CompactGUI Alternatives

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Posts with mentions or reviews of CompactGUI. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-06.
  • What is this and why is it so large?
    reddit.com/r/ARK | 2021-09-21
    Try out Compact GUI. select the steam game folder and let it compress all the repeated data
  • Need help on this.
    CompactGUI
  • NTFS compression is still a single core task in 2021, unfortunately. It's all about priorities, seems the 10th UI redesign for the next Windows was more important...
    reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-09-06
    There's even a GUI if the command line scares you: https://github.com/ImminentFate/CompactGUI
    reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-09-06
  • ARK's filesystem is atrocious and a fix is long overdue
    reddit.com/r/ARK | 2021-09-04
    Most of the files are uncompressed. If you compress them yourself with a program like windows' compact.exe using CompactGUI, you can get ~50% storage savings (but steam will redownload affected files any time it tries to verify files, like after an update). If you try this with other games, the results are almost always much lower (Arma 3 has ~12% savings, Marvel's Avengers has 0%, Call of Duty Modern Warfare is ~6%). The performance and loading impact of doing so is minimal, and may even improve performance for older games as smaller files will load into RAM faster.
  • Ark installation size?
    reddit.com/r/playark | 2021-08-31
    Ark's use of Unreal engine libraries is notoriously bad. You can use CompactGUI to reduce the size significantly without much impact on performance: https://github.com/ImminentFate/CompactGUI
  • How to compress Lotro folder?
    reddit.com/r/lotro | 2021-08-18
    To free up space on HD, basically, I making some research now, CompressGui has a variety of games that can be compressed: https://github.com/ImminentFate/CompactGUI/wiki
  • Ark is over 200Gb i just want the base game is there anyway to lower it. I have an ssd and not enough storage on my pc
    reddit.com/r/ARK | 2021-08-15
    You can compress the ark folder with this: https://github.com/ImminentFate/CompactGUI/releases
  • The "Size on Disk" shelf filter for display in the Steam library doesn`t actually display the games listed according to their actual size on disk but rather their whole size in actual.
    reddit.com/r/Steam | 2021-08-15
    Here’s a great tool in case you want to use it yourself. https://github.com/ImminentFate/CompactGUI
  • Is there a way to compress the 71 GB assets folder?
    You may get some easy compression done using the Windows filesystem compression tools (e.g. use CompactGUI), but don't expect too much. The larger files are most likely already compressed (textures, sounds, etc) and you won't gain much by compressing them again.
  • Ark taking up so much space
    reddit.com/r/playark | 2021-07-01
  • Is it possible to put a steam game on a SD card?
    reddit.com/r/Steam | 2021-06-15
    You can usually save some space with CompactGUI.
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-05-27
    Compactor, a replacement for the venerable CompactGUI
  • Why does SE gobble up so much disk space?
    Pretty much. I used to use CompactGUI but it has serious unresolved performance issues which made it unsuitable for larger trees of files. I was having fun with Rust over on FreeBSD and thought I'd give some Windows programming a try for a change.
  • A wish for the next Tekken game: Make the game less than 20GB, like Tekken 7 should be.
    reddit.com/r/Tekken | 2021-04-17
    If you use this https://github.com/ImminentFate/CompactGUI You should be able to get it down to ~35 or less.

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ImminentFate/CompactGUI is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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