compress files thru finder-good idea?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by isleofjib, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. isleofjib macrumors regular

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    #1
    just noticed that in finder under the file menu is a command to compress the folder. is there any reason not to use it? will it mess up my files? what kind of space savings can i expect? is it suitable for photo and video files?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    It's useful only for files you don't use (often), as you cannot access the compressed files without uncompressing them. Essentially it just creates a zip file that contains compressed versions of the selected files.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Well, you'll have to uncompress the folder every time you want to use a file inside it. Kind of a pain...
     

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