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

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  • 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
  • Is there an alternative to compile Rust in Windows without having to have a 6GB SDK along just for the linker? | 2021-05-27
    It compresses quite well, at least.
  • How do I optimize my Paging file on Windows 10 to the maximum? Can I shift my paging file from my SSD(on which Windows is installed) to my much more spacious HDD? | 2021-05-26
  • Why does SE gobble up so much disk space?
    I wrote a tool to compress games and stuff. It works quite well on SE:
  • Hitman 3: Free Starter Pack Trailer | 2021-03-30
    You could always just use compactor on the game's installation folder to have a similar result, it has essentially 0 impact on the game's performance and is always an easy way to know when a game is not really compressed all that well (fun fact, Resident Evil 7 can be compressed to around 5GB)
  • PCSX2 now supports the CHD format | 2021-03-23
    This one?
  • Automatic NTFS compression after certain compression ratio threshold | 2021-03-18
  • Next gen compression is a big relief.
    The only thing to wonder is what can compression do to CoD games, the last CoD I've ever played was the first one so of course I don't own the newer ones, but if anyone that does and has the time, consider running compactor on CoD's folder, this will use Windows 10's own compression system to save space, don't worry, performance overall isn't affected because the algorithm isn't very aggressive and can in fact reduce load times across the board, it can also sometimes be quite the drastic reduction in size (Resident Evil 7 can be compressed to about 5 GB as one of the most extreme cases), so if compactor does indeed create a significant compression then that means you should be making a lot of noise so that devs finally start making a smaller game because unfortunately all the compression compactor does is undone whenever an update is released and files are modified
  • Steam should add an option to compress/uncompress games if you want to save space but don't want to have to redownload the whole game | 2021-03-11
    Use this: Freaky/Compactor: A user interface for Windows 10 filesystem compression (
  • Anyway to make the steam version take up less space? | 2021-03-08
    I used this
  • After 1 week of playing, graphics become instantly shitty.


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Freaky/Compactor is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

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