# Windows – Does compressing files in XP slow things down

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I frequently run the Disk Cleanup tool and let it compress old files. However, one of the directories it compressed, full of small icon images, is terribly slow. Is this a result of the compression or something else? (Note: No other directories are slow at this point, but I also haven't come across any other directories that were compressed this much by XP)