Compactor VS volta

Compare Compactor vs volta and see what are their differences.


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


Volta: JS Toolchains as Code. ⚡ (by volta-cli)
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Compactor volta
22 29
555 4,237
- 4.7%
2.2 7.6
4 months ago 17 days ago
Rust Rust
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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 volta. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-20.
  • s/bash/zsh/g | 2021-10-20
    For folks who use nvm and find it slow, try out Volta[1]. It’s much faster, and IMO a lot nicer to use in general.


  • Whats your favourite open source Rust project that needs more recognition? | 2021-10-11
  • Goodbye Volta? | 2021-08-19
    Volta being an hassle-free JavaScript tool manager was very appealing to me.
  • Hello Yarn 2, Goodbye node_modules | 2021-08-09
    Regarding the enforcement of the NPM version: ever heard of
  • snm v0.7.0: A completely revamped node version manager
    Like Volta, snm is cross-platform. NVM is not cross-platform. This is an issue for many devs and many teams.
  • Trying to install VSC without nodejs
    I had a similar problem to yours. I solved it by letting packages install what ever nodejs they want and have at it. For my personal Node.js version, I use to manage multiple versions that can be used by my user. Works lime a charm. I tried to use n but I had conflicts with the eopkg version.
  • [upcoming] Volt - A rust-based package manager that's up to 12x faster than Yarn | 2021-08-05
    volta: a js toolchain manager in rust
  • You Don't Need to Rebuild Your Development Docker Image on Every Code Change | 2021-05-31
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    I've been using volta for JS tooling management (it'd be an nvm competitor). It's pretty lightweight and easy to use. | 2021-05-27
    Volta - It's kind of like rustup, but for the node ecosystem. (No support for deno yet)

What are some alternatives?

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

CompactGUI - Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function

nvm - Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions

nvm for Windows - A node.js version management utility for Windows. Ironically written in Go.

asdf - Extendable version manager with support for Ruby, Node.js, Elixir, Erlang & more

nushell - A new type of shell

rustdesk - Yet another remote desktop software

Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker

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

starship - ☄🌌️ The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!

ht - Friendly and fast tool for sending HTTP requests

skaffold - Easy and Repeatable Kubernetes Development

v86 - x86 virtualization in your browser, recompiling x86 to wasm on the fly