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Uncompress Files in Mass

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Unknowingly, I checked the "compress" box before running Disk Cleanup. I've read mixed reviews about whether or not this causes degradation to my sytem, but have decided I would like to uncompress all of the files. I know how to do this file by file, but that is too time consuming. I've found instructions online (in two places), but would like confirmation that this approach will work:

1). Goto Start
2). Goto Run and type “cmd” to open a command prompt
3). Type “cd \” at the prompt to goto the root directory
4). Type “compact /u /s /a /q /i *.*” to uncompress all files in all directories

Thank you.
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Personally, I would just use:

compact /u /s /i

For more info, type:

compact /?

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