Compactor VS ht

Compare Compactor vs ht and see what are their differences.


A user interface for Windows 10 filesystem compression (by Freaky)


Friendly and fast tool for sending HTTP requests (by ducaale)
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Compactor ht
22 18
555 2,132
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2.2 9.7
4 months ago 2 days ago
Rust Rust
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Compactor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-24.
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy "We wanted to give you an update on the final size of the PC version of the game, which will not be 150 GB. The team is in the last stages of optimizing the final game and we can confirm the file size will be approximately 80 GB at launch." | 2021-10-20
    Compactor shaved 30% off my DCS install - 80GB instead of 114GB.
  • File compression using ‘CompactGUI’? | 2021-10-16
    That's simply not true. I use compact.exe to compress all my games, its NTFS' built-in seamless compression. If you're going to give advice to someone at least make sure you know WTF you are talking about. u/Yes_This_Is_A_User use this one it's a nicer UI.
  • Help me I need Storage!!!! | 2021-10-01
    Hey, i’ve used a program called Freaky/Compacter,, it worked really well for me, got 10gbps off cs go, but it doesn’t work with all games, on gta i got around 800mbps, you should give it a try, it’s a life saver!
  • how bad is it to play games of internal SSD with linux OS runnig of USB
    You can free up a considerable amount of space in Windows by deleting junk files and old windows updates. Run cleanmgr as administrator first (tick all the boxes), reboot and then download and run ccleaner. Further to that, you can seriously free up a ton of space by compressing your games library and program files folders - you can use Compactor for this.
  • Legit my only complaint is storage space | 2021-09-25
  • From 330gb+ down to 100gb~ (steam/epic) | 2021-09-21
    With Freaky Compactor ;
  • If you're on Windows, consider using NTFS filesystem compression to save a LOT of space used by your flight simulators. | 2021-07-26
    The tool in the image is Compactor, a GUI front end to the Windows compact.exe built-in tool to utilise NTFS filesystem compression.
  • Pawsey accidentally leaks specs of AMD MI-Next GPU | 2021-07-06
    Compactor (GUI for built-in win 10 transparent compression) works really well for games, often getting 0.30x-0.65x compression ratios, game updates only decompress and patch what they need and then you just have to rerun the tool to recompress them. depending on your CPU, some games even load faster.
  • Why does my game still stutter after a GPU upgrade?
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    Compactor, a replacement for the venerable CompactGUI


Posts with mentions or reviews of ht. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-23.
  • Hurl 1.3.1, a command line to run and test HTTP requests with plain text, curl and Rust | 2021-10-07
    How does it compare to Xh ?
  • Friendly and fast tool for sending HTTP requests | 2021-09-15
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got an easy question? Ask here (34/2021)! | 2021-08-23
    You can check which runs some tests before releasing the CLI app for Windows, Linux and macOS
  • Announcing roffman! A crate to create ROFF formated man pages. | 2021-08-19
    You do still need to turn it into roff somehow. I've had good results using help2man to transform clap's --help output, though it wasn't plug-and-play: specialized help template, extra bit of handwritten roff, help2man invocation. (Not all of that is necessary for simpler cases.)
  • argparse-benchmarks-rs: Collected benchmarks for arg parsing crates written in Rust | 2021-07-21
    It's for negation flags, i.e. --no-foo to override --foo. That's on clap's radar but it's tricky to implement so we used a hacky solution to do it in application code. See and and
  • xh - Friendly and fast tool for sending HTTP requests
  • A productive REST Client, not postman
    I’d recommend
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    Does xh pass the criteria to be included in the list? It is a WIP rewrite of HTTPie which is a user-friendly alternative to curl. | 2021-05-27
    xh, a HTTPie-alike for friendly command-line HTTP

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Compactor and ht you can also consider the following projects:

CompactGUI - Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function

rustdesk - Yet another remote desktop software

htmlq - Like jq, but for HTML.

yahc - Yet another HTTPie clone [Moved to:]

uBlock-issues - This is the community-maintained issue tracker for uBlock Origin

volta - Volta: JS Toolchains as Code. ⚡



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