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How to uncompress a file that has been compressed in Windows to save space (note that this is different to a zip file):

Note the indicator on the file that shows its compressed (see 1 below)

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To uncompress the file select it then right-click and properties (see 2 below)

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IN the properties dialog box chick advanced (see 3 below) then untick the "Compress contents to save space" checkbox (see 4 below), click OK then OK again to close the dialog boxes.

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Note that the indicator is now gone from the file (see 5 below)

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PS. Its a bad idea in the first place, don't use this feature

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