Tag Archives: NTFS

HOWTO compress a folder by command line

NTFS file-system has the ability to compress files and folders to save disk space with only drawback is that they will be read and written slower than the normal ones. Windows File Explorer displays them in blue instead of black, and it allows to compress or expand by right-click them and selecting ‘Properties’ and then ‘Advanced’. Suppose that you have to compress a folder but … Continue reading HOWTO compress a folder by command line »

How to create NTFS links from command line

To create a NTFS link, you need to type the following commands into a ‘Command Prompt‘ window with administrative rights. Hardlink (files only): mklink /h <link_name> <file name> Junction (folder only): mklink /j <link_name> <folder name> Symbolic link (file): mklink <link_name> <file name> Symbolic link (folder): mklink /d <link_name> <folder name> For more details about NTFS links, you can see the following links: Hardlinks & … Continue reading How to create NTFS links from command line »