It's File Compression - I Can Almost Guarantee It
by nostromo99 - 9/13/12 5:23 PM
In Reply to: Always call it in. by R. Proffitt
I had convinced my sister to use AllShare only to run into this problem, so I looked like a total fool. I've been in IT for almost a decade, so the challenge was on. I started looking through her drives and everywhere she had a problem, compression was turned on.
Now, having said that twice in this forum, there are a couple of things that might lead you to believe that's wrong - check your Folder Options and make sure that your compressed files/drives are set to be blue - you can actually turn that off and you will not have any idea whether they are compressed or not.
The only reason I caught it was because she had not turned that function off within Folder Options.
Or you can run the following test - copy a video folder and file separately to a known non-compressed drive and then share it out - if it works, then you can pretty much be assured that the drive they came from is utilizing compression.
It's an easy fix - turn off compression - might take a while, but easy enough.
Or, copy all your video to another drive that is not utilizing compression.
Is anyone listening ?
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