Originally posted by Dasein512
I understood what you said, but why dont they act like seperate compressed folders like Windows Me or Windows XP, I would like to do that.
The reason they don't act like seperate compressed folders is because the NTFS File system is the on that does the actual compressing. That's why you can just open up compressed folders and they look 'normal.'
When you copy the files to your floppy disk, it is running a different file system (Usually FAT) FAT does not support native compression or encryption so the file defaults to its normal file size.
If you want to keep the files compressed, you HAVE to use a third party software, that is the ONLY way to keep the files compressed regardless of the file system.