't access Preferences on those files/folders, either. Or much else, for that matter

    Main Q is....how do I restore things to how they were just an hour ago????

    Also....WTH happened!?! Why'd all the maps & pathways get cut?
    Why does it seem like I have only 1/2 a laptop now?
    03-17-2016 03:33 AM
  2. teckris's Avatar
    You might have compressed the folder and the OS is not able to work with that. I had similar issue when I had enabled compression on my WindowsDrive which caused boot failure or something like that.

    As you said you only compressed User folder, you can try changing it. Refer picture attached
    03-17-2016 03:45 AM
  3. SoulSurvivor713's Avatar
    That was a 1st thought to try....but I can't access the Preferences when I right click on anything
    Is there another way around to that selection area?

    Is there a way to "restore to older version" kinda thing?
    03-17-2016 05:17 AM
  4. teckris's Avatar
    How to Disable Windows File Compression

    Sorry for being late. You can try the above method with command prompt. so u dont need preferences option.
    03-21-2016 05:02 AM

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