Compression Agent

Compression Agent is a Microsoft Windows system tool for selectively compressing files using settings that you specify.

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What is Compression Agent?

A Microsoft Windows 98 system tool for selectively compressing files using settings that you specify. Compression Agent allows you to save disk space by archiving less frequently accessed files.

Using Compression Agent, you can improve the performance of access to compressed drives by modifying the level of compression used. Specifically, you can decide whether you want the selected files to be compressed and whether standard, HiPack, or UltraPack compression format should be used.

UltraPack compression is available in Compression Agent but not in the DriveSpace 3 utility, and is normally used only for archiving files that are not frequently accessed. Compression Agent can either be started manually, or scheduled using Task Scheduler or the Maintenance Wizard. Compression Agent can also be run from the command prompt using the cmpagent command.


NOTE

You can use Compression Agent only on drives that have been compressed using DriveSpace 3.