Compress a Fat32 Drive in windows XP
The Fat32 file system, introduced with Windows 2000, offered as an alternative to the NTFS system in Windows XP. Allowed computer users to install larger hard drives in their computers than the Fat 12 or Fat 16 systems recognized. It is not unusual for a hard drive to fill with data and programs however one way is to free up space to compress the files that are rarely used.
1. Double Click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop.
2. Right click on the drive letter, i.e. (C:), and--> choose "Properties" from the option menu.
3. Click on the "General" tab--> on the properties window.
4. Click the square next to the text line--> "Compress drive to save disk space."
5. Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the screen--> And the drive will automatically begin to compress.